Skin aging problems worsen over time. In fact, an individual may experience one or more of the following common skin aging problems due to the natural aging process:
1. Dry Skin
Dry skin often affects the lower arms, lower legs and elbows. It is frequently linked to diabetes, kidney disease and other health problems. Additionally, dry skin sometimes occurs due to the following issues:
- Loss of sweat and oil glands
- Excess time in the sun or sun tanning
Dry skin makes the skin itchy. Meanwhile, skin becomes thinner as a person ages – and the more a person scratches it, the more likely it becomes that he or she experiences bleeding that increases the risk of infection.
Skin care products are available to treat dry skin. They continuously improve the skin’s appearance and help individuals revitalize their skin. Plus, skin care products can be seamlessly incorporated into an everyday skin care regimen to prevent recurring dryness and other skin problems.
Skin pigmentation disorders cause discoloration. They occur due to insufficient or excess production of melanin, a pigment that gives the skin its color. If the cells that produce melanin are damaged or unhealthy, melanin production is affected. In this instance, an individual may produce inadequate melanin, which causes the skin to get lighter. Or, if an individual produces too much melanin, his or her skin will appear darker.
Laser skin resurfacing has been shown to treat hyperpigmentation, as well as improve skin tone and texture. It involves the use of DOT Deka laser treatments to address skin aging problems on the face and neck.
A facial chemical peel may also be used to treat uneven pigmentation. It is a non-invasive treatment used to remove damaged outer layers of the skin and improve skin texture, resulting in rejuvenated skin.
Wrinkles, i.e. creases, ridges and folds in the skin, are often the results of repetitive facial expressions. They may be linked to sun damage, dehydration and environmental and genetic factors, too.
For those who want a long-lasting wrinkle treatment, various cosmetic procedures are available. Laser skin resurfacing is quickly becoming a top choice among procedures to treat wrinkles. Also, injectable fillers like Botox are sometimes used to correct wrinkles, with each Botox treatment delivering results that may last up to four months.
4. Volume Loss
As a person gets older, his or her collagen production declines, and this hampers the skin’s elasticity and its ability to retain moisture. As a result, an individual experiences skin volume loss.
Facial fillers help correct volume loss in the face. They can be injected into the cheeks, lips and other areas of the face to quickly address volume loss.
5. Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is among the most common types of cancer in the United States. It is frequently linked to excess sun exposure and can form on any part of the body.
To prevent skin cancer, the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF) recommends using sunblock with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher any time an individual plans to spend an extended period of time out in the sun. SCF also offers the following skin cancer prevention tips:
- Stay in the shade whenever possible
- Avoid ultraviolet (UV) tanning beds
- Wear a broad-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses and other clothing and accessories to protect against excess sun exposure
- Examine the skin from head to toe at least once a month
- Meet with a dermatologist for a professional skin exam at least once a year
Ultimately, a proactive approach to skin cancer prevention can make a world of difference for individuals of all ages. For those who may be dealing with skin cancer, consulting with an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon is paramount. This surgeon can evaluate a patient’s skin and tailor a custom treatment program to address his or her skin issues. Then, an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon devotes the necessary time and resources to ensure his or her patient achieves the best-possible treatment results.
Meet with Dr. Azizzadeh to Treat Skin Aging Problems
There is no stopping the natural aging process and the skin aging problems associated with it. However, treatments are available to help people address visible signs of aging before they escalate.
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery is a globally recognized and Harvard-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He understands skin aging problems and works closely with his patients to treat these issues. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh enables his patients to achieve long-lasting relief from dry skin, wrinkles, volume loss and other common skin aging problems.
Dr. Azizzadeh is available to meet with a patient, evaluate his or her skin aging issues and offer a personalized treatment recommendation. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please call us today at 310-657-2203.