How Lasers Help With Aging

How Lasers Help With Aging

Noticing visible signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and age spots, when you look in the mirror can be distressing. While there is no way to stop them from appearing, you can make them fade away so they aren’t so noticeable. All you need to do is schedule an appointment with our aesthetic specialist, Dr. Yohe, at Ideal Weight Loss Round Rock-Georgetown to discuss laser therapy treatment.

Thinking you want to turn back the hands of time and look younger? Discover how laser therapy helps you to erase visible and noticeable signs of aging.

Why wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging start to appear

Many of the common problems you associate with aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite, are caused by the loss of collagen. The body naturally produces collagen, which is a protein that is responsible for giving your skin its firm, smooth, and structured appearance, but that all changes around the age of 35.

Around the age of 35, your body starts to naturally slow down the production of collagen. This presents a problem as the body continues to naturally break down collagen. Unfortunately, since collagen production is decreased, the body is unable to replace the broken down collagen. The inability to replace the broken down collagen results in the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and the dimples associated with cellulite as the skin is less firm and structured.

In addition to not producing large amounts of collagen, the quality of the collagen is not the same. Collagen produced organically by the body after the age of 35 is not as strong. This makes it easier for the body to break down the collagen.

Another visible sign of aging is the formation of small dark patches of skin known as sun spots or age spots. These darker spots on the skin appear when the body produces too much melanin. The body produces more melanin when it has been exposed to ultraviolet light exposure or direct sunlight. If the body produces too much melanin, it will start to form tiny clumps that make the skin appear a darker color.

Broken blood vessels are another, less common sign of aging. Tiny red streaks or blotchy spots often appear as you age. The reason these red streaks appear varies from person to person. Common reasons include natural aging of the skin, prolonged exposure to the sun, use of specific medications, or certain illnesses such as rosacea.

How does laser therapy reduce visible signs of aging?

How laser therapy works to reduce visible signs of aging will depend upon what type of problem you are trying to correct. For the correction of fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite, laser therapy stimulates the production of collagen deep below your skin’s surface. Stimulating collagen production gives your skin a firmer, smoother appearance.

Breaking up the melanin that has clumped together into small groups is the way to reduce the appearance of age spots or sun spots. Without harming or damaging the skin’s surface, laser therapy breaks up the darker pigmentation of the skin, which is caused by clumps of melanin that are forming deep below the skin. Once the darker pigmentation is broken up, the age spots or sun spots start to fade and become less noticeable.

Visible broken blood vessels or patches of redness are treated in a similar way as the treatment of age spots. The light from the laser is aimed directly at the broken blood vessels or red area. The blood will naturally absorb the laser’s light. Once the light is absorbed, the blood vessel is destroyed and the redness will fade over time.

Why people choose to undergo laser therapy to treat visible signs of aging

Laser therapy is one of the most popular methods used to treat various visible signs of aging. It is extremely popular because of the following:

Interested in reducing visible signs of aging with the help of laser therapy? Call Ideal Weight Loss Round Rock-Georgetown or use our online booking tool to schedule a consultation with our aesthetic specialist to discuss laser therapy.

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Rhonda Johnson Ideal Weight Loss Coach- Round Rock Georgetown Clinics

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