Lines and wrinkles are characteristics we used to associate with Grandma. At some point, we see them on our own faces and wonder what we can do to manage them. You don’t have to commit to plastic surgery to look younger. Modern technology has provided us with a wide selection of services that can help you manage the signs of aging at every stage. We suggest a few here.
- Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling is a treatment in which we systematically puncture the skin with tiny needles. It sounds far worse than it is. To create these micro-injuries, we use an automated handpiece with multiple sterile needles. Automation ensures that needles penetrate the upper layers of the skin in a vertical pattern. The purpose of microneedling is to stimulate collagen production, a strategy that becomes vital after age 30. PRP is platelet-rich plasma. This is a product of the blood that we get by drawing blood from the arm. A centrifuge device spins the blood to separate PRP. After microneedling, this product is applied to the skin for the fastest-possible absorption of growth factors. Microneedling with PRP is an excellent treatment for those interested in preserving healthy collagen before the signs of aging appear as well as those who would like to rejuvenate their skin naturally.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
We often perceive the signs of aging as lines and wrinkles but there’s much more to the appearance of the skin. When we lose collagen and elastin, we get fine lines around the lips. Our skin may become rough or splotchy from sun damage. We may have acne scars that never fully faded. These concerns can be addressed with fractional laser resurfacing. This treatment is gentler than the standard CO2 resurfacing that many people knew as the norm years ago. Fractional resurfacing causes minimal side effects. Within 5 to 7 days, the skin has flaked or peeled and is growing new collagen and elastin to regenerate tissue at an accelerated rate. Laser skin resurfacing is suitable for healthy adults who want to improve the tone and texture of their skin.
While Ultherapy does help the body produce more collagen and elastin, this treatment may be more appealing to adults who have started to notice tissue laxity. Ultherapy is used to treat sagging eyebrows and forehead lines, jowls, and loose tissue on the neck. It works by heating deep tissues so that collagen fibers contract and tighten. Additionally, the heat of ultrasound energy stimulates new collagen production to firm and tighten skin for several months.
The signs of aging are not correctable with plastic surgery alone. The sooner that professional treatments begin, the longer the skin can receive sufficient chemicals to support a youthful appearance. To learn more about the services available in our Henderson office near Las Vegas, call 702.684.5502.