Anti Aging Skin Care
Wrinkles appear as the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis of the skin decreases due to aging and sun exposure. Collagen and elastin give skin its structural support and elasticity when these decline skin can wrinkle and sag. In addition, the epidermis thins out with age allowing for moisture lost thus skin becomes drier.
While we are programmed by our DNA to age (intrinsic), many are surprised to learn that around 90% of all aging is extrinsic meaning environmental and from oxidative stress. Not everyone ages at the same rate. The age at which a person develops wrinkles depends on genetics and lifestyle habits. Lifestyle factors that contribute to wrinkling and premature aging include sun exposure, smoking, a poor diet, pollution, stress, dehydration, too much exercise, harsh chemicals, lack of sleep and overuse of alcohol. Fortunately, many lines can be minimized by wearing sunscreen and sun protective clothing year round as most premature aging is caused by the sun.
There are so many options available when considering Age Management. It’s important to note that everyone is an individual and there isn’t one specific treatment that will suit all skin types or personal lifestyles.
Terra Atma Medi Spa provides a comprehensive array of results based treatments to help minimize the impact of both internal and external sources of premature aging.
Wearing a sunscreen that guards against both UVA and UVB rays year round should be a priority. It won’t take away wrinkles that have already formed, but it will help to reduce the chances of new ones from forming.
Research shows that products containing vitamin C help to protect against lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of pre-existing ones. Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin that fights the effects of free radicals from sunlight that prematurely age skin. In addition, it stimulates the production of collagen, the protein that gives skin its support and resiliency. This helps to improve the appearance of fine lines that make skin look older.
For deeper wrinkles, a peptide product can attack deeper lines on multiple levels. These peptides stimulate collagen production and relax tight wrinkles in a manner similar to Botox without the painful injections. They also protect against future skin aging.
Another ingredient that improves the texture of aging skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is glycolic acid. This is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid that typically comes from sugar cane. This weak acid improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in two ways. It helps to slough off dead skin cells in the outer layer of the skin that contribute to a dull appearance, and it boosts the production of collagen. The result is skin that looks smoother and more youthful.
- Collagen Induction Therapy
- Infini RF
- Facials and Peels
- Vampire FaceLift & Facials
- Botox and Fillers