Skin is fickle, and having healthy, youthful skin is something we often take for granted. As the years take their toll, you may think you’re also inching closer and closer to the operating room.
That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Loose, sagging skin is no longer a lost cause, nor does it automatically mean a trip to the plastic surgeon.
Dr. Divina Averilla and our team at Love Your Body Medical Spa know how frustrating skin changes can be (and even more so the thought of expensive surgery to fix them), so we pride ourselves on providing the best, most advanced skin-tightening solutions that everyone can benefit from.
Here’s our answer to keeping you from going under the knife without sacrificing results.
What happened to my skin?
Pinpointing exactly what caused your skin to start sagging is tricky because skin laxity issues usually stem from a variety of factors. However, age is almost always a key player.
Over time, your skin loses two crucial proteins: collagen and elastin.
Elastin gives your skin elasticity and the ability to bounce back when stretched, and collagen is composed of tightly constructed fibers that keep your skin firm.
You lose your stores of these two proteins as well as the ability to keep producing them over the years, and the decline can ramp up due to:
- Sun damage
- Pollutants in the environment
- Poor nutrition
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Poor skin care
Some other possible contributing factors include rapid weight loss, pregnancy, and certain illnesses.
Is it possible to avoid surgery?
The short answer is yes, it’s possible to skip surgery and get back your youthful skin — but it’s not for everyone. Large sections of severely damaged skin may need surgery to remove excess skin. This is most common among those who’ve lost a lot of weight very quickly.
But for the most part, you can bring your skin laxity problems to us, and we can fix them without surgery. Here’s how.
At Love Your Body Medical Spa, we use the Reaction™ by Viora CORE™ technology system. This advanced technology delivers radiofrequency (RF) waves into your skin to reboot your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin.
The CORE system employs three different RF channels to increase precision and personalization. As the RF waves gently heat your skin, the energy stimulates new cell growth and targets the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin.
Our patients love tightening their skin with us because they notice immediate results. Fullness and tightness may decrease slightly over the following days, and you may need a series of treatments to get the best, longest-lasting results.
Can I do anything else?
There are tons of things you can do to maximize your treatments and even prevent sagging skin in the future. If you want to keep your skin firm and taut, try:
- Weightlifting or resistance training to build muscle mass
- Pilates to tone your muscles
- Facial exercises to keep your face muscles in shape
- Taking a supplement with collagen and hyaluronic acid
- Topical treatment with retinol
- Increasing hydration
- Quitting smoking
Talk to us about combining skin tightening with our other services to completely overhaul your skin. Many skin-tightening patients also benefit from Botox®, dermal fillers, facials, body contouring, chemical peels, and more.
Sagging skin is embarrassing and frustrating, but it doesn't have to be a one-way ticket to an expensive surgery. We’d love to talk more with you about your nonsurgical options. Contact Love Your Body Medical Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, online or over the phone to get started.