Everything You Need to Know About Skin Tightening

No matter how well you care for your skin, at some point, sun exposure, stress, weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, age, and even your genetics are going to catch up with you. That’s when you’re going to start to notice some unpleasant changes that can alter the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. Skin laxity is one of the first of those changes, resulting in sagging, wrinkles, and even textural changes that can leave you feeling less confident and less attractive. Loose, lax skin can show up just about anywhere on your body, but most people notice it first on the face, chest, abdomen, or thighs. Not only does sagging make you look older and more tired, but it can also detract from the way the rest of your face or body looks. Even if you’re physically active, a trim, fit physique has a hard time getting noticed when it’s hidden by a layer of loose skin.

Fortunately, there’s a solution — one that doesn’t involve surgery. At Serenity Medical Spa, we help patients tighten up saggy skin with the TempSureTM Envi laser system, a state-of-the-art approach that stimulates new collagen development for long-lasting results. The best part: There are no incisions, no anesthesia, and no downtime. 

The science of TempSure Envi

Lots of factors can contribute to sagging skin. Years of sun exposure and hormonal changes as we age can reduce our skin’s natural elasticity and make skin thinner and more likely to sag. Stress and illness can take their toll, too, and some of us are just more prone to skin laxity. Gaining and then losing a lot of weight is another cause of loose skin. If we lose a lot of weight when we’re older and our skin’s elasticity has already declined, the effect can be even greater. 

Those are the contributing factors; but what’s going on inside our skin that makes it sag? In most cases, it’s related to a decline in collagen production. Collagen fibers are one of the basic building blocks of healthy, firm, youthful skin. These “stretchy” fibers join together inside our skin, helping skin stay resilient and firm. As we get older, the amount of collagen our skin produces drops dramatically. As a result, our skin isn’t able to “bounce back” like it used to. And that leaves us with a lot more loose skin, especially in areas with lots of movement, like the face, or places where we’ve lost a lot of fat, like the belly. Sometimes, it’s just gravity that tugs our skin downward, and without ample collagen, we’re left with areas of sagging. 

The good news is, TempSure Envi was designed specifically to combat the natural decline in collagen, helping reverse the primary cause of skin laxity. The TempSure system uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate the skin, targeting collagen-rich areas below the skin’s surface. As the energy is absorbed by skin tissue, it gently heats the skin, shrinking stretched-out tissue while prompting the development of collagen so skin becomes firmer over time. That means while you’ll see an improvement soon after your treatment, you’ll continue to see firmer skin for months to come as new collagen fibers form.

What to know about TempSure Envi treatment

A TempSure Envi treatment session takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area that’s being treated. While most people have noticeable improvement after a single treatment, depending on your specific goals, you may benefit from a series of treatments, spaced about two to four weeks apart. 

During your treatment, you’ll feel some warmth as the Envi device passes over your skin. The warmth is an indication that the radiofrequency energy has reached its target zone and is gently heating the skin tissue, prompting the natural healing response that triggers new collagen development. TempSure Envi treatment doesn’t damage your skin, and there’s no downtime afterward, making it easy and convenient to schedule treatment, even if you’re very busy.

TempSure Envi can be used on just about any area of the body, including the face, neck, chest, thighs, and tummy. Scheduling routine “touch-up” treatments can help you maintain your results indefinitely. If you're ready to tone and firm your loose, sagging skin, the team at Serenity Medical Spa can help. To get started, book an appointment online today.

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