When most people think about wrinkles or sun damage, the first area that comes to mind is the face. After all the face is the first thing most people notice. Facial wrinkles and sun spots on the face can affect our initial impressions.
But the face is not the only area of the body that experiences this kind of damage. The neck and chest area are very prone to wrinkling and sun damage. Fortunately, there are a couple of minimally-invasive yet effective options for treating wrinkles, sagging skin, and sun damage in the décolletage area, caused by years of sun exposure and the normal process of aging.
The Aging Process and the Sun
If you were a sunbather in the past, or if you still like to lie out on a towel in search of the perfect tan, you may have accelerated your own aging process.
The sun’s ultraviolet light breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin. These are the components that lend the skin its strength, elasticity, and youthfulness. Over time, the sun can cause the skin to look weathered, leathery, wrinkled, and spotted.
An Ulthera Lift With Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a revolutionary non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to encourage the body to produce collagen. It is an FDA-approved treatment for treating wrinkles, and for lifting and firming the skin in the chest area.
Ultherapy can dramatically tighten skin on the neck and jowls with no downtime involved. Unlike many other treatments, only one session is needed for good results, however, these results appear gradually over a few months following the procedure, as new collagen is produced.
Intense Pulsed Light to Diminish Imperfections
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is a powerful, yet minimally invasive treatment that can help repair sun damage and improve the appearance of wrinkles in the chest and neck area.
The treatment works by directing intense pulses of broadband light deep into the area to be treated. This causes unwanted pigment in the skin to break up and become less noticeable.
The treatment is slightly uncomfortable, but topical anesthetic can be used if needed. Patients may need multiple treatments, and will need to avoid sun exposure following each treatment.
Different Treatments Uniquely Tailored for Each Patient
Each patient is unique, and different techniques and procedures may be appropriate to get the desired results. Depending on your overall health, lifestyle, needs, and budget, your cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon might recommend a different treatment (or even a combination of treatments) than what you initially planned.
Don’t let yourself be talked into something you don’t want to do, but do keep an open mind about your options. A professional opinion on what will work best for you is valuable and should be considered.
Choosing Your Skincare Provider
No matter what shape your skin is in currently, everyone can benefit from having access to a skilled and knowledgeable dermatologist. If you are interested in skin rejuvenation with IPL or Ultherapy, it is best to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with expertise in cosmetic treatments.
Living in Texas is great for people who love the sun, but it can be trouble for skin. If you’re noticing the effects of sun damage and aging in the neck and chest area, then come meet with beauty experts at Mirror Mirror.
Contact Mirror Mirror and Book a Free Consultation
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique offers a variety of skin resurfacing procedures. To find out which one is most appropriate for you and to learn more about what you can expect, book a consultation at our practice today. If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact a patient coordinator at our office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 281-810-9083. You can also reach us by email.
Every treatment is monitored by Dr. Paul Vitenas. He has practiced in the Houston area since 1990. He has been named one of Houston’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. He’s also been awarded Houston’s Most Compassionate Doctor and a Top Doctor for Women.
The office of Mirror Mirror is conveniently located in the heart of Houston. If you are not a local, we can schedule an online consultation. We can also assist with travel and financing arrangements. We think you will see the reflection of something great at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique.