Skin care enthusiasts are always chasing “the next best thing,” and in response, the field of aesthetic medicine is constantly evolving. If you’ve resolved to be even more diligent about your skin care regimen in 2019, you’ll be delighted to hear there are even more options available to help you become a true trendsetter in the year ahead. Here are some of our favorites.
Preventive Botox® for Younger Patients
While Botox® remains a highly effective and popular treatment for people who want to minimize the appearance of existing wrinkles – especially around the forehead and eyes – many younger people are discovering the benefits of using Botox® to stop wrinkles from forming in the first place. A skilled dermatologist such as Dr. Seth L. Matarasso can inject Botox® in specific areas to “re-train” your facial muscles and inhibit their ability to make the habitual movements that cause permanent wrinkles to form.
With its unparalleled track record of safety and affordability, Botox® has a long-established reputation as a go-to anti-aging product. However, there is a growing demand among patients in their 20s and 30s to use Botox® to halt wrinkles in their tracks. If you’ve already developed healthy habits such as using sunscreen and moisturizer but are starting to notice premature lines and wrinkles even when your face is at rest, 2019 might be your year to start exploring this skin care trend.
Innovative Use of Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm® have been making waves in the world of skin care for years, and the excitement around them has yet to die down because they are the next best thing to discovering the fountain of youth. Now that fillers have gained a firm foothold as a minimally invasive way to look younger naturally, people who want to stay ahead of the curve are discovering increasingly creative ways to use these fillers for non-surgical anti-aging results.
- Hand Rejuvenation: We ask a lot of our hands, and often do little to protect them in return. As a result, many of us experience rapid aging on the backs of our hands. Issues such as sun damage cause discoloration, and veins, bones, and tendons become more prominent as the skin thins and collagen loss takes its toll. If your hands are revealing your age, consider fillers for hand rejuvenation and turn back the clock without surgery.
- Tear troughs: Undereye filler is another ingenious way to improve your appearance. If you are troubled by signs of aging such as dark circles or a hollow look under your eyes, you may be a good candidate for treatment with a filler such as Restylane®.
- Acne scars: If your acne is years behind you, but left a seemingly indelible reminder on your face, it has probably left you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Makeup can only go so far to cover upraised, pitted, or indented scars. Fortunately, dermal fillers can reduce the prominence of certain types of scars while improving the texture of your skin. They also help break up the scar tissue and stimulate collagen production, which gradually diminishes the look of scarring.
The future has never looked brighter for non-invasive cosmetic options. One in particular that has emerged as a trend to watch is Ultherapy®, which uses ultrasound technology to deliver dramatic results. Ultherapy® sparks collagen production at the skin’s foundational level, which makes it more effective than many other options available today. It is also FDA-approved, so you don’t have to worry about safety or efficacy.
Ultherapy® can treat wrinkles from your forehead to your chest with no disruption in your daily activities. If you choose, you can even have your Ultherapy® treatment on your lunch break and return to work afterward. Another advantage is that the results reveal themselves gradually, which is ideal for anyone who would like to remain discreet about undergoing a cosmetic procedure.
Make a Splash With Trendsetting Skin Care Procedures
Is 2019 your year to be at the leading edge of skincare? Contact us today to learn more about the advanced treatment options we offer to patients throughout the Bay Area. As an expert in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Matarasso remains committed to offering the latest in anti-aging options for people at every stage of life.