As dermatology advances provide more and more options to reverse some of the effects of aging, those same options are now being wisely used to prevent aging effects. The key element in retaining vital and youthful skin is collagen – both levels and quality. Good quality collagen, in abundant amounts, translates to skin integrity, smoothness and volume, all hallmarks of youth and health.
Savvy patients realize the key to looking youthful for as long as possible means taking steps to PREVENT the noticeable progression of aging from collagen loss and related volume loss.
Collagen production in your skin slows very early – in fact, neo-collagen production takes a dive in your 20’s! What’s going on “beneath” is often not seen until there is substantial collagen loss. Treating once you SEE sagging demands a fairly rigorous “catch up” program. Just as you’d not skip maintaining your car until you had an obvious problem, maintaining collagen levels all along is a smart investment in how you will look long-term. Dr. Nissan Pilest has a high experience level you won’t easily find elsewhere. He has been a trainer and speaker for Allergan injectables, Restylane products and the ever-expanding new range of technologies since their inception. If you want to find out what works, what doesn’t and how to choose the best possible solutions for your concerns, you’ll get the answers here.
Thermage’s noninvasive application of radio frequency energy works on two levels
Collagen that has begun to weaken gets a heat boost that shrinks and tightens. “Lazy” fibroblasts (collagen-making cells) get a wake-up call and go back to work. Over a 6 month period, those new collagen strands provide a tighter skin wrapping. Periodic re-treatment can keep the positive prevention cycle active, which keeps you looking more like the version of yourself you prefer. As Dermatology colleague Brandith Irwin notes, “… it helps to prevent sagging over the next year or two. Preserving what you have is still a benefit.”
We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.
“The staff is amazing and sweet. Professional, kind, prompt, and the best service. I will only get my Juvederm and lip injections here!”
— Priscilla S.
“Dr. Pilest is the best injector in Orange County. Obviously, no one likes needles, but he makes getting a little botox painless. I make the drive all the way from L.A. just to see him and his amazing staff.”
— Kay S.
“I have been coming here for about 5-6 months and the service is amazing. All staff members are very welcoming. They have helped with my skin so much. I totally recommend them.”
— Victoria L.
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More goes into an effective prevention and maintenance program than singular procedures. In addition to heat induction to maintain collagen generation, you also need to protect and nourish your skin.
1. Photoprotection is a key element. Sunscreens and sunblocks go a long way in preventing UV damage that causes wrinkling, loss of elasticity and skin discoloration.
2. Nourishment to the skin involves sticking to a healthy diet and using appropriate products that can keep your skin supple, clear, smooth and translucent. A well-stocked skincare arsenal will include a retinoid or retinol, products with Vitamin C and products with epidermal growth factors.
*Individual Results May Vary
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.