Firm, healthy skin has the ability to stretch and easily snap back into place. But when your skin loses that ability, you’re left with skin that hangs and sags — and that’s hardly a fashion statement.
Countless products promise to tighten your skin, but unless you target the problem in the deepest layers of your skin, creams and lotions won’t do much good. Here, Dr. Divina Averilla, our aesthetic specialist at Love Your Body Medical Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, shows you how a simple, noninvasive treatment can revive your loose, saggy skin.
A closer look at your loose skin
Loose skin can stem from a variety of problems. One of the most common causes is aging. Over time, your skin loses two important proteins: elastin and collagen. Elastin gives your skin elasticity (the ability to bounce back after being stretched). Collagen consists of fibers that help your skin maintain its shape and firmness.
Excessive sun exposure, as well as environmental and lifestyle factors, also contribute to a reduction in collagen and elastin production. Without these two proteins, your skin begins to sag.
Other common causes of saggy skin include:
- Weight loss
- Certain skin conditions, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Saggy skin can happen to anyone and appear almost anywhere on your body. Typically, it develops in areas such as your eyelids, jowls, chin, throat, upper arms, and stomach.
Whatever is behind your loose skin, the only way to restore it is to go below the surface.
How Viora can help
To combat sagging skin, we use the Reaction™ by Viora CORE™ system. This revolutionary cosmetic technology delivers radiofrequency (RF) waves into the deepest layers of your skin to stimulate collagen and elastin formation, as well as promote circulation.
As the RF waves penetrate and gently heat your skin, your body kicks into cell-producing mode. The result is stronger, firmer, tighter skin from the inside out.
What you can expect
During your treatments, we prepare and clean your skin. Then, with a handheld device. Dr. Averilla delivers the RF waves by gently moving the device over the areas of your skin you’d like to have treated. At most, you feel a comfortable warming sensation.
You should set aside 30-60 minutes for a complete skin-tightening treatment. Immediately following your session, your skin is tighter and fuller. The effects may decrease slightly over the next couple of days, so we recommend up to six maintenance treatments spaced out every 2-4 weeks.
Maximizing your treatments
Our nonsurgical skin tightening treatment is the best way to restore skin that’s gone limp — but it’s not the only way. To get the most out of your sessions, we recommend:
- Regular exercise
- Healthy weight loss
- Gentle massages
Investing in other cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, facials, and other laser skin services, is another great way to keep your skin looking as young and supple as possible. We can also guide you toward industry-leading firming creams and supplements that support healthy skin.
If you’re ready to face this new year with new skin and new confidence, you can request an appointment online or over the phone today.