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Three Things Everyone Need to Know About Skin Aging -

By Salcedo Medical Center and Salcedo Vein Institute | Posted on March 4, 2024

1. After Age 30, Women Lose 1% of Collagen Each Year
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As women age, the gradual loss of collagen in the skin becomes increasingly evident, marking a transformative journey in the texture and appearance of their complexion. Collagen, a crucial protein responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness, diminishes over time, leading to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. This natural process, accelerated by factors such as sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices, contributes to a reduction in skin suppleness and a more pronounced manifestation of age-related changes. The decline in collagen levels affects not only the outermost layer of the skin but also the deeper structures, leading to a perceptible shift in the overall youthfulness and resilience of the skin.

While this is a universal aspect of the aging process, ThreeForMe™ laser treatments aim to address collagen loss, offering women opportunities to rejuvenate and maintain a radiant complexion as they gracefully embrace the passage of time.

2. 80% of Wrinkles are Caused by The Sun

The sun, with its powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays, plays a significant role in contributing to the development of wrinkles, and research suggests that approximately 80% of these skin imperfections can be attributed to sun exposure. Prolonged exposure to UV radiation damages the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers, which are essential components that provide structure and elasticity. Over time, this damage accumulates, leading to the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of premature aging.

UV rays not only break down collagen and elastin, but also prompt the production of free radicals, which further exacerbate the aging process. This underscores the importance of sun protection measures, such as wearing sunscreen, seeking shade, and using protective clothing, as crucial strategies to mitigate the impact of the sun on skin aging and maintain a more youthful and healthy complexion.

3. ThreeForMe™ Laser Treatments Has The Solution to All Three Problems!

Only Cynosure®’s ThreeForMe™ laser treatments address three common skin concerns—wrinkles, sun damage, and loss of collagen and elastin—all within one procedure.

The procedure is performed in two steps, or passes.

  • The first pass treats discoloration and facial vesels using a technology called Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL. 

IPL addresses sun damage, including freckles, brown spots or age spots, and unsightly veins, including broken blood vessels, facial veins, and rosacea.

  • The second pass uses Icon’s “microbeam” laser technology that gently renews the skin by generating collagen and elastin, which are keys to the support structure of our skin. This results in the improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and other surface imperfections.
How will it feel?

During ThreeForMe treatments, most people feel only minimal discomfort. After the treatment, you may experience some minor redness and swelling smilar to a mild sunburn.

When will I see results?

You will see continuing improvement in the skin’s appearance during and after a course of treatment, with visible results after each treatment. Overall results should improve progressively over six months as your skin naturally responds to the treatment.

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