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When you’re in your fifties, your hormone levels have decreased significantly. That, in turn, affects the tone, looseness, and volume of your face. Previous years of sun exposure reduce the elasticity of the skin and causes skin color to be uneven with red or brown spots.
Fortunately, we can repair, volumize, tighten, and rejuvenate your skin. Plus, if you remain proactive in taking care of your skin using preventive care, you can slow down its aging.
The most common cause of sagging skin is the loss of fat in your cheeks and along the jawline. Fillers such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and RADIESSE® immediately add volume to your cheeks, treat deep creases along your mouth, add volume to your jawline and chin, plus reduce the hollowness of your eyes. It’s not unusual to use up to four syringes, but when your treatment is finished, you will appear rested and more youthful. Fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane can add volume to your lips, too.
Our wrinkle reducers BOTOX® and Dysport® are used to relax forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the furrows between the brows, giving you a more relaxed and rested appearance. We also use wrinkle reducers on the upper and lower lips to soften vertical lip lines, on the chin to give your skin a smooth appearance, and along the vertical neck lines so that the neck appears smooth.
Wrinkle reducers last three to three and a half months, and if the areas are treated regularly, deeper lines and creases can be minimized.
In your fifties, you can improve the color, wrinkles, and texture of your skin with peels, FotoFacials, and fractional lasers. Our fractional lasers, Fraxel® and DOT Therapy, work by stimulating new collagen and by replacing old skin with new skin cells. The results are a significant improvement in the elasticity, skin tone, texture, pore sizes, and color of the skin. Most patients require two to three Fraxel treatments, each one month apart. When DOT Therapy is used, you usually need one treatment, but depending on the severity of wrinkles or skin texture, you may require a second treatment three months later.
Peels are also a great way to rejuvenate the skin. Depending on your skin type and rejuvenation goals, our aestheticians determine which one of our peels will bring you the best results. Peels are typically three to six in a series and are scheduled one month apart.
Skin Tightening and Body Reshaping
As you pass through your forties and into your fifties, you may begin to notice that the skin on your face, chin, and jawline is starting to sag. Wrinkles and fine lines around your mouth, eyes, and forehead become more apparent. And you may also start to notice that the skin on your arms, tummy, buttocks, and above the knees is loose as well. Thermage®, which uses radiofrequency, can tighten the loose skin along the jawline and chin to provide a better definition of the angle of your jaw. Thermage can tighten laxity of your upper face and eyes as well, and give your skin an overall smoother, softer, and tighter appearance.
For the arms, tummy, love handles, buttocks, thighs, and above the knees, both VASER® Shape and Thermage for Body can tighten and reduce fat. Thermage requires only one treatment and there’s no downtime. VASER Shape includes a series of five treatments spaced one week apart and there’s no downtime. Following the final one, the average patient will have a reduction of two inches. VASER Shape is a very comfortable procedure and feels like a hot stone massage.
If your mother has cellulite, then chances are, you will, too. In fact, 90% of us have cellulite in varying degrees. Though there isn’t a cure for cellulite, we can reduce its appearance using Thermage or VASER® Shape. Both treatments are comfortable and do not require downtime.
Facial or Leg Veins
Facial veins, especially around the nose, are caused by sun damage, rubbing or blowing your nose because of allergies or colds, thinning of the skin, or Rosacea. We can easily eliminate these veins by treating them with our Cutera Coolglide Yag laser.
Leg veins, whether they are spider veins or the deeper blue veins, can be treated with the Yag laser or with sclerotherapy. Either way, it takes the body five to six weeks to reabsorb the veins and it typically takes four to six treatments six weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Your provider will help determine which treatment method is best for you. To have great legs in the summer, start your skin care regimen in the fall or winter.
Laser hair removal is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair, whether it’s on the face, armpits, abdomen, bikini area, or legs. Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments four to six weeks apart, and generally four to six treatments are needed. The best results occur when the hair is dark and coarse.
If laser treatments are out of your budget and/or if you have blonde, white/gray, or red hair, a great alternative is electrolysis. If you have dark hair, you can also have electrolysis if you are concerned about hyperpigmentation of your skin. Just like lasers, electrolysis is a series of treatments, typically four to six weeks apart. Additionally, we offer very affordable wax and threading treatments to remove facial hair.
You need balanced hormones to live a healthy life. As you age, your hormone levels decline. With an imbalance of hormones come several symptoms. Women will experience hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, weight gain, and decrease in libido, memory, and processing information. Men also experience a host of symptoms as they age and their hormones become imbalanced. This male version of menopause is called andropause. Men experience symptoms including chronic fatigue, energy loss, low sex drive, decrease in physical agility, memory loss, and weight gain. Replacing your hormones using the SottoPelle method that Allura uses can help you return your hormones to healthy levels and improve your life.
Our Best Advice
- For skin rejuvenation, consider peels, FotoFacials, and/or fractional laser treatments.
- Talk to Dr. de la Torre about your menopause or andropause symptoms. See how hormone replacement using pellets placed under the skin may be the best treatment for you.
- Restore the volume of your skin using fillers such as RADIESSE, Juvederm, or Restylane.
- Reduce wrinkles by using BOTOX® or Dysport®.
- Review your skin care program and be sure to include:
- Facial cleanser twice a day
- TNS Essential Serum® or TNS Recovery Complex® twice a day
- Vitamin C & E Complex for added antioxidant protection
- Tri-Retinol Complex® 2-3 times a week at bedtime
- TNS Eye Repair twice a day
- TNS Dermal Repair twice a day
- Wear sunblock 365 days a year