It is an unfortunate fact of life: As you grow older, your skin will undergo changes like a breakdown in collagen and elastin. Since these substances are responsible for boosting skin fullness and elasticity, their age-related decline leads to sagging skin that can give away your age. Fortunately, if you are experiencing sagging skin, you have a number of non-invasive skin tightening treatments at your disposal.
Generally, non-surgical skin tightening treatments help by utilizing targeted energy to transmit heat into deep skin layers to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibers. This helps to enhance your skin texture and skin tone. Some of these treatments can also help to smooth cellulite. There are a number of skin tightening treatments and techniques that have been cleared for use. Each uses a slightly different technique to achieve the same result.
One of the main benefits to non-surgical techniques is their ability to offer a good result that requires little to no downtime. Surgical methods involve incisions that take time to heal. By treating you and causing much less skin damage, your downtime will be minimal. Most treatments allow you to return to work or daily activities very quickly, if not immediately.
Ultrasound and Radiofrequency
You may be familiar with ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in cases of pregnancy or medical conditions like kidney stones. It utilizes ultrasound energy that is transmitted into the body using a device. When the energy returns, a reflection forms an image of what is going on inside the body. In addition to its use as a diagnostic tool, ultrasound can reduce sagging skin when used in combination with radiofrequency energy during an Exilis Ultra procedure.
Radiofrequency (RF) energy also makes an effective treatment tool for reducing sagging skin by transmitting thermal energy into the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. Unlike ultrasound, RF targets epidermal skin layers to offer a smoother, firmer skin appearance.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you would like to further explore your non-invasive skin tightening treatment options, please feel free to book your initial consultation with us at Nancy Shibayama M.D., Inc., located in Auburn. Whether you live in Roseville, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Sacramento, Folsom, or the surrounding area, you can contact us today to set up an appointment and get started!