What Does Preventative Aging Entail?
Preventative aging is the process in which we consciously make healthier decisions. Aging can be affected by intrinsic (internal) factors such as genetics, and extrinsic (external) factors such as UV exposure, smoking, pollution, lifestyle, and many more. When we think of preventing aging, we want to first try to slow the acceleration of aging by reducing the assault of any extrinsic factors. With a health approach, we can also attempt to prevent the visible signs of aging through preventative treatments.
One of the best things we’ve heard said is that nothing looks better at 50 than sunscreen in your twenties. Sunscreen is a phenomenal preventative method to aging. Coupling sunscreen use with healthy eating habits, reduced alcohol intake, not smoking, and scheduled well-balanced sleep will put you on the correct path. We have several treatment options that will help maintain your efforts and reduce any visible signs of aging, and prevent the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone and texture issues. These treatments include:
– Chemical Peels
– At home skin care regimes
Who is an ideal candidate for Preventive Ageing
Everyone! Preventative aging is often perceived as being vain, however we remind everyone that it’s not just about the way you look, it’s also about the way you feel. Your skin the largest organ of your body. Wanting it to age slower and be healthy should never be considered vain. Think of your skin as you think of your heart. The longer it acts and operates “youthful” and healthy, the better!
How do I prepare for a treatment?
The best way to prepare for any treatment when it comes to preventative aging is a solid well thought out skincare regimen designed by one of our skin consultants. Just like a doctor preparing you for surgery we like to have your skin as healthy as possible before treatments so you can recover faster as well as enhance your results of your treatment.
Is there any downtime?
One of the benefits about choosing ODC is the multiple treatments options we offer as a clinic. With over 15 lasers and treatment opportunities it makes it easy for us to design a skin health journey that caters to your lifestyle and preferences. So, whether you want to get from a-z in record time or take it slow we have the right solution for you. All our devices and treatments vary when it comes to downtime and preparation.
How does it feel?
One of the benefits about choosing ODC is the multiple treatments options we offer as a clinic. With over 15 lasers and treatment opportunities it makes it easy for us to design a skin health journey that caters to your lifestyle and preferences. One thing we do like to tell our patients is we will make your treatment as comfortable as possible with the correct preparation of numbing cream and alternative pain relief when necessary.
Most energy devices feel like a rubber band flicking on your skin or in some cases mild to moderate scratching on your skin.
How long does a treatment take?
Preventative aging treatments vary in length and frequency depending on the results you are after. At ODC we like to think that we are always working with our patients 24/7 to prevent aging. This is a lifelong decisions that requires a multi-modality approach of consistent energy device treatments and a well thought out skincare regimen designed by our skin consultants and medical professionals.
When will I notice results?
Skin health is all about skin cycles. Generally, it takes 3 to 4 cycles to notice a difference from any skin treatment or skin care regimen. A normal skin cycle is approximately 30 days. When it comes to collagen synthesis/rebuilding collagen we always tell our patients to allow for 3-6 months.
Cost of Preventive Aging Treatments?
Having the luxury of being a dermatology and surgical clinic we have many treatment options available to suit most individuals’ budgets. The best way to get started and dip your toes is a solid well thought our skincare regimen designed by one of our skin consultants personalized for your skin.
How do I book a treatment?
All our patients start with a thorough consultation. During your visit, we will discuss your objectives and concerns. Our team of professionals will complete an assessment and make recommendations that support your health and wellbeing. If you are deemed a good candidate, we will be able to book your preventative aging treatment.