Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
Surgical Excisions and Lifts
Common Skin Tightening Areas
Nothing makes adults look more aged than loose and sagging skin. Whether it’s in the face, neck, or the body, loose and sagging skin can make us look old and worn, often much older than we actually feel. Skin tightening may be achieved by a variety of means, depending on the area of the body to be treated, the severity of the condition, and the amount of elasticity in your skin.
Loose and sagging skin can develop on almost any area of the face or body, but there are some specific areas that seem to be troublesome for most people. Fortunately, there are various treatments designed to tighten the skin, and these may be used on different areas of the body. The following areas are those that patients most frequently want to address when seeking skin-tightening solutions.
- Face, including the jowls and cheeks
- Neck and throat region, down to the neckline and décolleté
- Arms, particularly the “wings” that develop under the upper arms
- Abdomen, notably folds of loose and flaccid skin following pregnancy or dramatic weight loss
- Thighs: sagging crepe-paper skin that accumulates just above the knees
- Buttocks that droop or sag
Nanofractional RF Resurfacing Treatment
This treatment, performed using the Venus Viva™ system, uses state of the art radiofrequency technology to gently remove the skin’s outermost layer and thus diminish the appearance of any imperfections or marks on that layer of skin. RF Skin Resurfacing also triggers collagen production, so you’ll continue to see gradual improvement in your skin’s overall firmness and smoothness during the weeks following your treatment.
RF Non-Invasive Skin Tightening
The Venus Legacy™ uses a combination of multi-polar radiofrequency and pulsed electromagnetic energy to heat the tissue just beneath the skin’s surface, destroying fat cells to increase contour and definition in treatment areas. This process triggers the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin fibers, while also reducing the size and volume of fat cells in the treatment area, producing a tighter skin tone.
CoolSculpting, a non-invasive treatment popular among doctors and patients alike for its safe and effective body contouring benefits, is now approved by the FDA for use as a skin tightening treatment as well as for body contouring.
Relying on advanced technology that delivers freezing temperatures to skin cells below the surface of the skin, the treatment has also shown efficacy in maintaining skin tightness even after fat has gradually diminished as a result of the CoolSculpting treatment. It is believed that this effect results from the treatment’s ability to trigger collagen production, which improves skin tone and texture and produces visibly firmer and smoother skin.
Surgical Skin Removal
Those patients who are not ideal candidates for any of the above-mentioned treatments, or those who have excessive sagging tissue and loose skin that must be trimmed away, would do well to consider a surgical excision or procedures such as a body lift, arm lift, breast lift, or neck lift. In many cases, Dr. Bachilo may recommend a customized combination of several of these procedures to tighten the body’s overall contour and definition.
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