Everything You Need to Know About Skin Tightening

No one wants sagging skin, but many fear involved surgical procedures like a facelift. Fortunately, there are several innovative options that can tighten your skin and leave you looking younger without invasive treatment. 

Here at Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts located in Ventura and Camarillo, California, Dr. Peter Karlsberg and Michele Ayans offer a variety of services and treatments that combine art and science to help you look your best. Two examples are Silhouette InstaLift™ and radiofrequency-based procedures for skin tightening

Sagging skin

As we age, our skin suffers a decrease in the protein elastin, which allows it to bounce back after stretching, and collagen, which helps give it firmness and structure. These critical components can also be negatively affected by exposure to UV light, pollutants, and lifestyle choices like smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol, and a poor diet. Skin can also sag after losing extra weight, especially if done rapidly, post-pregnancy, and due to several specific medical conditions. 

The good news is, thanks to new treatments, sagging skin can be lifted and firmed without surgery or invasive procedures.

Silhouette InstaLift™

Perfect for women and men, Silhouette InstaLift™ can help tighten sagging skin on your face, especially in the middle and lower areas. After meeting with Dr. Karlsberg and determining the places you want to focus on, he employs temporary sutures to create a "lift" in the skin. 

Unlike a facelift where skin is surgically removed, the skin is slightly pulled back to give the subtle result of tightening and lifting. In addition to lifting the skin, the thread stimulates collagen production to make it tighter and fuller. Over time, the thread will be absorbed by the body.

Radiofrequency treatment

Also available for men and women, radiofrequency procedures can treat sagging skin virtually anywhere on your body. After meeting to discuss your problem areas and goals, Dr. Karlsberg selects the appropriate radiofrequency treatment for your situation. 

This could include ThermiSmooth® to tighten sagging skin on the face, ThermiTight® to address issues on the body, and Thermage®, which can be used on the face, eyes, and body. These radiofrequency procedures deliver safe therapeutic thermal energy into the layers of skin and encourage new collagen and elastin production.

Benefits of Silhouette InstaLift and radiofrequency treatments

These treatments offer a number of benefits. They not only result in tighter, firmer skin, but they are minimally invasive and do so with only a nominal amount of downtime.

If you're tired of sagging skin and are seeking a natural, younger appearance, call us today at 805-214-6903 (Ventura) or 805-221-8789 (Camarillo) to make an appointment and find out which procedure is right for you. 

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