NON-INVASIVE SKIN TIGHTENING SOLUTIONS
Facial skin laxity is a normal part of aging that affects people at different levels of severity. In an untreated case of laxity, facial characteristics can be described as:
deeper nasolabial folds
collected fat beneath the chin
slackened jaw line, jowls
eyebrows, cheeks, and tip of nose go southward
The effects of facial laxity are considered amongst the most noticeable signs of aging. Prevention and early treatment are the best way to reduce the impact that facial laxity will have on your face.
CAUSES OF FACIAL SKIN LAXITY
Facial skin laxity is caused by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Genetics, poor diet, stress, exposure to environmental toxins and smoking, are all factors that can contribute to the loss of elasticity of the skin. Other major factors include:
Gravity - This force actually does play a large role in pulling our looser skin downwards.
Loss of Collagen - The body’s collagen production reduces by about 1% each year. As a result, skin sags, and wrinkles and lines develop. Collagen is indispensable because it provides structure, volume and elasticity of the skin.
Sun Exposure - UV rays from the sun penetrate into the skin and injure the elastic fibers that are responsible for the firmness of skin tissues. Sun exposure is also responsible for wrinkles, sun spots, and uneven skin pigmentation on the face, hands and chest.
Weight Fluctuations - With the loss of skin elasticity that comes with age, our skin does not react effectively to weight fluctuations.
Loss of Volume in the Face - At approximately the age of 35, the fatty layers beneath the skin begin to thin, and the ligaments that support the facial muscles begin to stretch. In time, this causes the skin to sag.
WHO CAN GET SAGGING SKIN?
As it is impossible to completely put a stop to the signs of aging, in time, everyone will experience some form of skin laxity. Although genetics and other factors will determine how early your skin will begin to sag, no skin is invulnerable to laxity. For this reason, prevention should be a main focus for both men and women. Keeping your skin as healthy, hydrated, and protected from the sun as possible, will considerably delay the aging process and the onset of skin laxity.
If you are noticing that your skin is beginning to sag or hang, a certified dermatologist will be able to diagnose skin laxity and recommend possible options, including skin tightening treatments.
Improving the quality of the skin’s texture and appearance can benefit both younger and older patients. Finding the best possible treatment depends on the severity of your facial skin laxity. Our specialized team can recommend the optimal solution that will suit your unique condition and desired effects. Below are some of our popular treatment options.
Our specialized team can recommend the best possible solution that will suit your unique condition and desired effects. Below are some of our popular treatment options.. Below are some of our popular treatment options. Rejuvenus Clinic is an expert in treating skin laxity.
SKINTYTE - A revolutionary body treatment that uses infrared energy that stimulates collagen. It can beautifully rejuvenate firmness and radiance anywhere in the face and body. It’s an excellent skin laxity treatment that harnesses the benefits of pulsed light technology and selective thermolysis to target loose and sagging skin without discomfort. SkinTyte II™ is a must-try skin laxity treatment if you want to proactively prevent premature aging or restore overall skin quality in the body post-pregnancy.
ULTHERAPY - The first and the only FDA-cleared and Health Canada-approved non-invasive procedure to non-surgically lift and tighten the skin for cosmetic enhancements. It’s one of the hottest “lunchtime” cosmetic treatments, with over 1.5 million treatments administered in more than 75 countries worldwide. It was awarded as the “Best Non-Surgical Skin Tightener” in New Beauty’s Annual Beauty Choice Awards for seven consecutive years. Ultherapy® uses micro-focused ultrasound energy to create a thermal effect, tightening the skin and stimulating the body’s collagen production, a protein linked to the skin’s elasticity and youthful appearance.
MORPHEUS - A treatment targeting improvement in skin laxity and and skin texture. The treatment utilises 2 modalities, microneedling and radiofrequency energy at the same time. This is what makes this treatment so effective. The treatment begins with a topical anaesthetic that is applied to the area for approximately 45 minutes prior to the treatment to ensure your comfort. The handpiece has a tip that incorporates very fine, gold plated needle tips that release radiofrequency energy from their tip. The tip depth ranges from 1-4 mm deep and can be customized to achieve your treatment goals. The microneedling remodels collagen while the radiofrequency tightens the skin over time. A versatile, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can be applied anywhere in the face and body, Morpheus8® is usually delivered over 3 treatment sessions and can produce remarkable results in treating skin discolouration, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks.
To find-out which treatment could be right for you, book an appointment today.
FACIAL SKIN LAXITY TREATMENT
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we are dedicated to delivering the best service to our patients.
Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions or concerns, our experts will provide you will all the information you need.
Should I Consider Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
Non-surgical skin tightening treatments can be effective, safe solutions for mild to moderate loose skin. If you would like to improve the quality of your skin, and are unwilling to undergo an invasive surgical procedure, non-surgical skin tightening could be the solution for you. Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract (tighten). Facial skin tightening is noticeable immediately after the treatment, and there is no downtime.
How Long Will Results Last & When Will I See Results?
Results vary on the type of treatment, as well as the patient’s skin type, lifestyle, and overall health. Most patients notice changes in the tone and condition of their skin immediately following a skin tightening treatment. However, because the procedure is designed to stimulate the natural growth of collagen, the patient’s optimal results may take up to a few months to be visible. Typically, new collagen growth takes from 90 to 180 days after the initial treatment, at which time patients enjoy a dramatically rejuvenated appearance.
What Are My Treatment Options?
Treatment options depend on the patient’s condition, lifestyle and overall needs. Our specialized team will be able to recommend a personalized treatment program that will best suit you. Skin tightening is appropriate for men and women of all skin types and skin tones who wish to achieve dramatic results without painful surgery and lengthy recovery times. Treatments can be used to treat a broader range of cosmetic issues than laser skin tightening, such as wrinkles, age or sun spots, acne marks, and other facial scarring.
What is the difference between Skin Tightening and Skin Resurfacing?
Skin tightening often produces less immediate and dramatic changes than skin resurfacing, but it also poses far fewer risks, discomfort, and downtime for patients. During skin tightening, a treatment is used to heat the collagen under the surface of the skin, causing the collagen to expand and the skin to appear tighter. Skin resurfacing uses lasers to remove the outer layers of skin to promote the growth of new, healthier skin. Because laser skin resurfacing actually removes the top layers of skin,
Is Skin Tightening Treatment Painful?
skin tightening treatment should not be painful. Before treatment, the practitioner will smooth an anesthetic cream over the area to be affected in order to minimize the risk of any discomfort for the patient. Most patients who undergo skin tightening treatment experience only minor discomfort in the form of a heating sensation. This is usually eased by the regular cooling blasts of air produced by the laser skin tightening hand piece, which increases patient comfort and prevents the epidermis, or outer layer of skin, from contraindications.
Are Treatments Safe?
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we aim to offer the most effective and innovative non-surgical cosmetic treatments . With our patients’ safety in mind, we ensure that our equipment is of the highest quality and our team is highly trained. Nevertheless, any treatment may still come with potential risks. Getting started on looking and feeling your best is simple. Patients who undergo skin tightening experience very few side effects and these are most often minor inconveniences in the form of redness or minimal and temporary swelling.