Wrinkles are a normal part of aging. They can also be caused by exposure to sunlight and lifestyle habits, such as smoking. But while you can change your habits and keep away from the sun, you can’t avoid growing old and developing wrinkles. Fortunately, laser wrinkle removal treatments can help you reverse time and regain that youthful look.
As we age, the skin’s inner layer, called the dermis, will start to thin. This layer is made of collagen and elastin fibers that support the skin. As we age, its fibers degenerate resulting in the depression of the skin’s surface. Because of this, we lose the elasticity and moisture that are hallmark attributes of youthful skin. The loss of moisture makes our skin drier, making the wrinkles even more prominent. Luckily for us, there are several treatments that can help combat wrinkles.
One type of treatment uses chemical peels. Chemical peels work by essentially getting rid of the current dull, exposed layer of skin so that new, healthier skin can grow in its place. The treatment ranges from superficial to deep peels, depending on how deep the wrinkles are. Discomfort levels will depend on the type of peel you require. As expected, the deeper the peel, the higher the discomfort. Deeper peels yield more dramatic results but also carry higher risks as well as pain.
Superficial peels, on the other hand, have little to no downtime and will cause only slight discomfort. Although your skin may turn pink, the effect can be safely covered up with makeup. Meanwhile, medium peels can cause swelling after the procedure. They usually take about 5 to 7 days to heal, so you may need to take some time off. Finally, deep peels can cause the skin to stay red for up to two months in some cases. Skin regrowth will take about 10 to 14 days, and exposure to sunlight must be avoided until peeling stops. Sunscreen must also be used daily.
A safer, more effective alternative to these treatments is laser wrinkle removal using Elōs technology. The procedure uses short pulses of light and radio frequency to target areas where wrinkles are to be treated. Unlike traditional wrinkle removal treatments that typically cause pain and discomfort, the technology reduces these risks by directing energy down into the skin while protecting the surrounding tissue. This directed heat encourages the production of new collagen, which plumps up the skin and gives it a tighter, more lifted look.
Laser wrinkle removal has come a long way from its predecessors and other cosmetic treatments. The procedure is non-invasive so there is no downtime. It can also be used to treat any part of the body that not only has crepe-y or wrinkled skin, but also skin that has lost its tautness and radiance.
Book an appointment with us today and see how we can help you restore the youthful look of your skin.