As we age, the production of collagen and elastin — two proteins that help our skin stay plump, firm, and smooth — begins to wane, resulting in areas of lax, sagging skin on the face, neck, and body. Laser and microneedling/radio frequency modalities can temporarily halt this process and restore a firmer, smoother, more youthful appearance with little-to-no downtime!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SKIN TIGHTENING?
Aging is a natural part of life, but with advancements in non-surgical cosmetic enhancement, how we age is now in our control. Arguably the most visible change as we get older is the loosening and sagging of skin. With our options at Park Avenue Esthetics, we can slow this process and help you age more gracefully, so you can look as young as you feel.
Loose skin is a result of a slowing production of collagen and elastin. By performing controlled damage on the skin, we can restimulate the production of these proteins. In doing so, the skin is tightened and plumped subtly, allowing for a natural de-aging effect.
WHAT TECHNOLOGIES CAN BE USED TO TIGHTEN THE SKIN?
LaseMD Ultra™ is a non-ablative fractional laser that uses energy (delivered in the form of laser light) to create microchannels just below the surface of the skin. By inflicting controlled damage on the skin, these microchannels kick-start the body’s natural wound-healing response and, in the process, boost the production of collagen and elastin. For even better results, the microchannels created by the laser can facilitate the delivery of products into the deeper layers of the skin. As a result, any serums layered on immediately after treatment, such as those that contain antioxidants, peptides, or growth factors, can better penetrate, thereby maximizing their efficacy.
LaseMD ULTRA™ can rejuvenate the skin to improve wrinkles, fine lines, active acne and acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Furthermore, it is suitable for all areas of the body! Learn more about LaseMD ULTRA™.
Genius® is a microneedling/radio frequency device perfect for resurfacing the skin. Genius® uses specially insulated needles that deliver high-intensity radio frequency energy into the targeted tissue once the needles have broken through the skin. This gives a uniform warming effect to the deep tissue, helping to stimulate the growth of new collagen. As a result, Genius® improves the skin quality and texture, giving you smoother, more elastic, and youthful skin!
The treatment can help with fine lines + wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. It will also tighten the skin and reduce stretch marks. Learn more about Genius®.
Clarity II™ is another laser system, which utilizes a neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser to perform laser genesis. Similar to our other treatments, the laser penetrates the skin’s surface and gently heats the upper dermis, the layer of the skin where collagen is found. Laser Genesis generates heat that stimulates the body’s natural healing processes and activates collagen remodeling. This simultaneously enhances the skin’s quality on a cellular level and creates visible improvements on the skin’s surface. Renew your skin’s youthful glow with laser genesis, a breakthrough laser treatment that harnesses the body’s inherent healing abilities to reverse the signs of skin aging and sun damage and promote a vibrant complexion. Concerns we can address with Clarity II™ include skin laxity and sagginess. Furthermore, it can help with hyperpigmentation, making it a great treatment to achieve multiple goals at once while tightening the skin. Learn more about Clarity II™.