Q&A via Facebook with Dr. Natasha Moscato, MBBS FRACGP Cosmetic Physician
Question from Mario Anthony : Anti-wrinkle injections, fillers etc are great for wrinkles and firmness in the skin, but what should I be doing to keep the quality of my skin youthful? Lasers? Microdermabrasion? Peels?
There are several ways you can manage and maintain a youthful appearance, and the best way to start is with a daily skincare regime.
It is important that you protect your skin from the sun and the environment, you can do this by using antioxidants every morning before you leave the house. Antioxidants are essential to maintaining healthy skin, delivering nutrients to the skin to help heal and repair damage. Antioxidants also act as a defence against free radicals which can damage and age the skin.
Adding vitamin B to your daily beauty regime will also assist in promoting healthy, youthful looking skin. Vitamin B softens the skin and smooths away dryness. Vitamin B also aids in reducing the damage from the sun and contains non-inflammatory elements.
It is important to also have a skin care regime at night. Night treatments are essential for repair and reducing the signs of ageing. Topical retinoids, a derivative of Vitamin A have been found to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and deliver fewer blemishes. Initially used in the treatment of acne, a study found that patients using topical retinoids reported smoother skin and less wrinkles following treatment. Topical retinoids also reduce the effects of sun damage.
Aside from a thorough skincare regiment, laser Revlite/Medlite (Nd:Yag) can be used to stimulate collagen and treat sun damaged skin. The laser will improve your skin texture and the appearance of wrinkles. The laser procedure has minimal downtime and can be used on a maintenance basis as a laser facial.
Thanks Mario for the great question!
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