The aging process and the cumulative effects of sun, gravity, genetics, and other factors cause a loss of skin elasticity, which leads to sagging, lipoatrophy, and other loosenings of the skin and facial structure.
As we age we lose volume in our face, primarily fat. As a result skin can hang down as gravity acts on it creating droopiness, wrinkles and bands. This can be thought of as excess skin and is similar in concept to a dress that becomes too large as its owner loses weight. In cases where you have a signficant amount of this loose skin, you may find no other solution than plastic surgery (e.g. facelift, body lift, arm lift, etc.) because the underlying muscles need to be addressed and repositioned.
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
Many doctors believe a combination of treatments (surgical and nonsurgical) get the best tightening results. Prior to deciding on surgery, people tend to ask medical experts for alternatives.
alternatives to tighten skin without undergoing surgery includes:
Thermage treatments focus radiofrequency energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process. The process is a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects. The new Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT) creates gentle vibrations and interspersed cooling that make your Thermage treatment even more comfortable. The CPT energy algorithm simulates TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), a proven method for pain relief by affecting sensory nerves and interfering with sensory-discriminative pathways, interspersing cooling bursts with radiofrequency heat energy, blocking neural discomfort signals and dramatically increasing patient comfort. Available systems: Thermage CPT, Thermage NXT.
VShape treatment starts with acoustic shear waves that selectively disrupt fat cell membranes, leading to gradual breakdown and release of their contents, while not affecting other cell types. Next, UniPolar radio frequency accelerates local metabolism for fast lymphatic and expulsion of the released fat, while simultaneously tightening the skin and improving its texture.VShape can be performed with Alma Lasers Accent Ultra V and Accent Ultra systems.
The combined bi-polar radio frequency and light energies of elōs technology precisely heat the dermal tissue within the target treatment area. This stimulates collagen production and produces a firming effect in lax skin. Wrinkles are reduced, noticeable lifting can be observed and the texture of your skin becomes smoother, more luminous and toned. ReFirme ST Applicator is availabe with eLight, eMax and eStyle systems.
Using a small cannula and 1064-nm Nd: YAG fiber, this high-peak powered laser coagulates tissue and stimulates collagen production from underneath the skin - where the laser is most effective. Patients will have tighter, firmer, smoother skin. Smartlipo offers three distinct workstations for laser-assisted lipolysis. 1064nm Wavelength: hemostasis in the blood vessels for less bleeding and bruising 1320nm Wavelength: absorbed by the water in the tissue located near the laser tip 1440nm Wavelength: 40X greater absorption in fatty tissue than all diode lasers on the market Blend 1064 nm + 1320 nm: To tighten tissue in subdermal layer with trusted Smartlipo Cynosure wavelengths - Produces uniform thermal profile for superior tissue coagulation with tightening - Tissue Tightening has shown to be 57% more using Smartlipo plus liposuction than liposuction alone when 1320nm and 1064nm are used.
Pollogen LEGEND™ is an advanced medical aesthetic system incorporating the leading industry technologies - VoluDermTM HE, a micro-needle RF technology, TriLipo® using non-invasive RF energy and Dynamic Muscle Activation. The combination of these technologies provides effective dermal volumizing, skin tightening and body sculpting. The Pollogen LEGEND is not for sale in the United States. Pollogen LEGEND+ platform: micro-needle RF with TriPollar is for sale only in the U.S.
Based on Radio Frequency technology, Venus Swan™ delivers superior results pain-free and pleasantly for various body and face parts including arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck and face. Via two specially designed ergonomic applicators, which were tailored for accurate coverage of all body parts, many treatments are applicable. The comfortable shape of the Octipolar applicator enables the operator easy grip for fatigue-free operation and intuitive movements on the client’s skin surface.
LHE Skin Tightening emits infrared light energy in a proprietary, 30 second multi-pulse algorithm. This provides optimal deep dermal heating while preventing epidermal over heating. Infrared light penetrates deep into the lower dermal levels and sets off a mild dermal trauma to initiate a wound/heal response.
Venus Concept is once again energizing the medical aesthetic industry with a revolutionary technology for non-surgical body contouring* and skin tightening for the face, neck and body. The Multi-Polar RF delivers Fast, Pain Free, Homogeneous Heating to multiple tissue depths resulting in superior clinical outcomes.Vari-Pulse allows adjustable pulsed suction for deep energy penetration, lymphatic drainage, as well as stimulating circulation. Real-Time Thermal Feedback integrates a hands-free thermometer with an on-screen visual feedback graph.
One Aesthetic Workstation for Non-Surgical Body Contouring, Cellulite Reduction & Skin Tightening for the Face, Neck and Body. The Multi-Polar RF delivers Fast, Pain Free, Homogeneous Heating to multiple tissue depths resulting in superior clinical outcomes. Pulsed Magnetic Fields technology has been used in traditional medicine for decades and is scientifically proven with regard to its regenerative properties.