As we age, our faces may sag, wrinkle or develop dark spots. For many women in Long Island, aging gracefully is all about looking as young as you feel. Age is, after all, just a number. The energy you feel within your body is better indicator of who you really are, not the number of candles on your birthday cake.
When your skin loses some of its tautness or develops wrinkles, there is something you can do to roll back the clock. Cynosure™ laser treatments can help you achieve a youthful look without undergoing an invasive procedure.
What is collagen?
Sagging skin along the jawline and under the eyes isn't the result of gravity – the root cause lies in the tissue of your face. After age 30, women tend to lose about 1 percent of their collagen each year.
Collagen is a protein found throughout the human body in abundance. Some types of collagen hold together our joints, others make up the soft cartilage that helps us move with ease, and others still strengthen our organs and blood vessels.
In the face, collagen can define shapes and add elasticity to our facial movements.
What causes wrinkles?
While it's easy to assume that birthdays are the No. 1 cause of wrinkles, the main culprit is actually the sun. Indeed, 80 percent of wrinkles are caused by excessive sun exposure.
According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, UVA and UVB light from the sun can impact the aging process, causing wrinkles, cataracts in the eyes and even damage to the immune system.
Sunscreen use can prevent some of these symptoms from appearing, but once they appear, there are still treatment options.
How can Cynosure™ laser treatments help?
The Cynosure™ Icon laser is a powerful tool against the signs of aging because it solves three problems at once.
The Icon's ThreeForMe feature aids wrinkle reduction, removes unwanted hair and promotes your body's natural collagen production in one easy procedure. Plus, Advanced Contact Cooling™ keeps your skin at a comfortably cool 41 degrees Fahrenheit to reduce redness and swelling.
Dr. Marotta is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon. He is committed to delivering the best experience possible to his clients. Schedule a consultation today to see how Dr. Marotta and his team can help you decide if Cynosure™ laser treatment is right for you.