Skin Tightening & Skin Contouring
Skin tighteningand skin contouring are two cosmetic techniques used by a plastic surgeon to restore fullness and elasticity to the skin in response to normal aging or damage caused by excessive or prolonged exposure to sunlight. Although there are many different techniques employed, Ultherapy® for skin tightening and Sublime™ for skin contouring are two popular and effective treatments. Both are non-invasive, meaning they do not require surgical intervention to replenish or reshape the skin.
Ultherapy® in a non-surgical treatment with no downtime that tightens the skin, dramatically lifts sagging eyebrows, smooths jowls, reduces double chins, and tightens the neckline. A single treatment stimulates gradual improvement to one’s appearance over several weeks, and results last for several years. Ultherapy® employs ultrasound for skin lifting, skin firming, and skin tightening, and is FDA-approved for use in the cosmetic treatment of facial lines and wrinkles. A high-frequency sound wave helps strengthen the skin’s deep layers and supports the natural structure of the skin. The subtle heating action of Ultherapy® restores firmness to the skin and its restorative results are gradual and cumulative over time. Each treatment session is 30 to 60 minutes in length.
E-Matrix™ is a skin resurfacing procedure that helps reduce the look of fine lines, uneven skin tone and large pores by treating the skin below the surface. The treatment offers patients a quick way to restore the look of their skin with minimal discomfort and little downtime. Typically, patients receive a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart. Most patients see full results from eMatrix™ within six months.
eMatrix™ is a sublative treatment, meaning that it penetrates deep into the dermis. Unlike laser treatments, which use light to correct skin problems, eMatrix™ uses radio frequencies. Waves of energy are sent deep into the dermis where they stimulate collagen production. Also, unlike laser treatments, eMatrix™ leaves the skin’s surface undamaged.
Sublime™ skin contouring combines infrared light and bipolar radio frequency energy to reshape and remodel the dermal layer of the skin and stimulate new collagen production to restore natural skin volume. This non-invasive technique is proven effective in the treatment of sagging necklines, face, abdomen, and upper arms, providing a natural skin lift to these problem areas. The procedure is considered safe, painless, and it carries a low risk of side effects. Sublime™ skin contouring is one of the latest tools to smooth fine wrinkles, tighten the skin, and improve the overall quality of the skin for a more even and natural complexion.