The About Face Guide to All Things Anti-Aging in Philadelphia
Anti-aging secrets are all the rage, and they’ve been raging for ages. Though people’s approaches to skin rejuvenation have evolved over time, our interest in looking youthful isn’t new. Countless innovations have emerged from the aesthetics industry in the last few decades, and there are now more options than ever for minimizing the telltale signs of aging.
At About Face Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on our cutting-edge treatments and on creating an unparalleled experience for each of our clients. But why do we do what we do? Why should you get anti-aging treatments?
Anti-Aging: The What & Why
Let’s get a few things straight. Just because we offer a range of “anti-aging” treatments and skincare products does not mean that we are anti aging. Aging will continue to happen, whether we’re for or against it.
Aging is not something to be afraid or ashamed of. At About Face Aesthetics, we see aging as something to be embraced and celebrated. So, what do we mean by “anti-aging?”
Getting older is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look your best. What that looks like will change with every season of life, but we believe in living your life to the fullest in every season.
Wrinkles can be minimized, sagging skin can be tightened, and volume can be restored. Reducing these unavoidable signs of aging is about more than looking years younger. It’s about rebuilding confidence and enhancing your natural beauty—refining, not changing, your favorite, most recognizable features.
Treatments geared toward anti-aging won’t roll back the clock, but they can empower you to live your best life by looking and feeling your best.
Injectables are a category of aesthetic treatments that are injected into the body. They’re often able to target certain issues more precisely and effectively than topical treatments alone.
Neuromodulators, as you may know, is basically just a fancy name for injectables that relax muscles. That’s right, muscles. The key to smoothing dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by facial movements and expressions) is treating the muscles beneath your skin. They can even be used to prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening.
Most neuromodulators, such as Botox and Dysport, use the same active ingredient—botulinum toxin A. But don’t let the name scare you. Botox and Dysport are prepared in full compliance with FDA standards and are proven safe and effective for treating fine lines and wrinkles.
What these anti-aging wrinkle injections do is temporarily relax facial muscles by blocking neural signals telling them to contract. This brings up the common question, “Will my face look frozen?” The good news is that, when administered correctly by licensed injectors, these treatments deliver results that look natural without making your face look stiff or “frozen.”
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Botox, and it’s for good reason. Botox Cosmetic is one of the best known and most loved antiwrinkle treatments of all time. Few aesthetic treatments have earned such a stellar reputation with such a wide audience. It truly is a household name.
Dysport, too, has risen to stardom as powerhouse wrinkle treatment. While it uses the same active ingredient as Botox, the two treatments aren’t identical. Where Botox is better suited for treating deeper wrinkles, the consistency of Dysport allows it to spread more easily and treat larger areas.
Some features lose their fullness as the years go by, but volume and plumpness can be restored. Dermal fillers are a hugely popular cosmetic injectable for treating:
Depressed or sagging cheekbones
Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
Vertical lip lines
At About Face Aesthetics, our highly skilled, licensed injectors are well-versed in the transformative uses of filler for anti-aging in Philadelphia.
Most of the dermal fillers we use are hyaluronic acid-based fillers that are injected into areas like the lips, face, neck, and hands. They volumize and plump up the treatment areas by filling out your skin with a gel-like substance. This substance goes on to stimulate collagen production and improve skin hydration.
With age comes skin sagging, and sagging skin can cause your submental fat (the fat under your chin) to bulge, leading to the dreaded double chin. A common misconception about submental fat is that it only affects people who are overweight.
Not true. People at or even below their optimal weight can still develop a double chin, and this pocket of unwanted fat is notoriously resistant to dieting and exercise. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it.
Kybella injections permanently destroy fat cells using a synthetic version of the acid (deoxycholic acid) your body uses to help you digest fat. While eliminating submental fat is one of its most popular uses, Kybella can also be used to slim down other areas, including:
“Banana roll” under the butt
Our treatments for anti-aging in Philadelphia can all be fine-tuned to your unique needs and goals, but Aquagold takes customizability to another level. The Aquagold microchanneling device is one of the most effective ways to infuse your skin with a custom cocktail of anti-aging goodness.
The device uses tiny needles coated with 24-karat gold to deliver rejuvenating and nourishing microinjections directly into the skin, but it doesn’t stop there. Like microneedling, Aquagold creates a pattern of microinjuries that stimulate a powerful healing response by tricking your body into thinking it’s wounded. This causes your body to produce more collagen and elastin, the building blocks of smoother, firmer, and tighter skin.
Aquagold’s versatility makes it an excellent option for treating:
Skin laxity (loose skin)
Lost facial volume
Lasers & Light
Age-related skin concerns like wrinkles, age spots, and loose skin can also be treated by harnessing the power of light. Laser resurfacing can rejuvenate your face by removing the outermost layer of dead and damaged skin. Not only does it reveal softer, newer skin underneath, it also promotes the generation of new cells and sends your collagen production into hyperdrive.
At About Face Aesthetics, we use the most advanced technologies and techniques for anti-aging in Philadelphia. Some of the laser resurfacing devices we use include:
In addition to laser resurfacing, we also offer BBL photofacials for erasing signs of sun damage such as age spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and fine lines. The BBL device uses light to break down excess pigment in skin and to stimulate collagen production for firmer, smoother skin.
