There are several very common concerns regarding skin aging. Most people are concerned with wrinkles and fine lines as they age. Skin laxity is another common concern. As the skin ages, it gradually loses its collagen and elastin, which leads to an overall relaxation. This results in a droopy or baggy look that many people hate. Loss of volume is a major concern for many people as well. The cheeks may start to look sunken and the lips may start losing their plumpness. All of these issues can be corrected with the use of skin treatments offered at De Silva Medical.
In many cases, a combination approach works well for wrinkles and fine lines. Treatments like dermabrasion can essentially whisk the top layers of damaged skin away. The lower layers of skin are fresh, unlined, and healthy. Once the skin concerns are corrected, many people decide to go with an anti-wrinkle preventive treatment like Botox. This is an injectable treatment that will force the patient to stop overusing the muscles that form the lines and wrinkles. Treatments like Botox can help keep a forehead smooth and looking young and unlined for 3 to 4 months.
Yes. Hormone replacement therapy, the use of medication that contains female reproductive hormones (estrogen and progesterone) are useful in relieving menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, as well as, improving:
Dr. De Silva uses only bioidentical hormones, which are far safer than traditional hormones. Bioidentical hormones are processed in a lab to identically replicate the chemical structure of hormones produced by the ovaries. Bioidentical hormones are made from plant extracts derived from yams and soy. The body can not discern the difference between these and the hormones that it naturally produces. In addition to being safer, bioidentical hormones can be customized for each patient, as opposed to old-school hormones that come in standard doses.
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