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Treatment for Loose Skin

SkinTyte treatment for loose skin in Englewood/South Denver and Lone Tree

Never has the allure of youth been so admired as it is in today’s society. Thanks to advanced medicine and healthier lifestyles, Americans are living longer than ever. That doesn’t just mean there are more years in the average life, but there is also more life in those years. “Over the hill” simply means moving on to bigger and better hills, and the “golden years” are filled with adventure, social activity, and new career goals, rather than rocking chairs and quiet days.

Your lifestyle and energy level may not reflect the years, but that doesn’t stop your skin from aging. In fact, without adequate sun protection an active, outdoor lifestyle can hasten the breakdown of collagen and other factors that age your skin more quickly. One of the most noticeable effects of this is loose, sagging skin. If you want to look as youthful as you feel, then SkinTyte skin firming treatment may be right for you.

What is SkinTyte?

SkinTyte is an advanced laser skin tightening system, which works with infrared energy to achieve remarkable results, with a gentle and noninvasive procedure. It targets the collagen rich layers, gently heating deep tissue while the skin’s surface temperature is maintained with the exclusive sapphire cooling system. This procedure stimulates your body’s natural rejuvenation process, for more youthful, firmer, smoother skin.

You may notice some improvement immediately or shortly after treatment, but it takes several months for the full results to develop. Depending on the condition of your skin, and your desired results, we may recommend series of several treatments, scheduled a few weeks apart.

The team at AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC is proud to keep residents of Englewood/South Denver and Lone Tree looking and feeling great. If you have aged, sagging skin or any other dermatologic concerns just call us at 303.756.SKIN (7546) and schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help.

Loose Skin Denver

Effective treatments for aged, loose skin in Englewood/South Denver or Lone Tree

One of the most common complaints about aging skin is the loss of elasticity. No longer is it firm and smooth, gracefully covering full facial contours. Instead, it begins fitting a bit like an old, well-worn garment. Excess loose skin may hang in wrinkles and folds, with bones and angular features showing predominantly. This is caused by a combination of skin laxity and loss of volume.

Dermal fillers and laser skin tightening

Patients often assume that a single treatment can solve loose skin. However, depending on the severity of the problem, a combination approach may be best. Laser skin tightening firms and contracts collagen, making your skin more elastic, but it does not address volume loss. Similarly, dermal fillers can restore the facial substructure by replacing lost volume but they do not address skin laxity.

Limited research has shown no adverse effects from performing skin tightening after dermal fillers, although large-scale studies have not been performed. If you have previously received dermal fillers, you are still a candidate for skin tightening, which is an excellent treatment. However, if you are receiving both treatments as part of the same plan, we may recommend skin tightening first.

Other effective procedures

Replacing volume and improving elasticity can help restore a tired-looking, aged face to a more youthful appearance. However, even the combination of these procedures may not treat all of your wrinkles. Some lines and wrinkles, especially those in the eye area and on the forehead, are actually caused by muscles beneath the skin. While most muscles, including some in the face, weaken with age, others become rigid. This happens when the same muscle makes the same movement on a regular basis, such as those involved in frowning or squinting. Botox injections may be used to soften rigid muscles, smoothing the overlying skin.

AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC offers a wide variety of aesthetic treatments at our offices in Englewood/South Denver and Lone Tree. We will be happy to work with you in developing a customized plan for comprehensive anti-aging treatment. Call us at 303.756.SKIN (7546) to schedule your appointment.

Tightening Skin Denver

Denver area doctors deliver options for tightening skin without surgery

Few people want a scar. It’s usually the visual representation of an undesirable incident. However, research into what happens inside the body during the creation of a scar has allowed huge advances in aesthetic dermatology. New skin tightening techniques, based on those concepts, are available to women and men in the South Denver-Englewood and Lone Tree area, that don’t require surgery or drugs. Dr. Joel Cohen of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC explains.

