Approach to the Mature Cosmetic Patient: Aging Gracefully

J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Jun 1;16(6):s84-s86.


<p>Aging gracefully has taken on a whole new meaning over the past few decades as new aesthetic treatments have been developed and are becoming more sophisticated by the day. The aging process, which is exacerbated by chronic UV exposure, results in dyspigmentation, loss of skin laxity, precancerous and cancerous skin lesions, fat loss and redistribution, and bone resorption. Laser and light devices can be used to treat dyspigmentation, while neuromodulators and soft tissue fillers can be used for rhytides and revolumization. Newer procedures include using resorbable polyglycolide/L-lactide suspension sutures with bidirectional cones for mid face revolumization, deoxycholic acid injections for submental fat reduction, and radiofrequency energy. Certain over-the-counter products can increase the risk of postprocedure bruising, while arnica and bromelain may help decrease this risk. Dermatologists continue to be at the forefront of aesthetic treatments, ready and willing to help the aging population look and feel their best.</p> <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(6 Suppl):s84-86.</em></p>.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Humans
  • Skin Aging*