Speaking of collagen production, another powerful light-based skin correction tool is IPL. Our toolkit for anti-aging in Philadelphia wouldn’t be complete without the photorejuvenating wonders of intense pulsed light. Like BBL, IPL treatments can also reduce signs of sun damage while also improving the overall texture of your skin.
Gradual skin thinning and loosening is a normal part of aging, but it can be a major blow to your self-esteem. As collagen breaks down and your body makes less and less new collagen, your skin loses its youthful firmness and elasticity. While it’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of, it’s also not entirely outside your control.
About Face Aesthetics offers skin tightening treatments that can take years off your appearance. For giving your skin and your confidence a lift, we use Thermage, SculpSure, and Morpheus8 RF microneedling.
Thermage uses RF (radiofrequency) to tighten and contour your skin, SculpSure uses targeted laser energy to tighten skin and reduce fat, and Morpheus8 RF microneedling restructures and tightens up your skin by combining microneedling with radiofrequency heating.
Getting treatments for anti-aging in Philadelphia is a personal journey that demands personalization. Our team of experts at About Face Aesthetics is committed to tailoring your treatment plan to your needs and goals. For us, it’s not about selling treatments; it’s about getting you results and supporting you on your journey to healthier, more functional skin.
For a gentle pampering experience made for you, we offer custom, medical-grade facials. Whether it’s to supplement the results of a more advanced anti-aging treatment or just to refresh your skin, we can craft the relaxing, cleansing, hydrating, and rejuvenating experience you deserve.
From the masque to the peel to the massaging cleanse, every step is geared towards your skin—improving brightness and reducing the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores, and discoloration.
Other facial services we provide include a wide variety of chemical peels for revealing the younger-looking skin beneath the layers of dead and damaged cells. Another way to gently remove dead and damaged skin cells is through an exfoliating DiamondGlow treatment.
This glamorous facial uses the device’s diamond tip to exfoliate and powerful suction to remove dead skin, impurities, and debris. By infusing your skin with what it needs and removing what it doesn’t, DiamondGlow can get you the glow up you deserve.
By now, you’ve probably noticed a bit of a pattern when it comes to anti-aging in Philadelphia: collagen is your skin’s best friend. Well, what if we told you there was a way to take the collagen and elastin-boosting effects of your skin treatment even further?
At About Face Aesthetics, we offer exosome treatments to do just that. Exosome therapy stimulates collagen and elastin production at a cellular level. As a result, this living treatment can bring new and improved life to your skin. The benefits of exosome therapy include a range of anti-aging effects, such as skin tightening and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration.
The Anti-Aging Lifestyle
The anti-aging treatments available to you at About Face Aesthetics can deliver transformative results, but we’d be doing you a major disservice if we didn’t mention the role you play in your journey to healthier, more youthful skin.
For the best possible outcomes, you’ll need to do a bit more than scheduling periodic anti-aging treatments. Some people go to med spas with the expectation of having all of their skin needs met. Some med spas may even play into this misunderstanding. But we’re more than just a med spa in Philadelphia. The way we see it, the education and support we provide for your at-home skincare routine is just as important as the treatments we offer.
Think of us like a dentist—taking care of your teeth requires more than annual or biannual dentist appointments. Neither you nor your dentist would be happy if you only went to your appointments and called it good. You’ve got to brush your teeth, floss, and be mindful that what you eat and drink can affect your pearly whites.
Similarly, there are things you can do (and not do) every day to support the health of your skin and extend the duration of your treatment results. For starters, your skincare routine is no less important than your dental hygiene.
At About Face Aesthetics, we take a customized approach to skin care by helping you build your routine with the right skincare products for your skin. Don’t let cleansing and moisturizing (twice daily) go the way of flossing—becoming that thing you spend more time thinking about doing than actually doing. Like brushing your teeth and flossing, your skincare routine is about seeing and feeling the difference.
As much as we all love having fun in the sun, not to mention sporting a magazine-worthy tan, excessive sun exposure can accelerate skin aging and seriously interfere with your treatment results. Daily sunscreen and limiting your exposure to direct sunlight are absolute musts.
Lastly, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your skin is to stop smoking. Everybody knows smoking isn’t good for your overall health, but not everyone is aware of just how counterproductive it is to invest in treatments for anti-aging in Philadelphia without kicking the habit.
As your go-to med spa, we’ll always provide you with the best possible treatments for achieving your goals, but what you do and don’t do for yourself between visits can make the difference in achieving your best possible results.
Ready to Get Started With Anti-Aging in Philadelphia?
If you’re looking for an average, run-of-the-mill med spa, we can make some recommendations, but that’s about it. At About Face Aesthetics, we’re all about providing a personalized, one-of-a-kind experience.
When the best care meets the most effective and advanced aesthetic technology, you know you’re in for a transformative treat. You deserve nothing less than the best and shouldn’t have to settle for anything but the latest and greatest.
Exceeding your expectations is always our goal. No matter your age, gender, skin tone, and body type, we want you to be happy with your results, and most importantly, we want you to be happy with yourself.
Give us a call or send us a message if you’re ready to book an appointment or if you’d like to know more about anti-aging in Philadelphia. We’d love to hear from you!
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