You have probably noticed that the skin on your face is starting to show visible signs of aging. While some of the factors that cause premature aging, if caught early, can be slowed down with healthy lifestyle choices and a good skincare regime, other characteristics of aging are a matter of genetics and out of our control.
Suppose you are concerned about the signs of facial aging you’re seeing in the mirror and are considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation. In that case, there’s never been a better time to seek advice from the experts at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, IL.
What Causes Your Skin to Age?
Beyond our family genetics, there is a range of natural environmental and lifestyle factors that cause our skin to age. Ultraviolet rays contribute significantly to skin aging in sunny climates. And the effects of smoking, alcohol, stress, and several others also cannot be ignored.
In summary, these are the main factors that age your facial skin:
- Over-exposure to the sun
- Lack of sleep
- Cold, dry weather
What Are the Signs Your Skin is Aging?
There are several signs of skin aging, and each one affects your face differently:
Fine lines and wrinkles: Fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet are the most disheartening signs of aging for all of us.
Dullness of the skin: The soft, glowing skin of youth fades with age, leaving a dull complexion with depleted moisture levels.
Uneven skin tone: Aging causes our skin to develop uneven skin due to melanin or variations in hormonal levels.
Dry skin: Younger, healthy skin has a fresh, dewy, and radiant appearance due to its high moisture content, whereas older skin is characterized by dryness and dehydration.
Blotchiness and age spots: Age spots or liver spots, which are reddish or brown in color, are caused mostly by over-exposure to UV rays that produce a blotchy look, contributing to an aged appearance.
Rough skin texture: As the skin matures, changes in its texture become noticeable. The skin loses its smoothness and becomes uneven due to the slowing of cellular turnover and the buildup of layers of dead cells.
Visible pores: Pores become enlarged or more visible with age due to loss of skin elasticity and the effects of gravity.
Let’s talk about some of the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments we offer at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa. These treatments can bring back your youthful glow, and your treatment plan can be fully customized to meet your specific needs.
Our Facial Treatments offer a range of medical-grade procedures designed to deliver healthier, more nourished skin with even tone and texture, helping you maintain a youthful appearance and feel your best. Our newest and highly sought-after Hydrafacial MD cleanses, exfoliates, and removes impurities and dead skin, leaving you with skin that is plump, firm, and completely replenished.
While the outer surface of our skin sheds naturally, this doesn’t happen evenly. The result is an uneven skin tone and texture with discoloration and dryness. Our Medical Grade Chemical Peel removes your skin’s outer dead layers, revealing healthy, new, glowing skin below. It also reduces the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles and can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a more substantial rejuvenation.
At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, we offer several state-of-the-art non-surgical Laser Treatment services to provide different levels and types of treatment, improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, injury scars, enlarged pores, discoloration, and more.
Injectables and Dermal Filler Treatments
Most visible signs of aging are caused by facial volume loss. As we age, facial tissues thin out, lines form around our nose and mouth, and our cheeks start to look hollow. Dermal Fillers which include Juvéderm®, Radiesse®™, and Restylane®, are gel-like substances injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance.
Injectables, which include BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin®, can significantly soften some of the most common signs of aging, also known as expression lines.
With our DermaPen® Microneedling procedure, we have a highly effective treatment to reduce scarring, hyperpigmentation, and the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks. Collagen production is stimulated through this micro-needling technique, resulting in patients feeling more confident in their skin and happier with their overall appearance. The increase in collagen production helps fill in fine lines, scars, and wrinkles, leaving you with smooth, plump, youthful, and healthy skin.
Ready for Your Facial Rejuvenation?
To learn more about how we can help you reverse signs of premature aging, please reach out to our team at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa by calling (847) 367-8815 or filling out our online form to arrange your one-on-one consultation. We are also available for virtual consultations!