As much we might try to avoid it or prevent it, eventually, aging takes its toll on our skin. Fortunately, though, there are a number of things you can do to help heal damaged, aging skin and slow down its normal progression. What might those things be? And how does aging affect your skin in the first place? The experts at Arijai Aesthetics have the details below.


How Does Aging Change Your Skin?

As early as your mid-20s, aging naturally begins to affect your skin. First, your body decreases its production of two endogenous proteins — collagen and elastin — that provide structure and elasticity to the skin. As the years continue to pass, your aging skin is at the mercy of normal, endogenous processes (hormonal fluctuations, subcutaneous fat loss, etc.) as well as lifestyle factors, including:


●        Sun exposure

●        Hydration

●        Dietary choices and weight management

●        Stress

●        Gravity

●        Daily facial movements

●        Sleep position


All of these factors can have negative effects on the appearance and health of your complexion. They contribute to lines and wrinkles, benign tumor development, loose skin, age spots, dryness, flattened skin, and a variety of other complications that can make you appear older than you’d like.


Though there are a number of preventative measures you can take to help keep your skin healthy, inevitably, aging catches up with everyone. If you’re not thrilled with how your skin has handled your last several trips around the sun, at Arijai Aesthetics, we can help you turn back the clock. How? Let’s take a look at a few highly effective treatments below.  


Regenerative Aesthetic Procedures

The name says it all — if you’re ready to regenerate and rejuvenate tired, aging, damaged skin, regenerative aesthetic procedures can help you do it. Regenerative procedures are designed to harness your body’s endogenous healing processes to stimulate new skin cell formation and clear away dying, dead, and damaged cells. What do these procedures involve? Here’s a brief overview:


●        SkinPen microneedling. Microneedling creates micro-injuries in the upper layer of your skin, which immediately stimulates your immune system to begin its natural reparative processes. The procedure kickstarts natural collagen production, heightens natural skin cell turnover, and dramatically reduces the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and a variety of other skin problems.


●        Platelet-rich plasma injections. PRP relies on the healing properties of your own blood to stimulate tissue rejuvenation and repair. Because PRP contains millions of blood platelets, growth factors, and other healing proteins, it’s capable of repairing damage throughout the body and is used in a variety of medical applications. Typically, we combine PRP injections with SkinPen microneedling to stimulate deep healing and skin restoration.


Cosmetic Injectables

If your skin has lost its youthful fullness, cosmetic injectables can help you get it back. Depending on your current facial structure and problem areas, our cosmetic dermatology experts can recommend the appropriate fillers to enhance the volume and structure of your complexion. We also frequently utilize Botox and Sculptra injections to help mitigate the natural skin aging process and reduce the instance of lines, deeper wrinkles, and loosening skin.


J-Plasma Skin Tightening

Often referred to as a facelift alternative, J-Plasma is a revolutionary treatment that relies on the properties of plasma to tighten the skin from within. This minimally invasive procedure uses helium gas combined with radiofrequency energy to produce cold helium plasma, which we inject beneath the upper layer of your skin.


Plasma’s unique properties cause immediate and significant tightening of the skin throughout each treatment area as heat energy naturally contracts the target tissues. You’ll see the full results of the procedure over a period of four to six months, and depending on the quality of your skin before treatment, results can last for several years. 


Ready to Discover a More Youthful Complexion? Contact Arijai Aesthetics Today

If aging or environmental factors have taken their toll on your skin, our team at Arijai Aesthetics is ready to help bring it back to life. We specialize in a wide variety of both surgical and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments because we truly believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. To learn more about your treatment options or schedule a consultation, contact our Twin Cities office at 952-435-0605. You can also upload your photos on our website to get started with your free virtual consultation!