Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thirties and Terrified...Not.

Acne Action 
Skin renewal slows down; combine this with oily type skin, acne continues to be a problem. In addition to physician prescribed effective skin care, clinic-based treatments hasten recovery and maintains results.
Chemical peel – the more superficial Clarifying Peel is perfect for unclogging whiteheads and decongesting the skin.
Laser peel targets acne causing oil glands, shrinks the glands, and reduces pore size. It also gently exfoliates dead skin cells and comedones.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) kills acne-causing bacteria which reside in the oil glands. This treatment  involves the application of a primer onto the  skin, followed by irradiating the skin with light source. It controls excessive sebum production and stimulates collagen synthesis for healing of acne scars.

Wrinkle Warrior

Wrinkles result from weakening and gradual depletion of collagen and elastin in the skin. Fine lines start to appear in thin skin around the eyes. Pigmentation is the result of combination of UV radiation, hormonal stimulation and acne.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing is a state of the art laser technology which is optimized for treatment of stubborn wrinkles, scars, large pores and pigmentation. It penetrates deeply into the skin for regeneration of new collagen and tightening of sagging skin. There is minimal downtime after laser treatment. Some facial redness is expected after the treatment, which goes away within 3 days. Tiny scabs may be evident during the recovery period of 5 to 7 days, though these can be easily concealed with make up.
Botulinum toxin injections should begin earlier than later, before permanent signs of aging set in. Apart from erasing frown lines, botulinum toxin can be used to smooth out a dimply chin, eliminate crow’s feet, slim down square jaws, and upturn the corners of a droopy mouth. Safe, minimal to no downtime.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are often used in combination with botulinum toxin to plump up facial crevices, restoring the youthful contours of the face. The treatment is safe with minimal to no downtime.
Pigmentation Patrol
Chemical peel provide tightening and resurfacing results due to its action on the deep dermis. Dramatic improvement in terms of skin tone, pigmentation and fine wrinkles can be achieved in just 1 session.
Laser Rejuvenation targets unwanted pigmentation as well as stimulates collagen synthesis in the dermis. Skin feels supple immediately after treatment, and signs of aging are reduced. This treatment has minimal to no downtime, and can be repeated as part of an intensive rejuvenative regime, or as a complement to maintenance anti-aging program.
Eyebags, dark circles and “oil seeds”
Start with effective skin care. An eye cream should contain anti-oxidants to protect the skin against environmental stressors and premature skin aging. It should also contain lightening ingredients to target excess pigments in the skin and reduce congestion below the skin.
Hyaluronic acid injections can be use to firm and plump the skin, giving a smooth contour to the eyes and brighten tired-looking eyes.
Pigment laser can improve dark circles caused by excess pigmentation. This also has the added benefit of stimulating collagen production within the skin to smooth out wrinkles and strengthen the skin.
Laser resurfacing can remove wrinkles and stimulate new collagen under the skin. It is used to thicken the thin eyelid skin and is use to improve wrinkles, pigmentation and dark circles under the eyes. Syringoma, commonly referred to as “oil seeds” around the eyes can be effectively treated with long lasting results.

Thirties and Terrified?

A woman in her 30s has a lot going for her. Marriage, babies, family, career. These events may have significant impact on a woman’s health and skin.
Adult acne: Some girls do not quite grow out of it. Acne continues to plague many women. This may be compounded by stress, pregnancy or going off the contraceptive pill.
Expression lines: She may begin to detect a hint of frown lines and crow’s feet appearing. Be it a grimace, a squint, a pout or grin. Years of animation cause the skin to fold repeatedly, giving us the distinctive frown lines, crow’s feet or forehead lines.  
In younger patients, these lines convey an appearance of age, fatigue and frustration.
Over time, the wrinkles become permanently etched into the skin. Early treatment prevents the formation of permanent lines.
Pigmentation: excessive sun exposure and not using sunscreen, leads to  pigmentation and coarse pores.
Aging and pigmentation: Skin aging may not seem like a big deal to a woman in her 30s. Yet the process of aging is already underway in the cellular level. The discipline and care that she applies to taking good care of her skin in her 30s will pay off. Sensible skin care or treatments will be able to fend off the signs of premature skin aging later on in life.
Free radicals are produced in our skin, which breakdown the collagen and elastic tissues. These are neutralized by anti-oxidants found in the skin. Unfortunately there are not that much of it going around, so we depend on supplementation to boost the anti-oxidant levels in our body. We should also abstain from unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking and bingeing.

Eyebags, dark circles and “oil seeds”: If you have had dark circles since youth, then it is most probably due to genetics causing the accumulation of pigments around the eyes. If your eyes are naturally deep-set, you will also appear to have more prominent dark circles. Dark circles are also caused by congestion of blood vessels located below the very thin skin under the eyes.
As we age, the skin starts to appear wrinkled and sag, look puffy, aggravating the already obvious dark eye circles.
If you have allergies like eczema or rhinitis, these conditions may also contribute to the problem.
Dark eye circles are a complex problem, cause by one or more of the above factors