Have you ever wondered if there was a way to take years off your appearance and restore that look that you had when you were younger? If so, there is good news. Skin tightening may be your answer. If you are not ready to undergo a surgical procedure, there are non-surgical treatments available that can be done with little or no downtime involved.
Those lines and wrinkles that tend to show up with age are the results of the skin becoming loose as collagen and elastin production drops off. This leads to lines and wrinkles in a similar way that a piece of fabric that is not stretched tight will have wrinkles and waves in it. When you stretch the fabric tight, the surface becomes smoother.
The loose skin that causes lines, wrinkles and sagging can be attributed to lower levels of collagen in the dermis, or the layer of skin below the surface. Collagen is a protein in the body that helps hold tissue together. It also helps the skin by giving it fullness and keeping it tight. Over time, your body will not produce collagen in the same quantities. This means its level will diminish. When this happens, the skin will lose a lot of the fullness that was present in previous years. The result is sagging around the mouth and jowls, lines and wrinkles on the forehead, and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Since these signs of aging have their root cause in the lack of adequate amounts of collagen, the answer to looking years younger lies in finding a way to increase the amount of collagen in the skin. The other choice would be to go through a surgical procedure like a facelift.
During a facelift procedure, the loose, excess skin is removed from the face. The end result is tighter skin that is free from the lines, wrinkles, and sagging that was present before the procedure. While a facelift can produce amazing results, many people either do not want or do not qualify for surgery. As a result, they look for non-invasive skin tightening procedures.
We are pleased to offer both surgical and non-surgical skin tightening at eSSe Plastic Surgery. Those who do not want to undergo a surgical procedure can opt for skin tightening with the Exilis Protégé system. This innovative treatment uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate the growth of additional collagen in the skin. This growth process takes place over the period of a few months, during which the skin will begin to look tighter. While you will be able to notice some level of skin tightening right away, the full effects will be realized when collagen production reaches its peak.
If you are interested in skin tightening, visit the board-certified plastic surgeons at eSSe Plastic Surgery. Located in Fort Lauderdale, our practice is dedicated to providing you with personalized cosmetic procedures specially designed to help you look and feel your best. Contact us today to schedule your consultation or learn more about the services we offer.