The time comes when people grow wrinkles and experience saggy skin. These things happen as they age when the skin loses its elasticity and firmness. Aging skin gets thinner as the body gets fewer chemicals, oil, and fats that make skin firm. Other factors which contribute to aging include over exposure to the harmful rays of the sun, smoking, and no proper skin care regimen.
With the advances in technology today, people who are starting to age and even those who are already experiencing the effects of aging can still hope for younger looking skin. One may opt to use skin firming lotions and creams while some can choose to undergo cosmetic procedures done by dermatologists or surgeons.
Firming lotions and creams target the middle layer of the skin called dermis. The dermis is made up of proteins called elastin and collagen which make skin firm and elastic. As a person ages, the production of these proteins declines leading to the development of wrinkles and saggy skin. Lotion brands like Nivea, Jergens, and Suave are said to be effective against reducing saggy skin. They not only make skin firm and strong but at the same time they moisturize it. Topical retinoid creams like Renova and Retin-A aid in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and skin roughness particularly on the face.
Cosmetic procedures are gaining more popularity as they are believed to reduce and eliminate the effects of aging faster than applying lotions and creams. One of the most well-known procedures is the face-lift which involves removing excess fatty or saggy skin on the lower face and neck, tightening the muscles and tissues underneath. Less invasive procedures include the injection of Botolinum toxin or Botox which causes muscles to contract and tighten. Another one is the injection of soft-tissue fillers which makes wrinkles plump and smooth. There is also a procedure called chemical peel wherein a chemical is applied to the topmost layer of the skin encouraging it to peel and reveal a new layer of smoother and less wrinkled skin. Laser treatment can also be an option, it works by stimulating the growth of new collagen fibers making the skin smooth, tight, and firm.
Whatever treatments you choose to undergo, remember that you may experience side effects too. Always educate yourself about which method is most suitable for you and how it can affect your skin and body. It pays to gain more knowledge about these treatments so that you will not have any regrets after the treatment is done.