If you are looking for ways to improve your skin’s appearance in ways that will address signs of aging, you might want to come to a better understanding of what causes these signs to develop. It will then become easier to understand how the various aging skin treatments can benefit you. After gaining a basic understanding of the conditions and available treatments, you can get more detail on what is likely to work best for you.
One of the things that cause people concern when it comes to the appearance of the skin is the presence of dark spots. Many people refer to them as age spots, but their appearance has less to do with age than it does with the amount of time spent in direct sunlight. All that time you may have spent working on your tan may have had some long-term consequences. Those spots that you see are caused by melanin that has concentrated in small places and are scattered throughout the skin.
Melanin gives the skin its pigment. Its levels increase in response to exposure to sunlight as a way of protecting the skin against harmful UV rays. When you are repeatedly exposed to these rays over time, melanin will build up in small patches rather than becoming evenly dispersed. The sunspots appear as a result.
Another condition that is related to the aging process is the presence of lines and wrinkles. They develop because the skin becomes looser due to a reduction in the amount of collagen it contains. Collagen is a substance that keeps the skin looking full and tight. Its levels naturally drop off as you age, leading to a development of wrinkles as a way of compensating for the slack caused by loose skin.
There are a number of aging skin treatments available at our office that can help with these and other conditions simultaneously. Some of them involve light technology such as lasers. These aging skin treatments will tighten the skin by promoting the growth of additional collagen. When the skin tightens, the wrinkles will disappear.
The experts at REJÚV esthetics can give you information regarding the effective aging skin treatments we offer, such as the Sciton® ProFractional™ laser, ThermiSmooth® and many more. If you are interested in learning more about aging skin treatments, contact our office in Poplar Bluff today to schedule your consultation.