When skin ages, it becomes thinner and lose its elasticity. “Crepey” skin on the face and neck can become wrinkled and loose, making you appear older. Loss of collagen and elastin in the skin causes it to become less resilient, which is normal as you age. Skin tightening treatments can help increase collagen and elastin in the deep layers of the skin, improving volume and elasticity to rejuvenate the skin on the face and neck.
Sagging, thinner skin can begin appearing in your 30s and 40s as collagen and elastin levels drop. Slowly, the skin loses its youthful plumpness and firmness. Wrinkles and lines appear on the face, and the neck skin can sag and begin the notorious “turkey waddle” appearance. To combat this aging process, spurring collagen and elastin production deep in the skin with heat or energy can be effective, creating tighter, more youthful skin.
Energy Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation
Radio frequency (RF), ultrasound energy and intense-pulsed light (IPL) are all used as minimally-invasive skin tightening treatments. They use a hand-held applicator to deliver energy deep into the skin layers to induce collagen and elastin production. The treatments are non-invasive, and most take less than an hour to complete. Although the results are not immediate, the skin begins to improve over several weeks after the treatment. There is no downtime after the procedure, and results can last several months before repeated treatments are needed to restore collagen levels.
Skin tightening can help restore a more youthful appearance without requiring surgery, downtime or recovery. The results appear naturally as the skin slowly becomes firmer and tighter as collagen and elastin levels improve. These treatments can be combined safely with many other skin rejuvenation options available through Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD. Contact our office in NYC or Staten Island to schedule a consultation to determine if facial skin tightening treatments are right for you.