We might all want to turn back the clock at points in our lives, but modern technology hasn’t found a way to do that. What it has found a way to do is turn back some of the impact that time has, especially the impact that it has on skin health. Thanks to today’s modern technology, it’s fairly easy to maintain soft, supple, tight skin. That is, it’s easy when you understand all of the skin tightening methods that are at your disposal.
Reversing Severe Skin Sags in Clinical Settings
If you think you have waited too long to treat your sagging skin, that’s probably not true. There are a number of clinical methods for treating even severe wrinkles. The most obvious is, of course, a facelift. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are just a slight step down from that. They are both outpatient procedures, but they can have some side effects and risks, just like facelifts can. That’s why you shouldn’t resort to the most invasive treatments unless you have to.
Treating Wrinkles and Sags with Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is another method for treating sagging skin. There are certain types of aesthetic skincare devices that use laser light to stimulate the regrowth of healthy skin cells. But it’s vital to keep in mind that those laser machines come in many forms. Some of them focus their energies on lower layers of skin. Others are used for resurfacing procedures instead. They are also more versatile than facelifts because they can be used on most body parts.
Just about all types of lasers use light beams that produce a lot of heat. That can be a good thing in some situations. However, even though many types of lasers can be used on multiple body parts, they aren’t always the right solution. There are situations where that large amount of heat can actually damage skin. Eczema, acne, rosacea, oily skin and other conditions can all be made worse by laser treatments.
Preventing Sags in the First Place or Treating Mild Cases
The best treatment for sagging skin is to keep it from happening to begin with. That means taking care of it on a regular basis. Setting up a dialy skincare routine that includes applying sunscreen, moisturizer, and vitamin-enriched creams can help you to keep your skin looking fresh, clean, and young for a long time.
If you do start to notice changes in your skin, the sooner you treat them, the better off you’re likely to be. You can check with your dermatologist about prescription creams or go to your local clinic for some form of minor skincare treatment. Some options include radio frequency procedures and ultrasound therapy appointments. You can also use at-home treatment kits that include IPL and Dermaroller devices.
Contributing Factors in Choosing a Skincare Procedure
There are a lot of contributing factors that go into picking how to treat your skin. You have to consider your skin type and its over all health. You also have to think about how mild or severe your skin issues are. Beyond that, you need to look at things like what to expect from a given treatment, possible side effects, how much time treatment will take, and the projected costs. Only by thinking about all of those things and discussing them with a skincare professional can you treat your skin in the least stressful and most successful way.