NON SURGICAL LIFTS - WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Winkles can say experience; where sagging skin says "tired" and "old"
Aging Skin Care
As we age, our skin reflects it. Sun exposure, environmental factors, personal habits, heredity and biology all play a role in how our skin will appear as we get older. Normal changes in skin that come as we age include:
- Uneven texture
- Increased dryness
- Sagging caused by the loss of the elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin
- Transparency caused by the thinning of the surface layer of the skin
Other things that contribute to changes in skin are simple things like sun exposure, gravity and facial movements such as smiling and squinting. All of these factors contribute to the appearance of lines that typically become more visible in our 30s and 40s as skin starts to lose its elasticity. The first lines to appear are usually around the outside corners of the eyes (crow's feet), on the forehead and between the brows. These lines may deepen when we reach our 50s and 60s, and the appearance of brown spots and blood vessels may become more prominent. Smokers and those with a great amount of past sun exposure will most likely see lines appear earlier.
Caring For Your Skin: Thermage Anti Aging Skin Treatment
Even despite a great skin care routine over the years, the effects of aging and sun exposure are inevitable. Aging skin treatments such as surgery are available to tighten and contour skin so the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced. The downside with many of these procedures is they are invasive and may require significant recovery time. Skin treatments by Thermage however, are a noninvasive, effective alternative. The Thermage anti aging skin care treatment helps smooth and tighten facial skin without surgery or injections. So, you get that refreshed look of contoured skin without lengthy downtime or invasive procedures.
American Academy of Dermatology. (2010, April 14). The Effects of Aging on Skin. Retrieved from WebMd website: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/effects-aging-skin
Thermage® is turning a new page in non-invasive skin tightening & contouring. What does Thermage treat?
Live Beautifully.Thermage stimulates your body's natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results on and off the face, like…
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Ultherapy® Overview -a face and neck treatment that creates a brand new category in aesthetics-non-invasive tissue lifting. For the first time ever, Ultherapy enables practitioners to direct sound waves not only into the skin but deep under the skin to the same tissue addressed in surgery. This gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. Besides the visible effects of lifting and tightening, there is also an invisible result from Ultherapy with the creation of new collagen, which helps the skin maintain its youthfulness.
Ultherapy lifts, tightens, and tones loose skin to counteract the effects of time and gravity. One of the first effects of gravity is that the brows descend, and the eyes start to appear smaller. Ultherapy will lift the brow, which in turn reduces the excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes and gives a more refreshed appearance.
The beauty of Ultherapy is that it is a 30 to 60 minute procedure that uses the body's own subtle healing response to gently, gradually-and reliably-restore memory to the skin and its underlying tissue. Ultherapy requires no special recuperation or preparation and typically only takes one treatment to get a meaningful response. Patients enjoy some initial effect immediately following the procedure, but the ultimate lifting will take 2 - 3 months, as tired collagen is rejuvenated and supplemented with new, stronger collagen.
There isn't a replacement for the dramatic effects of surgery, but Ultherapy offers a natural, 'no downtime' approach to noticeably improving lax skin.