As people get older, most yearn for the smooth, plump, even complexion of a time past. It is because of this that many middle-aged individuals first seek out the services of a skin care professional, such as an aesthetician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon. And while there are many characteristics associated with aging skin (including hyperpigmentation, dryness, thinning, and loss of elasticity), none of these seem to bother clients quite as much as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The industry has come a long way since the days when the best way to address wrinkles was to apply a nightly cold cream. Today’s consumer has so many options available to them – at-home treatments like serums and masks to professional interventions like laser treatments and facelifts. This can make the process of selecting an approach feel overwhelming. While it is certainly possible for someone to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with an at-home regimen, the results are typically less than stellar and can even worsen the integrity of the skin. Therefore, when it comes to minimizing the signs of aging, best results are achieved under the guidance of a professional.
The landscape of antiaging procedures and treatments is rapidly evolving, so much so that even aesthetic professionals can be uncertain of the best approach for a client. While a skin care professional is likely secure in their knowledge of how to perform advanced procedures and the outcomes that can be delivered, for clients who want to see the best results possible in the shortest amount of time and with the lowest financial expenditure, how does the skin care professional ensure an efficient path to results? Like all good aesthetic outcomes, the path begins with an understanding of the client and their lifestyle.
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Dr. Ahmed Abdullah is CEO and founder of Lexli International, Inc. and formulator of the company’s Lexli line of professional aloe-based skincare products. A board-certified plastic adnd reconstructive surgeon and a leading aloe researcher, Dr. Abdullah is a recognized expert on the restorative and medicinal effects of aloe vera. In fact, he is a pioneer in the use of pharmaceutical-grade aloe in surgical applications, a practice that is growing in popularity.