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As we age, our skin loses elasticity when the skin’s collagen and elastin break down faster than they are rebuilt. This leads to wrinkles and areas of loose, sagging skin. This is most notably over areas of delicate and thin skin, such as the eyes, leading to hooding and making you appear older. Around your mouth and forehead, deep creases develop and the effects of environmental exposure show damaged skin with an uneven appearance. Skin can begin to sag around the jawline, lips and neck. Even the skin covering our bodies can begin to lose resiliency and shape, especially after childbirth or major weight loss. Oftentimes it is loose skin, not fat that creates undesirable bulging.
The great news is that skin tightening is a proven and effective way of improving the texture, tone and appearance of your skin, throughout the body. Skin tightening is a bit more complex than it sounds. You can’t just pull on the skin and reposition it to get the best result. The skin is a living thing, so to achieve tightening and firming, a dynamic approach is best. Thanks to advances in technology and applying the best techniques, skin tightening can be achieved and customized to suit individual needs.
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To learn about skin tightening, please read the guide below or contact Ennis Plastic Surgery at 561-405-9020 to book a consultation or ask us a question. We are here to help you get the look you desire.
Common Treatment areas for Skin Tightening
- The Eyes: Fine lines, brow furrows and skin hooding can make us look tired, aged and worn- down.
- The Face: Over time, loose jowls, sagging skin along the neckline and deep lines around the mouth can change the appearance of the face.
- The Body: Aging skin can also affect the skin on our bodies, as the effects of gravity, environmental exposure, childbirth and weight loss can lead to sagging and dimpled skin.
At Ennis Plastic Surgery, we have several effective options for improving your skin’s appearance with skin tightening. We will happily guide you through your selection process to find the treatment that is most suited to your needs.
VelaShape III skin tightening
VelaShape III is another treatment option for improving the appearance of the skin, restoring tightness and improving texture. The VelaShape III system is a non-invasive treatment option that combines the technology of three different energy forms with therapeutic massage. It utilizes infrared heat, bi-polar radio frequency and mechanical tissue manipulation with pulsed vacuum and massaging rollers.
Vacuum, infrared and radiofrequency energies creates superficial and deep heating of connective tissue fibers, dermal collagen fibers and fat cells. These energies soften the connective tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen for improved skin elasticity and resilience. By creating cellular turnover, the skin appears tighter and more youthful. The results include a localized reduction in skin laxity, increased dermal volume and improved skin texture and structure. Treatments are given one time per week for at least three treatments. The treatments are pain-free, as patients experience a gentle warming heat with a comfortable massage.
Thermage Skin Treatments
Thermage is another radio frequency treatment that can improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin. It transforms your skin by working below the surface, remodeling your collagen through your body’s natural healing process. By facilitating collagen production, your skin is improved from the dermis layer and up. For this reason, you continue to see benefits for months after your treatment, as the effects of new collagen production are revealed over time.
Benefits of Thermage treatment include smoothing wrinkled or uneven skin, improved definition of loose skin around the eyes, jaw and neckline, as well as improving the tone of skin bulges and dimples. Your Thermage treatment is targeted to your problem area, so your results are focused and reliable.
Thermage works in just one treatment with little downtime. There is no recovery and you look great just minutes after the treatment is finished. In addition, you continue to see benefits for several months, as your skin continues to heal and remodel. There is no preparation needed, but you may take pain medication to ease your comfort. You should expect a slight discomfort during the treatment. Treatments are typically 45 minutes for eyes or face and can be up to 90 minutes for larger areas of skin over the body. For further benefits, Thermage can be done in combination with Sublative in order to improve skin’s texture, pore size, fine lines and firmness.
Thermage is an excellent option for individuals that are looking for real results but do not want a procedure that will interfere with their life or require any extensive recovery or downtime. Thermage can fit into your lifestyle and schedule.
Sublime™ Skin Contouring
Sublime™ skin contouring uses a combination of IR, infrared light and RF, bipolar radio frequency, to remodel the dermal layer of the skin. The energies work in complementing ways to stimulate new collagen, an essential component of youthful, firm skin. Sublime™ is safe and effective and can yield amazing results in 4-5 skin contouring treatments. It also excellent when combined with the HydraFacial for a complete cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating and firming treatment that lets you get on with your day immediately after a very pleasant 60 minute appointment.
Sublative Rejuvenation™ employs RF energy to rebuild collagen top-down including deep in the dermis, strengthening the structural matrix of the skin for a tightening effect that smooths fine lines and wrinkles. A comprehensive approach to rejuvenation including tone, texture, pore size reduction, acne scarring, active acne as well as general aging and sun damaged skin. Learn more about Sublative Rejuvenation.
The Ennis Plastic Surgery Difference
Whatever method of skin tightening you may choose, our team of dedicated regenerative medicine clinicians will help you throughout your treatment and recovery. You will meet individually for a private consultation to discuss the most appropriate treatment for your needs. We will also give you the tools and knowledge to continue caring for your skin after treatment.
Adopting a consistent skincare regimen with medical-grade topical products that nourish, hydrate and protect the skin will ensure the best results for the longest time. Our clinic’s exclusive features allow us to privately and thoroughly monitor your recovery and healing process.
At Ennis Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer Syneron-Candela’s technology for reliable and consistent outcomes. In addition we ensure expert application by our highly trained regenerative medicine clinicians.
If you are interested in discussing how a skin tightening can impact your physical appearance, please contact us to set up a consultation.