Value of A Lunchtime Peel – Microdermabrasion from The AgeLess Center

Safe and gentle, a microdermabrasion or, lunchtime peel, is also quick and effective. Which is how the technique got this nickname.

microdermabrasion lunchtime peel | the ageless centerTechnically, a lunchtime peel is a process of microdermabrasion that removes a fine layer of skin cells from the outer layer of skin (the epidermis) on the face and/or neck. The process helps to renew skin cells that contain collagen, which is why it feels softer and more pliable after the treatment. It also stimulates circulation.

Developed in Italy in the mid-1980s, microdermabrasion typically uses positive pressure to blast the outer layer of the skin with micro-fine crystals through a specially designed hand piece that is then used to vacuum the dead skin cells from the skin. The entire process only takes 30 minutes – less than a good lunch would take! There is no downtime associated with the procedure although some people find their skin is a little flushed for a short while after treatment. This usually doesn’t last for more than 20 minutes to an hour.

Microdermabrasion is safe for women and men of all colors and can be used to treat various skin conditions. Treatments have been clinically proven to help reduce wrinkles, fine lines in the skin, acne scars, and stretch marks. It can also effective for minimizing age and sun spots, enlarged and clogged pores, flaking and dry skin, and even uneven pigmentation.

People ask if a lunchtime peel is painful, and the answer is no. All you will feel is a sensation of vacuum suction and the tiny crystal particles making contact with your skin. Treatments are customized to maintain individual comfort levels.

The number of treatments you opt for will depend on the condition of your skin. Generally, people with acne scars require the greatest number of treatments.

So if you want to put healthier, better looking skin on your lunch menu call The AgeLess Center in Atlanta to book a microdermabrasion appointment now.

Cosmetic Enhancements That May Replace Facial Collagen

Collagen is a protein that is found throughout the human body, in our muscles and tendons, our bones, and in our skin. Simplistically put, it provides structure and strength, acting like a kind of scaffold or framework that holds everything together.

It plays an incredibly important role in terms of replacing dead skin cells, but as we age, our natural production of collagen decreases. Collagen also reduces significantly because of various environmental factors including excessive exposure to UV light. When collagen is reduced it typically results in skin that sags and forms wrinkles and lines. It can also result in the weakening of cartilage in the joints.

Collagen Fillers for Cosmetic Enhancements

The good news is that even though our natural supplies of collagen decrease with age, manmade collagen fillers can be used to removed lines, wrinkles, and even scars from our face, neck and even our hands.

Cosmetic enhancements that replace facial collagen include:

  • Microdermabrasion Also known as the lunchtime peel, microdermabrasion is a cosmetic enhancement that removes dead skin cells from the face and encourages the growth of new healthy cells that are rich in collagen. Microdermabrasion is a quick process that takes only half an hour and will make your facial skin feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
  • Perlane Approved by the FDA, Perlane contains both collagen and hyaluronic acid, another natural component found in the skin. So while the hyaluronic acid helps to improve the elasticity and natural fullness in the skin, the collagen fills out lines and wrinkles, particularly those between the mouth and chin. It also helps to produce new collagen in the skin and can be effective for getting rid of the lines that form between the nose and corners of the mouth.
  • Radiesse A cosmetic enhancement product used to stimulate the production of natural collagen in our bodies, Radiesse is used to help fill out age-related depressions in the face. It can even be used to sculpt the face and reshape the nose! It can also be particularly effective for filling out wrinkles in most cases.

Contact the AgeLess Center in Atlanta Georgia for these Treatments

The AgeLess Center in Atlanta offers effective cosmetic enhancements that replace facial collagen. Don’t delay; contact us today.

Skin Care Tips to Prevent Dry Skin and Aging

Now that winter is coming to a close it’s time to give your skin a little TLC. Winter is a tough time for beautiful skin due to extreme temperatures and high degrees of dryness. Left unchecked, the coldest season of the year will reign real destruction on your most precious asset. It’s fortunate that people have been dealing with this issue for centuries and have developed certain tactics that are effective and safe.

Fight Dry Skin and the Signs of Aging with These Tips

Drink Copious Amounts of Water

Skin Care Dry Skin AgingWater is a great ally in your fight against the effects of winter on your skin. Dehydration is common in the winter. People tend to ignore the need to drink vast amounts of water simply because they aren’t sweating as profusely as they would during the summer months.

Sunscreen Is a Must

Many people are tempted to ditch their sunscreen as soon as summer ends. That’s a bad move and one that should be avoided at all costs. UV rays are extremely dangerous in the winter, just as they are all year round. Using sunscreen will protect your skin even during the coldest, snowy days. This is an extra precaution that pays off with healthier, younger looking skin.

Avoid Cranking up the Heat

Don’t be one of those people who cranks up the heat indoors when it’s cold outside. The problem with this approach is that high heat makes dry air even drier. An environment like this will dehydrate you and causes your skin untold amounts of damage. Keeping the temperature at a steady rate between 68-72 degrees avoids many of the skin issues caused by extended exposure to hot, dry air.

