Now, skin-tightening therapy is available for everyone– not just the super-rich, or Hollywood celebrities.
As we age, our skin loses volume. At the same time, gravity begins to exert a downward pull on tissues. Weight loss can exaggerate this process. The result is facial features that may not match the vitality of the person within– not to mention sagging skin on the abdomen, arms or buttocks.
While nothing can completely stop the aging process, there are tried-and-true methods of delaying its effect on your skin.
Our mission at the Medspa at The Womens Centre For Excellence, in Clermont, Florida is to bring your outward appearance in line with your inner energy and vivaciousness.
There are various ways to tighten the skin, both surgical and nonsurgical. Surgery has consequences, including discomfort, risk of infection, high cost, and the necessity of down time during the healing period. If you’ve been thinking about a non-surgical approach, you might consider Botox®, chemical peels, or laser therapy, to name a few options.
Our trained staff, working with Palomar light-based therapy uses infrared light to cause soft-tissue coagulation in ‘fractional’ areas of the skin. This results in a remodeling of the collagen (proteins) beneath the skin’s surface, which in turn supports sagging skin.
The result is firmer-looking, smooth skin, based on the body’s natural healing process.
Based on the body’s natural healing process, the result is firm, smooth skin. Palomar therapy is appropriate for any or all of the following:
The procedure is safe and causes little discomfort. The Palomar technology cools the skin even as the treatment is remodeling the underlying layer of skin. Plus, the fractional technique leaves the surrounding skin undamaged. Treatment can be repeated every four to six weeks, until the desired effect is achieved.
If you are interested in a natural solution to the problem of aging skin; one that does not include incisions, risk of infection, or time out for healing
Call 352-241-6460 and schedule your free consultation to learn how we can help.
Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston is proud to be the first in Charleston to feature the LuxDeepIR Fractional Infrared Hand piece. This new hand piece is faster, more powerful and has improved skin cooling over the LuxIR, which it replaced. Now, results are even better, safer and faster than before.
The Palomar Fractional Infrared Handpiece delivers infrared light deep into the dermis. Soft tissue coagulation leads to remodeling and shortening of the collagen within the skin. The remodeled collagen fills in wrinkles and sagging, for overall skin tightening.
Usually, a series of treatments at 4-6 week intervals is required to achieve the desired result of smoother, tighter skin in the face, arms, abdomen, and other areas. No specific preparation is required for treatment. Treatment may be combined with other aesthetic options for best results. Treatment is not painful.
You may experience lingering warmth, tightness, or redness in the treated area, which fades within a few hours after treatment. Because the fractional method leaves unaffected skin between pulses, there is a quick healing process. Generally, you can receive a treatment and go back to work or to other activities without any recovery time.
Fractional skin tightening produces about a 30% improvement in the appearance of the skin, safely and with no downtime. This is certainly enough of a result for you to see and feel. Since collagen remodeling takes place over a period of time, the best results are seen 3-6 months after your treatment series is completed. The results are expected to last for an extended period of time as the remodeled collagen breaks down slowly with aging and sun damage. Extending your result is helped by using an effective post-procedure regimen and protecting your skin from the sun.
The Palomar LuxIR Fractional™ Handpiece sends infrared light pulses deep into the dermis, where it creates a carefully controlled area of elevated temperature. The LuxIR Fractional method is much safer and more comfortable than the bulk heating approach of many other systems because it leaves so much of the skin unaffected by the light pulses.
These areas of elevated temperature cause soft tissue coagulation, which can lead to collagen remodeling in the deep dermis. Remodeled collagen can smooth out fine wrinkles and tighten sagging skin. Deep heating with infrared light can also stimulate increased collagen production, to create long term results.