As you age, your skin produces less collagen and elastin, the two main proteins that help retain its shape and elasticity. This natural process is what eventually leads to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose, saggy skin. Skin laxity, or the loss of skin tightness, can also happen following significant weight loss. At Laser & Aesthetics Studio of Winter Park in Winter Park, Florida, Dr. Gene Krishingner, Jr. offers a complete menu of skin rejuvenation treatments, including non-invasive skin tightening. To learn more, call or book your appointment online today.
Non-surgical skin tightening is a safe, effective, non-invasive procedure that uses thermal heat energy to tighten up loose skin.
While the main goal of the treatment is to decrease skin laxity, it can also help improve the texture, appearance, and overall quality of your skin. In certain treatment areas, non-surgical skin tightening may also give you a slimmer or more contoured appearance.
Although there are several different types of non-surgical skin tightening technologies available, including laser, ultrasound, and radiofrequency treatments, all options have a few things in common:
To address loose skin, Dr. Krishingner and his team use the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System by CynoSure®, which is widely considered the most advanced intense pulsed light (IPL) system available.
The Icon uses a handheld device to deliver each pulse of IPL energy to the deepest layers of your skin. During each pulse of energy, you’ll feel a gentle vibration accompanied by heating and cooling sensations.
As the IPL energy penetrates each dermal layer, it heats up the targeted skin cells and causes a thermal reaction in your tissues. This reaction helps trigger your body’s natural healing response, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
Although your degree of skin laxity and your aesthetic goals will help Dr. Krishingner determine your personal treatment plan, most patients get the results they’re looking for after undergoing a series of skin tightening sessions.
Because Icon IPL technology harnesses your body’s own immune response to achieve results, it can take a few weeks for you to see noticeably smoother, tighter skin.
As the collagen and elastin that are generated through the healing process continue to build up over the course of two or three months, your results will become increasingly evident. You may even experience continued improvement for up to six months following your final session.
IPL non-surgical skin tightening provides long-term results that may last anywhere from one to three years, depending on your body’s natural aging process and your own skincare routine.
To optimize your results and increase the amount of time between treatments, eat a nutritious diet, avoid smoking, and protect your skin from too much sun exposure.
*Individual results may vary