The secret to tighter skin lies within

It is a common misconception that sags, droops, lines, wrinkles and folds are the result of skin stretching. While this can be the case with sudden weight loss, the primary cause of skin laxity is diminishing stores of collagen in deep skin layers. As we age our bodies produce less of this strong protein fiber that supports surface skin, and environmental factors like sun exposure and pollution further deplete collagen.

However, the human body has the ability to accelerate production of collagen when necessary for healing. For example, when the surface of skin is injured, such as from trauma or surgery, a great many new collagen bundles form in that spot to mend the wound. The scar that they create is strong, thick, and firm. The same thing is happening in deeper dermal layers; you just don’t see it.

Innovative skin tightening technologies put that information to use, to tighten skin from the inside out. They use various modalities such as infrared light or ultrasound energy to warm deep tissue layers without harm to the top strata of skin and with minimal discomfort. This carefully controlled “injury” demands extra collagen for internal healing. Over the course of a few months, skin lifts and tightens visibly in treated areas.

Non-surgical skin tightening options at AboutSkin

Dr. Cohen recognizes each patient as a unique individual with a special combination of skin type, lifestyle, and rejuvenation goals. At AboutSkin, there is no “one size fits all” program for tightening skin. He designs customized rejuvenation protocols including treatments like SkinTyte infrared skin tightening and Ultherapy ultrasound treatment. He combines them with chemical peels, VidaLight facials, laser resurfacing, neuromodulators (Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport), and dermal fillers to address all signs of aging skin – without a single incision or suture, and with little or no downtime.

Would you like to learn more about personalized, non-surgical options for younger looking skin? Call AboutSkin at 303.756.SKIN (7546) to schedule a consultation at their South Denver-Englewood or Lone Tree location.

Skin Tightening Denver

Shedding light on innovative skin tightening technologies available in Denver area

Light is radiant energy that produces the illumination we need for sight. Not all light is visible, though. Infrared light waves are in the 430 THz to 300 GHz frequency. They are invisible, but create thermal radiation (warmth) that is absorbed by molecules in objects near the infrared light. Dr. Joel Cohen of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC explains how this concept is applied to skin tightening, to help women and men in the Denver area look more youthful.

When skin begins to lose lift

Collagen is a tough protein occurring naturally in the human body. It is an integral part of connective tissues like ligaments, tendons, and bone. Collagen also provides a substructure necessary for firm, vital skin. Over time skin becomes lax as our bodies produce less collagen and existing stores of it break down from sun exposure and environmental damage. Patients typically reach a stage in their late 30s to early 40s when topical skin care products no longer effectively address skin laxity . . . but they aren’t ready to commit to facelift surgery.

Putting surgical facelift on hold with SkinTyte

SkinTyte is an FDA cleared device manufactured by Sciton, a well known name in laser and light technologies. SkinTyte firms and lifts skin based on the concept of tissue heating. Pulses of infrared light are delivered to deep skin layers. This safe, controlled “injury” triggers the body’s repair response – soft tissue coagulation and collagen production. Proprietary sapphire contact cooling technology maintains safe, comfortable surface temperature during treatment.

SkinTyte is typically well tolerated with no need for topical anesthetic. Face and neck sessions are relatively brief, and there’s no downtime; you may return to work or other activities right away. As collagen regeneration takes place over the course of several months, skin becomes thicker and firmer, with noticeable lift. Usually three to five sessions are recommended for optimal skin tightening. Most patients are so pleased with the results of SkinTyte that they schedule touch up sessions periodically.

SkinTyte as part of a comprehensive rejuvenation regimen including high quality skin care products, resurfacing therapies, injectable neuromodulators, and dermal fillers can postpone the need for surgical intervention indefinitely.

Firmer skin with youthful lift doesn’t have to mean surgery with its associated risks and extended recovery period. Call 303.756.SKIN (7546) today to schedule a consultation at AboutSkin’s South Denver-Englewood or Lone Tree offices.

