At the Unit Skincare Studio in Dallas, we believe that prevention is the best medicine for healthy skin.
We talked to experts and doctors about how to take care of our skin when we turn 40. Here are their top 5 tips for maintaining youthful, radiant skin.
Regular Botox injections starting at 40 can do wonders for preventing and erasing wrinkles. At the Unit Dallas Botox spa, injections are commonly used to smooth out lines between the eyebrows, at the outer corners of the eyes and on the forehead. According to Units Aesthetics Director Mrs. Deborah Fox RN, regular treatments as we age don’t create artificial effects or a frozen look.
“A few injections a few times per year helps keep the very active muscles in your face in check,” says Deborah. “Most of my young patients want natural results with faces still maintaining motion.”
Once we hit our 40s, the effects of volume loss start to show. But don’t fret. To correct flat cheeks and deepening lines around the mouth, Deborah Fox recommends fillers, such as Juvéderm and Voluma, to plump the area. For under-eye hollows, or to camouflage under-eye bags, she turns to fillers like Belotero and Volbella. “To keep your youthful appearance intact, you need to maintain volume in all the right places,” says Deborah Fox RN.
3. Laser skin treatments
From Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to Laser Resurfacing and everything in between, receiving laser treatments as needed is one of the best things you can do for the tone and texture of your skin.
“Resurfacing lasers are used to strategically and precisely remove superficial layers of skin.” she says this helps stimulate deeper layers to heal. According to Stacy Ward, resurfacing lasers also stimulate collagen growth, help reduce fine line and creases, and treat environmental skin trauma. That’s why we offer laser skincare, and brown spot removal.
“Microdermabrasion treatments are a great way to exfoliate the surface of the skin without irritation or downtime and create a healthy glow. IPL is the best option for hyperpigmentation (sunspots) that usually start showing up in your late 30s,” says Stacy Ward Unit Skin Studio’s professional laser technician. We’d have to agree.
We all know that by the time we hit 40 we need to invest in some serious skin care products. Creams and serums that contain antioxidants, peptides and retinol are important because they help stimulate collagen production, the building block that keeps skin texture firm and smooth.
“Your skin care routine should consist of cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and protecting your skin from the elements,” says Stacy Ward “Using good products will help prevent further aging in terms of lines and brown and red spots. You need to also protect your skin from the sun and follow a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain a youthful look.”
If you have sun damage already from your younger years, we’ve got just the thing. Unit offers brown spots removal and offers products and customized care plans for your skin.
5. Take time to smile
Cosmetic dentist Ronald Goldstein, DDS in Atlanta says the sooner you try to whiten yellow or dark teeth, the better.
“As we age, dark teeth only get darker, so it is important to know if bleaching will work in removing yellow or other dark stains.” No one wants a discolored-looking smile, which adds instant years to your face!
There you have it – out top 5 doctor-recommended skincare tips for when you turn 40. Schedule your consultation today at Unit Skin Studio, the premier Dallas skincare studio and Dallas Botox spa.