Are you seeing more fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite and more saggy or crepey skin as time passes? Unfortunately, looser skin on the outside can impact how you feel about yourself on the inside — especially during the skin-baring season of summer.
What’s more? As the years go by, many women notice loosening of the delicate skin in and around their vagina, which can cause mild urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, and sagging.
At DiStefano Medical Spa, our care team understands the frustration aging skin brings. We’re committed to helping you look and feel your best on the inside and outside. As such, as part of our comprehensive line of wellness and aesthetic treatments, we offer nonsurgical skin tightening.
We’ve curated this guide to help you decide if skin tightening is right for you. Read on to learn more!
Why is my skin getting looser?
Your body naturally creates a protein called collagen. This little powerhouse is found in your skin, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Collagen proteins bind together to form fibers. Long and sturdy collagen fibers work together to make up most of the connective tissues in your body.
Collagen is also a key element in the health of your skin. Deeper in the middle layer of your skin, collagen and other proteins, like elastin, work to promote new skin growth. The more frequently your skin grows and repairs itself, the healthier and firmer it is.
As you get older, collagen production naturally decreases. This decrease sharply drops off in your 40s and continues to drop as you age. Lower collagen production causes big changes in your skin. There’s no medical test to check collagen levels, however, you can see its effects by looking at your skin.
Signs of decreased collagen include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dry and/or brittle skin
- Crepey skin
- Sagging, droopy skin
- Lifeless hair
- More noticeable cellulite
- Sharper, more prominent-appearing bones
There’s good news, however. Although you can’t reverse time, you can increase collagen production and tighten your skin.
What is skin tightening?
Nonsurgical skin tightening involves the use of safe and effective radiofrequency technology to naturally smooth out lines and wrinkles and tighten your skin. Using radiofrequency energy to heat your skin, technicians can stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen.
At DiStefano Medical Spa, we use the noninvasive TempSure system to provide you with the best results possible. TempSure Envi can treat fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on your face and body, while TempSure Vitalia can rejuvenate the skin of your feminine area through the use of a small, gentle probe.
The FDA-cleared TempSure system ensures your skin tissue in the targeted areas reaches the best temperature for collagen production without overheating. The new collagen fibers that form after treatment are tight, dense, and well-organized. The result? You’ll enjoy tighter, firmer, and younger-looking skin.
What areas can nonsurgical skin tightening treat?
TempSure Envi works to reduce skin laxity on many parts of your body. Possible treatment areas include common sites of loose skin, fine line, and wrinkles, including:
- Nasolabial folds
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
- Crepey skin
TempSure Vitalia was created exclusively to treat women’s wellness needs. Your provider moves a small probe in and around your vaginal canal, where it uses radiofrequency energy to replenish your most delicate skin
At DiStefano Medical Spa, we work with you to create a customized treatment plan that will help you reach your skin-tightening goals.
Why choose nonsurgical skin tightening?
There are many reasons to choose TempSure’s nonsurgical skin tightening system. Unlike surgical skin tightening, which can be quite painful, many of our patients compare the warming sensation of their TempSure treatments to a comforting hot stone massage.
With the TempSure system, you also don’t have to worry about risks or blocking out downtime. Unlike surgery, which requires weeks of recovery and comes with many risks, you’re able to have your TempSure treatment and get back to your daily activities right away.
TempSure treatments are also quick. The duration of your treatment depends on the areas you’re having treated. Generally speaking, most patients find their entire treatment with TempSure takes a total of 30-60 minutes.
You may notice a glow to your skin as you leave, but your skin will continue to look better and better as your collagen production increases over time. Most of our patients receive more than one treatment, with optimal results taking five to eight treatments.
If you’re ready to learn more about skin tightening, the team at DiStefano Medical Spa is here to help. Contact our Chattanooga office, or book an appointment online now!