Treatment to Tighten & Smooth Skin in La Jolla
Many factors can affect your skin’s ability to bounce back. As a natural part of aging, your skin’s collagen and elastin begin to break down faster than your body can rebuild them. This causes your skin to thin, droop and lose elasticity, which causes winkles, furrows and fine lines. If you have been pregnant or gained/lost a great deal of weight, your skin may not have that toned, smooth look it once had, leaving you with saggy, crepey skin on your tummy, arms or legs. Stress and sun exposure can also affect your skin’s ability to rebuild collagen.
At FACESplus in San Diego, we know that loose, drooping skin can be embarrassing or negatively affect your self-confidence. Please feel free to click on any of the treatments that interest you for additional information.
Ultherapy combines ultrasound imaging with ultrasound heat to actually lift lax skin without disrupting the surface of the skin. What is so amazing is that for the first time Ultherapy allows the physician to visualize the layers of soft tissue below the skin without cutting. The results can be immediate but the full effect takes up to 90 days while tired collagen is replaced with new, stronger collagen. You can think of Ultherapy as a process that “jump starts” your skin’s ability to produce fresh new collagen.
Thermage CPT is FDA-approved for the non-invasive, temporary smoothing and tightening of the skin. Thermage CPT’s safe and unique radiofrequency (RF) technology heats the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating your existing collagen and promoting new collagen growth, giving you skin that looks and feels noticeably smoother, tighter and firmer. In a single treatment, Thermage CPT helps improve and smooth skin texture with long-lasting results and no downtime.
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Fraxel re:pair treatment, unlike Fraxel re:store, has been approved by the FDA to smooth and tighten skin that suffers from more severe drooping, giving you the most dramatic results possible without undergoing cosmetic surgery. In many cases, only a single Fraxel re:pair session is necessary. Because Fraxel re:pair is so effective on highly damaged skin, it is a more aggressive treatment, requiring a week or so of downtime as well as post-procedure wound care. Fraxel re:store stimulates your natural healing process that works from the inside out, expediting the production of collagen and elastin. The results are tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin.
Fraxel re:store treatment is a gentle and effective option, which has been approved by the FDA to smooth and tighten skin that suffers from moderate to severe drooping, wrinkles or cellulite. The downtime from a Fraxel re:store session is minimal, usually only a day or two. Fraxel re:store stimulates your natural healing process that works from the inside out, expediting the production of collagen and elastin. The result is tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin.
Laser Genesis heats the upper dermis well below the surface of your skin, stimulating the regrowth of collagen. Laser Genesis is a safe, discrete and effective way to smooth and tighten your skin. Over the course of four to five treatments, Laser Genesis can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance by smoothing out uneven texture caused by aging, sun damage or scars. You will see a more even, healthy complexion as large pores are reduced in size, and minor imperfections are diminished. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic. After Laser Genesis treatment, there are no embarrassing or painful side effects, such as skin irritation or bruising. Treatments are so gentle, they can be performed without topical gels or anesthetics.
The Pearl laser uses pulses of light to replace the entire top layer of skin with new, healthy skin while stimulating collagen growth. The Pearl laser sends heat to deeper layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth, filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. New collagen growth continues for 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.A Pearl laser treatment for smoothing and tightening skin is relatively painless; most patients report a series of short pinches during the treatments. Downtime is minimal, usually only three or four days. Because the Pearl laser treats your entire face, you may only need one or two treatments to renew your skin.
VelaSmooth treatment is FDA-cleared and non-invasive, safely combining infrared and conducted RF energies to temporarily smooth and tighten skin. VelaSmooth heats the skin, increasing oxygen to the cells. This shrinks the size of the fat chamber by increasing your stored energy’s metabolism. VelaSmooth can give you long-lasting smoothed and tightened skin with no downtime in just two treatments per week for six to eight weeks.