You went to bed with smooth skin, then woke up and spotted your first wrinkle. How could this happen? Why did it happen? More importantly — how can you eliminate the wrinkles and lines that seem to multiply before your eyes?
Simple. You come in and see us at Premier Primary Care, where Brenda Dexter, NP treats the signs of aging with experience, expertise, and advanced technology. In just a few quick sessions, Ms. Dexter can reverse the effects of sun and time on your face, chest, and hands without resorting to needles or knives. And if fine lines and wrinkles are your chief complaint, you’re an excellent candidate for our two top skin rejuvenation treatments.
Why does skin wrinkle?
Take a look at any elderly person, and you’ll see that wrinkly skin is a natural part of getting older, but do you know why wrinkles happen?
Several factors are at play. Genetics can dictate how long you keep your youthful, smooth skin, but eventually, all skin begins to crinkle. That’s because all bodies eventually lose their ability to feed their skin from within as time passes. As your body ages, it produces less natural oil, so your skin gets dried out. You also lose fat under your skin, which makes it sag.
The environment can also play a part, especially if you smoke (or live or work with people who do). And if you spend much time in the sun, it accelerates the aging process, breaking down the essential building blocks that keep your skin smooth and resilient — collagen and elastin.
Understanding collagen and elastin
Collagen and elastin are two proteins found throughout your body, and particularly in your skin. Almost 80% of your skin is collagen, which keeps your skin plump and soft.
Elastin is the element that helps your skin spring back into place when you poke it or pinch it. Change the last letter in elastin, and you get elastic, which is a great way to think about this mighty protein.
Once you slow down your production of these two critical components, your skin shows it. It deflates like a latex balloon that was once smooth and tight and is now beginning to shrivel. The key to ridding your skin of wrinkles is to restore your supply of collagen and elastin.
How to restart your collagen and elastin engines
You can try topical creams and serums and even nutritional supplements. Still, the key to real skin rejuvenation is getting your body to amp up its own ability to produce essential proteins.
Ms. Dexter trusts two very safe and effective technologies to do just that — intense pulsed light (IPL) and radiofrequency (RF). These noninvasive treatments penetrate your skin without damaging the surface to target the middle layer of your skin called the dermis.
We use Cynosure® Icon™ for IPL treatments and TempSure® Envi for radiofrequency treatments. Each involves a different energy source, but both produce amazing results by gently heating the tissues deep within your skin to create controlled damage. Your body’s response is to pump out collagen to repair it, thus restoring your skin’s surface from within.
It may take a few sessions to get the results you want (typically 3-5), and Ms. Dexter walks you through exactly what to expect and when to expect it. The sessions are painless, and there are no after-effects except for some temporary redness.
Depending on the severity of your skin condition, Ms. Dexter can advise you about which type of treatment will be most effective for you, and may even suggest a combination of the two.
Are you greeted with wrinkles every time you look in the mirror? Call us for a consultation with Ms. Dexter here in Union City, Tennessee, or book one online and say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles.