At The Laser Center of Marin in Corte Madera, CA, we know that loose skin can make you look and feel older than you are, and in turn, can affect your self-image. If you’re discouraged by loose skin on your face or neck, we have solutions, and they work. We offer different skin tightening treatments that will help lift and tighten your skin and turn back the clock on aging.
What Is the Best Treatment for Skin Tightening?
The best treatment to address sagging skin and general skin laxity is one that promotes collagen and elastin production in the deepest layers of the skin. At our office, we offer two effective skin tightening treatments: Ultherapy and Titan. Both of these treatments can help lift and tighten the skin and take years off of your face and neck.
What Causes Loose Skin?
Different factors contribute to loose skin. Multiple pregnancies, a quick or significant weight loss, genetics, and liposuction can often cause loose skin. However, aging is the most common factor that causes skin laxity; but you don’t have to live with loose skin. There is a way to treat it, and it works. At our office, we offer two effective treatments that will help tighten the skin and reverse the aging process, so you look and feel more youthful.
Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that helps lift the skin on the face, neck, and chest by increasing collagen and elastin production using ultrasound energy. This FDA-approved treatment can help improve different face and neck areas, including the chin, jawline, and brow. Results are completely natural, and the entire treatment is non-invasive. You can even get results after just one treatment.
How Does It Work?
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to increase collagen and elastin production. Ultrasound energy helps stimulate natural processes in the body and forces it to generate a healing response which helps you achieve tighter skin. During the treatment, your technician will apply ultrasound gel to your skin after thoroughly cleansing the area.
Then, the treatment device will be placed on your target area, and a thermal digital image of your skin will appear on the device screen. The image of your skin allows your technician to use precision and accuracy in effectively targeting the deepest layers of your skin in the areas where you need increased collagen production the most.
What Can It Treat?
This treatment is an effective option for those who want to lift their brow, tighten the skin on the neck and chest, and improve the appearance of the chin or jawline. It will tighten loose skin and lift it in the most natural way possible.
When Will I Notice My Results?
Once you undergo treatment, your results will appear gradually over time. As your body creates more collagen and elastin in the treatment area, you’ll see your problem areas improve. Your skin will get tighter, and you’ll notice a lifting effect that will help you look and feel more youthful. Most patients see results within the first several weeks of their treatment.
Will It Take More Than One Treatment to See Results?
Most patients benefit from just one Ultherapy treatment, but depending on the quality of your skin at the time of treatment and your degree of skin laxity, you may need more than one session to reach your desired results. Patients respond differently to the ultrasound energy and will produce collagen at different rates. Once we learn more about your skin and your problem areas, we can give you a better idea of exactly what your treatment plan will look like.
Will My Results Be Permanent?
When you choose this treatment, you can expect your results to last over a year. However, your skin will continue to age. Scheduling follow-up treatments as you notice changes in your skin’s elasticity will help you maintain adequate collagen levels and address aging long-term.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for Ultherapy are those who have experienced skin laxity and have noticed sagging or drooping skin along with their eyebrows, on their eyelids, or their chin and neck. Most patients schedule this treatment when they reach their 30s or beyond to address and reverse the aging process. This treatment is best suited for those with mild to moderate skin laxity.
Patients who aren’t ready or do not need to undergo a facelift can schedule this treatment as a surgical alternative and still achieve dramatic lifting results. Committing to a facelift is a financial, emotional, and physical investment, one that many patients are not willing or ready to make. Thanks to Ultherapy, there is an alternative that can help those with mature skin and those in their 30s who want to get one step ahead of the aging process.
Titan is a skin tightening treatment that uses light energy to increase collagen and elastin production in the deeper layers of your skin. It helps address skin laxity on the face and neck so that you can combat aging and look and feel like your younger self again without the need for surgical interventions or injections. Treatments are painless, non-surgical, and safe.
How Does It Work?
Titan uses infrared light energy to help tighten the skin and address skin laxity, specifically on the face, jawline, and neck. Not only does it build collagen, but it also helps your skin look younger. Infrared light is used during treatment to heat the deeper layers of your skin, causing your collagen to contract. The surface of your skin remains unharmed during the treatment, thanks to a built-in cooling mechanism within the treatment device.
The light energy used during treatment is distributed uniformly to the deeper layers of the skin without causing any discomfort. Not only will you have that initial collagen contraction that will help your skin look and feel tighter, but collagen production will continue to increase in the weeks following your treatment. You’ll notice fewer lines and wrinkles and smooth, tighter skin.
What Happens During the Treatment?
When you come in for a Titan treatment, you will lay back and relax as your technician uses the device handpiece to apply the infrared light pulses to your skin. With each pulse, you will feel a warm sensation that will quickly subside. The treatment is comfortable and won’t require anesthesia or numbing solution.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
Most patients respond well to one treatment. However, we typically recommend that patients schedule one to three treatments with three to four weeks between each to achieve the best results. When you come in for your consultation, we will recommend the total number of treatments you should schedule.
What Can It Treat?
This treatment will help address pre-jowl folds, facial lines and wrinkles, and skin laxity on the face and neck.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for Titan are those who want to address skin laxity. Titan can treat patients with all different skin types. It also helps address skin laxity in men and women of all ages. A consultation is the best way to determine whether Titan is the right skin tightening treatment to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Which Treatment Is Right for Me?
Both of these skin tightening treatments provide an effective way to address skin laxity and improve your appearance without the need for surgical intervention to do so. Both deliver some amazing results that look both natural and subtle. The best way to determine whether Ultherapy or Titan is right for you is by scheduling an initial consultation at our office.
We will assess your areas of concern, learn more about your goals, and review your medical history. Then, we can make recommendations based on your needs. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to know, including how to prepare for your appointment and what you can expect after the treatment is over.
Tighten Your Skin the Natural Way
There is a solution that will treat loose skin. Titan and Ultherapy are two effective skin tightening treatments that will deliver some amazing results. You don’t have to live with skin laxity, nor do you have to look or feel older than you are. You can address loose skin in a way that’s natural but will deliver results. Contact us today at The Laser Center of Marin in Corte Madera, CA, to learn more about these two treatments and which one can best help you achieve all your goals.