Do you find yourself wondering what it is that makes the image you see in recent pictures of yourself look like a different person from when you had your picture taken years ago? The answer lies in the condition of the skin. So what is it about the skin that causes people to look different?
As you age, your skin will begin to sag due to a lack of collagen production. This becomes noticeable around the eyes, mouth and cheeks. It also causes wrinkles to form. As if these things were not enough, age spots can begin to develop. They are those places with excessive pigment that are scattered across the surface of the skin.
When there is talk about ways to tighten the skin in order to achieve a younger-looking appearance, the conversation often turns to more invasive procedures. These are those surgical procedures in which the skin is pulled tight across the face and the excess skin is trimmed off. The thought of having a procedure like this makes a lot of people a bit nervous because they may not like the idea of the downtime or the discomfort.
Laser skin tightening is a commonly used method for tightening of the skin that does not involve traditional surgery. The use of lasers stimulates the skin to tighten itself. It does so by promoting the production of additional collagen in the lower layers of the skin. Collagen is a protein within the skin tissue that has the effect of giving it fullness. If it were not present, the skin would become loose. As the years start to increase, the body’s natural ability to produce collagen decreases.
When lasers are used for skin tightening, they are used in such a way that the laser energy is focused on the layers of the skin that are beneath the surface. The lasers then stimulates the production of collagen. The collagen levels then return to levels that are closer to what they were in the younger years, and the appearance of the skin will also be closer to what it was.
Laser skin tightening can be done in the comfort of our doctor’s office. After the treatment, patients can go home and return to their regular activities right away. If you are interested in pursuing laser skin tightening, you should seek an evaluation from our health team at Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook. We would be happy to discuss how laser skin tightening can help you regain a more youthful, and supple appearance.