What Is Skin Tightening?
Many patients seek a more youthful appearance. As your skin ages, skin quality is reduced and it becomes less elastic, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Volume loss in the face over time also contributes to the aged appearance. Although a person’s genetic makeup determines much about how their skin ages, other things such as smoking, regular or excessive exposure to the sun, or poor diet accelerate skin aging. Skin tightening is a popular method of reducing the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines, and for treating laxity or droopiness.
A variety of methods may be used to tighten skin; each stimulates the skin to produce newer, younger looking skin and cause contraction, or tightening, of skin as well. Best results are seen with the surgical facelift, but many patients with to avoid the risks and hassles of surgery. Non-surgical options are available including: dermabrasion and chemical peels, however energy-based methods using radiofrequency (RF) or lasers are more effective.
Will It Work For Me?
Speak to your doctor about whether or not you are a good candidate for laser or radiofrequency (RF) treatments. A good device for skin tightening allows the user to adjust settings so that treatment may be customized for the individual patient’s needs, delivering the most energy safely to promote the desired effect. In some cases multiple treatments may be required.
How Comfortable Are Treatments?
Treatment comfort will vary depending on procedure, device used and personal tolerances. Lutronic devices are designed to maximize your comfort during treatment.
How Long Are Healing And Down Times?
Some laser or RF procedures offer little or no downtime. More intensive procedures have longer downtimes of 5-7 days.
Healing times can vary and depend on several factors, treatment, location, size of area treated, device used and individual. The Healite II can help to speed up the healing time of treatments. So be sure to ask your doctor if they have a Healite for your post procedure recovery. The most interesting thing to note about laser or RF procedures is that you will not only notice immediate improvements, but your body will continue to grow new collagen and you will see continued improvements over months.
Courtesy of Devrim Gursoy, MD, Turkey
Skin Tightening with eCO2
Courtesy of J. David Holcomb, MD, USA
Skin Tightenting with INFINI
Courtesy of Franco Lauro, MD, Italy
Upper Eyelid Treatment
Courtesy of Boncheol Leo Goo, MD, South Korea
Results You Can See
The INFINI has been clinically proven to increase collagen production in the skin helping to reduce wrinkles and resurface skin, for a smoother more refined you.