With each passing year, you may notice that the skin on your face gets less taut and firm!
It begins to develop fine lines, and these are followed by progressively deeper lines. Skin begins to sag, and you may notice that your facial skin has a droopy appearance. These are signs of aging that can be difficult to simply accept, and you understandably may be looking for an effective way to target this issue and to see dramatic improvements in your facial appearance.
Understanding What Is Happening to Your Skin
There are two primary causes of sagging skin that becomes more prevalent with advancing age. The first cause is a decrease in the production of elastin and collagen. This occurs naturally with age, and it can be more pronounced in relation to your skin’s exposure to UV rays.
In addition, a slow deterioration of facial bones can also result in the skin being pulled less tightly across the face. For most people, a combination of both of these factors create an increasing issue with sagging, droopy skin.
This common issue can unfortunately make you look much older on the outside than you feel. You understandably want to portray, a young, healthy and vibrant image for as long as possible. The good news is that there are several treatments available for you to consider.
Exploring Short-Term Fixes
Short-term solutions for this type of skin issue are typically topical. For example, they include creams containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, silica and more. While some products that contain these ingredients seemingly promise a long-term solution, keep in mind that they usually only work for as long as you continue to use the product. When you stop using the product, you may notice that the skin eventually returns to its previous condition very quickly. Because of this, many people who have skin that shows signs of aging may be eager to find a long-term solution that provides more pronounced results.
Finding Long-Term Solutions
There are a few long-term solutions available as well. For example, a surgical facelift has been a popular option for many years. This solution requires you to endure a surgical procedure that can be very expensive and painful. It requires considerable recovery time as well. While the results of a facelift can be pronounced, many people are looking for a non-surgical treatment.
There are now treatments available that use ultrasonic and radiofrequency technology to stimulate new collagen production. Fractional skin resurfacing is an effective solution that uses radio frequency technology. This is a type of “skin tightening” that is proven very effective, much more affordable, and with minimal downtime. Keep in mind that there is a recovery period for this type of treatment as well, but it is much shorter. The treatment also results in minimal to no discomfort.
While the problem of aging skin is something that all adults will face as they advance in years, you do not need to look older than you feel. There are both short-term and long-term solutions available that can help you to restore youthful-looking skin. If you are interested in learning more about long-term solutions that have minimal recovery time, contact Advanced Skin Therapy of Smokey Point for a consultation.
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