July is upon us and it’s looking to be a hot, St. Louis summer! In an attempt to beat the heat, we find ourselves stripping down to our summer skivvies. As we dare to bare, nothing is more discouraging than the appearance of loose and sagging skin.
Understanding Your Skin
For many men and women, their once-tight skin is now sadly slack. Seemingly inevitable, lax skin is a natural part of the aging process, and is often the result of our skin’s inability to produce collagen as efficiently as it once did. Found deep within our skin’s underlying support structure, collagen is responsible for giving our skin its youthful elasticity, as well as its ability to “snap” back. Age, gravity, and a number of other factors, including lifestyle choices, weight fluctuation, and sun damage, can cause collagen to break down.
Finally! A Fix to Loose & Sagging Skin
Unfortunately, without the help of cosmetic treatments, there is no easy fix to tighten loose and sagging skin. With that in mind, we are fortunate enough to have not one, but two skin tightening treatments at Renaissance Plastic Surgery: SkinTyte™ and ThermiSmooth®.
SkinTyte and ThermiSmooth encourage collagen production—which, as we learned above, is important as lax skin is primarily a result of collagen loss. Whereas SkinTyte delivers infrared energy, ThermiSmooth delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy. Using a hand-held device, both treatments send energy below the surface of the skin to heat the deepest layers of the skin where collagen is formed. This helps to safely:
- Support existing collagen
- Stimulate collagen contraction (tighten)
- Encourage the production of new collagen
With ThermiSmooth, we have seen superb results around the forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth, and neck. With a larger spot size, SkinTyte is ideal for more prominent areas like the arms, abdomen, and thighs. Over time, collagen will continue to rebuild and you will notice an improvement in skin texture, laxity, and even wrinkles.
Your physician will decide whether SkinTyte or ThermiSmooth is best for you based on your goals, the location of treatment, and the severity of your skin laxity.
Dare to Bare with Tight, Smooth Skin
This summer, we want to help you feel confident in your (newly-tight) skin!