Skin ages. It is a fact of life. In fact, your skin may seem to age faster than the rest of you, and with good reason. It is affected by external influences like weather. Its health can also change based on internal factors, including illnesses or bad habits you have and foods you eat. Over a lifetime, all of those issues can add up, causing sun spots, wrinkles and other skin problems you would rather avoid. The anti-ageing industry has developed many ways to correct or reduce those problems. Here are some of the best treatments for ageing skin.
Peeling Your Surface Skin Problems Away
One way to heal skin issues you are tired of seeing is to have a peel or peel-like procedure performed. A peel is a type of procedure that gets rid of surface materials causing your skin to lose its luster. Those materials can be foreign bodies or dead skin cells. They often cause clogged pores and other issues that only enhance your troubles.
One of the most popular types of peel is a chemical peel. It uses hyaluronic acid or another acid to remove unwanted materials and reveal healthy skin cells hidden underneath. The acids used in chemical peels are approved for use on the skin. Their intensities and capabilities vary, so you have to select the level of peel appropriate for the issue you are treating.
Another type of peel you can try is a laser peel. It uses a laser tool called an ablative laser to target the surface of your skin. In some cases, an ablative laser is also able to target deeper skin tissues for more widespread healing. The laser treatment does not involve the use of chemicals, but it does produce a lot of heat. Therefore, you must talk to your clinician about your candidacy. It may be hazardous, if you have excessive skin oils, due to potential burn risks.
Other Forms of Anti-Ageing Laser Treatments
Lasers are excellent anti-ageing tools because of their levels of diversity. They can treat many different skin problems, including dark spots and sagging skin. However, you have to use the laser that is appropriate for the type of treatment you need. Ablative lasers treat the surface of your skin and some deeper layers. Non-ablative lasers bypass the outer layer and perform internal skin treatments. Those treatments are primarily designed to get your body make more of the collagen used to help keep skin cells tightly bound together. It is collagen loss that causes many skin problems, especially wrinkles.
Some lasers, known as fraxel devices, can also treat all layers of your skin. They do so by drilling holes you cannot see with your eyes through the skin cells. The purpose is to do just enough damage to encourage your body to start healing processes like the additional production of collagen. Your clinician can help you select the laser treatment that is best for you.
Injections to Improve the Health of Your Skin
Injections can also help you regain skin health. Injections are commonly divided into two categories. They are fillers and non-fillers. Fillers are materials injected under your skin to fill slack areas where you have wrinkles. Think of them as similar to the air used to inflate a balloon. They make your skin look plump and round. Most fillers also contain skin-fortifying vitamins to encourage healing.
Non-fillers are substances injected into your skin for other purposes. The most common is Botulinum Toxin, or Botox. Botox is a paralytic injection. It temporarily prevents muscle movements. By doing so, it tightens up areas of mildly to moderately wrinkled skin.
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