Skin Tightening

Tighten and Rejuvenate Sagging Skin

Loose and aging skin can now be addressed non-surgically through the advances of medical science. A popular method for restoring a more youthful appearance is to undergo a procedure that can tighten your skin and improve its elasticity. This is what non-surgical skin tightening is designed to do.

The team at Renew MD Facial Aesthetics, led by Dr. Alexis Gordon, has extensive experience administering skin tightening and rejuvenation treatments. We are one of the premier med spa facilities in Southlake, Texas and we also welcome clients from all over DFW, including Keller, Dallas, Flower Mound, Trophy Club, Westlake, Grapevine, Fort Worth, Alliance, and Roanoke.

Why does skin sag?

Your skin’s structure, strength, and elasticity are maintained by special proteins called elastin and collagen. While elastin is responsible for the tightness and flexibility of your skin, collagen gives it the fullness that makes it full and vibrant.

The ravages of pollutants, abrasive cosmetics, UV radiation, and age adversely affect the fibers in your skin. These tissues soon start to weaken, causing the skin to droop. If untreated, minor lines can soon become deep folds, making you look older than you are. These signs of aging worsen if you’re a smoker or do not apply sunscreen regularly.

Other causes for sagging skin

Apart from age, certain medical conditions can cause your body to shrink suddenly, leaving your skin looking wrinkled and leathery. Additionally, if your weight loss regime has been successful, you may have sagging skin and stretch marks as a consequence of all the weight you lost.

Regardless of the reason for skin aging, loose skin can affect your confidence and prevent you from feeling your best. Skin tightening treatments at Renew MD Facial Aesthetics are designed to help you regain beautiful, soft, and supple skin.

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Skin tightening with Exilis Ultra

At Renew MD Facial Aesthetics, we use the state-of-the-art Exilis Ultra 360 device to tighten and tone your skin.

The Exilis Ultra 360 is a specialized monopolar radiofrequency device. It combines the intense and rejuvenating power of both radiofrequency pulses (producing heat) and ultrasound energy to target skin fibers located both deep inside and on the surface of the skin.

Together, these energies stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the treatment site. New dermal cells are formed, which replace the old damaged cells, resulting in very youthful results. According to clinical research, Exilis Ultra has helped reduce the appearance of wrinkles in 42% of studied cases.

Skin tightening benefits

Some of the main benefits of using the Exilis Ultra 360 for skin tightening are:

  • It is a comfortable, non-invasive, and non-surgical procedure
  • It takes less time to complete
  • It is comparatively less painful
  • It involves a minimal recovery time and a faster return to daily life

Am I a candidate for skin tightening?

Skin tightening treatments may be right for you if:

  • You have mild to moderate skin laxity
  • You feel self-conscious due to aging skin
  • You do not wish to or cannot undergo surgical skin tightening procedures
  • You want to simultaneously improve the tone and texture of your skin

What areas can be addressed?

Our first step will be to conduct an in-depth consultation to identify the regions of the body which require tightening. The Exilis Ultra can be used to tighten the following areas:

  • Around the eyes
  • Under the chin area/jowls
  • Neck
  • Décolletage (chest)

The skin tightening process

The Exilis Ultra applicator is gently moved across the skin by one of our certified providers. We use a water-based lubrication gel to make the device glide comfortably over the skin.

The device releases a cycle of hot and cold energy. The thermal heat from the Exilis Ultra creates “micro-injuries” deep in the skin. This microscopic process does not leave any damage to the skin surface.

The heat energy then stimulates your skin to increase the production of the wound healing proteins like collagen and elastin. Once protein production increases, the structural bonds in your skin start to strengthen. This helps volumize your skin, lift aging skin, and tighten tissues. The gentle cooling that follows the heating keeps your skin cool and makes the treatment more comfortable.

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The treatment does require multiple sessions, depending on the number of areas you want to be tightened. After the skin tightening session is complete, we apply a soothing gel onto the treatment site to bring down the tenderness, redness, and inflammation.

After the treatment session is complete, your provider will discuss your after–care instructions with you. You may be advised to apply moisturizer and sunscreen regularly after the procedure, stay out of the sun, and skip strong or abrasive cosmetics for a few days.

Skin tightening at Renew MD Facial Aesthetics

The results from this treatment can yield exceptional results: tightening the skin and addressing areas of concern. Just as with other cosmetic treatments, you may need to undergo several treatments to achieve optimum results.

Dr. Alexis Gordon and her highly-experienced team can help customize a treatment plan that is just right for you. We are dedicated to providing you with the best treatment option for your skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn which skin tightening and rejuvenating treatments are best for you.