Aging is an inescapable part of life. Throughout life, we are constantly exposed to different environmental factors that contribute to the aging process. As we grow older, nutrients in the skin start to break down, and the skin starts to lose elasticity and tightness. Fortunately, there are many ways to counter this process, with both surgical and non-surgical options.
Dr. Jane Weston provides a long list of treatments that provide rejuvenation for aging skin. These treatments range from quick, non-invasive procedures that provide temporary results, to comprehensive surgical procedures that provide long-lasting, dramatic results. Non-surgical aging skin treatments include:
Surgical procedures offered at Dr. Jane Weston include:
There are several factors that contribute to aging skin, from environmental influences to lifestyle choices.
Internal Factors: With age, fewer new cells are produced, resulting in less fibroblast activity. Fibroblasts are the most common connective tissue cells. Less collagen and elastin in the skin lead to reduced fibroblast activity, which typically results in less elasticity. A reduction in the levels of hyaluronic acid also has an effect on elasticity and the skin’s ability to repair itself. In addition, the dermis naturally becomes thinner with age, with a decrease in volume of subcutaneous tissue.
External Factors: As well as environmental factors, lifestyle choices and social behavior and activity can accelerate the skin aging process. A regular sleeping position can affect the skin, as well as frequent facial expressions. Gravity also takes its toll on the skin. The primary external factor for aging skin is sun exposure, which often results in photo-damaged skin. This is characterized by loss of elasticity, increased dryness and fragility, irregular pigmentation and deep wrinkling. Excessive substance use, such as tobacco or alcohol consumption, can also damage the skin. In someone who smokes, the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of the skin begin to narrow, reducing the amount of blood flow. This restricts the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the skin that are essential to its health. Smoking can also damage the elastin and collagen, and the repetitive facial expressions and movements can develop wrinkles.
If you are looking for aging skin treatments in Menlo Park, CA, come to Dr. Jane Weston today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in performing aging skin treatments and can help you look years younger! We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for each and every patient. Our clinic is conveniently located at 1047 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Call us today to book an appointment. We look forward to serving you!
If you desire tighter, younger looking skin, visit the board-certified plastic surgeon at Dr. Jane Weston today. She is experienced in both surgical and non-surgical procedures and can provide you with the aesthetic results you desire! Our qualified professional is experienced in treating aging skin utilizing a number of different treatments and procedures. Call us today to book an appointment, or visit our clinic located at 1047 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. A younger appearance is only a phone call away! We serve patients from Menlo Park CA, Palo Alto CA, Woodside CA, Belmont CA, Redwood City CA, and Mountain View CA.