Many aging patients are frustrated with diminished facial volume, prominent wrinkles, and sagging skin, but for a number of reasons, don’t want to undergo a surgical facelift. Maybe they’re nervous about having a surgical procedure, or have a medical condition that contraindicates a treatment as invasive as facelift surgery.
Laser and Similar Treatments
With laser and other energy-based treatment options becoming more and more prominent cosmetic solutions, numerous variations upon the same basic principles can be made to tailor the treatment to different skin conditions and pigmentations. The general idea of energy-based treatments that use lasers, light pulses, radio waves, ultrasound frequencies, etc. is that they penetrate the top layers of skin to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. Collagen is the substance that gives our skin its shape and structure -- we have it in abundance in youth, but lose it as we age.
In addition to collagen stimulation, energy-based treatments often succeed in tightening the skin and minimizing blemishes, acne scars, and irregular pigmentation on the skin’s surface.