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Anti-Aging – Part One

05Jul

There are a myriad of anti-aging products on the market. But, what causes aging skin and what do these products actually do?

Collagen beneath the skin provides volume and gives shape to your face. When we are younger, our skin is “plumper” and more elastic. At about age 30, collagen begins to break down, resulting in wrinkles, lines and folds that get worse over time. There are several cosmetic products on the market to help minimize these lines and wrinkes.

Anti-aging Products: Creams and Serums

A wide range of products exist in cream or serum form that you can apply daily and/or nightly. Depending upon the product, these perform some combination of cleaning, hydration, anti-oxidation and replacement of collagen. Formulations are different for different skin types and ages, so it is best to discuss your unique needs with an Aesthetician, who can help you understand what is best for your skin.

Next: Anti Aging Part Two: Dermal Fillers

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