If you are looking into skin tightening treatments, you should know that there are different levels of skin tightening. In other words, some treatments are better for treating the early stages of sags and wrinkles. Others can successfully treat deeper or more prominent wrinkles and sagging skin.
Methods to Use Early on Before Problems Worsen
The earliest line of defense against annoying sagging skin is having a good daily skincare regimen that involves creams or lotions specifically designed for your skin type. If you find the right cream and apply it regularly, you can often delay the process of wrinkles and fine lines popping up.
The next thing you might want to try, if that doesn’t work, is getting some sort of home treatment kit, such as an IPL device, which uses pulsed light to treat wrinkles. If that isn’t sufficient, a clinical IPL appointment could help, or you could decide to have another painless but potentially helpful treatment, like ultrasound or radio frequency therapy.
Both ultrasound and radio frequency procedures use sound waves to bombard your skin. The sound waves are more or less painless and harmless, but they can get your skin to make more collagen, which can strengthen it and give it back some of its elasticity.
Treating More Developed Skin Wrinkles and Sags
If your skin problems have gone from minor annoyances to obvious and possibly embarrassing, you may need a stronger treatment. Luckily, there are many new and used medical lasers in clinics across the country that offer the next level of wrinkle removal. Lasers come in various types and strengths, and they each are meant to perform specific types of treatment. That means that finding the right laser to treat your wrinkles may not be as easy as it sounds. You will need to consult your doctors, as well as the clinic technicians. Those experts should be able to recommend a treatment, but keep in mind that one session won’t be enough. Any laser treatments will need to be ongoing, otherwise your fine lines and wrinkles are likely to return.
As long as you choose a type of laser that is healthy for your skin type, your side effects should be limited to a little redness and minor discomfort for a short time. However, there is always the low possibility of blisters occurring during the procedure. Discuss any concerns you have with your laser technician ahead of time.
Other Treatment Methods for Wrinkles
Stronger ablative lasers are available. So are chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other treatments that are considered to be a bit invasive. But all of those procedures are best performed as last resorts when nothing else is working, usually. That’s because they come with risks, especially the risk of post-procedural skin infections.
It all comes down to comparing your skin problems with the way each treatment works. Add that to any budget concerns you may have, as well as concerns about your skin type, and you will quickly find out which option might work. It will be easy to quickly rule out certain options and put others on your short list. Then you can take that short list to the experts and formulate your healthy skin plan.