Any dermatologist will tell you that the best way to achieve firm, youthful-looking skin is to avoid smoking, sun-tanning and alcohol. Complete avoidance of these things may not be realistic for many of us, or maybe we are already seeing the damage from past indulgences! What can we do to achieve a tighter, younger complexion?
It is still advisable to quit smoking, cut back on alcohol and trade in your sun-tanning time for a bottle of good self-tanning lotion. In addition, you should wash your skin with a gentle cleanser, apply moisturizer and sunblock, and get plenty of sleep. If you desire additional help to restore that youthful glow, here are four professional treatments that can help get you there.
Skin Tyte™ – This is an infrared light energy treatment that incorporates advanced cooling technology. Skin Tyte selectively delivers heat below your skin’s surface to make collagen contract so tissue is tightened. It simultaneously cools your outer layer of skin to reduce pain and minimize thermal injury.
Triniti™ –This is actually a combination of three separate procedures bundled into one anti-aging treatment: ReFirme skin tightening is complemented by Fotofacial color correction and Matrix IR fractional wrinkle reduction. The treatments, typically spaced four weeks apart, are comprised of both laser light energy and radio frequency technologies. The trinity procedure has become popular with celebrities like Madonna, Kris Kardashian and others as a way to maintain youthful skin.
Thermage® – Using radio frequency to induce collagen growth, Thermage can restore youthful contours to your face by tightening the loose skin around your eyes, chin and neck. This procedure takes an hour or less.
Titan™ – Infrared light is used to uniformly heat deeper layers of facial skin to stimulate tightening of the underlying collagen. The heat may cause some redness and swelling, but that will subside after treatment. The procedure takes an hour, and full benefits may take a few months to occur as collagen increases.
Effective skin tightening procedures are designed to firm up your skin and can often take 10-15 years off your face. Also known as “non-surgical face lifts,” the following skin tightening procedures have become very popular because they involve low risk and a very little downtime post-treatment.