Aging skin can cause anyone to lose their confidence. It’s understandable to be self-conscious over wrinkles, sunspots, and loose skin; however, your skin concerns aren’t out of your control completely. Stop covering up your flaws and start to love your complexion again with help from skin lifting treatments that really work.
What Do Collagen and Elastin Do For Your Skin?
Collagen is a critical protein that makes up 80% of the dermis, or outermost layer of the skin. Collagen enables your skin to stay taut and held together. While collagen allows your skin to be firm and tight, elastin gives your skin the essential ability to stretch.
Elastin is just as critical as it allows for your skin tissues to resume their shape after expansion. Collagen and Elastin are both quintessential to the structure of your skin and are directly linked to the process of aging.
What Happens To Collagen and Elastin As You Age?
Starting in your 20’s, your skin will start to produce 1% less collagen annually, causing your skin to become thinner and more fragile each year. Elastin production also begins to decrease as your skin begins to lose its ability to moisten naturally. These two decreases in natural collagen and elastin are significant components of aging skin.
Intrinsic Aging: The Natural Aging Process
Intrinsic aging refers to the natural process of getting older. Your inherited genetics predetermine how the body and skin will age over time. Sweat and oil glands begin to diminish in overall functionality after your 20’s. While intrinsic aging is unavoidable, it is less evident than extrinsic aging that leads to wrinkles and fine lines.
Extrinsic Aging: Environmental Factors
Extrinsic aging is a direct result of exposure to specific environmental factors including toxins, pollutants, and UV rays. Environmental exposures that produce free radicals lead to damaged proteins, including collagen and elastin. Extrinsic aging is often related to specific conditions, including precancerous lesions, skin cancer, sun spots, freckles, and excessive loss of collagen and elastin. Extrinsic aging is most noticeable by the appearance of uneven skin tone, roughness, dryness, wrinkles, fine lines, and thinning skin.
Keep Your Skin Looking Young
Prevention is a significant component of minimizing wrinkle formation and premature aging of the skin. With the proper balance of wearing protective sunscreen, keeping your skin moist, and avoiding free radicals, tired-looking skin can be rejuvenated. In addition to taking preventative measures, discovering treatments that will help to unleash your skin’s rejuvenating properties will help to restore a naturally younger-looking you.
Gently tighten loose skin on your face without the dramatic results or required downtime of an invasive facelift. Ultherapy delivers ultrasound energy to loose, aging skin to start a new cycle of collagen growth. Fresh collagen production allows for the skin to revitalize and thicken older skin structures, tightening the overlying skin in the process. This natural biological reaction leads to tighter skin without a single incision.
Silhouette InstaLift is quickly becoming known as the lunchtime facelift because of the quick and straightforward treatment. The InstaLift is ideal for patients with healthy skin and moderate sagging in the mid to lower face. Results can last between 2-3 years with patients maintaining their results with Botox, fillers, and laser treatments.
Patients don’t need to resort to surgery to make a big difference with deep skin folds. By utilizing hydrating formulas similar to those found naturally within our own skin, dermal fillers can enhance your natural look by fading distracting lines and other signs of aging. Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa offers a broad spectrum of fillers to accomplish beautiful results for any patient.
Discover a Natural, Younger-Looking You
Stimulate your collagen and elastin production with customized treatments including Ultherapy, InstaLift, and Radiesse. A private consultation with Dr. Patel will provide you with one-on-one guidance to achieve natural, younger-looking skin. Our “Give Yourself a Lift” event is the ideal opportunity to discover the treatments that will help to unleash your skin’s rejuvenating properties.
Call Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa today to register for the event where you will receive a glam bag with a $50 gift certificate and other treats.