There comes a day for all of us that we thought would never come – the day we look in the mirror and see an older person looking back at us. Despite the years marching by one after the other, seemingly each one faster than the last, somehow it always seems to take us by surprise, and the sudden realization hits that gravity is starting to take its toll.
As we age, we begin to lose the collagen, elastin, muscle, and yes, even bone, that gives our skin structure and keeps it looking firm and youthful. And it starts to happen much sooner than we think; it comes as a surprise to many that ¹after the age of 20, a person produces about 1% less collagen in the skin each year, which adds up to 20% less collagen production in the skin by the age of 40. The results of the depletion of all these structures can present themselves in the form of wrinkles, crepiness, slackness along the jawline, and sagging in the submental area, AKA the dreaded “turkey neck”.
I know, this all sounds very depressing, doesn’t it? But I have some good news – you do have some control over slowing down the aging in your skin! As discussed in a previous blog, SPF – It’s Not Just for Summer, wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day will help prevent premature aging of the skin by protecting it from the collagen and elastin breakdown caused by UV overexposure. But even for the most SPF-diligent of us, we still have an uphill battle in combating time and gravity and need to pull out the big guns in the fight against the signs of aging with energy-based treatments that kickstart collagen and elastin.
Enter the Lutronic Genius®, the only 2nd generation radiofrequency microneedling device on the market. Safe for all skin types, Genius treatments help provide real, unparalleled outcomes by delivering thermal energy through micro-needles into the dermis, stimulating collagen and elastin production, for impressive and long-lasting results. And unlike other RF microneedling devices, Genius is the only one to provide real-time feedback to the practitioner, which ensures a more precise treatment for each patient.
So, if you would prefer to leave the turkey neck for Thanksgiving this year and are looking for a safe, effective treatment, click HERE to find your local Genius provider.
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