Skin Tightening Englewood

How Englewood area patients benefit from professional skin tightening

Is 40 the new 20? Then 60 must be the new 40. There’s actually a lot of truth to that rationale. Gallup Poll research shows that in 1991 the average American expected to retire by age 62. In 2014 that age increased to 66. Improved health care and cultural changes have women and men working later into life and staying active. We’re tackling new careers, rediscovering the fun of dating, and finding love in second or third marriages. Dr. Joel Cohen and his aesthetic team at AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC believe the people of South Denver-Englewood and Lone Tree have a right to look as vital as they feel!

AboutSkin provides a number of safe, effective skin tightening techniques that are FDA-cleared and non surgical. Methods like SkinTyte and Ultherapy stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen for firmer skin from the inside out – with no injections, anesthetic, cutting, sutures, or extended recovery time. SkinTyte delivers pulses of infrared light that warm deep tissue layers to stimulate collagen production without harm to surface skin. Ultherapy works in a similar manner, but utilizes ultrasound energy to create a thermal reaction, with the added advantage of ultrasound imaging for precise application.

Tighter skin looks younger and creates an ideal foundation for other rejuvenation techniques such as resurfacing, neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin), and soft tissue fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, LaViv, Sculptra, and Belotero).

Here are some other benefits of professional skin tightening:

  • Dignity. You’ve weathered plenty of storms and come through it all, stronger and wiser. Taking care of your complexion is simply a reflection of your self respect and well-deserved pride in the unique individual you’ve become.
  • Healthy habits. The sense of personal pride that comes with skin rejuvenation often blossoms into other healthy lifestyle changes like exercise and weight management.
  • Attractiveness. You aren’t done yet flirting, dancing the night away, and drawing appreciative looks. Firmer, smoother skin gives you the confidence to own every room you walk into.
  • Success. Knowledge and experience are respected in the workplace, but in our culture a youthful appearance also carries a high value.

Dr. Cohen is eager to talk with you about an individualized rejuvenation plan including non-invasive skin tightening techniques. Call AboutSkin today at 303.756.SKIN (7546) to schedule skin analysis and consultation.

Skin Tightening Lone Tree

Why skin tightening is important to men and women in Lone Tree

You are a unique individual created from a virtually infinite biological family tree and series of personal experiences. Even if you have an “identical twin,” no one else in the world has your exact face and personality. It took a lifetime to form who you are today inside. Has the outside, though, gained a little more momentum than you are comfortable with? Dr. Joel Cohen and his aesthetic team at AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, PC offer solutions to balance your self-image. AboutSkin helps patients throughout the Lone Tree and South Denver-Englewood area look as young as they feel with effective skin tightening techniques.

Speaking of self image . . .

The term self-image (or self-schema) is over used in media, but it is an important concept – one worth understanding and investing in. Self-image is a mental picture of how you see yourself and how you believe others see you. That perception may or may not be based on fact, but it influences your decisions, actions, and confidence. A positive self-image is a tremendous asset in social and business situations, and contributes to healthy emotional harmony. Your facial appearance and the condition of your skin play important roles in self-image.

Skin tightening 101

The faces of babies, teens, and young adults look youthful in part because of supple, firm skin. It is plump with hydration and smoothly covers a full foundation of fat, muscle, and bone. As we age, however, we lose some of that natural volume underneath. Our bodies also produce less collagen, a strong mesh of protein fibers that shores up skin. We begin to see laxity; droops, drapes, and folds in skin.

Solutions to sagging skin

The doctors at AboutSkin create skin tightening protocols customized for the individual patient. One exciting weapon in their rejuvenation arsenal is advanced Infini RF system. It utilizes Thermal Coagulation Points to target specific dermal layers. With technology based in science and clinical research, and a highly adjustable delivery system, Infini RF is an excellent option for tightening sagging skin, smoothing wrinkles, and creating a more youthful appearance. The procedure is comfortable with long-lasting results.

It is time to face the world with the confidence of a positive self-image. Professional skin tightening techniques can help. Call AboutSkin today at 303.756.SKIN (7546) to get started.