Simple, says Dr. Bernard Krupp, of Specter and Krupp Center for Facial Enhancement of Towson.
Itâ€™s â€œworking from the inside out.â€ In addition to external skin care, people should be concerned about nutrition, exercise, not smoking, hydration, etc.
â€œItâ€™s all important,â€ he
â€œIf you really want to change your skin, you have to change your habits,â€ advises Dr. Krupp
In fact, skin maintenance is both the first and final step to anti-aging.
Beautyâ€™s Only Skin-Deep
The first step toward preserving your skin is to schedule a consultation with a skincare specialist.
begins with the Visia machine, which gives the patient a computerized analysis of the complexion, showing spots, lines, pores, and more.
calls Botox â€œthe king of muscle relaxants,â€ and touts how incredibly easy it is.
likes that the procedure takes only 10 or 15 minutes, shows immediate results, and lasts six to eight months.
For treating wrinkles, sun spots, and other blemishes, numerous peels are also available, with varying depths and, therefore, varying recovery times.
The strongest is the CO2 laser, which Dr. Krupp
calls â€œa heavy hitter.â€ Itâ€™s not surgery, but itâ€™s a very deep peel, and patients should expect a couple weeks of downtime.
Still, most people see great rejuvenation of the skin surface.
also recommends the new Fraxel laser, which allows the skin to heal in just a few days, and also allows him to vary the depth of a peel.