Beautiful skin is not a given. Many people struggle with dermatologic concerns like persistent acne. At some point, nearly every person deals with the signs of aging and sun damage. The question is not if but when this will happen. The second question is when should we start addressing the effects of aging on our skin, and how often. Here in our San Antonio offices, patients can begin their skin-supporting treatments as early as their twenties. Even before the body’s production of collagen declines around the age of 20, teens can start supporting their best skin with proper sun care and periodic facials and chemical peels as appropriate for their needs.
Why Consistency is Key
Building or restoring beautiful skin is like maintaining your healthiest weight. The sooner good habits begin, the less chance there is of having significant consequences to come back from. In terms of skin care, we know that collagen and elastin are essential. We also know that the body stops producing healthy doses of these chemicals early in adulthood. The good news is that production can be stimulated, but usually only for a few months at a time. Stimulation also depends on the type of treatment a person chooses. Consistency is an important factor in aging skin because we are constantly offsetting the deterioration of what collagen the body has left.
Medical Spa Treatments That Should Be Part of Your Skincare Routine
Of course, every person is unique. If you are in your early twenties and are thinking about long-term effects of sun exposure and other factors that influence the appearance of the skin, you may not be interested in the same procedures as a person in their forties or fifties who is seeing discoloration, rough texture, and wrinkles. Because your goals and concerns are different from anyone else, and your skin is unique to your body, the best way to determine the most suitable treatments is to consult with a board certified dermatologist. Dr. Vivian Bucay has been in private practice for more than 25 years, much of which has been spent focused on innovative cosmetic dermatology treatments. She is well-versed in the latest technologies and proven therapies that bring the best results.
Some of the professional treatments that can help promote healthy, resilient, youthful skin include:
- Chemical peels
- Laser skin rejuvenation
- Fractional laser resurfacing
- RF microneedling
- Dermal Infusion
- Dermal fillers
There is no way around aging skin. There are, however, several ways to manage it. To schedule your visit and explore your best treatment options, contact us today.