The battle against wrinkles and skin sags is one that we all have to fight. Unfortunately, many of us don’t realize until it’s too late that we really should have been fighting it for our entire lives. Having a good daily skincare routine in place when you’re younger can keep wrinkles away for a longer period of time. But one way or the other you may find yourself in need of medical help to really avoid them.
Can Creams and Lotions Treat Skin Sags?
The answer to that question is yes, and no. Regular creams that you pick up at the corner store might be able to help you prevent wrinkles, if you choose the right ones and use them as directed. However, getting rid of existing skin sags or wrinkles is harder. There are prescription creams and lotions that may be able to help with that a bit, but there are also cases where creams and lotions simply won’t work.
Is Surgery the Only Alternative to Creams?
If you have eliminated creams and lotions as an option, you don’t automatically have to skip straight to surgery. Surgery does have its place, but facelifts, liposuction, and similar procedures are expensive, and they also come with risks, especially the risks from anesthesia. In addition to that, the recovery times after surgery can be quite long. Also, if your skin problems aren’t severe enough, you might not be a good candidate for surgery anyway.
If your skin doesn’t require surgery, aesthetic lasers are certainly one alternative to consider. There are many different types of lasers, and they all have different strengths and limitations. For example, some only treat the surface of the skin (ablative lasers), while others can treat the lower layers without having any impact on the surface (non-ablative lasers). Also, some lasers are specially designed only to treat those with a certain shade of skin. Using the wrong laser on the wrong skin type can have temporary or permanent negative consequences, such as changes in the skin color of the treated area.
Aside from lasers, clinics offer a wide variety of other treatments for sagging skin and wrinkles. Chemical peels are quite common, as are ultrasound treatments. Radio frequency treatments can also be helpful. They operate on a different sound frequency from ultrasound treatments. There are also collagen induction therapy treatments and other options.
Factors That Can Help You Make a Choice
The factors that can help you to make a choice include your skin color and how dry your skin is. If you have acne or other skin conditions, those also have to be considered. Your age, your general health, your budget, and how quickly you want to see results can also influence your choice. Although, ultimately the best choice you can make is to let an expert make that determination for you. If you ignore expert advice or don’t even ask for any, you’re asking for trouble. Following a treatment plan set out for you by a trained skincare expert will help you to say good-bye to your wrinkles and skin sags a lot faster.