The Decade-by-Decade Guide to Skincare Services for Your Age

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No matter what age you are, taking care of your skin is essential. But the skincare needs of your skin can change as you get older. That's why we've created the Decade-by-Decade Guide to Skincare Services for Your Age. With this guide, you can find out which services are best for your skin at every stage of life, from your 20s to your 50s and beyond. From medical-grade skincare to specialized laser resurfacing treatments, this guide will help you keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant no matter your age.

The 20s – Getting started

Your 20s are the time to establish healthy skin care practices that should last a lifetime, including cleansing, treating, moisturizing and protecting the skin using medical grade products. A good routine will help maintain the natural beauty of your skin while delaying signs of premature aging. Daily sunscreen use is especially important as UV radiation can cause serious damage to your skin and accelerate the appearance of wrinkles. During this time, you also may consider neuromodulators – commonly known as Botox or Dysport – to minimize lines of facial expression and help maintain the youthful look of your skin. 

Those who have more specific concerns such as acne scarring, pigmentation or an overall dull complexion may benefit from chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments. Collagen induction therapy – also known as CIT or microneedling – is another treatment that helps stimulate the collagen and elastin production in your skin, keeping your skin firm and smooth with minimal downtime. These treatments can help enhance the results of your at-home care and give you a more glowing, even skin tone.

Medical grade skincare in Siou

The 30s – Maintaining your momentum

Your 30s are a time to make sure you’re maintaining your momentum with skin care and to continue building on the healthy habits you started in your 20s. During this decade, you may begin to notice fine lines and wrinkles appearing on your skin as the cell turnover rate naturally begins to slow. Fortunately, you can take steps to help achieve the best skin possible in your 30s. Adding retinol into your skin care regimen can be beneficial as it helps renew skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. 

Additionally, you may find that you’re looking to target more stubborn areas or concerns. You’ll want to start incorporating more consistent laser treatments as these can help promote skin rejuvenation, increase collagen production and improve the health and overall appearance of your skin.

The reason we are obsessed with light and laser treatments is because they are so powerful. Broadband light, or BBL,™ utilizes different wavelengths of filtered light to rejuvenate the surface of your skin, with the benefit of stimulating the regeneration of collagen in the deeper skin layer, the dermis. BBL HERO®, or High Energy Rapid Output,™ is revolutionary technology that upgrades traditional BBL, delivering more power to create a more effective laser skin-resurfacing treatment than traditional BBL.

MOXI® is a laser treatment that comfortably delivers nonablative laser energy to revitalize your skin by correcting the initial signs of sun damage and aging. Best of all, MOXI can be used no matter the season or skin type. These treatments can help you protect and enhance your complexion for years to come.

The 40s – Up your anti-aging game

In our 40s, we start seeing the impact of how well we took care of our skin in previous decades, so it is important to adjust your routine as your skin changes. In our 40s, we may start seeing more signs of gravity impacting our skin and are seeing laxity, or commonly known as sagging skin, as well as loss of volume in various areas of our face. Common treatments we recommend during this decade are dermal fillers, or Sculptra®, to help build or restore volume that you are starting to lose, as well as radiofrequency microneedling with Morpheus8 to address laxity. 

This is the difference fillers can make:

Before and after of RHA model

HALO® is a hybrid fractional laser that uses two lasers simultaneously to regenerate collagen and resurface the top layer of your skin. This leaves you with glowing skin and a big impact on collagen regeneration. Morpheus8 is an advanced, minimally invasive microneedling procedure paired with radiofrequency technology, which helps to stimulate the overall production of collagen to tighten and remodel your skin on both the face and body. ARTisan Skin and Laser Center is the only provider on the east side of the state that provides this new technology. 

The 50s and beyond – A little bit of everything

If you are in your 50s and beyond, hormonal shifts can slow down collagen and elastin production, leading to drier, looser, crepier-looking skin. Crow’s feet and sagging skin around the eyes worsen, and it is essential to use an eye cream that has collagen-boosting ingredients such as retinoids, peptides and exfoliating ingredients. 

Additionally, laser and light treatments such as HALO can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Regular and more intense use of services like HALO and Morpheus8 can do wonders for maintaining and accelerating the collagen and elastin production in the skin, leading to a more refined appearance.

Check out HALO at work:

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Sometimes, the best way to combat extra skin is surgical intervention. A blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelid lift, can be an extremely effective way to minimize the amount of sagging skin around the eyes, creating a more youthful appearance. Combining a blepharoplasty with laser and light treatments along with medical grade skin care can make a huge anti-aging impact on the delicate eye area. As an added bonus, I perform blepharoplasty procedures coupled with laser treatments in the in-office surgical suites at ART Vision and ARTisan Skin and Laser Center.

The regular use of services like HALO, Morpheus and even surgical interventions, combined with medical grade home skin care, can be the golden ticket to helping minimize the fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and other skin conditions that commonly occur in later decades.

If you’re ready to get started or would like to discuss a personalized treatment plan, the team at ARTisan Skin and Laser Center is here to help. Our providers are ready to guide you through the steps to achieving the skin you’ve always wanted. If you are ready to See the world better and see yourself better, call Artisan Skin and Laser Center at 605-371-7057 today to set up a consultation, and let us help you start your journey toward beautiful skin!

Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Results may include multiple and various treatments and products. 

This article was first featured and published on Pigeon605.  

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.