2 Simple Techniques Let You Battle Age-Related Changes — and Win
Do you ever have one of those days when you’re feeling pretty good about yourself – until you get a glimpse of yourself in a mirror and see a worn, tired face gazing back? That rude realization happens to most of us at some point in our lives, but instead of just resigning yourself to living with a worn-out appearance, there are a couple of simple techniques that can make you look and feel younger and re-energized. Even better: both techniques help promote healthy skin from within, for results that last and last.
Fractional resurfacing uses the controlled power of lasers to restore a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance to skin, removing fine lines and wrinkles that make us look and feel older than we are. The technique is called “fractional” because it treats tiny sections of the skin at a time, leaving neighboring sections untreated. That means you get the same results as an “all-over” laser treatment that scans across the entire surface without the discomfort or prolonged recovery period. It also means you can return to your regular routine much more quickly without visible signs of treatment like scabbing that can occur with other laser techniques.
Fractional laser treatments are used to remove old, dead skin and promote the growth of healthy skin, as well as encouraging new collagen growth so skin continues to look firmer and smoother over time.
Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening
Sometimes referred to as a radiofrequency facelift, or RF facelift, this technique uses radio energy to heat up the under layers of your skin to promote the production of collagen. Collagen is one of the building blocks of healthy skin, giving healthy, young skin a firm, resilient tone. As we age, our skin produces less collagen and skin begins to lose its elasticity, looking worn and lax or “droopy.” RF treatments can produce immediate results with no downtime. And because it promotes collagen growth, you’ll continue to see results over time as your body responds with new collagen and firmer skin.
Both procedures take well under an hour to perform, and both can be completed in our offices, without the need for general anesthesia. Dr. Sadick can help you decide which approach is best for your skin type and your needs.