Northwest Face & Body

Aging Gracefully Through the Decades: Part I

Dr. Ludwig Allegra

July 14, 2023

A natural process, our skin changes as we age. Hoping to age as gracefully as possible, our patients often come to Northwest Face in hopes of a youthful complexion. And while there is no magical fountain of youth, we do offer a number of ways to rejuvenate your skin—at any age.Here, we take a two part look at keeping your skin healthy throughout the decades.


Establish a Personal Skin Care Routine

Now is the time for preventing and minimizing future skin damage. As you venture into adulthood, it is essential to establish a consistent skin care regimen. Find products that fit into your lifestyle, just make sure that you cleanse, moisturize, and use sun protection. Most important, find a routine that works for you. Getting into good habits at such a young age will establish a foundation for healthy and beautiful skin for years to come.

Fight Acne

Acne and breakouts tend to remain the number one concern for men and women in their early 20’s. Although hormones from your teenage years should start to level out, usually by ages 22 to 25—many struggle to control breakouts and are persistently plagued with acne. Specializing in dermatology, we can develop a skin care routine that is personalized to address your specific needs. This may include topical treatments like retinoids or, when necessary, oral medication.Our Deep Pore Facial is a wonderful treatment for those with acne-prone skin. The skin is first cleansed and exfoliated before steam is utilized to remove oil and dirt that is trapped deep within your pores.

Combat Aging

Sadly, by our 20’s, our skin is already aging. Cell renewal slows and as early as 25, the production of collagen and elastin declines. Exfoliation becomes key to a healthy glow. Chemical peels that incorporate glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acids can increase cell turnover while also giving your skin a smooth and even-toned appearance.


Prevent Wrinkles from Forming

Frown lines, forehead furrows, and crow’s feet form as a result of the frequent folding of the skin as we repeatedly make the same facial expressions. Most commonly used to minimize wrinkles once they have formed, Botox may also be used preventatively. When properly injected, Botox inhibits muscle movement. By lessening the occurrence of facial movements, fine lines and wrinkles have less of a chance of developing.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential component in the body’s production of collagen. Moreover, as a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals that can be damaging to a healthy complexion. Promoting collagen and elastin synthesis, our Vitamin C Spa Facial rejuvenates an aging complexion by restoring clarity, texture, and elasticity. We have specially designed this facial to best protect your skin against free radicals.

Keep Your Skin Healthy at Northwest Face

Our younger years should focus on preventative skin care as you want to keep your skin as youthful and as healthy for as long as possible. Skin health and care are personal to each of our patients—we promise to work with you to develop a skin care routine or treatment based on your needs and desires.Don’t forget! Aging Gracefully Through the Decades: Part II will discuss skin care for those in their 40’s, 50’s, and beyond.


Dr. Ludwig Allegra

Dr. Ludwig Allegra has provided Bellevue, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas with premier plastic surgery procedures for over two decades.