Do Anti-Aging Creams Actually Work?Mar 30, 2022
We all get older, but we don’t all age the same. Some people are fortunate enough to retain youthful-looking skin a lot longer than others. This brings us to the topic of anti-aging creams.
When it comes to loose skin, there simply isn’t a cream available that can magically tighten your skin. BUT, there are still plenty of things you can do to have your best skin without getting a facelift or surgery.
A daily moisturizing regimen can go a long way. If you apply a moisturizer that contains retinol or glycolic acid each day, your skin may appear fuller and your fine lines and wrinkles will be less prominent.
There are choices we can make each day to help our skin and overall health. For example, overexposure to the sun (more than 15 minutes without sunscreen) can accelerate signs of aging and lead to damaged skin, so avoiding prolonged time in the sun and using sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) will help keep your skin from burning and prematurely aging.
Other healthy choices we can make to help our skin remain radiant include:
- Washing with gentle cleaners each day
- Exercising frequently
- Eating nutrient-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, etc.)
- Getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night
- Avoiding smoking and tobacco products in general
Cosmetic Skin Procedures
If you’ve tried at-home remedies and you’re still interested in a medical approach, a dermatologist can help you with certain non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Some of these options include:
- Laser treatments that safely and effectively treat and remove pigmented skin lesions. These include age spots and freckles, red spots, and small red vessels.
- BOTOX treatment, which temporarily weakens facial muscles and removes or smooths the lines or wrinkles in the areas injected.
These are only a few options a dermatologist can help you with. If you’re interested in learning more, we can help you determine the best options for your skin!
About Center for Dermatology in Lakeville, Minnesota
The dermatology professionals at the Center for Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We provide medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services in Lakeville, MN. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.
Our health care professionals are qualified, experienced and caring, and we invite you to schedule an appointment for your next skin checkup. We look forward to meeting you!