Don’t Take Excessively Hot Showers

It certainly seems like a great idea to take a very hot shower on a cold day. It’s a quick way to warm your body warms up and elevate your mood. However, there’s a big drawback associated with using overly hot water for your shower. The hot water depletes tons of natural oils that are essential to skin health. Overly hot water robs your body of these oils and causes your skin to dry out at an alarming rate. Skipping hot showers and going with more moderate water temperatures is a way to stop this from happening.

Don’t Forget the Lip Balm

You can’t forget to protect your lips. They’re constantly exposed to the extremely cold weather and they suffer tremendously as a result. The application of lip balm provides a protective layer to help your lips avoid chapping and splitting. Protect your lips and you’ll be able to enjoy the many splendors of winter without dealing with the problem of badly chapped lips.

These simple tips can help you to replenish moisture and give you a glowing complexion. To further fight the signs of aging visit The AgeLess Center to learn more about our services such as Botox, Juvederm or Radiesse!

Learn More about What Causes Wrinkles and How To Reverse the Signs of Aging

A certain amount of wrinkles are the inevitable as people grow older, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t try to minimize their impact. One of the best defenses against fine lines and wrinkles is a daily beauty routine that addresses the signs of age. There are a number of proven tactics that are helpful to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

It’s important to understand the factors that cause signs of aging. This helps you wage an effective wrinkle reduction and prevention campaign. Factors that contribute to lines include:

  • Smoking – There are many good reasons to quit smoking. Wrinkles are just one of them. People who smoke are more likely to have problems with wrinkles.
  • How you sleep – Sleeping on your face is a fast way to get more wrinkles. The easiest way to avoid this trouble is to flip over and sleep on your back instead.
  • Drinking – The bad news about drinking alcohol is that the habit causes dehydration, which is always extremely bad for skin health.
  • Forgetting to Remove Makeup – Leaving caked on makeup on your face is another way to contribute to the formation of unwanted wrinkles.
  • Tanning And Sun Exposure– Skin damage caused by excessive exposure to the sun or tanning lamps is the single greatest source of wrinkles according to experts. Avoid or minimize sun damage by avoiding excessive sun exposure, wearing protective sunscreen or cosmetics that contain sunscreen, or by wearing a large hat if you’ll be outdoors for an extended period of time.

Maintain a Great Attitude to Stay Wrinkle Free

what-causes-wrinklesDon’t overlook the impact that your mind and attitude have on aging. Researchers have suggested that attitude and how you feel about aging have a lot to do with how you look. Happy people consistently look younger than their unhappy counterparts. Stress and anger cause frowning, which translates into wrinkles over time. Smiling relaxes your face, which is the exact opposite affect.

It also pays off to maintain a healthy diet. Being too thin or too heavy both potentially damage your skin. Your diet is a very big factor when it comes to aging. Fresh foods that are rich in antioxidants are a strong ally in the war against aging. Antioxidants remove the free radicals that cause damage in the human body. Fine tuning your diet is an inexpensive and effective way to slow down the aging process and help you feel great in the meantime.

The AgeLess Center offers many different treatments for wrinkled or aging skin. Call today to schedule your appointment!

Come in for a New Year’s Makeover at The AgeLess Center

When the holidays come around, they are often a time for celebration and joy. There are parties to attend, family to see and presents to be opened. But the holidays can lead to stress and sadness too, especially if you are feeling a little anxious about your how you look. If you want to be at your best this holiday season, schedule a visit with the Ageless Center as your gift to yourself.

The Ageless Center provides a host of services that can take years off your appearance and make you feel like the best version of you.

Depending on what effect you want to achieve, you could get:

  • new year makeover agelessAcquainted with dermal fillers. As you get older two things are going to happen to your face. You will begin to lose subcutaneous fat and your skin will stretch a bit as a result of repetitive muscle movement like smiles and frowns. A dermal filler can reduce these signs of aging by plumping up thin lips, enhancing your facial contours, softening creases and improving the appearance of any scars. A dermal filler cannot achieve the same results as a face lift but you will be surprised how much younger they can make you look and feel.
  • Longer lashes with Latisse. There are hundreds of different products that give women the appearance of longer, fuller lashes. But very few actually give them the real thing. Latisse has been growing in popularity with leaps and bounds because it can give you results in just 16 weeks. Recent studies have shown that over 75% of participants experienced a significant increase in overall eyelash prominence by week 16 of the Latisse treatment.
  • Smoother skin. Your skin is exposed to harsh condition on a daily basis so many people elect to use a microdermabrasion treatment to minimize the damage. These treatments remove the outer layer of dead skin to expose the new skin underneath. It gives your skin a healthy, youthful look that will carry you through the new year.

It’s time to treat yourself. Call The AgeLess Center today to learn more about these treatments and many others that we offer. Start 2015 off the right way, with a whole new you!