About Skin Tightening
At the time of birth, a person will have a full supply of nutrients, including elastin and collagen, which helps to make the skin softer, smoother, more resilient, and healthy. As time passes, this supply will become depleted, and the resiliency of a person’s skin can begin to decrease, which in turn causes wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin. If you are seeking to improve the tightness and overall health of your skin without cosmetic surgery, then nonsurgical skin tightening with truSculpt technology at Vital Health & Wellness Center in Houston, TX may be a great choice. Using state-of-the-art equipment, this treatment method promotes the natural regeneration of elastin and collagen within the areas being treated so that you will be able to develop a firmer, healthier look. During your consultation, board-certified physician Dr. Karla Vital can discuss the benefits of this treatment option along with any other concerns for a patient who may be seeking firmer skin on their face and body without pursuing surgical procedures.
While skin tightening surgeries, such as a facelift, may still be the best method for addressing loose or sagging skin, nonsurgical tightening may be a good option for those wanting to avoid the costs or risks of plastic surgery. Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments can be used to treat a number of areas on the body and face, including the stomach, neck, thighs, and arms. Ideally, patients for this treatment will be those who:
- Have good overall health
- Are at or are near a stable, healthy body weight
- Have mild to moderate loose skin in certain areas
- Have lines or wrinkles
- Are hoping to boost the look and overall health of their skin
Before beginning the procedure, the areas being treated will be given a thorough cleaning in order to remove any dirt, oil, makeup, and lotions. An option is available for local anesthesia and can be discussed during your consultation, but many patients have said that any discomfort they experience is brief and dissipates quickly. Once the preparation is complete, a special handheld device will be passed over the skin in an even motion several times to maximize efficiency. The energy emitted from the laser will stimulate the body in order to promote the production of elastin and collagen as a natural means of tightening the skin. A normal session will last around 30 – 90 minutes, depending on the number and overall size of areas being treated. Following the procedure, you will be allowed to return to your normal daily routine immediately.
What to Expect
Once the skin tightening session has been completed, the area that has been treated may feel partially numb, appear red, or seem swollen. These occurrences are very common, and you will recover naturally within 2 – 3 days. During your initial consultation with Dr. Vital, she will address methods of caring for your treated skin following the procedure, such as how to keep the skin protected from the sun and proper moisturizing methods. Most patients may not see immediate results directly after the treatment. This is because elastin and collagen are produced at a slow rate, and the final results of the treatment will take several months. The final outcome of your treatment will last a long time and effectively enhance the overall health and appearance of your skin. Several sessions may be needed to achieve the best results based on your personal aesthetic goals. Dr. Vital will be happy to guide you in creating a customized treatment plan that best matches your desired outcomes.
Keep It Tight
If you are hoping to tighten your skin and help it become firmer without the experience of surgery, then be sure to make an appointment with board-certified physician Dr. Karla Vital to learn more about nonsurgical skin tightening. This noninvasive treatment requires no recovery time following a session and may help you to restore a healthier, more even tone. Contact Vital Health & Wellness Center in Houston, TX to learn more about creating a personalized treatment plan for noninvasive skin tightening under the care and guidance of Dr. Vital.