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5 "Look Younger" Tricks That Dermatologists Use

Everyone ages, but that doesn't mean you can't slow down the process. There are many proven ways to help maintain a youthful look such as drinking 8 glasses of water a day, wearing sunscreen daily with at least a 30 SPF, managing stress and eating healthy. There's also other things that dermatologists can do to prolong looking your age and Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Karan Lal DO Director of cosmetic surgery and pediatric dermatology at Affiliated Dermatology in Scottsdale Arizona who shares his tips. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.



Dr. Lal says, "By far Botox is the number one way to help look younger. I have yet to meet a dermatologist who has not had Botox. Botox essentially relaxes and softens muscles that contribute to dynamic facial wrinkles such as the 11 lines, bunnies lines, smokers lines, forehead lines, crows feet, marionette lines. Botox is extremely safe and lasts on average 3 to 6 months. Botox is very effective and is one of the most affordable cosmetic treatments that can be performed in the office. Studies show over time, consistent use of Botox leads to long-term softening of these dynamic wrinkles."



woman applying face lotion

According to Dr. Lal, "Topical retinoids have multiple benefits. They stimulate collagen, reduce the appearance of fine lines, reduce pigmentation from sun damage, improve skin texture, reduce pore size, and provide an even skin tone. All dermatologists use topical retinoids. These topicals have been around for many years and there are formulations that can be catered to each skin type. This does take a much longer time to take into effect. Topical retinoids usually start showing their benefits at around six months after consistent use."



Portrait of young smiling pretty woman having botox rejuvenation procedure of cheek zone by specialist.

Dr. Lal explains, "As we age our fat pockets, muscles, and facial bones change. Our skin starts losing elasticity as we age giving us a saggy appearance. There are many different types of fillers that can help restore volume both with regards to fat loss and bone loss. There are many different types of fillers with different FDA indications. Fillers are considered high risk procedures in my opinion. Risks of fillers include infection, nodules, death of the skin, blindness, stroke, and it is for this reason I recommend patients seek out dermatologists with extensive experience in injecting soft tissue fillers. You don't bargain on your heart surgery if you need it, so don't bargain when searching for filler. The most commonly used fillers are hyaluronic acid fillers and if the appearance of the filler is not aesthetically pleasing it can be dissolved. On average most fillers last six months to 18 months depending on what type of filler they are."


Fractional Laser Treatment

Female doctor in latex gloves performing the laser skin resurfacing on the young patient face

"Fractional laser treatments are extremely popular in the dermatology setting," says Dr. Lal. "They are safe on all skin types when done by a laser expert dermatologist. These lasers work on creating little columns in the skin that stimulate collagen, reduce pigmentation, and improve skin texture. A number of treatments is required to get the best outcome which is then followed by maintenance treatments every 1 to 2 years."


Non-Invasive Skin Tightening

Skin resurfacing on a woman's forehead with the fractional laser at the dermatologist

Dr. Lal tells us, "As we age gravity gets the best of us. Not everyone is into getting injections. There are many non-invasive skin tightening treatments such as Ultherapy, Sofwave, Thermage, Emface, Endymed,etc. Some devices rely on ultrasound-based technology while others rely on radio frequency technology. These devices ultimately employ heat which overtime stimulates collagen production providing skin that is more taught and lifted. These are relatively more expensive procedures but are non-invasive and are color blind making them safe."

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