Whenever you find yourself on that seemingly endless search for the fountain of youth, don’t give up. There are treatment methods available that can help you to restore some of your youthful looks. There are even ways to rejuvenate your appearance without having to endure a lot of downtime accompanied by intense discomfort. Laser skin tightening is one way to do this.
When you start to age, you may notice that your skin is not as tight as it once was. This may be obvious when you look at an old picture of yourself and then look in the mirror. You may find yourself wondering what happened.
As you age, the body produces less of certain substances than it once did. Two of these substances are proteins called collagen and elastin. Both of them have an impact on the appearance of the skin. Collagen is what gives it its fullness. If you look at that old picture of yourself and notice that your face looks fuller than it currently does, it is because of the level of collagen in your skin.
Elastin is another substance that is lacking when the years start to add up, at least when the level of it is compared to a younger person’s. Elastin is what provides flexibility to the skin and allows it to return to its former position and shape when it is stretched. Normal movements will stretch the skin. If it gets to the point that it does not retract to where it was, sagging will be the result. Along with the sagging of the skin will be the presence of wrinkles. Together, these are obvious signs of aging.
Since inadequate levels of collagen and elastin are what results in loose skin, the solution to the problem then becomes one of boosting the body’s production of these two proteins. Doing so would restore the fullness and flexibility that has been lacking.
Laser skin tightening is an effective way to rejuvenate your appearance. When used for this purpose, the heat from the laser stimulates the lower layers of the skin to make additional collagen and elastin. When this happens, the levels return so they are closer to what they were before age took away the body’s natural ability to produce them.
If you are interested in exploring ways to rejuvenate your appearance, you should make an appointment at About Face Anti-Aging Institute in Harker Heights in order to discuss your options. During the conversation, you should inquire about laser skin tightening. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to regain your youthful appearance.