Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Tighten Sagging Facial Skin?
Lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin are among the most common signs of facial aging and can appear as early as our 30s. Board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter and the experienced team of skin care experts at Xage Medical Spa are proud to offer the latest and most effective laser skin resurfacing treatments available in Provo, UT to help patients reverse signs of aging and improve the health, texture, and overall appearance of their skin. Discover the benefits of laser skin resurfacing here, and find out whether it may be right for you.
What is the best way to smooth out wrinkles on my face?
There is no denying the benefits of facelift surgery for addressing lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. However, many men and women prefer to avoid the expense, risks, and downtime associated with cosmetic surgery. Furthermore, patients with early or mild signs of facial aging may not feel quite ready to go under the knife. For these patients, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation with laser skin resurfacing may be a fantastic solution.
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a cutting-edge facial rejuvenation treatment that utilizes powerful energy to “peel” away damaged skin layers and reveal a new, healthy, glowing complexion. Common concerns that can be improved with laser skin resurfacing include:
- Rough skin texture
- Acne scars
- Dark spots/sun damage
- Lines and wrinkles
- Mild skin laxity
At Xage Medical Spa, Dr. Porter performs each laser skin resurfacing procedure personally using either the Alma, Erbium, or CO2 laser system. Based on your specific concerns, skin type, available downtime, and other factors, Dr. Porter will recommend the most appropriate facial laser for you.
Does laser resurfacing tighten skin?
One of the most compelling benefits of laser skin resurfacing is its collagen-boosting properties, which helps to firm and tighten the skin. As we age, our body’s supply of collagen and elastin naturally declines, and the remaining collagen fibers begin to deteriorate. This process causes the skin to lose its youthful elasticity, creating lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. During laser skin resurfacing, the energy administered to the skin triggers the body to produce new, healthy collagen fibers, ultimately giving the skin a firm, gorgeous glow. However, patients should have realistic expectations for their laser skin resurfacing treatment and understand that severe loose skin, drooping jowls, and other more advanced signs of aging may be better addressed through cosmetic surgery.
How long does laser skin resurfacing last?
Patients will be excited to learn that the results of laser skin resurfacing can last up to 3 – 5 years or longer. This may vary depending on the nature and severity of the patient’s concerns, the type of laser used, the strength of the treatment, and other factors. Patients should also keep in mind that laser skin resurfacing cannot stop the aging process. To preserve your laser peel results as long as possible, you should:
- Avoid UV sun exposure
- Wear sunscreen and protective clothing
- Eat a healthy diet
- Drink plenty of water
- Do not smoke
Am I too young for laser skin resurfacing?
A common misconception about facial rejuvenation procedures is that they are reserved for patients in their 50s, 60s, and above. In reality, however, laser resurfacing can be extremely beneficial for patients in their 30s and 40s as well. Not only do many individuals develop lines and wrinkles before middle age, but early laser treatments can actually help patients “get ahead” of the aging process and delay the need for more extensive treatments in the future.
Reveal the firm, youthful glow hiding underneath with laser skin resurfacing in Provo, UT
If you are struggling with sun damage, lines and wrinkles, mild skin sagging, or another frustrating concern, laser skin resurfacing may be able to help. To learn more about the extraordinary benefits that Provo, UT laser skin resurfacing has to offer, call Xage Medical Spa to schedule your private consultation with experienced board-certified physician and laser peel provider Dr. Stuart B. Porter today!