If you have skin that is starting to show signs of aging because you’re noticing lines and wrinkles on the face as well as some sagging of the jowls, you might be interested in non-surgical skin tightening procedures. These procedures are done in such a way that does not require the downtime or the discomfort associated with invasive surgical procedures, like facelifts. Instead, these are treatments that can be given in the comfort of our office that are minimally invasive and require no downtime for recovery.
In order to understand how these treatments work, it helps to understand how the wrinkles, lines and other signs of aging got there in the first place. In the skin is a substance called collagen. This is a protein that the body manufacturers in order to keep the skin tight, full and young-looking.
As you begin to age, your body will not produce as much collagen as it once did. As a result, your skin will start to get loose and develop those classic signs of aging, like crow’s feet around the eyes, horizontal wrinkles across the forehead and wrinkles around the mouth. While facelift surgery physically removes the excess skin, non-surgical skin tightening treatments focus on restoring collagen levels so they will more closely resemble what they were during the younger years.
Most of these treatments focus energy on the lower layers of the skin, where the collagen is located. These treatments are done by converting the energy to heat. The heat is absorbed by the skin tissue, which stimulates the growth of collagen. When collagen levels increase, the skin becomes tight, and those lines and wrinkles will eventually be gone.
We are proud to offer non-surgical skin tightening at Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa. While it involves a gradual process that takes place in the months following the actual treatment, some immediate skin tightening may be noticed because of the skin’s initial response to the energy.
During a consultation at Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa in College Station, our provider can explain how non-surgical skin tightening treatments work in more detail. We can also explain all of the benefits of using this type of treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more information!