Age is considered a sort of portal for wisdom and wider and grounded perspective in life. After all, age comes with it a lot of life experiences and lessons. Quite unfortunately, advancing age is also a sort of portal for unpleasant skin changes. This is why most women dread the thought of the possible appearance of their skin when they reach the age of 50 and beyond. Among other things, menopause may lead to a multitude of skin problems, including extreme dryness, acne and rosacea.
In an interview with Oprah.com, double board certified Dr. Wendy Roberts is both realistic and optimistic for women going through old age. Considered as a preeminent specialist in dermatology, Dr. Roberts is realistic in the sense that she is fully aware of the skin developments and changes that are going to be experienced by most women as they advance in age ladder. She notes that the most significant change is perhaps the feeling that there’s dryness in the complexion and loss of ethnicity, as the cell turnover is slow.
Generally, most women would also notice these changes at 50s:
– Expression lines no longer disappear after one stop smiling or squinting.
– Pores are more visible, especially on the nose and cheeks.
– Development of spider veins and hyperpigmentation (age spots), and precancerous spots from sun damage.
Despite all the unwanted changes, there is no need to raise the white flag on beauty. Rancho Mirage Dermatologist Dr. Roberts says that it’s never too late to prevent sun damage and to stop the progression of damage a woman may already have. She emphasizes that once one hits the age of 60s and 70s, it would basically be the same issues but only likely to be more extreme. This is why it is important for any woman to be enthusiastic and serious about doing the skincare and treatment work as early as 50s.
Dr. Roberts suggests these effective interventions to various cosmetic and dermatology concerns, such as:
- The Elos laser works well to zap spider veins
- Fraxel laser reduces hyperpigmentation
- Precancerous spots can be treated with cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) or topical medication
In other words, it is the desire of Dr. Roberts for all women to make their 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s as the “four decades of beautiful skin” instead of being horrified by the thought of having years more apparent in one’s face.
For more of Dr. Roberts’ suggested skin care and treatments, visit this website.