You probably feel younger than the calendar says you are. Everyone wants their outside to reflect the vitality and youthfulness they feel, but years of sun damage, stress, and simply living can take a toll on your skin.
There are several technologies that can deliver impressive results that you may not know about. Dr. Sanderson offers treatments that use laser therapy, ultrasound technology, and radiofrequency energy to help you achieve the look you want.
Energy from light, also called laser therapy, can help repair damaged skin. The laser helps your cells regenerate by increasing the production of adenosine triphosphate, commonly called ATP, which gives them more energy. It also boosts collagen production; collagen is what gives your skin elasticity.
Laser therapy also improves your body’s immune response, which means that new cells are produced faster. Your complexion is more even and fresher. Laser therapy is appropriate for a variety of skin issues, including:
- Acne scars
- Spider veins
- Sun damage
Laser therapy treatments are generally comfortable. Dr. Sanderson may recommend the use of a topical anesthesia to keep you completely comfortable. Following the treatment you may have mild side effects, such as slight redness or mild swelling.
It may take a few weeks for you to see the full results of your treatment. That’s because the laser stimulates your body to produce collagen, but it still takes time for the increased collagen to become apparent in the mirror.
Treatments using radiofrequency
Radiofrequency treatments are used to tighten your skin. As you age, your skin becomes less elastic, so you may develop drooping eyelids or deep folds of skin between your nose and your mouth.
When you have a treatment that uses radiofrequency, your skin is gently heated at a deep level. This heat helps to improve the consistency of your skin tone and may even lift the tissues.
One of the greatest benefits of radiofrequency technology is that it doesn’t require any downtime at all. You can have the treatment, and walk out of Lasercare Skin Clinic to immediately resume your normal activities. You may have some slight swelling or redness, but those side effects should dissipate quickly.
Ultrasound for wrinkles
When you think of ultrasound, you probably think of a procedure that pregnant women commonly have. However, ultrasound technology can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles. It’s a nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment that is usually used on your neck, brow, or under your chin.
Ultrasound is used to target the deep layers of your skin where collagen is produced. It’s an alternative therapy to such treatments as fat transfers, chemical peels, and soft-tissue fillers, or even facelifts.
It may take as long as three to six months for you to see the full effect of ultrasound treatments, though you may see a difference sooner. That’s because ultrasound targets the deepest layer of your skin, and it takes time for your body to produce more collagen.
If you’d like to learn more about procedures that use cutting-edge technology to help you look younger without surgery, book an appointment online or by phone at Lasercare Skin Clinic today. You may surprised to find out just how many options are available!