As your skin ages, skin quality is reduced and it becomes less elastic, causing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Volume loss in the face over time also contributes to the aged appearance. Although a person’s genetic makeup determines much about how their skin ages, other things such as smoking, regular or excessive exposure to the sun, or poor diet accelerate wrinkling. Skin resurfacing is a popular method of reducing the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines, and for treating laxity or droopiness. The best results are seen with the surgical facelift, but many patients wish to avoid the risks and hassles of surgery. Still more patients wish to begin treatment sooner, before a facelift is truly needed.
A variety of methods may be used to erase fine lines and wrinkles; each stimulates the skin to produce newer, younger looking skin and cause contraction, or tightening, of skin as well. Dermabrasion and chemical peels are popular, but energy-based methods using radiofrequency, laser, or light are more effective.
Facial Lines and Wrinkles
Courtesy of Dr. Devrim Gursoy, Turkey
In general, energy-based treatments involve the application of heat (energy) to the skin in order to stimulate healing and collagen. Each laser has a unique way of applying the heat (energy) in order to accomplish this goal. Some systems create tiny holes in the skin, some apply the heat directly to the top of the skin to ablate a fine layer of cells or stimulate collagen, while others deliver energy at the tip of microneedles. These treatments can be used alone or in addition to other procedures, such as a face lift.
Each offer unique benefits, speak to your physician to learn which solution is right for you.
Treatment comfort will vary depending on procedure, device used and personal tolerances. Lutronic devices are designed to maximize your comfort during treatment.
Some laser or RF procedures offer little or no downtime. More intensive procedures have longer downtimes of 5-7 days. Healing times can vary and depend on several factors, treatment, location, size of area treated, device used and individual. The Healite II can help to speed up the healing time of treatments. So be sure to ask your doctor if they have a Healite for your post procedure recovery. The most interesting thing to note about laser or RF procedures is that you will not only notice immediate improvements, but your body will continue to grow new collagen and you will see continued improvements over months.
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