How Your Skin Changes Through Time

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It creates a barrier that protects your body from external threats such as bacteria, chemicals, and temperature. It also allows you to interact with the world through touch. While you may take all these functions for granted, neglecting your skin care can have significant long-term consequences.

What Happens to Your Skin With Age?

Youthful skin is plump and smooth thanks to an abundance of two structural proteins called collagen and elastin. These work hand in hand to provide a supportive scaffolding that allows your skin to move, stretch, and grow with you. Unfortunately, it gradually loses this resilience and elasticity over time, which causes it to become thinner, lose volume, and develop wrinkles.


Because aging skin is increasingly fragile and delicate, you may notice your veins and bones becoming more prominent. Minor injuries like scratches and cuts can take longer to heal. You will also start to see the cumulative effects of sun damage, including discoloration, uneven tone and texture, and even cancer. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your skin and help you look younger. Here are the top solutions we recommend for aging more gracefully.

1. Ulthera®

Ulthera® is a non-surgical treatment that can lift and tighten skin from your forehead to your decolletage. It delivers precise amounts of ultrasound energy at controlled temperatures to stimulate collagen production for results that continue improving for the next several months. Ulthera® is a non-invasive procedure that does not require stitches, scarring, or anesthesia. You can resume your typical daily schedule immediately after your appointment with no activity restrictions.

2. Intense Pulsed Light

IPL uses light energy to reduce signs of aging and help refresh your appearance. IPL photorejuvenation reverses many signs of sun damage, including age spots and redness from broken capillaries. It provides smooth, glowing, and evenly pigmented skin on places that have had extra exposure to harmful UV rays, including your face, neck, chest, and hands.

3. Chemical Peels

If time has not been kind to your skin, you may be a good candidate for a chemical peel. Peels are available in three depths – light, medium, and deep. By applying a blend of chemicals formulated to address your unique needs, we can exfoliate the dead, tired skin cells to reveal the healthy, glowing complexion beneath. Peels are a non-invasive solution for reversing many signs of aging and improving your appearance. While deep peels have a healing period, milder peels typically don’t require any downtime.

4. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is another exfoliating treatment available at Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco. This gentle procedure is ideal for people concerned about superficial skin flaws like mild to moderate sun damage, scarring, and wrinkles.

Improve Your Skin’s Health at Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco

If you are searching for ways to look younger and improve your skin without surgery, consider adding these treatments to your wish list. Because our board-certified dermatologists prioritize your well-being, you can count on receiving personalized recommendations to help you care for your skin through the years. Depending on the results you hope to achieve, you can combine these procedures for a flawless, healthy complexion. Whether your dermatological issues are medical or cosmetic, contact us today to schedule your consultation.