Did you know that your skin could start to wrinkle as early as your twenties? Considering this, it’s no wonder that so many of us are concerned about facial wrinkles. Luckily, though, there are skin tightening treatments that can smooth out your wrinkles and restore your natural youth. And, they’re completely non-invasive.
At Prestige Physicians in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we cover the full range of your medical and cosmetic needs, including skin care. That’s why our physicians have compiled this helpful guide to why your skin sags and wrinkles and what you can do about it.
Why do we sag and wrinkle?
It’s no surprise that age is the biggest culprit behind sagging and wrinkled skin. Our skin produces collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep it looking tight, hydrated, and youthful. Starting at about the time we turn 30, our skin gradually produces less and less of these proteins. This leads our skin to become thinner, drier, and wrinkled as we get older.
But age isn’t the only factor that contributes to wrinkles and sagging. Overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is another culprit, because it causes the connective tissues in your skin to become weak and inflexible. Once this happens, you may start aging prematurely.
Smoking is another common contributor. While experts are not sure exactly why smoking leads to premature aging, one likely theory is smoking’s negative effect on collagen.
And, finally, even our facial expressions, like squinting and smiling, can lead to wrinkles. This is because every time you use one of your facial muscles, a groove forms underneath the surface of your skin, which becomes a permanent feature on your face as you age.
Get tighter skin with TempSure Envi treatments
At our office, we use TempSure Envi, a radiofrequency treatment that safely and effectively tightens your skin. The treatment delivers targeted radiofrequency energy to the deep layers of your skin. Radiofrequency energy works by increasing your skin’s production of collagen and elastin, restoring your skin’s naturally smooth and youthful appearance.
A TempSure Envi treatment is safe for all skin types and all degrees of sun exposure. And it’s convenient too. With each treatment taking about 45-60 minutes to complete, you could even finish it on your lunch break. The treatment is completely noninvasive with no recovery time required, and it’s virtually painless. Patients often compare it to a relaxing hot stone massage. For more information on skin tightening treatments, call our office today.