Non-surgical skin tightening treatments have become popular in recent years, especially among individuals who cannot or prefer not to undergo invasive surgery. If you have noticed that your skin is not as tight as it once was, you should ask our team of professionals about your non-surgical skin tightening options. You might also want to ask about these procedures if you have had surgery like a facelift in the past and are still facing some residual looseness of the skin.
While non-surgical options will not generally bring about as dramatic of a change as surgery, it is still an excellent choice for mild to moderate looseness and sagging of the skin. For many, the risk of general anesthesia and the potential for complications following surgery are enough to make them want to stay away from these invasive measures. Non-surgical treatments can be done with little or no downtime and do not require a visit to the hospital. In addition, they can usually be done successfully regardless of skin type.
As you begin to age, the collagen levels in your skin will begin to decrease. Since collagen is what gives the skin its fullness and keeps it tight, the skin will begin to loosen as the collagen level drops. This will give way to the formation of lines and wrinkles as the skin starts to sag. Skin tightening helps to restore collagen to higher levels that are closer to what they were during the younger years.
The non-surgical skin tightening treatments at Nancy Shibayama, M.D., Inc. involve the use of laser energy via the Palomar Deep IR laser system. During this treatment, the top layer of the skin remains intact while the laser energy is directed at the deeper layers. The purpose is to tighten the skin and stimulate additional collagen production. The treatment involves no downtime and does not interfere with everyday life.
During a consultation at Nancy Shibayama, M.D., Inc., you can get all the facts about non-surgical skin tightening. After evaluating your skin and learning about your goals, we can help you determine if laser skin tightening is right for you. Our office is located in Auburn, and we also serve clients in the Roseville, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Sacramento, Folsom and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!