Non-surgical skin tightening has become a popular cosmetic procedure to improve the quality of the skin and tighten skin laxity. Several different technologies and devices exist for non-invasive skin tightening. The process promotes the growth of collagen in the treated areas as well as in the surrounding areas that are not treated. New collagen tightens the skin, making it look fresher and younger. The effects may last for several months.
During a consultation with our specialist at Nancy Shibayama, M.D., Inc., you can discuss your cosmetic goals and may learn if non-surgical skin tightening is your best option. You may be a good candidate if you have:
• Loose skin on your neck, arms, face or abdomen
• Loose skin after surgery
• Poor skin texture
• Loose skin, but do not want a surgical procedure
• Fine lines and wrinkles
Non-invasive skin tightening is suitable for all skin types. It involves only minimal discomfort and no incisions. There is little or no downtime after the treatment, and you can resume work or other daily activities. You may require several treatments to reach the optimal results. However, it is a quick and convenient way to look years younger.
During a typical laser skin tightening treatment, the infrared heat is applied on the desired area. This encourages collagen production and gives the skin an overall younger look. While the deep layers are heated, the upper layers are cooled.
When you meet our expert, you may need to discuss any previous surgeries you have had as well as any previous medical conditions. You may be asked if you have any allergies, are currently taking any prescription medication or dietary supplements and what skin care products you use. This is all just a part of the consultation process.
Along with the normal process of aging, there are several reasons why your skin may look dull and old. Long-term exposure to the sun, smoking and hormonal factors such as pregnancy and taking birth control pills are all reasons the skin may develop an uneven texture. Creams may help a little, but to have younger, rejuvenated skin, non-surgical skin tightening procedures may be your best option.
Visit Nancy Shibayama, M.D., Inc. to learn more about how non-invasive skin tightening can benefit you. For your convenience, Dr. Shibayama has offices in Auburn and Roseville. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to get all the facts about this safe and effective treatment option.