Skin laxity occurs when the skin begins to droop and sag due to a combination of factors, including sun damage, collagen breakdown, the effects of gravity, and the effects of age. True laxity of the skin generally begins to occur in people middle aged and older. It’s best to take action against skin laxity earlier rather than later, as less invasive skin tightening methods work very well on skin just beginning to show signs of laxity, but for someone with severe sagging, a surgical facelift may be the only option. Many people do not want to undergo a full surgical procedure with all of its ensuing risks and potential for complication, so catching your sagging early is key to getting a great result with non-surgical methods.Continue Reading ↓
Treatments for Skin Laxity
There are a variety of FDA approved skin tightening technologies available that are safe and effective for use on the neck, chin, jaw, eyes, and even parts of the body such as the chest or arms. At Gold Skin Care Center, we are committed to helping our patients find the right treatment that addresses their individual needs, so we offer many of these technologies and will help you decide which one will best work for you.
Find below some of the skin tightening treatments that we offer.
Ultherapy is one of the most popular and well-known skin tightening procedures available. It uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production in deep skin tissue, leading to a tightening and lifting effect that can take a few years off your appearance. Ultherapy takes less than an hour to perform, and there is no downtime involved – you can go straight back to work the same day if necessary.
Venus Legacy is not only a skin tightening device, but can also be used to reduce cellulite and take inches off of stubborn fat areas. It uses multi-polar radiofrequency and pulsed magnetic fields to produce a heat matrix over the skin which stimulates the body’s natural healing ability and causes the deep tissues to retract, resulting in tighter, plumper, firmer skin. This treatment is painless, with most patients reporting a warm massage sensation. A series of 6-10 treatments is needed for optimal results.
Pellevé uses constant, gradual radiofrequency energy targeted at the dermis in order to stimulate collagen production and cause skin contraction. Your skin will appear firmer, tighter, and more glowing, and results will continue to appear over the course of six months. The treatment takes less than an hour and is very comfortable.
Accent XL uses dual layer radiofrequency technology to help improve skin texture and tighten loose skin. It can be used anywhere on the body where there is loose, sagging skin. It is a great procedure for helping to tone crepey, wrinkled, thin skin on the face, neck, and upper arms. Treatment usually takes around 45 minutes, and is virtually painless.
The EndyMed 3DEEP uses advanced radiofrequency technology to deliver energy at precisely targeted depths in order to stimulate the body’s healing response and promote collagen building. Radiofrequency energy must be utilized very precisely for the best benefits, and EndyMed is designed for precise customization.
Exilis uses safe and effective radio waves to target fat cells as well as stimulate and strengthen the skin’s collagen network in order to improve skin laxity and texture. Exilis is a comprehensive treatment that can be used not only for skin tightening but for targeted fat reduction as well. It is a comfortable and safe treatment that can be used on the face, jowls, neck, chest, upper arms, love handles, thighs, and more.
Apollo is powered by 3rd generation TriPollar technology to help reduce wrinkles, tighten lax skin, treat cellulite, and help with localized fat reduction. The Apollo system uses a multi-electrode configuration to deliver radiofrequency energy to the dermal and subcutaneous skin layers without injuring the surface of the skin.
ThermiSmooth is an ideal skin tightening treatment for delicate facial skin, such as around the brow, eyes, cheeks, and chin as well as for reducing the appearance of cellulite on the body. The ThermiSmooth system uses gentle radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production. The treatment is noninvasive and comfortable, achieving firm, toned skin with only three to six sessions.
Schedule a Skin Laxity Consultation Today
If you are starting to see the effects of age in your drooping skin, don’t hesitate to contact Gold Skin Care Center to learn more about the skin tightening technologies we offer and to schedule your consultation. Just call 615-237-8071 to make your appointment today!
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