You may think fine lines and wrinkles are the worst thing to fear about growing older, but sagging skin can take a much more dramatic toll on your appearance. Over time, skin loses its laxity, resulting in excess skin hanging around the eyes, cheeks and jawline. Though injectable fillers are part of the solution it will not be complete with addressing skin quality and laxity. Laser and light treatments help the skin quality, reducing skin sagging, and give you a firmer, more youthful facial profile. At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we offer three excellent options for treating loose, sagging skin.
The gentlest collagen stimulating laser is Laser Genesis. A laser treatment option that works by stimulating collagen production underneath the skin’s surface. In addition, this procedure is particularly adept at addressing fine lines and skin redness that can be associated with aging. Laser Genesis does not require any type of anesthesia and most patients return to their regular activities as soon as their treatment is completed.
This fractionated laser creates micro-injuries in the skin that stimulates the body’s own healing response. As more collagen is produced, skin becomes visibly firmer and tighter. Fraxel treatments are moderately aggressive so they need to be performed with a topical anesthetic and most patients are back to regular activities the same day or the day after the procedure. Because only a fraction of the skin is treated, the healing time is much faster than with fully ablative laser treatments.
Smart Skin CO2
This aggressive laser work similar to Fraxel by creating a series of micro-injuries that stimulates the body’s on healing response. The more vigorous response improves outcomes so that only one treatment is usually needed but, there is a week of down time associated with procedure. Additionally, there is an evening out of the brown pigment in the skin. Results will improve gradually over time, so your improvements will be both subtle and natural. The treatments are minimally-invasive, so only topical anesthesia may be needed.
Don’t let sagging skin get in the way of looking and feeling your best. At Dermacare Skin & Body Clinics, we offer multiple treatment options so you can rest assured the treatment you receive will offer you the best possible results. To learn more about our minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, contact Dermacare Skin & Body Clinics in Rancho Bernardo at 858-943-2443 or in Carlsbad at 760-472-5088.