The most obvious manifestation of aging skin is the development of skin wrinkles or rhytids. One cannot control them but one can definitely prevent them and Dr. Avaliani’s practice philosophy is all about prevention.
Since we know how wrinkles are formed, the goal is to prevent their formation in the first place! Dr. Avaliani believes strongly in “Age Prophylaxis” and her main focus is to educate her clients about all available options to slow down the effects of time using the latest advances in cosmetic and laser surgery.
Aging of the skin is a complex phenomenon consisting of intrinsic and extrinsic processes. Intrinsic or natural causes are things like age and genes, which unfortunately cannot be modified as they are beyond our control. Extrinsic causes are things like sun exposure, smoking, poor nutrition and even too many facial expressions, can be modified to slow down the aging process. Wrinkles are caused by changes in the dermis, aka deep skin layer. Everyday consumers spend millions of dollars on “antiaging” skincare products, which have very few ingredients that can penetrate deep enough to affect wrinkles.
The goal is to stop destruction of the three main structural components of the skin—collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (HA), all of which are known to be diminished in aged skin. Most over the counter anti-aging products containing collagen, elastin, and HA are simply ineffective as they cannot effectively penetrate the top layer of the skin to reach the deep layer. Currently, there are no products that can effectively replenish these structures, but we have a lot of products that can effectively stimulate their production providing proven and long lasting results.
Taking care of skin from the inside and the outside will produce the most remarkable results. Avoiding sun exposure, cigarette smoke, and pollution, as well as using sunscreen, taking oral antioxidant supplements and eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can help reduce or prevent skin aging.
Dr. Avaliani offers a variety of different prescription strength sun protection, antioxidant and retinoid compounds that have been shown to effectively prevent wrinkle formation.
The most important fact that is emphasized during any consultation with Dr. Avaliani, is that there is no one treatment to treat it all. It is a combination of treatments that will yield the most successful and rewarding result. The menu includes the following: