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3 Signs it Might Be Time for a Cosmetic Dermatology Visit

The signs of aging begin at different ages and looks different for all men and women. Wrinkles begin to appear, the face may begin to sag, other skin may become loose or undereye circles may suddenly appear, just to name a few. Noticing one or more of these occurring on your own skin may trigger you to schedule a cosmetic dermatology visit. The dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can guide you through the visit with more than enough ideas on how to combat the signs of aging you may be concerned with.


What to do When Wrinkles Appear

One day we wake up, look in the mirror and our once smooth face suddenly has wrinkles. Our first thoughts may be “how and why” followed by “it is time for a visit to a cosmetic dermatologist”. First let’s discuss how and why, then what you can do about those pesky wrinkles.

Wrinkles appear as we age due to less elasticity in our skin. This elasticity occurs from our body’s collagen production decreasing. As it decreases, wrinkles may begin to appear. A dermatologist can provide you with high frequency laser treatments to help eliminate the wrinkles. It will promote collagen production, once again tightening and smoothing the skin out, resulting in less wrinkles. In addition to laser treatments, Botox can also eliminate wrinkles. It is injected directly into the wrinkles, immediately tightening your face and removing wrinkles. Either treatment you choose will need to be continued to see results over time.


How to Fix Sagging Skin

Our body naturally produces hyaluronic acid. As we age, the production decreases resulting in sagging or loose skin. If you notice this occurs on your skin, there are many quick fixes a dermatologist can help with. The most common fix is dermal fillers. These can help eliminate wrinkles but are best for adding volume to the cheeks or lips. Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid and immediately add plumpness to areas of concern. To have a stronger jawline and tighter cheekbone area, a dermal filler can be injected into the cheeks. To have plumper lips, it can be injected directly into them. Results last six to nine months but you will need to continue treatments to continue seeing results.


Make Under Eye Circles Disappear

Under eye circles become more apparent as we age. They can be embarrassing and ruin our self-confidence. They can be caused from sleep deprivation, genetics, allergies, eczema, or simply aging. Fortunately, our dermatologists can help you get rid of them once and for all through microneedling. As small needles prick the skin, pigmentation is reduced. This results in erased under eye circles. It also generates new collagen production to tighten the skin and help reduce wrinkles as well as sagging skin. It is a quick, painless procedure but needs to be performed often to continue seeing results. Lastly, because it is a cosmetic service the cost will not be covered by insurance. Each procedure can cost $100-$700.


We Can Help With Your Cosmetic Needs

If you notice wrinkles, sagging skin, under eye circles, or any other signs of aging you are uncomfortable with, it may be time to schedule a cosmetic dermatology visit. If you live in or around Bloomington, Illinois, schedule a visit with the dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute.

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