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Skin Tightening Treatments

A Guide to Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

Skin laxity caused by excessive weight loss, aging, genetics or childbirth makes many people self-conscious about wearing trendy or revealing clothes. Too much loose skin may cause back pain and make it harder to exercise. Recent innovations in non-invasive procedures make it easier to firm loose body and facial skin without surgery. Skin tightening in Encino may be right for you.

Losing weight is good for your health and your appearance, but individuals with extreme weight loss find loose skin on the abdomen, arms and other areas still make it difficult to dress the way they want. Obese people who lose lots of weight may develop rashes or yeast infections in skin folds if the loose skin isn't removed by non-invasive or surgical methods.

Your skin may regain elasticity after weight loss if you've been overweight a short time. If you lose a lot of weight after being obese for many years, it's more likely you'll have extensive loose skin.

Why Skin Becomes Stretchy and Loose

Aging skin loses collagen and elastin, proteins found in connective tissues under surface skin, causing the epidermis, the top, visible layer of skin to sag and stretch. That's why your skin naturally looks fuller and plumper when you're young - collagen and elastin production is in full force then.

When you lose a lot of weight quickly, you'll lose muscle mass as well as fat tissue, and this creates larger areas of sagging skin. People who lose a lot of weight slowly won't experience the same amount of loose skin as people who lose weight rapidly.

Parts of the Body Commonly Treated for Loose or Saggy Skin

  • Neck
  • Jowls
  • Cheeks
  • Under eye area
  • Forehead
  • Decolletage
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Waist
  • Legs

Discuss Your Treatment with Us

Once you've decided nonsurgical treatment is right for you, set up a consultation with a practitioner specializing in aesthetic medicine. Only trained individuals working in a medical office or medi-spa are qualified to perform non-invasive skin tightening. The practitioner will ask you about previous surgeries, your medical condition and what medications you take. Based on the answers to your questions, the practitioner will recommend the best course of treatment

Loose, saggy skin anywhere on your body, from the neck and jowls to abdomen and buttocks, can be tightened with non-invasive treatments performed on an outpatient basis. Technological advances in aesthetic procedures make it easier than ever for people with a mild to moderate amount of sagging skin to receive treatment. MyBotoxLA delivers some of the best skin tightening Sherman Oaks has to offer!

Do You Need It?

Good candidates exhibit the following problems:

  • Loose skin on the neck, cheeks, abdomen or arms
  • Poor quality skin texture and tone
  • Skin laxity or stretch marks caused by childbirth or an operation
  • Unwillingness to commit to liposuction or invasive surgery

FDA-Approved Non-Invasive Treatments

There's no magic, over-the-counter cream or supplement that will firm up your skin or make sagging skin disappear. Only non-invasive or surgical methods performed by a medical practitioner can significantly tighten or eliminate loose skin. Surgical lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction are reserved only for the most severe cases and require a hospital stay and weeks of recovery.

Many people with mild to moderate amounts of loose skin can benefit from nonsurgical skin tightening. Non-invasive treatment takes place in a doctor's office or medical aesthetic clinic or spa, and there's little to no downtime associated with these procedures. Some of the treatments suitable for tightening skin on the face and body include radio frequency (RF), ultrasound and intense pulsed light (IPL). Each session lasts an average of 30 minutes, although some may take as long as 60 or 90 minutes. The length of each session depends on the amount of loose skin and the area(s) needing treatment. There are few side effects of non-invasive treatments, and you'll be able to return to work or other activities right after the treatment session.

You'll see an improvement in firmness and tone immediately, but full results may not be evident for a few weeks or months. It all depends on the original condition of your skin and the treatment method you've chosen. These non-invasive, in-office treatments produce firm, natural-looking skin. Up to 8 treatment sessions may be needed to see optimal results. After the first set of treatments, you may occasionally need follow-up sessions to maintain tight skin in the affected area.

After you've received non-invasive skin tightening, it's important to maintain your skin by eating right and exercising. Including more protein in your diet and incorporating strength training into workout lessens the chance of lax skin returning (or appearing in the first place.) Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water is another way to maintain tight skin.

Results and Follow-up

Results of vary from patient to patient, keep follow-up appointments and be sure to have any maintenance treatments your practitioner recommends.

Individual results may vary.

Call us today to set up a consultation to discuss the best non-invasive treatment for your needs.

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Skin Tightening: FAQ

Many of our clients come to us at MyBotoxLA with questions about skin tightening. Once almost impossible to achieve without surgery, modern aesthetic technology has advanced to the point in which your skin can be tightened with an in-office procedure that is fast and effective. We have answered some of the most common questions we are asked about non-surgical skin tightening.

Does non-surgical skin tightening work?

At our private Studio City MedSpa, we are often asked to help our clients have firmer, tighter skin. The range of advanced systems we use for skin tightening were chosen for a very good reason: yes, these treatments actually work! Whether you have loose, saggy skin due to weight loss, body sculpting, pregnancy, or aging, we offer skin tightening procedures to help you have tighter, firmer skin without surgery.

Are there any cosmetics or creams that can truly tighten your skin?

Sadly, no. While caring for your skin is always important and providing it with the nourishment it needs will help ward off skin laxity for longer, in the end, the body produces less and less collagen and elastin -- the natural elements that make it supple, tight, and youthful. Advanced treatments work to tighten existing collagen fibers, along with stimulating the body to produce more collagen – the perfect skin tightening method.

Can you tighten loose skin on the face?

Yes! Our skin tightening procedures include those specifically for face. We work on these areas with absolute attention to detail, as our goal is to produce the most beautiful, natural-looking result. Your face can look younger, fresher, and more attractive when the skin has been tightened. The added benefit of increased natural collagen production means the improvement continues as the weeks pass.

How are collagen fibers tightened?

When the skin on face or body has become lax and lost its firm, supple texture, it is often because the lower skin layers, which are supported by collagen fibers, have lost the degree of support and structure needed to keep the upper layers firm and tight against the tissue. To tighten collagen fibers, a specialized form of energy is applied to the zone being treated. The energy works to tighten the strands and subsequently the structure beneath the skin, and in so doing, stimulates the body to produce more natural collagen.

What is the best way to tighten skin?

There is no “best way” to tighten skin, as many different types of procedures can be used, based upon the degree of laxity and how much tightening will be required to rejuvenate the face or body. Only a personal consultation will reveal which systems or treatments will create the fresh, rejuvenated look you want. We use a range of treatments at our Studio City MedSpa, including:

  • RF (radio frequency)
  • IPL (intense pulsed light)
  • Chemical peel
  • Microneedling