Skin aging is a body’s natural response against time and it prevails differently in cells, tissues, and organs with time. Internal organ aging cannot be viewed with the naked eye, although skin aging becomes obvious with the emergence of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation on the facial skin.
A combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors influences the complex biological process of aging. Intrinsic factors include metabolic and hormone processes, cellular metabolism and genetics, whereas extrinsic factors include toxins, chemicals, radiation, ionizing, pollution and sun exposure.
All of these factors result in physiological and structural changes in skin layers that influence the skin appearance. Skin, which has been burnt a lot by the sun, shows worse long-term effects like roughness and dullness, laxity, deep wrinkles, mottled discoloration and thickened epidermis as compared to intrinsically aged skin.
Skin elasticity is lost over a period of time causing skin sagging. Moreover, with rising age, fibrillin-positive structures and collagen type VII are reduced from the body, which results in wrinkles by fading the bond between epidermis and dermis of severally aged skin. Especially sun-damaged skin faces high collagen degradation; thus increasing the chances of facing wrinkles at an early age.
The collagen content from the body decreases 1 percent each year, making it disorganized and irregular.
Three basic structural mechanisms of the dermis including GAGs (Glycosaminoglycans), elastin and collagen have been primary subjects of research in the development of anti-aging products and treatments; whether it is light treatments, anti-wrinkle creams or skin fillers.
Numerous treatment methods have been created to fight the signs of aging and to prevent, control and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, majority of these treatment types include surgeries and injections, which are more likely to incur healing problems.
Furthermore, the usage of harsh chemicals and acids, which are key components of such treatments have long term negative impacts, which are usually difficult to deal with.
Light therapy is probably the most renowned and safest way to fight skin aging and other skin related problems. It does not involve cutting of skin or injecting of dangerous chemicals, which makes it a great choice for most women.
VersaClear treatment offered by Theralight is keenly focused on reducing the appearance of fine lines by assisting the development of collagen. Its ability to work in a gradual process helps to reduce its risk for side effects, which can occur more frequently in more invasive techniques.