When you’re young, your skin seems to defy gravity. Thanks to abundant collagen production, youthful skin is tight, toned and able to spring back from countless smiles, frowns and squints.
Skin laxity is an issue for many people. There is no such thing as exercise for your skin so, for those of us that are not genetically blessed with tight, wrinkle-free skin, we look to science. At the leading edge for non-surgical skin tightening are the energy based therapies.
After age 30, our natural production of collagen and elastin decrease, causing wrinkles, sagging jowls and drooping eyelids. These are the two proteins that help our skin stay firm, plump, and toned, as they decline they can leave our skin looking loose and crepey. Non-surgical skin tightening targets energy in the layers of the skin to stimulate that collagen and elastin production, which will gradually improve the texture and tone.
Target areas for loose skin treatments include the face, neck (and chin), décolletage, stomach, thighs, and basically anywhere else on the body you want to see improvement. Depending on your target area and skin type radio frequency may be your best option or a plasma arc may be what you need to do the trick.
Stimulating collagen and elastin happens in a few major ways. The most common form of non-surgical skin tightening utilizes heat via radio frequency such as our Viora Treatments. Commonly known as RF, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin by heating the dermis in a controlled manner. A more advanced form of this energy delivery is through RF Microneedling through a device known as Vivace, where the RF is delivered deeper and hotter at the end of a needle. Again a controlled and specific targeting of the tissue. A newer form of skin tightening comes in the form of plasma energy. Our Plasma Pen utilizes the 4th state of matter, causing the plasma energy to arc onto the skin causing tiny crusts to form thereby pulling the skin tight.
Another way to cause tightening of the skin is by mechanical means through the use of SkinPen or other microneedle device (also used with Vivace). Stimulating healing through microscopic injuries that cause collagen to form in the healing process.
As always, nutritional supplementation can support healthy collagen production by giving you the building blocks your skin needs for repair. Here at Omni Centers we strongly recommend skin nutrition as an adjunct to any treatment.
One option might work magic on the butt but isn't going to be the best option for tightening your under eye area. Here at Omni Centers our multiple modalities can address many skin tightening concerns in all areas of the body. Not sure which one would be right for you? Dr Lauren and our trained and professional staff will consult with you to find your best course of action for your individual needs.