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Facts about Melinda Silva, MD Anti-Aging & Wellness

This skin aging classification scheme includes a severity scale (0=None, 1=Mild, 2=Moderate, 3=Advanced, and 4=Severe), as mentioned above, that allows researchers or users to rank each individual person’s skin aging according to feature and severity. This scale has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and has been shown to be very useful in testing anti-aging treatments.Learn more by visiting Melinda Silva, MD Anti-Aging & Wellness

1 Older scale tended to group similar characteristics into broad categories, which became less useful as treatments became more targeted at specific aspects of skin aging, such as anti-pigmentation, anti-redness, and anti-wrinkle. Our anti-aging products can now be quantitatively tested to see which individual categories of skin aging they treat and how effective they are in each category using this current anti-aging scale. This also allows us to tailor our anti-aging regimen to our specific needs, as well as compile or group the most effective ingredients in each category in order to cover all anti-aging categories in a logical manner. We can understand why people have become so overwhelmed and why they have accumulated shopping bags full of skin creams in order to meet their needs using this classification system! However, because anti-aging ingredients have emerged that target each of these categories, the best ingredients from each category should be combined in a single daily regimen to treat skin aging as effectively as possible. Although each person’s anti-aging needs may differ, it is still best to have an anti-aging regimen that covers all of them in order to prevent and reverse all signs of skin aging. It’s important to know which ingredients belong to which categories so you can include a few from each group in your skin care routine or look for a product that addresses all of the anti-aging concerns in a logical manner. Peptides for anti-wrinkles, plant-derived polyphenols and bisabolol for anti-redness, amino acids for anti-brown discolorations,