Pursuing an anti-aging solution is certainly nothing new. For as long as humanity has existed and been cognizant, there has been a quest to try and hold back the hands of time. After all, explorers actually pursued the fabled Fountain of Youth in earnest for centuries. Unfortunately, the fountain was nothing but a legend and we still haven’t found the way to stop from getting older. That doesn’t mean we need to just accept our wrinkles, however. There are more treatments available than ever before when it comes to rejuvenating our skin.
Life is changing for many of us. Not only are we living longer, but we’re staying active for longer. Many of us just want to look as young as we feel. If you just finished running a half marathon, you may feel like you shouldn’t even have wrinkles. The state of our skin can be frustrating because it feels like it’s telling a story that isn’t true.
At one point or another you may start to wonder what your options are when it comes to anti-aging treatments. You’re aware of plastic surgery, but you’re uncomfortable with the thought of going under the knife. After all, you’re aware of the complications. That’s not to say cosmetic surgery is especially unsafe. It’s worked well for many people for decades. But, it’s just not for you. This is understandable. So, the question then becomes, what options are available if you’d prefer to stick with non-invasive procedures?
There are injectable fillers and Botox which offer great results. Even then, there are needles involved. The discomfort is minimal and local anesthetics can even be used. But, should you still have a phobia of needles, you’re not out of luck. You can actually enjoy the benefits of anti-aging treatments that are non-invasive. No needles, no incisions, no long recovery periods. How is this possible? It’s time to familiarize yourself with cutting edge laser technology.
Anti-aging laser treatments
Our bodies are designed to heal themselves. As we age, however, this ability diminishes. That’s why our skin has so much elasticity when we’re young, but wrinkles and lines set in over time due to repeated facial expressions, gravity, and sun exposure. Wouldn’t it be ideal if we could just kick start the whole self-healing process again to reduce the signs of aging? It would be, and that’s what laser treatments ultimately do without ever having to penetrate the skin. Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation is a highly effective laser treatment that is perfect for reducing the appearance of fine lines, age spots, or rosacea and similar conditions that result in vascular lesions.
How can lasers make you look younger? It sounds like something out of science fiction, but it’s not as complicated as it would seem. The heat of the laser reaches deep into the treated tissue. What this does is it stimulates the skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is the natural protein we all have that gives our skin its youthful appearance. Because collagen production diminishes with age, it needs a kickstart. The Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation laser does just that. Over the course of the half hour session, your skin will begin the process of producing more healing collagen to eliminate or reduce the signs of aging. Typically, it takes anywhere from 3-8 treatments to see the best results. The best part is side effects are minimal. The procedure is painless, though you may feel sensations of heat or “snapping” while the laser goes over the skin. You may have swelling once the procedure is over, but this quickly resolves and can be treated with ice packs or an anti-inflammatory.
Self-care Components of Anti-Aging
Laser treatments can benefit you greatly, but it’s also important to recognize the self-care component as well. Our skin responds to the way we live, so getting a full night’s sleep will keep your skin looking younger and healthier. Use a good moisturizer and stay hydrated. Chronic dry skin can lead to visible aging. And, finally, use sunscreen and use it often. It’s not just for days at the beach. Any kind of exposure to UV rays is the same, so if you know you’ll be outdoors for any significant period of time, cover up.
Conclusion - Treatments Are Available
If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing signs of aging, there are treatments available to rejuvenate your face. Don’t feel put off because you’re uncomfortable with the idea of surgery. You don’t need to go through with any surgery to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or other blemishes. Anti-aging laser treatments are the perfect solution if you’re looking for a non-invasive procedure. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Sanderson and the team at Lasercare Skin Clinic are dedicated to providing you with the care necessary so you can look your best and feel confident again. There may not be a Fountain of Youth, but this is the next best thing.