You can cut your hair and overhaul your wardrobe, but none of that matters if you have sagging, tired-looking skin. Unfortunately, that often leaves you with a difficult choice to make: To tuck or not to tuck?
That’s where we come in.
Dr. Divina Averilla and our team at Love Your Body Medical Spa know that your skin is a crucial part of your overall look. We also know that surgery isn’t always the best option.
Here, we show you exactly how our skin tightening treatments help you reach your aesthetic goals while avoiding the operating room.
Why your skin is sagging
Once upon a time, your skin could stretch and easily snap back into place. Now, you may notice that your skin droops, sags, and has lost its ability to bounce back. But what has really happened to cause all of that sagging?
Of all the threats to your skin, few are as aggressive as the gradual effects of time. As you age, your skin loses two essential proteins: collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for keeping your skin taut, firm, and flexible. Without them, your skin almost completely loses its structure.
You can also lose collagen and elastin because of external factors like sun exposure. The sun and your skin have a difficult relationship.
On one hand, the sun’s rays help you produce vitamin D. On the other, harsh ultraviolet (UV) radiation can literally fry your skin and deplete your stores of collagen and elastin.
Environmental pollutants, such as cigarette smoke, and lifestyle factors, such as poor nutrition, can also wreak havoc on your skin.
Sometimes, your skin simply gets stretched out, which damages the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin and causes it to sag. Pregnancy, especially if you’re pregnant with multiples, and carrying extra weight can also have that effect.
How our skin tightening services work
Whether the sun got the best of your skin or you went through a major life event that changed it forever, we have the treatments to quickly restore it — and you don’t even need surgery.
The Reaction™ by Viora CORE™ technology system is a safe, noninvasive skin tightening treatment that effectively reboots your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin, as well as stimulate circulation and fill out sunken contours. Here’s how it works.
The CORE technology uses three radiofrequency (RF) channels that gently heat the layers of your skin. The heat tells your body to build new cells and collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. The result? Fuller, younger-looking skin from the inside out.
Many of our patients see us when sagging skin plagues their facial features, but we can modify the technology to treat problem areas in your arms, abdomen, thighs, back, and buttocks.
What happens during your treatment
Before we get started, we carefully clean the treatment area. Then, we place the handheld RF device against your skin, moving it gently to address the specific locations that require tightening — no scalpel required.
This process is virtually painless, and you should only feel a comfortable warming sensation as we work. Your session should take 30-60 minutes, depending on the condition of your skin and the size of the treatment area.
Bonus: Results often develop right away. Some effects may wear off slightly over the first couple of days, which is why we recommend a series of treatments to get the best results.
How to get the most out of your treatment
You’ve invested in skin tightening treatments, but is that all you need to do to keep your skin looking as young as possible for as long as possible? We don’t think so. To us, skin care is much more than a few slick treatments — it’s a lifestyle.
That’s why we also fill you in on the best skin care tips to help you maximize your treatments. Some of our best tips for healthy, youthful skin are:
- Protect yourself from the sun as much as possible
- Quit smoking
- Keep your skin moisturized
- Avoid products with harsh chemicals
- Eat a healthy diet
- Stay hydrated
- Manage stress
Also, we recommend talking to us about our other aesthetic services, like facials and microdermabrasion, that give your skin an added boost.
Are you sick and tired of looking older than you feel? We want to talk with you about your options. Don’t hesitate to request an appointment online or over the phone at our Las Vegas, Nevada, office today.