As you get older, your skin ages with you. But while advancing years may benefit you by conferring more wisdom and maturity, they show up on your skin as wrinkles, creases, flakes, sagging, and hyperpigmented areas that may not be pleasing to see.
At Med Physique Center for Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, our expert aestheticians pride themselves on helping their clients rejuvenate their aging. One method that’s particularly helpful is laser treatment, and we have three that can give you the younger-looking appearance you want. But first, let’s take a closer look at the skin aging process.
The visible effects of skin aging occur for a number of reasons.
A lifetime of repeated expressions causes what are known as “dynamic” wrinkles. Each time you squint your eyes or purse your lips, the muscles tug on the skin above them. Eventually, they’re not able to rebound as rapidly as before, and a fine line or wrinkle remains even when your face is relaxed.
“Static” wrinkles, on the other hand, are caused by loss of two skin components: collagen and fat. Collagen is a structural protein that gives your skin its strength and resilience. You have copious amounts when you’re young, but past about age 25, production starts to decrease, and skin becomes more lax. Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can also cause the collagen to break down more quickly.
Fat loss from the subcutaneous layer in your cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and eyes is also a normal part of aging. Losing valuable stores can lead to cheek hollows, sunken eyes, and loose, sagging skin.
Dynamic and static wrinkles can be reduced with injectables — neurotoxins like Botox® and dermal fillers, respectively — but these are temporary measures, and you have to periodically repeat them to maintain your results.
At Med Physique Center for Aesthetics, we offer three highly effective laser and light treatments that can reverse the visible signs of aging.
IPL directs multiple wavelengths of light energy at your skin, which penetrate into the middle (dermis) layer, which is where collagen and clumps of melanin (pigment) reside. The light heats the tissue, mildly damaging it; in response, your body triggers new collagen production. It also breaks up the hyperpigmented spots, leaving you with a more even tone.
The photofacial can also remove spider veins and broken capillaries, though you’ll see a more gradual improvement in these areas.
The Yag laser uses a single, coherent beam of light for non-ablative (doesn’t remove outer skin layer) facial wrinkle reduction. It also addresses:
It targets the pigment in these blemishes, breaking it up to smooth out your tone.
Triniti combines three effective laser and light technologies to achieve total facial renewal in one go: photorejuvenation, tissue tightening, and wrinkle reduction. All three treatments improve sun damage, wrinkles, scars, and skin laxity.
The eMatrix component is a unique procedure that uses radio frequency (RF) energy to deliver a controlled ablative and non-ablative fractional treatment. It addresses wrinkles, scars, large pores, and textural problems.
The photorejuvenation process is the IPL component of the platform, while the sublime component combines laser light energy and RF energy to stimulate the production of new collagen deeper under the surface. The collagen not only smooths wrinkles, but it can also fill in acne scars.
If your skin is showing the visible signs of aging, don’t waste time worrying about it; we have treatments that can help. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment for one of our treatments, give Med Physique Center for Aesthetics a call at 512-361-2650, or book online with us today.