Many people suffer from sagging skin on certain parts of their body due to child birth, weight loss, age, or sun damage. Sadly, unlike many other body issues that can be improved by healthy eating and exercise, sagging skin is a lot harder to overcome.
New technologies in skin care are presenting options for those suffering from sagging, wrinkled skin that has lost elasticity and collagen. A procedure known as Forma offers a non-invasive solution and noticeable results for patients who have grown tired of trying to accept skin that makes them look older than they feel. Areas such as “bat wing” arms, stretched abdomens from child birth or weight fluctuations, sagging knees, wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and jowls, or any other body areas suffering from loose skin can be dramatically improved with Forma Skin Tightening St Louis.
Forma is a simple procedure performed by a trained technician under doctor supervision. Forma uses radio frequency technology to provide optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of your skin, which stimulates collagen production and improves skin elasticity and appearance. The procedure is painless. Patients will feel a warming effect in the treatment area similar to having a warm stone massage. Because the technique utilizes radio frequency energy, it is safe for all skin types.
While tummy tucks and facelifts are still great options for improving the youthful appearance of skin, these procedures require general anesthesia and a considerable amount of downtime post procedure. Forma provides patients with a cost effective option that delivers similar results in a non-invasive procedure. There is absolutely no downtime; patients return to normal daily activity immediately following treatment.
Forma can benefit anyone with sagging skin or lack of definition on certain areas of the body, particularly fine lines around the eye area, developing jowls, smile lines, lower eyelids, upper eyelids, the forehead, and on the neck and nasolabial folds.
The Forma procedure uses a handheld device that utilizes radio frequency energy to reach deep into the layers of the skin. That energy is then converted to heat and the temperature is regulated to ensure optimal results. As the device is moved around the treatment area, the skin contracts and stimulates the growth off collagen. This boost in collagen results in smoother, more even skin and a younger appearance.
Forma is a non-invasive painless procedure that is very low risk. Patients may feel a warming sensation in the treatment area that many say is similar to a warm stone massage. A slight redness in the treatment area is common post procedure, but typically subsides within a few hours. Patients are able to resume normal daily activities immediately following the procedure.
Each patient is different and has unique circumstances, so costs will vary person to person. No charge consultations are available with an esthetician to discuss the treatment, your expectations and answer any questions you may have. Forma is a much less expensive alternative to facelifts or tummy tucks and delivers similar results.
Most patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of their skin after only one treatment. Multiple treatments, typically five to eight sessions, spaced one to two weeks apart are suggested to achieve optimal results. Collagen stimulation continues to improve with each successive treatment.
Laser Lipo and Vein Center offers two technologies for St Louis skin tightening. We have both the Forma which uses Radiofrequency and the Alma Accent Laser that uses light energy to tighten the skin. How does laser skin tightening work? Using advanced laser technology, laser light beams penetrate the skin and reach the collagen layer deep within. There they gently build warmth. In a repeated massage motion, the laser stimulates that area and natural collagen production deep within the skin’s underlying structure is stimulated.
Collagen is a natural compound found in healthy skin, but our bodies produce less of it as we age. Collagen is responsible for skin’s elasticity and its moisture retention. When it is regenerated, skin becomes more supple and dewy. Stimulating new collagen production helps to turn back the clock, making your skin tighter and increasing moisture for that healthy, youthful glow.
Laser skin tightening is useful for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and uneven skin tone. Unlike some skin rejuvenation techniques, laser skin tightening is not restricted to the face and neck; it can also be used on the tummy, buttocks, and other areas of the body. Anywhere skin is sagging and has lost tone can benefit from tightening and stimulation. Best of all, this procedure can be performed much quicker than surgical procedures and has no recovery period. There is slight pinkess that fades in 15-20 minutes, leaving behind wonderfully freshened skin that gets better and better as the new collagen grows in. Many people refer to this as a “lunchtime lift.”
Skin Tightening whether using a Laser or Radiofrequency energy is a wonderful treatment for brightening, tightening and refreshing the skin to a whole new look. As one of our patients put it, “it’s like putting your worn out jeans in the dryer!”
Laser Skin Tightening feels like a warm massage. Really! It is a very comfortable deep massage with deep, gentle heat. During your procedure, we constantly check your comfort to make sure that you are feeling good while you receive maximum benefit. The surface of the skin feels warmed, as with a warm air hand warmer, while the underlying layers receive the laser’s energy painlessly.
Laser skin tightening is one of our most requested treatments, for good reason. If you are interested in looking and feeling younger using our laser skin tightening technique, schedule your appointment with Dr. Wright today.