Skin tightening is something you may be interested in if you want to restore a younger look. The problem is that a lot of people associate skin tightening with surgical facelifts and don’t look for other options. If you are in this category and prefer to stay from invasive procedures that require downtime for recovery, you should not give up. Other options are available that can give you tighter skin without the surgery. One such method is BTL Exilis Ultra. It is a gentle treatment that comes with no downtime and great results. It actually combines two proven treatment methods to give you the best of both: ultrasound and radiofrequency.
When you have some basic knowledge of what creates the need for skin tightening, you can more easily understand how non-surgical skin tightening treatments like BTL Exilis Ultra work. As you start to age, your skin will start to loosen. This happens because there is a reduction in the amount of the skin tightening protein known as collagen, which is produced in the lower layers of the skin. It maintains fullness and helps tissue to stick together. This naturally keeps the skin tight and firm. The skin becomes loose because the body does not produce as much collagen as the years start to pass by, and it begins to show signs of aging. Lines and wrinkles, along with some sagging of the skin, form as a result.
A lack of collagen will cause the jowls to sag. It will also cause wrinkles in places such as around the mouth, across the forehead and along the eyes. Surgical facelifts are done by trimming off the excess skin, pulling it tight and stitching it back together. Skin tightening treatments like BTL Exilis Ultra work by stimulating the skin to tighten itself. As a result, there is no need for an invasive procedure.
When collagen levels return to prior levels, the skin will return to a level of tightness that corresponds to those higher levels. Skin tightening therapy encourages the skin to produce additional collagen to make up for what was lost due to the aging process.
The ultrasound and radiofrequency energies that are used during BTL Exilis Ultra treatments are focused on the layers of the skin beneath the surface where the collagen is located. The tissue will become warm as it absorbs the energy, and the heat will cause the collagen growth process to begin. Your skin will gradually become tighter as the collagen increases.
If you feel that you could benefit from tighter skin, schedule an appointment at the office of Nancy Shibayama M.D., Inc. to discuss the advantages of BTL Exilis Ultra therapy in more detail. We proudly serve the Roseville, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Sacramento and Folsom areas with comprehensive wellness and aesthetic services. Contact our office in Auburn today to learn more about how this treatment can help you!