The skin is largest organ in the human body and a protective barrier against germs and toxins. Sweat glands and blood vessels regulate temperature, Immune cells ward off infection, and some cells synthesize vitamin D. But, like the rest of our bodies, skin ages.
Loss of elasticity occurs when collagen and elastin production slow, causing skin to sag and wrinkles to form, especially if there has been excessive sun exposure (no skin type gets a free pass on sun damage).
But never fear, there are ways to slow this aging process and in some cases even reverse it Here are a few tips to help keep skin supple and healthy:
- Use sunscreen every day. It’s never too late to start protecting your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
- Use a night cream. This helps to replenish the skin while you sleep.
- Stop smoking. There are a number of reasons for this but smoking significantly dehydrates and damages the skin.
- Increase your fluid intake. Maintaining proper hydration is essential to glowing and healthy looking skin.
- Exercise. It improves circulation which translates into “happier” cells better capable of producing collagen and elastin.
But if you are still not happy with the way you look, laser skin resurfacing may be the solution for you. Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that helps reduce wrinkles, acne scars, and age spots. It will also improve the overall tone and texture of your skin.
Gone are the days of “total face lifts” which can irreversibly change the “look” of a person. Laser resurfacing restores skin to a youthful glow without surgery or extensive down-time. Laser Skin Resurfacing is FDA-approved and safe for most skin types.
If you want to tighten your jaw line and remove fine lines and wrinkles, laser resurfacing may be your answer.