Although there are many creams and serums for wrinkles, none of them promise to lift loose skin.
Up until recently, the only way loose skin could be treated was with the help of a facelift. Although a facelift is still an excellent option for some people, non-invasive methods can now treat mild to moderate laxity.
Sofwave™ Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology SUPERB™, an FDA-cleared
treatment to lift relaxed submental tissue and skin on the face and neck.
To help you make an informed decision, we asked Dr. Volk about the benefits of non-invasive skin tightening.
Dr. Volk uses ultrasound energy to lift your skin and penetrate deep into the tissue, heating it. This heat causes some mild distress to the tissues. Consequently, your body starts producing more collagen and elastin to speed up the healing process, and your skin tightens up as a result.
It takes about one week to attain noticeable results. However, collagen levels remain elevated for up to three months after the treatment, so it may take a couple of months to see the final results.
Ultrasound treatments work best on mild to moderate skin laxity, as there are limitations to how much the skin can regenerate itself.
Facelifts cause scars that are hidden in the hairline and around the ears. Fortunately, with non-invasive treatments, there are no scars left on the skin.
One of the biggest risks associated with surgery is infection. Fortunately, as there are no incisions with this treatment, there’s no risk of developing infections that can be either harmful to the final results or life-threatening.
The ultrasound treatment Dr. Volk offers can be done during your lunch break, as treating the face and neck takes about 40 minutes.
In addition, while you may feel some slight discomfort due to the heat, the built-in cooling system prevents any harm to your skin. This lets you return to your daily routine right after the treatment.
Even in the hands of skilled surgeons, surgical procedures can sometimes lead to changes in facial structure.
Fortunately, with ultrasound treatment, your body does all the healing and restructuring of the collagen in the fat and skin tissue. Consequently, you look like a younger version of yourself with absolutely no alterations to your facial structure.
Non-invasive skin tightening treatments are suitable for individuals of all skin types suffering from mild to moderate laxity. If you’re unsure whether you’re a good candidate, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Alpharetta, Georgia, to find out.