The word is new and the concept is revolutionary, but it evolved from two very familiar ideas. Prevention is an action taken to stop something from happening. Rejuvenation describes steps that reverse signs of aging. At Torrey Pines Dermatology, we expertly combine those philosophies into a new vision for aesthetic dermatology called prejuvenation. Through this process we aren’t just helping patients throughout the La Jolla area turn back the hands of time; we are actually slowing and stopping the clock with prejuvenation!
Historically cosmetic procedures focused on making an aging face and body appear younger – or “rejuvenation”. We apply advanced training and techniques to prevent signs of aging from occurring. You might think of prejuvenation in terms of your favorite formal wear. It’s easier and more effective to keep that delicate fabric clean and smooth, than to try to remove spots and wrinkles after they’ve had a chance to set in.
Important Components of Prejuvenation
I recommend a multi-phase approach to prejuvenation. Based on a thorough analysis of your age, lifestyle, skin condition, body type, medical situation, and aesthetic goals I design a customized program that may include:
Skin care. A daily regimen with the right products for your skin type and environment helps to keep the complexion firm and supple, hydrated and blemish-free. Regular professional facial treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion maintain refined, youthful skin.
Sun prevention. Protection from UV exposure is vital to prejuvenation. Daily use of broad spectrum sunscreen beginning at childhood prevents the formation of many lines and wrinkles and pigmentation spots. It also reduces risk of all types of skin cancers.
Neuromodulators. Botox and Dysport are popular tools to soften the appearance of established wrinkles in those over the age of 40. However, beginning regular use much earlier – in your 20s and 30s – can preclude those repetitive muscle contracture lines from ever becoming etched into skin.
Soft tissue fillers. Replacing facial volume as it is lost avoids hollows and bags under the eyes. It also keeps jowls and loose neck skin at bay much longer.
Skin tightening. It’s smart to start a treatment like Ultherapy and ActiveFX before the first signs of sagging and droops.
From the moment you are born, you are constantly using your face to convey your emotions. Over time this can lead to volume loss, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s never too late to incorporate prejuvenation into your life. Don’t let time hold you back from looking your absolute best. Come in for a free consultation today!