Anti-Aging Treatments: Use Caution with Unproven Treatments

Have you ever had a friend offer you a new anti-aging cream with promises of results nothing short of a miracle? Although many of these items seem too good to be true, we often fall for their cute packaging and lofty promises, but according to the US News and World Health Report, many commonly used over-the-counter anti-aging treatments may not produce the results they promise, and even worse, they could even be harmful. In fact, the FDA reported last March that skin care products containing mercury, which can damage the kidney and nervous system, have illegally found their way into the country. Since the FDA considers skin care products cosmetics rather than drugs, they are not required to go through the same extensive testing to determine safety or effectiveness.

Instead of spending time and money looking for skin care products that don’t work, it’s important to do your part in taking care of your skin by protecting it through wearing sunscreen, not smoking, and eating right. However, no matter how well you care for your skin, you will eventually experience signs of aging. Although many over-the-counter anti-aging creams are ineffective, there are skin care treatments that can rejuvenate the appearance.

Many factors like sun spots, fine lines, melasma, sagging skin and wrinkles contribute to an aged appearance, but we offer a variety of treatments at Laser Lights to treat each concern factor individually, as well as treatments that target multiple signs of aging at once. During a pre-treatment consultation, we listen and discuss your concerns and treatment goals while evaluating your skin to determine which treatment will best meet your needs.

Everyone’s anti-aging needs vary. Patients with lax skin of the face and neck often benefit from skin tightening treatment with Viora Reaction, while patients with wrinkles, melasma and uneven skin texture may benefit from laser skin resurfacing. Facial rejuvenation with cosmetic injectables and facial fillers provide the perfect options for patients bothered by wrinkles. Treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peels can smooth an uneven complexion while stimulating collagen production.

With so many proven treatments to restore a youthful appearance, there’s no need to waste time with products that do not work. If you’re tired of spending a small fortune on creams that aren’t producing the results you’re after, then schedule a consultation with one of our licensed estheticians today. If you’d like the latest skin care news and updates, be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.