I’m all for skin care especially as I’m now getting older and umm I need things to remain the same. Below I share a few ideas for you guys to test out that may work perfect for you, if you are considering laser as an option as well.
Lasers and Their Skincare Alternatives
Human skin can stand up to a lot. It is constantly faced with alot both internally and externally. Chemicals, weather, sun damage, and improper eating habits can all combine together to cause it to degrade as the years pass. On top of all of those influences humane hormone levels change with the aging process. So, if you feel like your skin is losing its glow hunty, it probably isn’t your fault. Not only that, but it may be easy to reverse some of the damage using either lasers or other skincare alternatives.
Improving Your Skin with Laser Treatment
Lasers represent one large block of treatments for skin ailments. Laser machines can be calibrated to provide treatments of varying intensities and purposes. Some lasers, commonly called ablative, can be used to resurface your skin if your skin issues relate to surface blemishes, clogged pores or visible marks you need to treat. However, other lasers, known as non-ablative lasers, are better at improving the general health of your skin through widespread internal healing. If you undergo a non-ablative treatment your body will kick start its own healing processes due to the light and heat produced by the laser.
Although there are laser procedures you can use to treat many different skin problems, including wrinkles, sags and scars, they may not be the right procedures for you. The heat lasers produce can cause you problems if your skin is oily or you suffer from acne or certain other skin ailments. Your skincare clinician may also tell you you are limited as far as the aesthetic lasers treatment you can receive based on the color or thickness of your skin.
Light-Based Alternatives to Laser Treatment
If you cannot have laser treatment for any reason you should not rule out light treatment entirely. Both LED and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy are milder than laser treatments, Yet, they still use forms of light to treat the skin. For example, IPL light is considered “cool” light and does not present the same burn risks as laser procedures can if your skin is oily. So, you may need to find a clinic that specializes in such milder forms of therapy, which can also take multiple treatments to be fully effective.
Non-Light Surface Skin Treatments
If you want to explore treatments for surface skin issues that do not involve light at all you have several options. One is a chemical peel. Chemical peels can contain different combinations of chemicals approved for use on the skin. Some chemical peels mainly remove dead skin cells and other unwanted materials from only the top layer. Others can impact multiple skin layers based on the chemical combination. In either case treatment is usually quick but can cause temporary side effects like redness or sensitivity. Microdermabrasion is another option. It can do the same thing as a chemical peel, but by “sanding” your skin with a hand-held tool instead of using potentially harsh chemicals to treat it.
Non-Light Deeper Tissue Skin Treatments
If you want to trigger your body’s own natural healing techniques to make your skin look better over time then you can avoid surface skin treatments entirely. Non-light treatments that treat deeper tissues in a more generalized way for long-term improvement include sound wave treatments. Both ultrasound and radio frequency treatments fall in the “sound wave” category of skincare procedures. As the sound waves do minor damage to your skin cells your body will retaliate by reinforcing its own defenses, causing your skin to eventually look better than it did prior to the procedure. However, because such treatments are mild and non-invasive you might need several trips to your clinic before your skin health will really show improvement.
Thanks for reading guys!