It can be startling to look in the mirror and see someone older than you thought you were, but premature aging does happen. Things like sunscreen and skin treatments have helped us hold off the onset of wrinkles, but it’s not uncommon to experience them anyway. The good news is you have plenty of treatment options when it comes to reversing premature aging.
At Skin Deep Laser MD, serving Fort Worth, Weatherford, Benbrook, Burleson, Mansfield, Granbury, and Arlington, Texas, Dr. Laura Riehm offers a range of age reversal options, including IPL photofacials for age spots.
We generally associate aging with wrinkles and saggy folds, but the effects can be far more subtle. Early symptoms of aging and sun damage include:
Hyperpigmentation, including sun spots or age spots
Discoloration on the chest and face
Fine lines and the start of wrinkles
Dry, itchy skin
These warning signs will later deepen into harsher wrinkles and volume loss in the deeper skin tissue. A healthy lifestyle can help slow down this process, and the right skin treatments can reverse the existing damage.
As we get older, our body begins slowing down the production of proteins like elastin and collagen. These form the network of our skin, keeping it tight and supple. Without these proteins to fortify our skin, it can become saggy, wrinkled, and fragile.
Certain factors can speed up this process, leading to premature aging. These include:
Smoking, which slows down the healing process and causes creases around the eyes and mouth
Repeated facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning, or furrowing your brows
Sun exposure, which damages skin cells and leads to photoaging
Poor vision, which causes wrinkles around the eyes due to squinting
Stress and poor sleep which reduces the body’s ability to repair itself, including the skin
Aesthetics is the practice of using medicine to boost your appearance, mainly through non-invasive methods. At Skin Deep Laser MD, Dr. Riehm and her team offer several skin rejuvenation treatments, such as:
Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial
Pellevé® radiofrequency skin tightening
PicoSure® FOCUS pigment removal
Icon™ 1540 skin resurfacing
PCA Skin® chemical peels
These treatments can completely overhaul your complexion, including:
Removing and refreshing old skin
Encouraging the production of collagen and elastin
Eliminating hyperpigmentation, including freckles and age spots
Tightening the skin, reducing wrinkles
Diminishing the appearance of scars
Improving skin tone and texture
To learn more about each treatment and what it targets specifically, arrange for a consultation with Dr. Riehm. She can examine your skin type and explain each treatment to help you decide which ones are right for you. You can schedule an appointment by calling 817-263-7546 or book online.