Change is an important part of life, but when it comes to our skin, it can be distressing to see signs of change develop. Over time, collagen production naturally decreases in the human body. Collagen is important in maintaining skin elasticity and volume, meaning that as collagen levels drop, it’s common for skin to become less firm, smooth and evenly toned as a result. For many patients this shows up as fine lines and wrinkles or areas of the body where skin begins to sag. For others, decreased collagen can result in changes in skin pigmentation, tone and lack of overall skin smoothness. While these changes can affect skin over the entire body, the areas where these changes are most noticeable tend to be on the face around the eyes, neck and jawline.
While we can’t stop the passage of time, it is possible to take proactive steps towards increasing collagen levels the body produces and diminishing or removing the effects of fine lines and wrinkles. In the field of cosmetic treatment, this is most often done through a variety of skin tightening treatments. Patients considering skin tightening as a way of battling changes in complexion and skin tone should always turn to a certified and highly experienced professional in order to achieve safe, efficient and effective results. At the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center, Dr. Wright and his team have decades of dedicated customer care when it comes to cosmetic services and are proud to offer a wide portfolio of options for skin tightening.
Near Infrared Skin Tightening Procedure in St Louis
Those who are looking to rejuvenate and comfortably tighten skin that has become lax due to sun exposure and decreased collagen levels may find Near Infrared Skin Tightening treatments to be highly effective. This type of service is sometimes referred to as the lunchtime lift due the reputation it has gained for being an extremely quick and easy process. Over 30 minutes this outpatient procedure can be completed in the comfort of the attending physician’s office. The treatment area is massaged gently as Near Infrared energy is used to penetrate the collagen-producing level of the skin and regenerate cells.
There is no downtime associated with the procedure and at most, patients report a slight redness after treatment that generally disappears within a few hours. While some improvement can be seen after a single session, this is generally an approach that is recommended as a series of treatments for the most successful results. It’s effective for both men and women and can be used to target problematic areas on the face, neck and stomach. Near Infrared Skin Tightening has become highly popular amongst patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and are looking to tone, tighten and smooth strategic areas of the body.
Forma is an innovative new approach to laser skin resurfacing in St Louis that takes advantage of the results delivered up through the use of Radiofrequency technology. Radiofrequency energy is able to painlessly target areas below the surface of the skin to promote natural collagen production and increase overall elasticity over time. The gentle nature of this procedure makes it a popular choice for patients following liposuction treatments. An added benefit of the Forma approach is that it is equally effective for men and women as well as all skin types. Forma is often a recommended approach amongst physicians treating patients who are looking for corrections around the abdomen and arms. While Forma is a good choice for larger areas of the body, a skilled physician can also use Forma around and under eyes, on the jowls and neck to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The majority of patients who elect Forma report slight redness following the procedure that disappears within hours of treatment. Beyond this, patients enjoy the freedom to return to daily activities immediately following services. The average series of Forma treatments follows a six-week plan where patients undergo one session a week. Those suffering from sensitive skin may be required to extend their treatment plan to provide ample time for skin rejuvenation between sessions.
Patients suffering from severe sagging skin, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture may be recommended a more comprehensive approach to skin tightening. FracTotal Facial is a three-part laser skin resurfacing strategy for toning, tightening and smoothing skin. In a single session, patients who elect this treatment will be administered Forma in combination with Fractora resurfacing followed up with a Lumecca Photofacial.
Schedule a Consultation Today
When it comes to the skin tightening procedure in St Louis, the first step is scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center. Taking time to evaluate each patient’s skin condition, medical history and goals is important in providing our patients with a customized treatment plan that delivers safe and successful results. With so many skin tightening options to choose from, Dr. Wright makes sure every patient has a clear say in the type of treatment they receive. Contact us today for more information on what type of skin tightening treatment is right for you and to schedule your appointment.