Are you interested in using a gentle technique to firm your loose skin and boost your production of collagen? At Reflections Skin & Laser Center in Cartersville, GA, we can use a minimally invasive technique called Renuvion to improve the appearance of the skin on your arms, stomach, back, and many other locations. This powerful treatment will give your skin a tight, youthful appearance.
What Is Renuvion?
Renuvion is a skin tightening and resurfacing treatment. During your appointment, we will use radiofrequency energy and helium plasma to alter the temperature of the tissues in your target area. This innovative process will cause your existing collagen proteins to contract.
This treatment will also encourage your tissues to begin creating additional collagen proteins. The scientific term for this rejuvenating process is neocollagenesis. As new collagen fibers build up in your tissues, your skin will start to look firmer and more youthful.
Why Has My Skin Started To Sag?
When you were young, your skin was probably very elastic and firm. At this stage in your life, you had adequate amounts of collagen and elastin proteins. Elastin proteins allow your skin to quickly recover when it is moved or stretched. Similarly, your collagen proteins strengthen your tissues and help your skin stay firm.
As you get older, your elastin and collagen levels will decrease, and your skin will become looser. Smoking, spending time in the sun, and drinking large amounts of alcohol can cause your skin to age more quickly. Further, being overweight for a significant length of time will weaken your collagen and elastin proteins. If you quickly lose a large amount of weight, your skin will probably have a difficult time adjusting to this change.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Skin Treatment?
If you have loose skin on your arms, abdomen, or other locations, you will probably be a good candidate for Renuvion. In particular, you should think about using this treatment if you would like to look youthful and attractive but do not want to get a tummy tuck, arm lift, or other invasive procedure. For example, you might have medical issues that prevent you from receiving this type of cosmetic procedure.
Since we will not use invasive methods to enhance your skin, this is a very gentle treatment. However, we will need to look at the skin in your desired treatment area and discuss your health before we schedule your appointment. If you have very loose skin, we may recommend other treatment methods.
What Should I Expect During My Appointment?
This skin tightening treatment will usually take about 60 minutes. We may provide you with local anesthesia and sedation before we begin improving your skin. Under some circumstances, you might receive general anesthesia that will allow you to sleep during your appointment.
Firming Your Skin
We will start by gently placing a thin tube under your skin. This tube is called a cannula. We will carefully move our cannula as we use radiofrequency energy and helium gas to create cool plasma. This process will improve the existing collagen proteins in your tissues and stimulate the formation of new proteins.
Completing Your Appointment
After we have finished transmitting energy into your tissues, you will be able to go home and begin your recovery period. Since you will probably feel tired once your appointment is finished, you should not try to drive back to your house. Instead, you should ask a close friend or relative to take you home.
Will I Have a Long Recovery Period?
We won’t use invasive methods to eliminate your loose skin. As a result, this aesthetic treatment will have a much shorter recovery period than an arm lift, tummy tuck, or other invasive procedure. Further, a scientific study shows that this treatment has a shorter period of downtime than a similar radiofrequency treatment.
However, you will need to be prepared to spend a short period of time away from your job and other scheduled activities. In addition, we may ask you to avoid intense exercise and wear a compression garment for a couple of weeks. We will provide you with more details about the length of your recovery period after you schedule your skin tightening treatment.
When Will My Skin Improve?
Since this treatment will cause your existing collagen fibers to contract, you should see immediate improvements in your skin. During the next six to nine months, you will create new collagen proteins. As these proteins build up in your skin, your appearance will continue to improve.
How Long Will My Improvements Last?
This powerful treatment may enhance your skin for more than two years. The specific length of your improvements will depend on your lifestyle decisions, the condition of your skin, your age, and other variables. For example, you will probably achieve better results if you regularly apply sunscreen, eat a healthy diet, and use high-quality skincare products.
Can I Combine This Tightening Treatment With Other Cosmetic Procedures?
It’s very common to receive this treatment in connection with liposuction. During this type of aesthetic procedure, we will use a cannula to remove some of the unwanted fat cells on your thighs, arm, stomach, neck, or other places. Removing these extra fat cells will contour your target area and give you a slim, fit appearance.
Since you will not regrow the specific fat cells that we eliminate, your liposuction procedure is likely to produce lasting improvements in your physique. Further, receiving liposuction in connection with your skin tightening treatment is a very good way to achieve dramatic changes in your figure. These two techniques will reduce sagging issues and make your muscles look more visible.
Firm Your Skin
Receiving a Renuvion treatment from Reflections Skin & Laser Center in Cartersville, GA is an ideal way to improve the condition of loose skin on your arms, back, and other locations. This powerful technique can enhance your appearance for many years, and you will have a very short recovery period after you use this treatment to firm your skin. Contact us to set up your consultation today!