Dr. Deborah Longwill, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida, says after your 30, you will get a little bit more narrow and then you've lost your support of the skin. "So you're not only losing your collagen, but you're also losing your fat; the bones and the muscles start to shrink and become more narrow and then there's no support of the skin," she explains. She highlights doctors use fillers to fill not just the lines, but to replace volume where the bone and the fat have started to diminish and to support the skin back up to where it was before.
There are so many products for skin care and it can be difficult to find the right one for you. Dr. Deborah Longwill, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida, says if you have very dry skin, then you should use a cream; if you have more oily skin but you still want to hydrate, you should use lotions; and if you have a breakdown of the skin, you should use an ointment. She also recommends using moisturizers with peptide or vitamin C added if you want to have something that can help repair some damage or environmental influences.
Dr. Deborah Longwill, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida, explains a thread lift to pull the skin and avoid the patient's face grows too big because of the fillers. "We take a thread that's attached to a cannula and put it into the skin, then you pull back and it has like little cones and it clicks into the tissue. Now, these threads stay there and start building your collagen around the threads. The thread dissolves or metabolizes over six to nine months, but you're left with your collagen and then over time you would do it again," she says.
Dr. Deborah Longwill, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida, says skin is the largest organ of the body, so whatever you are putting in your system is going to affect your skin. "The foods that you put in your system will affect your skin, not only your face but also your back. If you take away all oils of your system, that can affect your hair and make it more brittle and your skin can be drier. You want to make sure that you're continuing adding omega-3 fatty acids and having olive oil, eating nuts or almonds to help increase the right type of oil for your skin to stay hydrated," she explains.
Dr. Deborah Longwill, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida, says collagen is one of the basic structures of the skin and to prevent any damage she recommends avoiding sun exposure and making sure you are drinking a lot of water every day. She also says we have to avoid the constant rubbing or irritation of the skin, because it will break down the collagen and it will make the skin thinner and then you will end up with wrinkles.