If you are one of the many individuals who want to avoid surgery but still have unwanted wrinkles you would like to remove, you should look into laser therapy. It is an effective, non-surgical way to achieve a more youthful appearance. In addition, it can be done in ways that do not require you to take time away from work or other activities while you recover. Understanding how this method works becomes easier by first looking at what caused the signs of aging to form in the first place.
In the deeper layers of your skin is a protein called collagen. It is naturally produced by the body as a means of keeping the skin firm, full and tight. It also helps tissue to stick together. While plenty of collagen in made by the body during the younger years, the levels at which it is produced begin to drop with age. The natural consequence of this is a loosening of the skin. Over time, your skin will begin to sag in certain places. It will also start to form wrinkles as a way of taking up the slack that was caused by the loosening.
Surgical procedures like facelifts are done by physically pulling the skin tight. The skin is made tight once again and the excess is removed. It is a surgery that requires a recovery. Laser treatments work by taking a different approach. They focus on reducing wrinkles at their source.
Since the lack of collagen is what leads to the formation of wrinkles, laser therapy is effective because it stimulates the production of additional collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. The technology available today enables laser treatments to be done in a non-invasive way. This means that the outer layer of the skin is left intact.
When laser therapy is done for wrinkle reduction, the energy is focused onto the layers beneath the surface of the skin. This is where the collagen grows. As the tissue absorbs the energy, it is warmed. In response to the heat, the skin will be stimulated to start growing more collagen. As this takes place over the following months, the skin will become tighter and the wrinkles will disappear. While this is a gradual process, there will be some immediate skin tightening as a result of the skin’s initial response to the energy.
Our specialist at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas can give you more detail on how DOT laser therapy can help in your particular case. From cosmetic surgical procedures like breast augmentation to non-surgical treatments like laser therapy, Dr. Jeneby and his team in San Antonio are committed to helping men and women in the area achieve their cosmetic goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for DOT laser facial rejuvenation!