In the past, people who wanted to achieve younger-looking skin were typically had to undergo facelift surgery, which is more invasive than some modern day techniques. But since a facelift may not be for everyone, doctors are continuously developing less-invasive techniques that can simulate the tightening effects of a facelift without the downtime. One of these procedures offered by Youthful Endeavors is Profound Skin Tightening.
Profound Skin Tightening
With the proliferation of various non-surgical skin tightening procedures, Profound Skin Tightening remains one of the most potent methods. This is particularly ideal if you have mild to moderate neck laxity, and sagging midface. Aside from tighter skin, you can also expect improved skin texture after the procedure.
What Happens During the Procedure
Numbing cream is applied one hour before the procedure, although your doctor may also give you an option to take oral analgesic and/or mild oral sedative to further help you relax.
Then, a lidocaine solution is injected into the dermal and subcutaneous tissue, which are the deeper layers of the skin. This provides additional numbing effect and causes the skin to become slightly elevated from the muscles and blood vessels.
Once the numbing medications take effect, your doctor will insert micro-needles into the deeper layers of the skin. These stimulate increased production of elastin and collagen, which are the skin’s main building blocks.
Take note that elastin gives the skin its elasticity, while collagen is the one responsible for its firmness, strength, and youthful glow.
Duration of Results
On average, expect the facelift-like effect to last four to six months. The effects of treatment can be prolonged with a post-treatment skin care regimen that includes lathering up with creams and other topical products daily and using sunscreen religiously.
Meanwhile, a few patients have reported maintaining most of their results for as long as three years. It may be safe to surmise that variables such as collagen quality, skin type, and lifestyle can affect the longevity of Profound Skin Tightening.
Post-Treatment Skin Care Regimen
You can reap the full benefits of Profound Skin Tightening if you stick to your doctor’s recommended post-treatment skin care regimen. Simply put, the procedure’s longevity also boils down to your commitment.
In the first few days, you’ll be asked to apply healing ointments and creams to speed up your skin’s recovery and to moisturize it at the same time.
A month after your treatment, a Retinol cream will become part of your nighttime skincare routine. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is known to stimulate collagen production, which is the reason why it is commonly found in anti-aging products.
Of course, your skin care regimen is not complete without the use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30. Make sure that you lather up with this product even on cloudy days.
Should you find yourself slacking on your sunscreen use, remember this fact: The sun’s UV rays account for more than 80 percent of facial aging, which is manifested by various skin pigment problems, dry and leathery skin, and fine wrinkles.
To learn more about Profound Skin Tightening, contact the experts at Youthful Endeavors in Green Bay to schedule your initial consultation.