Is your skin laxity causing lines and wrinkles to form? Aging signs can have an impact on your appearance and self-confidence. If you want to get your youthful appearance back, skin tightening and rejuvenation treatment can be a solution. Call You Only Younger in Sugar Land, TX to find out if you are a treatment candidate. Our non-surgical skin tightening can reduce laxity, wrinkles, and the lines that age your skin appearance. We offer the latest treatments to restore your skin and give you a boost in confidence.
What Is Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation?
Skin tightening and rejuvenation is a unique combination of treatments to restore a patient’s youthful appearance. Volume is achieved with dermal fillers combined with the tightening power of Venus Versa to lift the skin and reduce laxity. A treatment from Plasma Pen resurfaces and tightens skin while evening out the skin tones and textures. The treatment also restores natural collagen that gradually heals damage, resulting in improvements in skin quality.
The treatments reduce skin laxity and restore an even tone and texture. The treatments can reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, folds, and creases in the skin. An increased youthful glow can be brought out of the skin through treatment. After the treatment, patients will be left with skin that is restored and flawless. This treatment is a total solution for signs of aging and helps patients feel confident in their appearance.
Am I a Candidate for Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation?
The approach used in the treatment can be customized to provide results for all skin types. Candidates can benefit from treatment regardless of their gender and age. Keep in mind that skin tightening can be used for the body as well, especially as we mature or fluctuate in weight. The ideal candidate is one looking to address moderate or severe signs of skin aging such as lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Generally, patients will be in their 30s when they first consider skin tightening to reduce fine lines like forehead lines and crows feet. Patients may consider earlier treatment due to the effects of sun exposure and lifestyle. Some of the treatments can also be used for proactive skin treatment.
The treatment does not require expensive and invasive surgical procedures. Recovery and downtime will depend on the specific treatment used. Patients may be able to return to work and their daily routine the same day, with minimal changes. Makeup and skincare products may be applied after 24 or 48 hours, depending on your treatment.
Patients should avoid picking or rubbing the treatment area, and it may be necessary to avoid hot water after some treatments. Generally, the treatments are not recommended for nursing and pregnant women. Some medications and smoking can also interfere in treatment and results.
Custom Treatment to Reach Your Goal
Our skin tightening and rejuvenation approach will require some consideration of the patient’s skin condition and desired results. We offer a variety of dermal fillers, like Radiesse®, Belotero®, Versa™, Restylane® Refyne, Defyne, and Lyft. The fillers are chosen based on the area of the face being treated and the severity of wrinkles. Venus Versa or Ultherapy increases skin tightness significantly and can be used on all skin types.
Plasma Pen improves tone and texture, but may not be recommended for patients with darker skin tones. Our treatment combinations can be customized to work for every skin type.
Techniques We Use In Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation Treatment
Skin tightening with Venus Versa can be performed on the face or body. Venus Versa uses radio-frequency energy to tighten the skin, but can also use intense light pulse energy to treat other skin conditions. The layers of skin below the surface are treated with radio-frequency energy and a pulsed electromagnetic field. The energy heats the target area precisely and uniformly to restore elastin and collagen.
Venus Versa’s production of collagen and elastin will continue for three to four months, improving skin quality and tightness. Skin can be treated after three or four months for long-lasting results. Venus Versa uses intense light pulse therapy to restore the skin with heat energy. A Photofacial treatment from Venus Versa can reduce lines and wrinkles while correcting spots and discoloration.
This treatment can also be used to treat acne. Light energy works to heal acne while also eliminating acne-causing bacteria. During the treatment, the device also cools the treatment area to keep the heat from damaging the skin or causing pain.
An FDA-approved skin tightening treatment, Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology. This treatment provides non-surgical facial lifting. Ultherapy can be used to reduce skin laxity on the face, neck, eyebrows, and eyelids. Ultrasound energy tightens the skin from beneath the surface by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is a natural skin agent that rebuilds and restores the skin.
Collagen increases elasticity and tightens the skin as it is produced. The results improve naturally over time. The full effects of the treatment can take up to four months and last up to three years.
Radiesse is an FDA-approved injectable treatment to fill in wrinkles and lines. The treatment is a calcium-based solution injected under the skin. Radiesse is commonly used to remove wrinkles from the cheeks and around the lips. The treatment fills in the area and stimulates collagen production as it is absorbed into the tissue. Results are seen immediately and improve over a week. Patients will see long-lasting results for 18 months.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based solution that provides volume and reduces lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin and tissue that absorbs a large amount of water. This water helps reduce skin laxity to remove wrinkles and fine lines. The injectable treatment is FDA-approved for filling wrinkles and lines. The treatment can increase the volume in the cheeks, lips, and around the mouth. Results are immediate and last 6 to 12 months.
