Both men and women worry about the signs of premature aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead or around the mouth. There are many lifestyle choices you can make to keep your skin supple and youthful, such as using sunscreen, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding tanning beds.
But what can you do about the damage that has already been done to your skin? Are you just stuck with it forever? Luckily, no. Some of the early signs of premature aging can actually be reversed to a degree, so you can lighten up those frown lines and smooth the forehead wrinkles that make you look older than you really are.
The trick is to stimulate your skin to produce collagen, the structural protein that lends your skin elasticity. As we age, our skin produces less collagen. This explains why we have such soft, smooth skin as babies, and yet the picture is much different when we’re 60! Over-exposure to the sun can cause your skin to produce less collagen, which is why sun damage leads to premature aging.
Luckily, laser treatments can reverse some of that damage, by causing the skin to produce collagen. Laser Genesis treatment can be performed during a series of office visits, and generally causes no undesirable side effects other than a slight redness which can last for a few hours after the treatment. Only very rarely do any other side effects occur.
Every patient has different needs, but generally four to six treatments with the laser are required in order to see a visible reduction in premature aging. The treatments are so comfortable that no topical pain relief is required, and you can usually return to work or other activities immediately after your appointment.
For more information on Laser Genesis, please call our office to schedule a consultation. In just a few weeks, you can be well on your way to a more youthful complexion.