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top signs of aging and how to eliminate them

Top Signs of Aging and How to Eliminate Them

It’s unfortunate that after our early twenties (before we even appreciate youthful skin) our skin is already beginning to lose its integrity. Fine lines may have you avoiding the mirror, and dull skin might have you casting dirty looks at your brightening serums.

Not everyone experiences every sign of aging right away, but the top signs of aging (or as we like to call them, the “seven deadly signs” of aging) include…


Why is My Skin Aging?

It’s easy to say, “I wash my makeup off at night, wear sunscreen at the beach, and use a good moisturizer. WHY is this happening to my skin?” Some factors that contribute to aging are…

  • UV rays
  • Pollution
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Medication
  • Dry climate
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Genetics

While you can minimize aging to a degree, you’ll need some more powerful weapons than a few topical creams to maintain glowing skin.

How to Fight Back Against the Top Signs of Aging

The good news is, there are plenty of different ways to wage war on aging. Let’s talk about some ways you can treat each of the 7 deadly signs:


Fine lines or deep wrinkles are the most noticeable signs of aging. Beginning in your early twenties, your levels of collagen tend to decrease about 1% each year, meaning the skin becomes lax and wrinkles start to form. Whether you get crow’s feet, forehead lines, or lines between the eyebrows, it’s better to act sooner than later.
Some of the most effective treatments to reduce and prevent fine lines include Botox and dermal fillers. If you’re not interested in injectables, patients also see amazing results from their CO2 CoolPeel® or laser resurfacing sessions.


Not only do we feel a little more tired with each passing year, but our skin looks a little more tired, too. You may notice dark circles, puffy eyes, or a dry complexion. Besides eating well, drinking water, and taking multivitamins, you might try micro-needling to help revive your skin to its initial bounciness.

In addition, an immediate solution to dark, tired eyes is under eye filler. Not only will your eyes instantly look brighter and awake, but they will look more youthful too — with less lines and wrinkles!

However, If you are not ready for filler, try PRP, or Plasma rich platelets, where your own cells can restore brightness.


Remember when your skin was dewy and glowing, even without makeup? As we age, cellular regeneration slows significantly, and the skin renews itself less often. This may leave the skin looking bland, grayish, or washed-out.

You can freshen up your skin with exfoliation or Vitamin C serums. However, a chemical peel or laser treatment will give you more significant results.


A lot of us can blame imperfect skin on our skin tone. Age spots, acne scars, blood vessels, and general discoloration can make the face appear older.

An intense pulsed light (IPL) or laser treatment can work wonders in ridding the spots and marks we get from the sun and other sources of damage.


Skin that was once baby-smooth becomes bumpy as cell turnover slows down. You can clean out the accumulation of dead skin cells with chemical exfoliation, laser skin resurfacing treatments, and diligent moisturizing.


As we age, the skin begins to stretch and thicken, which makes pores appear larger. If you feel like your pores are too noticeable, ask your G Spa provider about micro-needling.


One of the most annoying parts of aging is saggy skin. Gravity drags our skin down over the years, but Microneedling with Radiofrequency, dermal fillers, or even the CoolPeel® can assist in tightening and lifting lax skin.

Cool the Jets on The Signs of Aging with CoolPeel®

What would be better than addressing each sign of aging individually? Addressing them all at once and revealing your best skin ever – without surgery or injections!

CoolPeel® is a CO2 laser that can be as intense or as gentle as you like. The results can be as light as an exfoliating peel, or as strong as a laser resurfacing treatment.

Here at The G Spa, we will customize your CoolPeel® based on your desired results and acceptable downtime length. This one-of-a-kind laser delivers all of the benefits of traditional CO2 resurfacing treatment, without the drawbacks. CoolPeel® promises:

  • Less discomfort
  • Reduced downtime
  • 10-minute treatment
  • Less redness, peeling, and flaking

CoolPeel® removes only the top layer of skin, revealing healthier and younger-looking skin underneath, and results can last for years! This treatment significantly reduces:

  • Sun damage
  • Scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Moles
  • Skin tags
  • Fine lines
  • Rosacea
  • Large pores
  • Spots
  • Blemishes
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven tone or texture

Ready to see a dramatic improvement in your skin quality without the risks of surgery? Call us to learn more about CoolPeel® — the only laser of its kind!

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