Stop Smiling to Stop Aging?

Sometimes aging can leave us feeling like there’s not a whole lot to smile about. In fact, many of us may even think that smiling makes it worse by creating creases in our face around the nose, mouth and eyes. Naturally, you may think if you stop smiling, your face won’t show those signs of aging and you’ll look as young as you feel. But who wants to go through life that way – always looking serious and masking your emotions when you’re genuinely happy? Worse yet, smiling has mood-boosting benefits – benefits you’ll miss out on if you force yourself to not smile!

So, what’s the solution? If you think smiling makes you look older, you can simply stop smiling or treat your skin to an anti-aging skin care procedure from Dr. Jack Peterson!

Chemical Peels

You may have heard about chemical peels before but aren’t sure what they are and what they do. Chemical peels essentially peel off several layers of skin, treating everything from acne scars to fine lines and wrinkles, melasma and age spots. This can help rejuvenate the skin, revealing firmer, smoother, younger-looking skin.  

Dr. Peterson offers two different types of chemical peel: the Illuminize Peel from SkinMedica, which is completed in a series of six peels and should be used in conjunction with the SkinMedica skin care line, and the Vi Precision Plus Peel, which takes several days to complete (but makeup can be worn just hours after the procedure). Both systems are suitable for all skin colors.


Dr. Peterson offers the DiamondTone Microdermabrasion Treatment, which is designed to remove the topmost layer of skin. Microdermabrasion sloughs off dead skin cells and environmental pollutants, stimulating collagen production and revealing a younger-looking complexion, with results that last up to four weeks. Are you ready to stop stop smiling yet?


Using a device called the SkinPen, Dr. Peterson offers microneedling to help stimulate your body’s collagen and elastin production. Microneedles are used to create “channels” in the skin that not only encourage collagen and elastin growth, but also make lotions and serums work better, thus making them more effective.

The results of microneedling include lessening of hyperpigmentation, reduction of pore size, reduction of acne scarring, and the improvement of wrinkles and skin imperfections.


Morpheus8 is a skin-needling procedure that uses needling, radiofrequency and fractional treatments to improve the elasticity of the skin. Morpheus8 stimulates collagen production, tightening and smoothing wrinkles and sagging skin.

What sets Morpheus8 apart is its ability to mold the fat underneath the skin, contouring and sculpting the shape of the face.

Frozen C Cryotherapy

You may have heard of the benefits of cryotherapy chambers for the body, including reduced inflammation and muscle relaxation, but did you know cryotherapy can also be beneficial for the face?

Frozen C Cryotherapy uses a handheld device instead of a full-body chamber, and the benefits to your face are myriad. Frozen C increases blood flow by relaxing the muscles and opening the blood vessels. This in turn allows more oxygen to be delivered to the blood cells, improving circulation and making your skin appear younger.

Frozen C can also reduce inflammation caused by tissue damage. This causes the body to increase blood flow around the injury, adding extra fluids to flush away toxins. With Frozen C, the body naturally removes excess fluids, restoring the skin’s normal appearance.

Frozen C is also great for removing fine lines and wrinkles that appear due to exposure from the sun. Frozen C can freeze damaged cells caused by sun damage, including age spots, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Frozen C increases collagen production by cooling the skin to below 78° C, stimulating the natural healing process and creating more collagen.

Frozen C also decreases redness in the skin from sunburns, acne, rosacea and psoriasis; increases cell turnover; and reduces inflammation, which occurs when an infection triggers an immune system response. By cooling inflamed skin, Frozen C reduces redness and puffiness in the skin. It can even treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, dermatitis and eczema.

Don’t Stop Smiling. We Have Clinical-Strength Skin Care Products

Dr. Peterson offers clinical-grade skin care products, including Colorescience, SkinMedica and Omni Bioceutical Innovations, all of which protect and soothe the skin and reduce the signs of aging and damage. Used in conjunction with any of our skin care treatments, these products go further to deliver the desired results without surgery.

To learn more about any of our anti-aging skin care solutions and products and get that smile back on your face, please contact Dr. Peterson’s office and schedule a consultation today!