Belotero is a common injectable for increasing volume around the mouth and lips. The treatment can reduce fine lines and wrinkles with hyaluronic acid. Belotero can also remove lines from the forehead, reduce eye bags, and eyelid laxity. The treatment is FDA-approved and lasts 6 to 12 months. Results can be seen immediately after treatment.
Plasma Pen is an FDA-approved fibroblast therapy device. What is fibroblast therapy? Fibroblasts are cells present in connective skin and tissue. The cells are vital to collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production. Fibroblast therapy stimulates these powerful agents of skin repair and restoration. This treatment is for moderate and severe skin laxity and results in smooth skin with youthful elasticity.
The Plasma Pen treatment uses revolutionary technology that introduces tiny amounts of artificial nitrogen plasma into the skin through electrical pulses. The device is extremely precise and can reduce laxity around the eyes, mouth, and neck. It can also reduce laxity on areas of the body, jowls, and neck. Plasma Pen also addresses hyperpigmentation and scarring. We have complimentary Pro-Nox™ available for pain and anxiety management. Downtime is required. Makeup and creams must not be applied to the treatment area for around five to seven days. The results last up to three years.
SkinPen Precision Microneedling
SkinPen is a device used to administer collagen induction through microneedling. The treatment makes tiny perforations in the skin to stimulate natural collagen production. The skin improves as collagen production is increased over the month following treatment. The device is cleared by the FDA for skin treatment and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars in as little as three treatments. Each treatment session must be spaced one month apart and can produce long-term effects as a monthly routine.
Benefits of Treatment
The key benefit of skin tightening and rejuvenation treatment is that the skin appears youthful and smoother. A combination of treatments can provide a total restoration of the skin, removing the signs of aging and blemishes. The treatments have some degree of customization, and results can last over one year for many of the treatments.
Some of the other benefits treatment candidates can experience are:
- Wrinkle and fine line reduction
- Skin laxity and sagging reduction
- Filled in indentations and “sunken” areas
- Acne scar reduction
- Eliminated dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Evening out of rough textures and tones
- Decreased discoloration
- Increased collagen and elastin production
- Overall better skin health
- Boosted confidence and improved appearance
Patients do not need to spend large amounts of time and money improving their appearance. Unlike surgical procedures, these treatments do not have long healing times or downtime. Patients are treated in our Sugar Land office. When combined, these treatments can offer results comparable to a facelift in terms of skin tightness. Many of the treatments use the body’s natural collagen to achieve results in a natural and healthy way.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Skin tightening treatment options consist of several treatments, so treatment times will vary. Most of the treatments will take less than 30 minutes per session. A simple dermal filler session may take only 15 minutes, and Plasma Pen takes less than 30 minutes. Patients can undergo Ultherapy or Venus Versa in 30 minutes, but treating the neck and jowls can require an additional 30 minutes. Results can last several years, depending on the treatment.
Recovery and Downtime
These treatments require no downtime, and recovery is minimal. For microneedling treatments, patients will have to wait for the skin to heal before applying makeup. Treatment sessions are completed in our office and can be done during a lunch break. Most patients can return to work or their normal routine immediately. We will provide care instructions after treatment. Keeping your skin protected from the sun is one way to ensure lasting results.
Compared to surgery, there is no doubt that non-surgical skin tightening treatments take less time. Surgical procedures can be expensive, and patients can miss days of work recovering. Some surgical procedures may require an overnight stay in a hospital and some recovery from home. Non-surgical skin tightening does not have this level of downtime or recovery time. Treatment sessions may be spaced days or months apart for best results and to avoid interference in previous treatments.
Risks and Safety
These treatments will not require patients to be placed under an anesthetic. Pain is not a factor and discomfort is kept to a minimal level during treatment. Patients may feel tenderness or a heating sensation during skin tightening treatments. A numbing gel may be used before Plasma Pen treatments to avoid discomfort.
The treatments do not involve invasive surgery. During the consultation, any risk factors will be considered. Treatments may not be recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing.
Is Treatment Right for You?
If you find that you have signs of aging and skin laxity that could benefit from treatment, you may be an ideal candidate. Visit You Only Younger in Sugar Land, TX today for an initial consultation. Our non-surgical approach to skin tightening and rejuvenation is safe and quick. We can help restore your skin’s smoothness and beauty, giving you a more youthful appearance and confidence.