Rejuvenating skin during a productive age

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dr. Melyawati Hermawan, Sp.KK
dr. Melyawati Hermawan, Sp.KK

Jakarta, IO – Skin rejuvenation is something that we all should consider during our productive age, which, according to Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik – “BPS”), is from 15 to 64 years of age. “At these ages, we already have our own livelihood. However, we are vulnerable to psychological stress, along with increased responsibility. This stress accelerates aging, causing us all to suffer from early aging symptoms like the appearance of fine wrinkles in our face, or dullness of facial skin,” explained dr. Melyawati Hermawan, Sp.KK, Bamed Clinic’s Dermatologist, in the “12 Years of Constant Innovation” webinar held in Thursday (28/07/2022). 

Our jobs and activities are frequently performed outdoors. This means higher risk of aging, because of increased exposure to sunshine. However, it does not mean that people who work indoor are safe from aging. Exposure to blue rays from our computer monitor and cellphone screens, or even from our office lighting, may cause uneven flecking and discoloration on the skin. “Actually, skin rejuvenation is not something that we need as we age. It is in fact something we must maintain during our productive age. As we all know, prevention is better than cure – and this applies to aging as well. Early maintenance of skin rejuvenation also helps you maintain your self-confidence,” dr. Melyawati said. 

We can start performing skin rejuvenation processes when the skin starts to show signs or symptoms of early aging, i.e. dry and rough skin, wrinkling, flecking, sagging or enlarged pores. The intensity and speed of aging differ for each individual, as there are internal factors such as genetic variation on individual biologies. “Skin rejuvenation processes may differ for each individual. Such therapy is only allowed when the signs and symptoms of early aging are extremely clear and bothersome, and when you are sufficiently adult to understand what is being done to you, and can provide informed consent.” 

Available treatments There are multiple treatment options available for productive age skin rejuvenation, whether nonaggressive (specially-prescribed creams, peeling lotions, pigment laser), or aggressive ones with longer downtime (fractional laser, thread lifting, etc.). “Treatment selection depends on the skin’s condition and needs, the budget of individual patients, and the preference of doctors managing treatment,” dr. Melyawati said.