As people age, their bodies change. One of the first changes you may notice involves your skin. Changes to the skin occur because of ongoing exposure to sunlight, as well as a reduction in the production of collagen and elastin. Certain behaviors, such as using a tanning bed or smoking, may speed up aging of the skin, too.
As you age, your skin may lose some of its natural colors, causing it to appear dull and gray. You may also notice a loss of moisture, reduced elasticity, and the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Also, as skin begins to lose its tightness, you may see a change in the overall shape of your face.
It may be possible to prevent or delay the signs of aging by avoiding habits known to contribute to these problems, such as spending time in the sun unprotected, using tanning beds, or smoking. You can also prevent or reverse the signs of aging by using specialized products designed for this purpose and with the assistance of gentle cosmetic dermatology procedures.
Family Medicine Austin offers effective anti-aging skin care formulated to address all skin types and shades of melanin for adults who want to prevent or reverse the signs of aging. Customized Skin Care solutions and products available from EltaMD® and SkinMedica®.
Our goal with Ideal Skin at Family Medicine Austin is to help our patients of all skin types experience remarkable results for flawless skin and an ageless appearance at an affordable investment. We’ve carefully researched and partnered with the best skin biologists and formulation scientists to offer our patients ideal skin care products.
Elta MD broad-spectrum sunscreens help to prevent sunburn, reduce your risk of skin cancer, and prevent early skin aging caused by sun exposure. When your skin is exposed to the sun without protection, harmful UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin and cause damage that may lead to premature signs of aging. UVB rays burn the outer layer of the skin, which increases the risk of skin cancer. Elta MD sunscreens reflect both types of harmful rays, which reduces the risk of all related problems.
SkinMedica® is the product of the Science of Skin Rejuvenation where years of research have been dedicated to formulate advanced skin care products to deliver optimal results for our patients. Experience The SkinMedica® Difference and see how we leverage your skin’s natural healing properties to enhance the look and feel of your skin.
When your skin requires extra attention to heal special issues or address areas of concern, Ideal Skin at Family Medicine Austin will consult with you to determine your goals and customize the most appropriate approach to achieve your desired results. Cosmetic procedures include:
Botox® Cosmetic: A prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Juvéderm® Injectable Gel Fillers: For natural-looking lips that last. Some people simply have naturally thin lips and just want to achieve a fuller appearance. Other people have noticed their lips thinning over time and may also have seen vertical lip lines become more noticeable. Whatever your unique needs are when it comes to your lips, the Juvéderm® collection may be able to help.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC: to lift & contour cheeks. This procedure adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance.
Kybella®: The only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
Vitalize Chemical Peels: The Vitalize Peel is a unique chemical peel comprised of alpha-hydroxy acid, beta-hydroxy acid, resorcinol acid, and retinoic acid. The peel is designed to safely reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and age spots; leaving patients with a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.