Dr. Sieffert's Top Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Young - Donaldson Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Sieffert’s Top Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Young

Here are the best top tips from Columbus plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Sieffert on how to keep your skin looking young, dewy, and gorgeous!

Annual laser treatments.

Beginning in your thirties, every year your skin’s elastin and collagen content steadily decreases, which causes fine lines and wrinkles, deep lines and folds, “crepey” skin, dullness, and visible pores. Lasers like Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing and BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy stimulate “youthfulness” genes to turn on in your skin cells and re-establish some of that lost collagen and elastin. Committing to annual treatments at least once a year helps keep pace with the ongoing aging process so your skin maintains its youthfulness longer and ages more gracefully.

Prescription strength or medical grade retinol.

Having a medical grade retinol that is prescription strength from a plastic surgeon or dermatologist’s office (NOT over-the counter, drugstore, Sephora, etc.) is key to retaining youthful-looking skin. Retinol is the only skin care product shown in our medical literature to increase the thickness of the skin by helping your skin form new collagen.

Additionally, it helps control acne (which we all have right now because of our masks), lighten sun damage, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of pores, and exfoliate the skin so it glows!

Mineral sunscreen.

Sun exposure causes your skin to age more rapidly – period. UV rays also damage your DNA putting you at risk for skin cancer. For both of those reasons, sunscreen is a must! Donaldson Plastic Surgery’s expert aesthetician and skincare specialist Tatjana recommends mineral (physical) sunscreens that act like a shield against harmful UV rays, compared to chemical sunscreens that absorb the sun’s rays.

She even created her own zinc-oxide sunscreen formula that is available for purchase!

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