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The Regeneris Guide to Aging Skin – Causes & Treatments

From an early age, we know what aging looks like. Even as children we notice how growing older includes sprouting wrinkles, discolored spots, and oddly textured patches of skin. By all accounts, we’re programmed to count the years in the faces we meet. Sagging cheeks, undereye bags, and hairy moles add up with the decades. 

But of course, not everyone ages in the same way or at the same rate. Everything from diet and exercise to air quality and sun exposure can determine how we age visibly. But this still leaves a fundamental question: why does skin age at all? 

The Regeneris Guide to Aging Skin – Causes & Treatments  

At Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Ryan Welter and his team have seen and treated thousands of faces. As the leading medspa in Boston, MA, Regeneris has the experience and technology to treat numerous skin conditions and signs of aging. 

To leverage our understanding of the skin sciences and take years off your appearance, give us a call at (781) 412-1309 or contact us online. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of how age affects skin.

Aging Skin & Skin Damage Causes

Numerous factors combine to dictate how we age. Some factors are common to us all while others are choices we make as part of our lifestyle.


We’ve known for some time now that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light accelerates aging. Take this famous photo of a lifelong trucker, for example. UV light damages skin cells, stem cells, and even our very DNA. Naturally, this accelerates the aging process.

Environmental Factors

Air quality and premature aging go hand-in-hand. Chemicals and other noxious gases in the air you encounter can cause inflammation, chronic skin conditions, and accelerated signs of visible aging.

Lifestyle Choices

These days, it comes as no surprise that tobacco smoke, alcohol, stress, sedentary lifestyles, and poor diets contribute to premature aging. The way we live has a tremendous effect on how our skin ages. 


Not every factor of aging is external. Our genes play an important role in our natural aging process. Double chins, drooping cheeks, pronounced undereye bags, and a predisposition to skin blemishes may all be coded into your DNA. 

Skin Rejuvenation & Anti-Aging Treatments

Regardless of what causes premature aging, there are dozens of surgical, minimally invasive, and non-invasive treatments for restoring youth to your face, hands, neck, and chest. Your skin is a living, breathing part of your body, and thankfully, those wrinkles aren’t set in anything as fixed as stone.

These common and popular treatments use leading-edge skin science to flick back the hands of life’s clock. 

Microneedling & RF Microneedling

As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen—a naturally occurring structural protein responsible for skin health, tightness, and texture. But with a little bit of encouragement, your skin can produce more collagen and direct it where you need it most. 

For acne scars, wrinkles, blemishes, loose skin, and too much more to list, there’s collagen induction therapy through microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) microneedling.

Exilis Ultra Skin Tightening

Exilis Ultra treatments combine radiofrequency and ultrasound energy to tighten skin nearly anywhere on the body, including the forehead, neck, chin, jawline, hands, buttocks, abdomen, and elsewhere. 

By disrupting old collagen fibers and initiating the formation of new collagen, Exilis Ultra treatments reduce the visible impact of wrinkles, dimples, or sagging by heat-shrinking skin.

Stem Cell Facials

Sounding like something out of science fiction, stem cell facials are more grounded than you may think. Your body contains abundant pockets of unused stem cells—the building blocks of organic life that can go anywhere and be anything. 

Located in fatty deposits or bone marrow, these stem cells can be harvested and reapplied to rejuvenate skin or even boost your libido. Stem cell facials are only one application for this remarkable regenerative treatment.

Chemical Peels

Our skin grows, emerges and sheds on a roughly 27-day cycle. In fact, all of the visible skin on your body is already past its prime. As we age, this cycle slows, leaving us with layers of decaying, gray skin cells. This layer of dead skin can even block and sabotage emerging layers of healthy cells. 

Chemical peels accelerate the shedding process. Powerful chemical formulas can even wash away the oils and toxins that compromise skin quality and health. Available in three potent varieties, a chemical peel may be just what you need to let your newest skin shine through.

Intense Pulsed Light Photofacials

UV light may be responsible for numerous wrinkles and blemishes, but what one form of light causes, another form of light can repair. Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) uses rapid bursts of powerful light to break up discolored skin cells permanently. The process also encourages collagen development, tighter skin, and fewer wrinkles all around.

Find a Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Tightening, or Cosmetic Laser Treatment that Works for You in Boston, MA

Ultimately, there are more causes of premature aging than we can possibly list here. Similarly, there are more facial rejuvenation and skin tightening treatments than we could possibly hope to include. We haven’t even scratched the surface when it comes to dermal fillers, popular injectables, and Botox®.

Dermatology, regenerative medicine, and aesthetic technology have given us hundreds of treatment options for premature aging. You can find most of them right here in Boston, MA by visiting Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery today.

During your consultation, we’ll speak to you at length about the exact signs of aging that bother you most. Afterward, we’ll design a custom course of treatment to reverse or even permanently eliminate the imperfections that hold you back. 

You may not be able to limit your sun exposure as much as you’d like. You may not be able to prevent your DNA from developing that extra, unwanted chin. But with Regeneris Medspa on your side, you can at least do something about the signs of aging after they occur. Contact us today!

Age How You Want with Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery!

Wrinkles, freckles, double chins, & undereye bags may be facts of life, but they’re not indisputable. At Regeneris Medspa, we have a treatment to match every concern. Aesthetic science has come a long way since the simple facial of your mother’s day. Learn what our lasers, radiofrequency applicators, and leading-edge injectables can do for you by calling (781) 412-1309 today or contacting us online. Don’t forget to check out our special offers! You can also learn more about our practice

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