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Start Protecting Your Skin Now

Start Protecting Your Skin NowMany people desire to project a youthful face that is free of signs of aging. Unfortunately, factors like genetics, sun exposure, and the stresses of life can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. And while these conditions typically worsen over time, cosmetic treatment can provide effective improvement. Dr. Carlton Scroggins regularly performs a variety of procedures, such as brow lift surgery, facial fat transfer, or nonsurgical skin resurfacing, for men and women of all ages. If you?re still considering cosmetic treatment, just know that it?s never too late to start protecting your skin from future damage now.

Below are some tips that can help stave off the aging process.

Consume Less Sugar

Sugar raises insulin levels and accelerates aging in the skin through a process called glycation. While eliminating sugar from your diet completely would be best, it?s not realistic. Aim to consume no more than 30 grams of sugar per day. This can be done by drinking water instead of sugary sodas or juices and by eating fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed foods.


Although it?s no secret that lotions and creams can keep the skin hydrated, there are some products that just work better than others. When moisturizing your face, try to use a lotion that is alcohol-free and contains retinol to fight against dryness and wrinkles.

Vitamins & Minerals

You may be shocked by this, but chances are you don?t get your daily recommended value of vitamins & minerals like Vitamin D, iron, and magnesium. To fulfill these needs, try to eat foods like green vegetables, milk, and nuts. It may also be a good idea to take a multivitamin on a daily basis.


Dead skin cells are constantly lurking on the surface of your skin. Exfoliating your face once or twice a week not only removes these dead skin cells, but it also enables the healthy cells beneath to come to the surface.

Wear Sunscreen

Protecting your skin from the sun?s harmful ultraviolet rays is one of the most important things you can do to ward off premature aging. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or greater every day, rain or shine.

If you?re unsatisfied with signs of aging on your face, we recommend you call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Carlton Scroggins and his caring staff strive to provide you with results that you can feel confident about.

The Best Time To Undergo A Facelift

Female model touching her face with both handsYears ago, a facelift was strictly viewed as a specialty procedure that required weeks of recovery, which only the wealthy could afford. However, modern advancements in medical technology and techniques have made it possible for just about anyone to get a facelift with minimal downtime. Often, facelifts are combined with other facial procedures, such as eyelid lifts and brow lifts, in order to achieve even more facial rejuvenation. Given all that plastic surgery has to offer, when is the optimal time to undergo a facelift?

Each year, over 125,000 facelifts are carried out in the United States, with the largest number being performed on patients 50 to 65 years of age. Although most people do not have a facelift done until their 40?s or 50?s, it is not uncommon for individuals in their 30?s to undergo this procedure. In other words, since every person ages differently, there is no specific age that a facelift must be performed.

A facelift typically takes years off a person?s appearance by eliminating various signs of aging on the face, including:

  • Sagging skin in the midface and neck

  • Wrinkles below the eyes

  • Creases around the nose and mouth

  • Displaced fat deposits in the cheeks

Individuals who decide to undergo a facelift should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure. To ensure long lasting results, it is best that sun protection be worn to minimize skin damage.

If you feel that the appearance of your face is beginning to catch up with your age, we encourage you to contact our practice in the Greater Washington area today. Call (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form today. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlton Scroggins, is dedicated to helping you achieve a youthful face that you can feel confident about.


Call Us Today For A Consultation(301) 220-0400

Carlton H. Scroggins, M.D.
7525 Greenway Center Dr.
Suite 113
Greenbelt, MD 20770
1010 Wayne Ave # 410
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 220-0400
Fax: 301-220-1719

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