It seems like once you reach a certain age, you wish you started everything a little earlier. Whether it’s applying sunscreen or making regular visits to our Santa Monica medical skin spa, it’s never too late to get started. You can prevent further damage and undo some of what’s already been done with diligent self-care. Here are three great steps to take now if you want to turn back the clock and fight the signs of aging.

1. Develop an Excellent Skin Care Routine

No matter how old we are, a consistent skin care regimen is key to good looking skin. Develop a solid routine for your skin and follow it religiously. Visit a dermatologist or the experts at our Santa Monica medical skin spa for recommendations for your specific skin type. The absolute basics you need include a cleanser that’s appropriate for your skin, antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers to hydrate, and sunscreen to protect against UV rays. An exfoliating scrub should be used a few times per week; the number of times depends on your skin type. You may also need a product to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and retinol to boost collagen production and shed dulling skin cells.

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2. Incorporate Appropriate Laser Treatments

Laser treatments are ideal for improving your skin tone, texture and elasticity, as well as eliminating sun spots and hyperpigmentation. We offer an array of incredible laser services at our Santa Monica medical skin spa, from Intense Pulse Light (IPL) photofacials and laser hair removal to Pixel Perfect laser resurfacing. These anti-aging services address the conditions mentioned above, as well as redness, scarring, melasma, spider veins and more. Our laser treatments also boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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3. Try Fillers and Neuromodulators

Injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, Kybella, Restylane, Voluma all offer an ideal way to freshen the face and prevent future creases and lines. Some dermal fillers will relax the facial muscles and give an overall rested appearance. For younger clients, injectables can prevent and future lines and wrinkles and lessen their severity.

Visit our Santa Monica medical skin spa today to get healthy, glowing skin.


Dr. Ryan Stanton is a fully credentialed board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon focusing on cosmetic plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, California. He has been featured in national and international media, including: TLC’s “Plastic Wives”, The Doctors Show, Discovery Channel, Montel Williams, Women’s Entertainment Network, CBS, Fox, & KTLA News, Fitness, In, Star and Gala Magazines.