If you find yourself gently pulling back skin on your face when looking into the mirror, wishing it would stay that way, you are not alone. Although there are some surgical procedures, such as the face lift or lower eyelid lift (lower blepharoplasty), that will produce drastic results, many patients prefer less invasive options that result in more natural, noticeable improvements without invasive surgery or days or weeks of downtime.
Due to a decrease in the production of collagen throughout the years, the visible effects of aging are, unfortunately, unavoidable, as collagen is important in maintaining skin elasticity and volume. As collagen levels drop, it’s common for skin to become less firm and evenly toned. Some patients will develop fine lines and wrinkles, while others see a decrease in tone and tightness, leading to looseness or laxity of the skin. While these changes affect skin over the entire body, they are most noticeable on the face around the eyes, neck and jawline. While we can’t stop the passing of time and aging process, it is possible to take proactive steps towards increasing collagen levels through a variety of minimally-invasive and even non-invasive skin tightening treatments.
Almost any adult can undergo skin tightening treatments. Ideal candidates have mild to moderate loose skin on the face or neck. Those who have a tremendous amount of loose skin – especially from recent weight loss or weight loss surgery – will still primarily require full surgical procedures to tighten up or eliminate excess skin. Patients who have undergone previous face lifts or surgical procedures on the face also find that these treatments help prolong the results while improving skin tone and elasticity.
Tixel® offers a solution for mild to moderate skin laxity. This revolutionary treatment uses tiny metal cones with high levels of heat instead of laser energy to create tiny areas of controlled damage. This process triggers collagen production that leaves skin tighter and smoother.
Previously known as J-Plasma®, Renuvion® is the ultimate in skin tightening and body firming technology. This minimally-invasive procedure is a one-time treatment that provides dramatic results without the risks and recovery of more invasive surgery. Performed using local anesthesia, Renuvion® uses advances in cool plasma energy to provide rapid tissue contraction from underneath the skin, at the level where we want to see the tightening effect, without excising the extra skin. This treatment works well in combination with liposuction, and therefore is a popular “add-on” procedure for Dr. Craig Schwartz’s in-office liposuction patients to produce optimal fat removal and skin tightening results.
This innovative, first-of-its-kind fractionated plasma skin resurfacing technology takes micro-needling to the next level, combining radiofrequency energy and fractional plasma to improve the skin’s tone and texture with 15 minute treatments that require just minimal downtime. This treatment creates a pattern of tiny micro-channels to a fraction of the skin surface, while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged. These micro-abrasions stimulate the body’s natural healing response, leading the skin to repair itself, by jumpstarting production of new collagen and elastin, the building blocks of smooth, tight, youthful looking skin. Added benefits include noticeable improvements in both texture and pigmentation.
If you are concerned about your sagging facial skin, schedule a consultation at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. After evaluating your skin quality and the areas one desires to be treated, Kansas City’s premier facial and aesthetic laser center will recommend the option that is best suited for your particular needs and goals.
Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County and the entire Kansas City metro area.
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