Good Skin Care Begins With Preventative Maintenance and Healthy Lifestyle
Both nature and heredity play roles in the aging of our skin. A lifetime of exposure to the sun, pollution, stress, alcohol, and smoke all weaken the skin's natural support structure. Sun exposure causes increased production of melanin—the pigment that darkens the skin—and promotes the development of freckles, sunspots, and skin cancer. Smoking also contributes to the formation of wrinkles, and high levels can have a damaging effect on the skin.
A proper diet and the use of multivitamins and antioxidants can help keep collagen and elastin (tissues that give skin its vitality) healthy. Using sun protection, avoiding smoking, and minimizing excess stress also help promote healthy skin. A variety of skin care products are helpful in maintaining a youthful appearance. A simple but effective skin care regimen for men and women includes regular use of a facial cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, and an exfoliant.
The Effects of Aging on Skin
Normal skin consists of two layers—the dermis below and the epidermis above. The dermis consists of collagen, which gives it strength, and elastin, which allows it to stretch. Basal cells at the bottom of the dermis produce new skin cells, which migrate to the surface to form a keratin layer known as the stratum corneum. These cells give the skin an uneven, flaky surface and are ultimately shed.
With aging, there is decreased activity of the basal cells and depletion of collagen. This causes thinning and wrinkling of the skin. There is decreased shedding of the old surface cells, causing the skin's surface to become coarser, flakier, and more sallow. At Tomorrow's Face we have treatments at the ready to turn back the effects of time and reveal a more youthful-looking you, at our Advanced Skin Care Center.
Rejuvenating Your Skin at our Advanced Skin Care Center
A licensed and certified esthetician, heads up our Advanced Skin Care center at Tomorrow's Face. She is trained to recognize and treat superficial skin conditions caused by stress, aging, metabolic imbalances, and exposure to the elements. She is experienced in analyzing the skin and in developing a method to restore and maintain its healthy complexion and youthful appearance. She also assists patients in selecting the rejuvenation products that will produce the best results, guiding patients through the pre- and post-surgery stages.
A number of treatments are available to remove the coarse, wrinkled upper layer of the epidermis and revitalize the skin: appropriate skin care, laser resurfacing, BOTOX® therapy, dermal fillers, and facial plastic surgery. She helps patients who come to Advanced Skin Care at Tomorrow's Face take advantage of all the newest technology and will also help you develop a daily skin care regimen that includes:
|•||Exfoliating (gently removing impurities, "dead" skin, and fine lines and wrinkles)|
|•||Treating with anti-oxidants and anti-aging products|
|•||Protecting the skin with sunscreens and sunblocks|
She is qualified to exfoliate with in-office amino acid peels (glycolic, lactic, and salicylic) and administer crystal-free microdermabrasion treatments to enhance the clarity and texture of the skin. Special preparations designed for use around the eyes, neck, and mouth are also available to help you achieve the look you want.
Well-versed in the art of maximizing the skin's natural beauty, she is adept with cosmetics and image development. Under Dr. Morrow's medical supervision, she acts as liaison between the aesthetic and surgical arenas, so that our patients receive the highest quality skin care and maximize the benefits of their medical therapy and surgery. Policies and Information
Contact Tomorrow's Face today to help you develop an effective skin care regimen and choose other facial therapies that may be right for you.