When you begin to notice changes in the firmness of your skin, you may feel as though there isn’t a way to address those imperfections, but thanks to advancements in the cosmetic world, you now have options, and they work. At The Laser Center of Marin in Corte Madera, CA, we offer two effective skin tightening treatments, Ultherapy and Titan, that stimulate your body’s natural healing processes to help you get back to a more youthful version of yourself.
What Is the Best Treatment for Skin Tightening?
There are many topical products marketed as the best solution for tightening the skin, but the only effective skin tightening treatment is one that stimulates collagen and elastin production within your body. Creams and serums that contain collagen can help improve the skin by increasing its moisture content, but the only real solution to lift and tighten the skin aside from an invasive surgical procedure is to increase elastin and collagen production within the skin.
Thanks to powerful in-office skin tightening treatments like Titan and Ultherapy, you can reverse what the aging process has done to your skin and get tighter, firmer, lifted skin in as little as one treatment. These treatments provide those who want to lift and tighten their skin with the ability to do so without the need for invasive surgical procedures.
Ultherapy: A Non-Surgical Way To Lift and Tighten the Skin
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved, non-invasive skin tightening treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to lift and tighten the skin. It treats sagging skin that has suffered from elasticity loss on the face and body. It helps men and women restore youth to their face without undergoing a surgical procedure or enduring an extensive recovery period.
What Does It Treat?
Ultherapy can address skin laxity anywhere on the body. Skin laxity occurs when the body begins to produce less elastin and collagen due to the aging process. It can lift and tighten skin on the brow, cheeks, and neck, among other areas.
How Does It Work?
The ultrasound energy stimulates collagen production by heating the tissue yet leaving the skin unharmed. This increase in temperature causes the existing collagen to contract and helps the body create an anti-aging response that increases collagen and elastin production below the skin’s surface. Appointments are quick and typically take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to complete, based on which and how many areas you choose to treat.
While there are some immediate skin-tightening results, the best results develop gradually as the body produces more collagen, which typically happens by 12 weeks post-treatment. These natural-looking results appear gradually, which prevents you from looking as though you had a treatment done; no one has to know unless you want them to.
What Happens During Treatment?
This treatment is quick, simple, and effective. It works just like an ultrasound does, and the device is equipped with a thermal imaging screen that shows your skin with its layers on the screen during treatment. Once your technician applies the ultrasound gel, they will place the handheld device on your problem areas.
When it makes contact with your skin, an image of your skin will appear on the screen. This allows for skill and precision in delivering the ultrasound energy to the deepest layers of your skin to improve collagen and elastin production.
Is It Safe?
Ultherapy is an entirely safe way to treat and effectively improve the appearance of loose skin on the face and the body. It is FDA-approved, and it uses ultrasound energy to stimulate a natural healing process within the body. It doesn’t use chemicals or invasive measures but instead relies on the body for natural results. Once you undergo treatment and begin to see your results, those results will be dramatic but natural-looking.
Is There Any Downtime?
One of the many benefits of this treatment is that there is no downtime. As soon as your treatment is complete, you can resume your normal daily activities without any interruption to your schedule. You won’t need to schedule time off of work, nor will you have to endure an uncomfortable recovery. No one will know you underwent a skin tightening treatment, but they will notice your results and how much more youthful your skin looks.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for Ultherapy are men and women who aren’t ready to commit to surgery but want to lift and tighten their face, neck, or chest in a natural, non-effective way. The effects of a facelift are astounding, but many people aren’t ready to emotionally, physically, or financially commit to all that a facelift entails, especially the recovery process. This treatment will not replicate the exact results of a facelift, but it will give you the next best thing.
An initial consultation with one of our experts can help you determine if this treatment is right for you. We’ll examine your skin condition, the areas you want to treat and discuss your goals. Then, if we confirm that you are a treatment candidate, we will design a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Titan: An Effective Lifting Treatment
Titan is an effective 3D skin tightening treatment that uses light energy to renew and lift the skin by stimulating collagen production below the skin’s surface. It’s another non-surgical, safe, and effective cosmetic treatment option that delivers results the natural way without the need for surgery or invasive treatments.
What Areas Does It Treat?
This treatment can help improve the appearance of loose skin in the face, neck, and chest. It will help improve the appearance of jowls that can form on the lower half of the skin due to aging and the skin on the forehead and cheeks. It helps target and treat fine lines, facial folds and wrinkles, and skin laxity.
How Does It Work?
This treatment uses infrared light energy to heat the layers of the skin to rebuild collagen and elastin production below the skin’s surface. Heat below the skin’s top layer, in the layer known as the dermis, results in contractions in the existing collagen, which helps stimulate more collagen production. A continuous cooling mechanism works alongside the light energy pulses to help maintain optimal comfort during the treatment session.
The result is youthful-looking skin that improves over time with increased collagen and elastin production. Your problem areas will get firmer and tighter and will have a more lifted appearance thanks to this collagen-inducing treatment. It can also thicken the skin by increasing collagen production, which helps reduce lines and wrinkles so that you can maintain a youthful appearance without the need for an invasive treatment.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Once you undergo the necessary number of treatments recommended for your skin condition and your goals, you can expect to see gradual improvements in your skin as your body’s collagen levels increase. Best results appear by six months post-treatment, and those anti-aging benefits can last up to two years. Additional treatments can help continue to improve collagen production over time so that you can maintain your anti-aging results.
Who Is a Candidate?
The benefit of Titan is that it is an effective skin tightening treatment that can improve the appearance of the skin on patients of all skin types and tones. Many patients begin to notice the effects of skin laxity in their 30s and 40s and schedule treatments to improve their aging skin. At the same time, others use this treatment to get ahead of the aging process and keep their collagen production high to help avoid the early onset of aging skin.
Ideal candidates have begun to show some signs of skin laxity on their face, neck, or chest and want to improve their appearance without the need for a more advanced facial treatment. Ideal candidates also should not be pregnant or nursing, or currently using Accutane.
Which Treatment Is Right for Me?
Both Titan and Ultherapy are effective treatments that can help improve the appearance of the skin by increasing collagen and elastin production. Each uses a different form of energy to target and treat loose skin. When you come for your initial consultation with one of our experts, we can help determine which of these treatments is the best option for your unique needs.
Tighten Your Skin the Natural Way
If you have felt discouraged about the appearance of your skin because of skin laxity, know that there is an effective solution that doesn’t involve surgery. We can help choose the best method for you so that you can get tighter, youthful-looking skin the natural way. Contact the experts at The Laser Center of Marin in Corte Madera, CA, to learn more about Ultherapy and Titan and how these treatments can help you achieve your goals in a quick yet effective session.