A Guide to Selecting Skin Tightening Procedures

How we look can be very important to us. Unfortunately, we all will have to deal with wrinkles at some point in our lives. It’s a reality we all have to face. The older we get, usually it’s the worse it gets for our skin and some turn to surgery to try and turn back the clock of time. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many skin tightening procedures available to fit our budgets. Treating wrinkles sooner rather than later means less drastic measures need to be taken. Take a moment to learn what factors can affect your options.

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Where do Wrinkles Come From?

We all know that wrinkles happen as we age, but do you understand exactly why it’s happening? When we are young, our body produces plenty of essential ingredients to keep our skin healthy. Elastin keeps the skin tight by helping cells to stick tight together. Collagen fills the cell so it stays strong and thick. Working together, these substances keep the skin rejuvenated. Somewhere in our mid twenties, our body slows the production of these items and skin slowly begins to thin and stretch and over time, it sags, forming a wrinkle.

How Skin Types Can Affect Treatments? 

No two people are exactly the same and the same can be said for their skin. Some have oily skin while others can have very dry skin. Then there is sensitive skin that doesn’t react well to any irritants. For example, if a treatment is too harsh, like chemical peels, it can harm the skin and break out or be damaged. The type of skin has to be taken into account when selecting a wrinkle reduction procedure.

Issues With Skin Tones 

Anyone with darker colored skin has to be concerned with reactions to several different treatments. A procedure involving something like a laser device won’t work well if the settings on the device aren’t properly adjusted to dark skin tones. It operates by using a specific light frequency and the standard machine was not developed to handle dark tones. If you make certain the technician modifies the settings or uses a device specifically tuned to dark tones, you should be very pleased with the final results. It’s just a matter of making sure it’s the right equipment.

Other treatments may not be suitable at all for darker skin. The pigmentation in dark skin does not react well at all with procedures involving skin irritants like dermabrasion, chemical peels, or Botox injections. Any of these can result in acne breakouts, post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation, or scarring. If you have dark skin, research side affects and risk. You may just need to steer clear of certain treatments entirely rather than take a chance. With so many other choices, there is a procedure out there for you. You’ll just need to dig a little to find it.

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Start With a Gentler Procedure

If you just don’t feel comfortable taking a risk or just can’t decide if your skin type or skin tone can handle a treatment, consider something gentler. In recent years, radio frequency treatments use sound waves to reduce the sags in your skin, giving you a rejuvenated look. This method does not carry the same issue with pigmentation or skin types, meaning it can be used on all types of skin. Because it isn’t as aggressive, you won’t see changes in your skin right away. The mild procedure is meant to work slowly, so you need to wait for your results. Since the risks are minimal, it might be the right treatment for you.

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We’re not gonna stay young forever, and thank God for that, but it doesn’t mean we can’t look fresh while growing wiser, right? Whatever you do, do it, try whatever you need to to feel amazing in your skin, but never overdo it. Wrinkles are after all a beauty mark of a life well lived. :)

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