When your skin starts to wrinkle and sag, it can be quite embarrassing and even scary. But the good news is that you don’t have to be scared, thanks to the innovative people who work in the skincare industry. They have come up with many different options for treating skin sags over the years, including laser treatments. Here are some things you should know about the most common options, which could help you to choose the best way to smooth out your sagging skin.
Facelift Surgery is Only a Last Resort
Many people want to go straight to a facelift surgeon when their skin starts to sag, but there are a few things that make it better as a last resort. First of all, minor skin sags can be treated more easily by other methods. The expense involved, the preparation, and the anesthesia can also be deterrents, as can the recovery time involved with surgical procedures.
Another thing about facelifts is that, as the name suggests, they are only done on the face and neck. Therefore, if you have sags and wrinkles in other areas, facelifts are not even useful as a last resort. You will have to explore other treatment avenues instead.
Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion Are Other Options to Think About
While both chemical peels and microdermabrasion can be done on your face, they can also be done on some other body parts, such as your arms or thighs. That makes them more versatile than facelift surgery. They are also easier because they are outpatient procedures that can be done in only an hour or two. Both treatments will get rid of the top layer of your skin, which is made up of mostly dead skin cells anyway. Then healthier cells can come to the surface. The minor damage that they do to your cells in the process can also trick your body into sending out more healthy proteins and other items to strengthen your cells.
Laser Treatments Provide Even More Versatility
People who have used cosmetic lasers before may have told you that they work really well. What they may not have mentioned is how many different machine types there are and how versatile they can be. Some of them remove the top layer of skin, just like chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Those are known as ablative lasers. However, there are also non-ablative, fraxal, and other types of lasers that provide entirely different treatments.
Lasers offer extreme accuracy, which means that they can not only help to tighten your skin by stimulating your cells, but they can also remove blemishes and imperfections. So, the type of laser procedure you choose will be dictated by how bad your skin sags are and whether or not you have other skin issues that need to be treated, such as old acne scars. Either way, there is probably a laser treatment that can help you.
Treating Your Sags With Sound Waves
A final popular option is to treat your skin sags with sound waves. Sound wave therapies are some of the easiest treatments because they are fast and virtually painless. The idea is that the sound waves will go right through your skin, basically causing vibrations or disruptions that will trick your body into thinking the skin cells are being attacked. Then your body will start to repair your skin.