Choosing the Right Time to Start Anti-Aging Skin Treatments

There is no way to halt the aging process, but with a little help from your dermatologist, your skin won’t betray your age. There’s no set-in-stone rule regarding when you should start anti-aging treatments, as everyone’s needs are a little different. Generally, individuals can start using anti-aging topical products and making lifestyle modifications at a younger age and wait to start more aggressive anti-aging treatments until their 30s or 40s.

Preventive Skin Care

Preventive skin care is a good idea at every age. Everyone, from infants to seniors, should practice sun protection. Skin cancer is common and can be deadly. It can also result in permanent disfigurement, which will certainly make a person look older than he or she really is. Plus, sun exposure increases the premature development of wrinkles and age spots. Easy steps to follow to help prevent this damage include:

  • Never using tanning beds.
  • Always applying sunscreen before going outdoors.
  • Avoiding unnecessary sun exposure.
  • Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protection.

Another easy way to prevent premature aging is to never start smoking cigarettes. If you already do smoke, you may have noticed “smoker’s mouth,” which refers to the wrinkling around the mouth caused by repeated puckering movements.

Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

As early as your mid-20s, you can start using anti-aging skin care products. Your dermatologist can recommend effective products for you, based on your skin type. Look for moisturizing and firming products with these ingredients:

  • Retinol.
  • Glycolic acid.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Peptides.
  • Vitamin E.
  • Alpha lipoic acid.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are another effective anti-aging treatment that you can start in your 20s. A dermatologist may recommend chemical peels for you if you have acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, or sun damage that may make you look older than you really are.

Cosmetic Injectables

Dermatologists may recommend cosmetic injectables to patients in their early 30s and older. It isn’t necessary to wait until wrinkles are deep and very visible to get cosmetic injectables. These products, which include Botox and dermal fillers, may offer some preventive benefits.

Your skin is unique, and so are your cosmetic goals. Talk to a provider at Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology to determine which anti-aging treatments available in Salt Lake City may be right for you. Get in touch at (801) 266-8841.

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