Exactly how quickly and how much your skin wrinkles or sags depends on more than just age though. Chemical exposure, too much sun, and even your diet can influence the health of your skin. But the bottom line is that you can't avoid all skin problems forever. So, the next best thing is to treat them as soon as they appear.
Taking Care of Your Skin Early OnThe more you care for your skin early on, the longer you can probably delay signs of aging. If you have a good daily skincare routine in place, such as using cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen, you probably won't need medical assistance from things like laser skincare devices for a good long while, but eventually you may need medical intervention to treat your skin anyway.
Types of Medical Skincare Procedures to TryOne of the most obvious medical skincare procedures you can try is a laser device, but it's also one of the most complicated choices. Should you have an ablative treatment to remove the outer layer of skin and any debris? Is it better to use a non-ablative treatment to trigger more collagen production in your body? Do you need a Fraxel treatment that treats all skin layers at once? The answer will depend on your exact skin type and other issues you may be dealing with, such as acne. That's why it's so important to look into your laser treatment options thoroughly before booking an appointment.
Similarly, you have a lot of options if you choose a microdermabrasion or microneedling technique. You can pick from different devices, needle lengths, or abrasiveness level. It's a bit like choosing a type of sandpaper to use on woodwork. But in this case it's best to let your skincare expert pick for you, as long as they explain their choice. They will know exactly which type will work best for you.
Other skincare options also offer variations. For instance, sound wave treatments include radio frequency and ultrasound procedures. Intense pulsed light (IPL) devices also vary, as do injectables, such as Botox.
Skin Treatment Results May Not Show Themselves Right AwayUnless you have a fast-acting treatment like Botox injections, remember that most skincare treatments take quite a while to work, and repeated appointments will be required. So, you shouldn't expect to go in for one sound wave treatment session or laser treatment appointment and come out with your skin looking much different than it did when you went in.
A final thing to consider is that any skincare treatment that focuses on penetrating into the lower skin layers to induce collagen production will take a while to do that. When you walk out of your skincare appointment, your body will still be in the process of reacting to the treatment. So, some signs of improvement after a single session of certain skincare procedures could take hours or days to show themselves. So, it's important to take a little time to let one treatment work before you have another or decide that any given treatment is ineffective.