Understanding Aging Skin

Intrinsic aging is a natural process that typically begins in our mid-20s; however, the visible effects may not be seen for decades. During this phase, collagen production slows, and elastin—the protein that enables the skin to return to its shape—becomes less springy. Simultaneously, the fat cells beneath the skin begin to shrink, and the skin’s ability to retain moisture diminishes. When combined with external factors, aging contributes to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging, making the skin look less youthful and vibrant.

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How We Can Help

Many of us don’t think about aging skin until we are already noticing the visual signs; however, there are many options for supporting the skin and minimizing the impact of aging with the help of trained skin professionals. At Sherman Aesthetic Center, we approach skin health with "skin fitness," akin to a well-rounded fitness routine for your body. Proper care and preventative treatments can help maintain the skin's youthful appearance. If aging skin concerns you, we invite you to schedule a skin consultation with our experts. We are dedicated to creating a personalized skin fitness plan that targets your specific aging concerns, rejuvenates your skin, and helps maintain its youthful glow.

Common Causes of Aging Skin

Sun Exposure

Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun significantly accelerates your skin’s natural aging process, causing most of its visible signs of aging.


Smoking reduces blood flow to the skin, starving it of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. It also damages collagen and elastin.

Repetitive Facial Expressions

Facial movements and expressions, like squinting or smiling, lead to fine lines and wrinkles. A groove forms beneath the skin's surface each time you use a facial muscle.

Poor Diet

Lack of a well-balanced diet can contribute to the inability to combat damage that leads to premature skin aging.


Chronic stress can accelerate premature skin aging by initiating the release of free radicals and diminishing skin’s ability to regenerate.

Skincare Ingredients That Benefit Aging Skin

Using the right ingredients in your skincare can significantly improve the appearance of aged skin. Consider products that include antioxidants like vitamins C and E, which help fight free radicals and encourage cellular repair. Ingredients like retinoids and peptides promote collagen production and repair skin cells. Hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid can help the skin retain moisture and appear plumper. At Sherman Aesthetic Center, our skincare experts can help you select products and treatments that specifically target aging skin and help restore its natural vibrancy and elasticity.

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How to Handle Aging Skin

It is essential to incorporate a diligent skincare routine that includes sun protection, moisturizing, and targeted treatments. Products that contain the ingredients mentioned above will help mitigate the signs of aging. Moreover, treatments such as chemical peels, or microdermabrasion might be recommended depending on the condition of your skin and your aesthetic goals.

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Why Choose Sherman Aesthetic Center?

Led by Dr. Deborah Sherman and Dr. Mark Melson, our team benefits from over 50 years of combined experience in facial aesthetics and is adept at managing and rejuvenating aging skin using state-of-the-art treatments. Our practice is committed to innovation and education, ensuring our patients receive the most effective treatments. Start with a complimentary skin care consultation at Sherman Aesthetic Center, where we will tailor a regimen to enhance your skin’s natural health and address the signs of aging. If you notice persistent signs of aging or simply wish to take proactive steps in caring for your aging skin, contact us to schedule your consultation and learn more about our dedicated approach to maintaining beautiful, healthy skin.

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