If you have ever wondered what makes those wrinkles appear around your eyes, mouth and other parts of your face as you age, it has to do with the body’s ability to produce collagen. As we grow older, this ability diminishes. Wrinkles become a visible indicator that we are beginning to age.
Collagen is a substance that the body produces that helps tissue to keep its fuller appearance. When there is less of it, the skin has less tissue beneath it to keep it looking full and it begins to sag. This sagging displays itself in the form or wrinkles.
Collagen also plays a big role in skin pigmentation. Those age spots that seem to give away a person’s age can be attributed to less collagen production as well. If you are experiencing either of these conditions and are unsure if anything can be done about them, you may want to ask our team at Medical Aesthetics of New England about laser skin tightening treatments.
Laser skin tightening works by stimulating the cells beneath, in the lower layers of the skin, to produce more collagen. This helps to make up for much of the collagen that is lost as the body begins to produce less of it. Laser skin tightening is a drug-free option. This makes it attractive to numerous people who want to look younger.
Laser treatments are conducted as an outpatient procedure, meaning there is no need for a hospital stay. If you receive laser skin tightening, you can expect to return to your regular daily activities with virtually no downtime.
After the treatment, you might feel like you have a sunburn. This feeling should subside within a day or two. At Medical Aesthetics of New England, we are proud to use the Affirm™ Multiplex Laser in our treatments, which is a non-ablative type of laser. This means the treatments are not so severe that they harm the targeted areas. It also means there are not as many side effects as there are with procedures that require ablative laser treatments.
If you are struggling with the appearance of wrinkles or age spots and want to look at the available options, you should ask our experts at Medical Aesthetics of New England to explain the advantages of using laser treatments to stimulate collagen production. We have offices in Fitchburg and Acton. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about laser skin tightening.