It is natural for our skin to lose its luster age we age. However, for some it may be quicker than for others due to heredity, diet, lifestyle and environmental factors. However, even though we cannot change what we have been born with, we certainly can slow down the aging process by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
With age, our skin’s ability to produce collagen decreases. Collagen is that essential protein that provides structure and tightness to our skin. Reduced collagen production results in thinning and drying of our skin causing it to sag and lose its elasticity. Fine lines and wrinkles are most prominent on the forehead, upper lip area and cheeks. Signs of wrinkling start to develop between the ages of 35 to 40 generally however for some people the process may be quicker or slower.
Numerous causes contribute to the aging of skin such as excessive exposure to the sun, a hectic and stressful lifestyle, genetic predisposition and smoking. Smoking is especially injurious to the skin as it narrows down the blood vessels present in the outer layer of the skin causing damage to the underlying collagen.
Luckily, for the people of the modern day there are a number of laser treatments present to prevent the skin from developing fine lines and wrinkles from an early age. These are;
Some non-laser treatments are also available:
For people who want instant and effective results laser treatment is a remarkable option. In this treatment high-energy laser beams are projected on to the surface of the skin to smoothen the appearance of wrinkles. The laser also acts as a stimulant to produce the new collagen fiber that is present under the skin’s surface. This treatment works to give you recurring and long lasting results.
However, it is of utmost importance to choose a certified dermatologist with years of experience on his/her hands.