A common misperception is that anti-aging treatments are only for men and women in their 50s and beyond. In reality, your skin starts to age in your 30s, and even sooner if you spend time in the sun. At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer non-surgical anti-aging treatments that are both corrective and preventive, and your 30s are the best time to focus on your skin.
How (and When) Your Skin Ages
The all-too-familiar aging process that causes wrinkles and lines on the face is the result of too little collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. These three proteins are considered the trifecta of young skin – collagen for structure, elastin for resilience and hyaluronic acid for hydration. When you are still in your 20s, the skin starts to dry out, giving way to the perfect environment for fine lines. Just a decade later, the skin undergoes another significant change.
In young skin, your body maintains a healthy balance of the three proteins by producing an amount that equals what is lost through cell turnover and other factors. In your 30s, this balance is slowly lost, and your skin has a deficit of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The fat that gives your face soft contours also starts to break down. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, expect the proteins to break down faster than someone your age who avoids excessive sunlight. You will start to notice that the fine lines are deeper, and you have new creases between your brows, on your forehead and around your mouth.
Skin Treatments for the 30-Something Crowd
Before you succumb to the natural aging process and watch every sign of youth gradually fade from your appearance, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery can help. We offer treatments that may slow the aging process and help you look younger in your 40s and beyond. The idea is to age gracefully!
HydraFacials® are excellent skin maintenance treatments that remove dead and damaged skin cells while infusing your skin with nutrients. These facials can also help with acne. We recommend monthly facials for our 30-something patients.
Chemical peels work a little deeper than facials and remove the outermost layer of skin. Light peels can be repeated monthly.
Microneedling is excellent for resurfacing the skin while stimulating collagen production by its micro-injuries.
Collagen is considered an essential protein for young skin. Two other treatments increase the amount of collagen that is produced by your body to lift and strengthen the skin. PDO threads are dissolvable sutures that are implanted below the surface of your skin. The threads reposition the skin to create a lift, as well as cause your body to produce collagen and help improve circulation. Ultherapy® is a non-invasive treatment that uses focused ultrasound therapy to tighten the muscles, causing a lift. This process builds your collagen and elastin.
Learn More About Skin Treatments in Your 30s. Contact Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery
If you are in your 30s, it is time to focus on your skin. Contact Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.