As you age, your body stops producing collagen at the same rate it did when you were younger. Without collagen the skin will lose its elasticity and vibrancy, and start to sag. This can be especially difficult when you notice these effects to your face. Over time, the skin around your neck, under your chin, and near the eyebrows can start to loosen. Loose skin will make you look older and feel less confident about your appearance. In the past, patients would have required getting surgical intervention in the form of a facelift to reduce this effect. Luckily, Bridgeport Last & Wellness has solutions to help tighten your skin and give you a more youthful and vibrant look to your face.
Treatments for loose skin:
Ultherapy is a treatment that involves using ultrasound to help tighten your skin. Since your body is producing less collagen, it can use some help. Ultherapy helps promote collagen production by stimulating its growth by using sound waves. This treatment is completely non-invasive, unlike a facelift, and is approved by the FDA, so you can be sure that it is safe and effective. How much therapy you need and for how long per session is customized to each patient, so your care will be tailored to your skin and your medical history.
Potenza is another treatment that is less invasive than surgery, but still involves the skin being penetrated to promote healing. When the skin is injured, the body produces collagen and sends it to the site of the injury to promote healing. Since the body slows its collagen production when you age, it needs a kickstart. Potenza is a form of microneedling that involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles to force the body to produce collagen. It will then go to the site and heal the superficial wounds, leaving behind more flexible and vibrant skin.
Exilis works in a similar way to ultherapy, but uses radio waves instead. The doctor will use a small device to target radio waves at the affected skin. The heat from these waves penetrates deeply through several layers of skin, causing the body to think that there has been an injury. This promotes the production of collagen, which is then sent to the site to encourage healing. The body’s natural healing processes will help tighten the skin over time.
As you can see, there’s no need to live with sagging skin for the rest of your life. Visit Bridgeport Laser & Wellness to discuss your sagging skin options and get you back to feeling and looking your best and most youthful.