Restore elasticity and firmness with skin tightening treatments that stimulate the production of collagen to helps our patients look and feel younger without surgery.
What Is Skin Tightening?
Even the best skin care regimens are not always enough to combat the effects of aging. Over time, the body produces less collagen, a protein that is essential for the skin’s firm and elastic quality. Without collagen, the skin begins to droop, creating a saggy and sad appearance.
Fortunately, advances in skin care have made way for innovative solutions for the treatment of skin laxity that do not require surgery. At our Encino medical spa we offer skin tightening for individuals with a mild degree of loose, sagging skin who are not ready or simply do not desire to undergo surgical intervention. Our nurses are expertly trained and skilled in several non-surgical skin tightening treatments, including radiofrequency treatment with Venus Versa and collagen induction therapy, both of which can produce noticeable skin-firming improvements safely and efficiently.
Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal that non-surgical skin tightening procedures have been on a steady rise in the last few years. Patients are choosing non-surgical skin tightening for many reasons, including:
- It’s Non-invasive
- No Incisions Are Necessary, Which Means No Scarring
- No Anesthesia Is Involved
- Relatively Minor Side Effects Involved
- Fewer Risks Are Involved Than With Surgical Options
- Downtime And Post-op Discomfort Is Minimal
- Treatment Is Short (Usually Performed In About An Hour Or Less)
- Safe To Use On Various Body Areas, Depending On The Specific Procedure
Frequently Asked Questions
What Makes Venus Versa™ Ideal for Skin Tightening?
There are several treatments you can consider for addressing the different signs of aging you experience. One of the things that make radiofrequency skin tightening impressive is that it works with your body. Correction occurs at a cellular level, with the fibroblasts that are responsible for producing skin-firming collagen. The multi-talented Venus Versa divide uses multi-polar radiofrequency energy waves to affect the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Multi-polar radiofrequency doesn't just strengthen collagen and stimulate new collagen production, it also breaks down fat that has accumulated in unwanted areas! Going further to acheive the best treatment outcomes, this device also pulses electromagnetic energy into the skin. This energy stimulates the production of new blood vessels, which is a vital aspect of thriving, youthful skin. Where there are healthy blood vessels, there is good circulation. Where circulation is strong, the skin receives optimal amounts of oxygen and nutrients.
Venus Versa has been developed with results and safety in mind. One of the features that make this device a favorite is its built-in temperature control. To achieve the best results in collagen stimulation and fat destruction, we must heat tissue to a specific range of temperatures. We want to do this without overheating the area and without damaging the skin. Venus Versa treatment delivers radiofrequency energy using varipulse technology. This means that the skin is gently suctioned upward by the handpiece, allowing the RF energy to penetrate into the deeper layers of tissue without incurring significant risks. Though very gentle, the suction action against the skin, when combined with heat, also works to clear away the lymphatic fluid that contributes to facial puffiness and other skin problems.
What Kind of Improvements Can Venus Versa™ Achieve?
The professionals at our Encino medical spa are well-trained in the use of radiofrequency treatments and also in the use of the versatile Venus Versa device. We perform skin tightening treatments on a wide variety of facial and body areas. In general, this treatment works by increasing the skin's natural tone, tightness, circulation, and overall resilience through collagen remodeling and, where needed, fat reduction. This no-downtime treatment can achieve a variety of rewarding improvements. These include:
- Under the eyes, this treatment can reduce lymph and fluid buildup and promote tighter, smoother skin.
- In various facial areas, Venus Versa can promote skin tightening through collagen production, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
- On the neck, the multi-polar radiofrequency can tighten the skin and also reduce the amount of fatty tissue that is present under the chin.
- On the backs of the arms, Venus Versa can reduce fatty tissue and tighten skin for better contours.
- In the chest area, this treatment can reduce the small pockets of fat that develop at the outer area of the bra, near the underarm.
- On the abdomen, Venus Versa can tighten loose skin and target small pockets of unwanted fat in localized areas.
- On the thighs, skin tightening and fat reduction can result in a slimmer circumference and may also reduce the appearance of cellulite.
How Long Does It Last?
Results typically last for a minimum of six months, although with ongoing treatments, results are often long-lasting. The effects will continue to improve over the next few months as the skin produces new collagen.
Are There Any Side Effects?
You will have mild redness, and/or swelling, usually not lasting longer than a few hours.
How Does It Work?
The heat from the IPL device also triggers the body’s natural production of collagen, a protein essential for firm, elastic skin. The body will gradually produce more collagen, meaning your results will improve with time.
Is It Safe?
IPL therapy is safe for most skin types. The device can be adjusted to different wavelengths of light to treat various skin imperfections and types. Thanks to Venus Versa’s breakthrough cooling technology, treatment is more comfortable than ever before. The system’s advanced precision also ensures that the surrounding skin is not harmed during treatment. The device can use pulses of many different wavelengths of light, depending on the specific problem.
Before and after care
Schedule a Consult at Silk Medical Spa!
If you are looking to undo signs of aging and regain the beautiful appearance of your youth, be sure to book a personalized appointment with one of our skilled plastic surgeons for Skin Tightening Radio Frequency. Call our Encino, CA office today at (818) 981-8888 or click here to send us an Email Contact Form. Our practice looks forward to serving you!