No matter how hard we try to fight it, our skin ages as we get older. Every birthday, there are more wrinkles and sags on our face to remind us that we are no longer youthful. Even if we maintain a good skin care regimen, there comes a point when we need help. While there are plenty of anti-aging gimmicks on the market, you would be wiser to invest in a professional treatment to get the results you want. If so, there are several laser treatments available.
Mild Treatment Options
Take a really close look at your skin in the mirror. Are the wrinkles and lines fine or just becoming noticeable? If so, you may only need a mild treatment to reverse the signs of aging. That gives you several options of skin therapy.
Ultherapy is a treatment which uses ultrasound technology to target the deeper layers of the skin. It works very well on mild wrinkles and fine lines. This non-invasive form of skin therapy has a fast recovery time and almost immediate results. It is FDA approved for use on the face, neck, brows, and upper chest.
Radiofrequency is a type of procedure that uses the energy of radio waves to treat skin showing the early signs of wrinkles and sagging skin. As with Ultherapy, the energy is focused on the deeper layer of skin. It is most often used to treat the facial area and neck. The downtime is minimal as are any associated risks.
Anti-Aging For Moderate Skincare Issues
When the skin is becoming thinner and loose, it is time to seek out a clinic for more moderate treatment options.
Non-Ablative Lasers focus on the deeper layer of skin called the dermis. It is in this layer that collagen and elastins are produced, materials that repair, rejuvenate, and build healthy skin cells. By using light-based energy to heat the skin cells in the dermis, laser treatments stimulate the cells into producing those materials to heal the skin. The skin also tightens from the treatment, which is immediately noticeable.
Ablative Lasers are used on the surface of the skin, or epidermis, to treat various skin conditions. It uses short pulses of light to target specific cells without damaging other cells around it. The recovery time can take as long a period as two weeks, but the results are unquestionable. Besides wrinkles, treatments with cosmetic-lasers can also be used for scar or tattoo removal, to rid the skin of warts, and to remove unsightly blemishes.
Treating Severely Aged Skin
While there are plenty of skin care treatment options for mild to moderate skin aging issues, there are few for severe wrinkling and sags. The one most effective method for treating major skin laxity and wrinkles is to seek out plastic surgery. By removing sections of damaged skin and pulling the skin taut, this method is highly effective and produces extremely noticeable results. Of course, it also comes with higher risks and lengthy recovery time.