One of the reasons that the skin looks good during our youth is because it is firm and supple. One of the aspects of suppleness is stretchiness. Skin that has stretch is less likely to wrinkle as a result of gravity, sleeping face-to-pillow, and routine movements like chewing and speaking. Of all the areas of the body, it is the face and neck that usually show signs of crepe-paper skin first. Being highly visible, these are areas you want to pamper with good care. Here, we discuss some of the powerful ways we help patients reduce the appearance of crepey skin.
You’ve probably heard of chemical peels. You’ve also probably heard of laser treatments. Both are powerful in their own rights. The MicroLaserPeel is an innovative treatment that corrects many of the same problems for which chemical peels and lasers are used. This office treatment uses ablative laser technology to stimulate tissue regeneration in the outermost layers of the skin. Patients need 3 to 4 days to allow side effects to resolve. The procedure can be performed a few times a year to sustain increased collagen production. With more collagen, the skin becomes thicker and so looks less crepey.
While SkinTyte is a nonablative broadband light treatment, it still achieves profound improvements in skin that has become crepey, loose, and saggy. This non-invasive procedure works through intense pulses of broadband light, which get absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin. Energy is transformed into heat, which causes collagen to constrict, firming the skin. More than constriction, though, SkinTyte also stimulates ongoing collagen proliferation that results in continued improvements for as long as six months.
ProFractional Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is powerful because it can address multiple cosmetic problems at once. Our ProFractional laser is beneficial because it treats zones in the skin, creating microscopic channels of ablation across the treatment area. This results in improved firmness, thickness, radiance, and texture. ProFractional laser treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, and hands. It has been used to treat scars, wrinkles, skin laxity, crepiness, and more.