It is hard to imagine a person who does not want to have youthful looking skin as they grow older. After the age of 40, lines and wrinkles become more apparent on most people. This is especially true for women. However, there are some ways you can go about turning back the clock on your skin's appearance.

Facial and Chemial Peels

There are different types of facial peels to choose from:

Light peels only remove the layers of skin that are superficial. Dull layers of dead skin are removed. They are an effective way of enhancing your complexion. One of the biggest benefits of a light peel is that it does not require any downtime. There is also minimal risk of any complications.

Deeper peels go much deeper into the skin. Therefore, many more layers are removed. This type of peel is primarily designed to create improvements in the skin that are more significant. However, an average of one week of downtime is required for one of these procedures. Light sedation is also required. Only an experienced doctor should perform a medium or deep peel.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

This technology is capable of producing results that are similar to those produced by ablative laser resurfacing or deep chemical peels. However, fractional laser resurfacing does not require the patient to endure a lengthy healing process. There is also a much lower risk of complications than those other types of procedures. In order to obtain a result that is permanent and significant, the entire skin surface must be treated. It is an effective treatment for acne and other scarring, hyper-pigmentation, sun spots and age spots, fine wrinkles and skin that has been damaged by the sun. It usually only takes 1-2 treatments to see the desired results.


This form of treatment is effective in combating the signs of sun-damaged skin and aging. It is a progressive, comprehensive, nonsurgical and safe approach. The treatment will exfoliate skin, similar to a loofah sponge. However, microdermabrasion is a mechanical process. When the top layer of dead skin is removed on a regular basis, a person's complexion will appear to be more healthy and translucent. The procedure is usually painless. No anesthesia is necessary during the procedure. The patient is free to return to work immediately.

Skin Needling

This is a procedure to induce collagen. Scarring and skin texture are improved by stimulating collagen. This helps to create skin that looks youthful and fresh. A needle-rolling device is passed over the skin. The second layer of skin is penetrated by the needles, where the old collagen is damaged. This results in the production of new collagen being triggered. 45 minutes before the procedure, a local anesthetic is applied to the patient's face. An average procedure takes one hour. Three treatments are usually required. Patients will have a red face 24-48 hours after the procedure.

Omnilux Light Treatment

This is a Light Therapy treatment that is non-invasive and does not require any recovery time. For the best results, a patient should have this treatment along with professional exfoliation treatments. The treatment will result in a patient's skin looking healthier and refreshed. It is also an effective method to heal bruises, recover from other cosmetic treatments, reduce acne and stimulate collagen. No heat or harmful UVB or UVA rays are generated during Omnilux treatments. An average treatment only lasts 20 minutes.

This post was compiled with information taken from the pages of Dr. Ajaka's websites. If you'd like to know more about this cosmetic surgeon, you can find him on ZoomInfo, Channel7 Perth and BodyMatters.