Winter-Spring-Summer-OR-Fall, people have sought to stop the natural process of aging, by utilizing as many anti-aging skin care products as possible. While they’re not exactly the “Fountain of Youth”, many of today’s clinically-proven cosmetic treatments can mitigate the effects of aging and sun exposure by significantly slowing down the process. Read on to learn about some of the most effective and popular noninvasive skin treatments available today that patients can benefit from during any weather season.

Botox®

This anti-aging skin care treatment is available in three forms: Xeomin, Dysport and Botox. All can be injected into the facial muscles to effectively minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while smoothing and rejuvenating the face. One of the best advantages of Botox is that it’s not affected by sun exposure, so your results will last. After 4-6 months, however, patients can return for another treatment to maintain a fresh look.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel uses a range of substances to slightly damage the skin and remove its outermost layers. A chemical peel’s depth depends on the chemical itself, its concentration, and the amount of time it’s left on the skin. Lactic acid, phenol, trichloroacetic acid and glycolic acid are just some of the chemicals used in these innovative treatments. While the skin may appear red and inflamed at first, its condition and appearance rapidly improve as it heals. It’s important for patients to choose a doctor with experience, as a chemical peel’s results are technique-dependent. Utilizing clinical moisturizers with peels can help maximize results and keep skin well hydrated in extreme hot or freezing weather.

Microdermabrasion

In this procedure, fine silicon crystals are blown onto the skin’s surface to gently remove the outer-most layer of dead and dry skin. Since microdermabrasion is not as aggressive as dermabrasion, numbing the skin isn’t required prior to treatment. When performed in a clinical setting, it works as a highly effect exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure, leaving your skin softer, smoother, and brighter. Lasting results vary based on the type of treatment you receive.

Dermal Fillers

The best dermal facial fillers lift sagging areas of aging skin and provide a naturally fuller looking appearance. Depressed scars, hollows, and wrinkles can be minimized with fillers. The most common dermal facial fillers are hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, and silicone serums. Most of these substances enhance collagen in the injection area, which plumps the tissues beneath the skin and smooths the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

For detailed information on anti-aging skin care treatments for this Fall, and to discover which options may be right for you, it’s best to consult with the best in Houston. Dr. Bradford Patt of the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery can recommend the right procedures to treat wrinkles, sun spots, and dry skin, while also helping you set realistic expectations concerning outcomes. Schedule an appointment online, or call us at 281-552-8111.