Gravity does take its toll, but something else is at work here: Over time, the skin’s underlying structure breaks down, robbing our faces of their definition, youthful plumpness, and resilience. Skin also renews itself much more slowly than it once did. Thanks to all these factors (not to mention genetics, weight changes, and sun damage), skin starts to sag and hang (that’s where jowls come from). And some doctors say that once skin starts to slacken, pores often look larger, as if they’ve been stretched out of shape.
No easy fixes here. Tightening sagging skin requires more intervention than any other problem, a good moisturizer will plump skin temporarily. But if the cream is too heavy, it will clog those oversize pores. The best at-home solution: what the beauty industry calls an “active” treatment, such as an over-the-counter vitamin A (known as retinol) cream, vitamin C serum, and alpha or beta hydroxy acids (AHAs or BHAs) all available at Revive Beauty & Laser Clinic. These usually go on at night and help skin renew itself faster and look firmer. Try Image Ageless Total Retinol A Crème, Dermalogica’s overnight Retinol repair cream or Reform 1% Retinol Creme which all contain vitamin A and are all available at Revive Beauty & Laser Clinic.
As for pores, you can minimize their appearance by doing some Medical Microneedling treatments. Pores will look smaller if you keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. And, of course, daily sunscreen is a must.
Not interested in a face-lift? That’s fine — there are noninvasive procedures worth investigating. Both Radiofrequency and laser treatments help stimulate the development of new collagen and get heat deeply into the skin to help tighten fibrous bands. Ask our aesthetic therapist about Radiofrequency Skin Tightening treatment. To help improve the look of enlarged pores (and speed up skin’s renewal process) at a much lower cost, ask our aesthetic therapist about a prescription for Retin-A. Whether you’re dealing with acne or wrinkles, it’s been proven to work on many levels.