Laser and other non-surgical Skin Tightening and Lifting

Address Age-Related Skin Laxity in the Philadelphia Area

As we get older and accumulate sun exposure, our skin’s support structure weakens from loss of collagen and other structural components. Under the influence of gravity, this lax skin starts to sag. Jowls, droopy neck skin, wrinkles, and other changes due to skin laxity are some of the earliest and most noticeable signs of aging. That is why Mind Your Skin specializes in non-surgical including laser skin tightening and lifting in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

These treatments are small investments relative to their surgical alternative and they  pay big dividends when it comes to providing a more rejuvenated, youthful look. These include energy devices such as lasers, infra-red, ultrasound, microneedling with radiofrequency devices. They do naturally stimulate collagen production. No surprise then that more and more people turn to non-surgical solutions rather than surgery. Skin tightening is ideal for the face, jowls, and neck.

Radiofrequency collagen induction therapy technology as in Profound-RF is our top-performer to jump-start the process of collagen production in  the deeper layers of the skin.

Nonsurgical skin tightening is virtually painless*, with energy devices such as Profound®, ActiveFX™ and Titan® XL. All three procedures stimulate collagen and tighten the skin naturally at only a fraction of the cost of surgery. These outpatient procedures take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, but the body’s collagen rebuilding and remodeling response can go on for several weeks to months!

*Injection of lidocaine with epinephrine, or topical application of a potent benzocaine/lidocaine/tetracaine (BLT) cream is done for the first two procedures. Ice and or cold air is also utilized.

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Laser Skin Tightening Before and After

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Skin Tightening in Philadelphia & Havertown

Mind Your Skin offers several options for laser and other skin tightening and lifting treatments in Philadelphia, PA & Havertown PA. So that patients can get results ideal for their unique combination of skin and cosmetic goals. Our providers are highly trained and experienced in the various energy devices and their numerous applications, making Mind Your Skin a go-to clinic for anyone seeking smoother, tighter skin on the face, neck, and elsewhere on the body.

How Does Non-surgical Skin Tightening and Lifting Work?

Youthful skin maintains its firmness, elevated position, and smooth texture due to an abundance of beneficial “building blocks.” The body’s ability to replenish collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid as they diminish due to age and environmental damage slows over time. When coupled with elastin’s gradual loss of “springiness,” this leads to non-desirable cosmetic qualities: laxity, sagging, and wrinkles.

Stimulating the production of fresh collagen and elastin via laser skin tightening or targeted application of infrared or radiofrequency energy restores volume to the skin, providing a “home” for moisture-loving hyaluronic acid molecules and giving skin a new resilience.
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Skin Tightening with Profound Radio-frequency

Laser Skin Tightening Treatment with Profound in Philadelphia, PA & Havertown, PA

Technologies for skin tightening treatments, including laser skin tightening, had not evolved much for some time, so Profound® represented a unique new development by taking the technology to the next level: delivering energy directly into the precise layer of the skin to target for creating new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. This revolutionary and award-winning radiofrequency treatment requires no surgery and adds no fillers or toxins. (2018 “New Treatment of the Year”, MyFaceBody Awards, USA)

What is Elastin?

Elastin is a protein that coils and recoils like a spring within the connective tissue of your skin. Elastin is what makes your skin, heart, lungs, and many other tissues elastic so that they can snap back into shape after stretching or contracting. It works in your skin with collagen: Elastin provides elasticity and collagen provides structure to keep your skin smooth and firm. Starting in our mid-20s, elastin begins to break down and starts to lose its spring. Elastin is rarely made after puberty, and so aging begins.

How It Works

The Profound®RF micro needling device controls five pairs of “micro-needle electrodes” that deliver energy to create zones of heat electively below the surface. Sophisticated technology, including sensors in the micro-needles, provides constant feedback from the skin to the device so it can maintain an even temperature for a precise duration and ensure optimal energy delivery for consistent results. The combination of needles and heat triggers a wound-healing response that goes beyond repairing the tissues impacted by the treatment. New collagen and elastin is revved up in the following months, with the results becoming increasingly apparent.

A single radiofrequency treatment with Profound®RF is enough to reduce skin laxity by jump-starting the dermal remodeling process. It is especially effective for addressing age-related laxity on the face and neck by tightening loose skin that causes jowls, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. Clinical studies revealed a very high response rate for wrinkles and laxity after one Profound session. According to studies a single treatment approaches a surgical result by 40 percent and lasts about three to five years!

After local anesthesia is done, the treatment session itself lasts about 90 minutes or so in the Mind Your Skin Philadelphia, PA & Havertown, PA offices. With over three years with the device, the benefit to you is that we are among the most experienced providers with Profound®.

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Profound RF vs. Morpheus8: Which one for you?

The Profound RF and Morpheus8 are two leading radiofrequency-by-microneedling devices in the current market. Radiofrequency (RF) can have a ‘shrink-wrap’ effect. When radiofrequency is combined with microneedling, as it is with these devices, the heat is delivered much deeper into the skin, promoting further cell regeneration. Profound RF penetrates deeper into the facial tissues, and for a longer amount of time, for optimum protein denaturation/stimulation within one single treatment. This translates into Profound RF stimulating stronger production of elastin by about five-fold, doubling collagen levels and dramatically increase hyaluronic acid levels.

This is why Profound requires one treatment as opposed  Morpheus8 which is done in a series.

What is Profound?

The Profound RF combines microneedling and radiofrequency technologies for advanced skin tightening and rejuvenation. It’s designed to trick the skin into ‘repair-mode’, stimulating new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks that keep skin youthful, smooth and elastic.

Radiofrequency energy makes the skin believe it’s injured, jump-starting sluggish fibroblasts into making matrix collagen and elastin. Over the course of 2-3 months this translates to smoother, firmer and tighter skin.

The Profound RF can also address the fat under the chin to give a more refined contour to the submentum (area under the chin) and jawline.

In summary: Profound RF studies show a remarkable 100% response rate for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and a 95% response rate for improving sagging skin! In a single treatment it can deliver 1/3 of a facelift  lasting for 3-4 years.

What is Morpheus8?

Like the Profound RF, Morpehus8 combines radiofrequency and microneedling technologies to stimulate firmer, smoother and tighter skin. Following your course of treatment, the skin will be tighter, healthier and more youthful, and you may also see an improvement in texture and pores.

There is minimal downtime with the Morpheus8. At most, the skin will feel hot and red following treatment, but this calms down within 4 to 24 hours. Some results can be seen after just one treatment but a course of three is usually required for comparable results.

Laser Skin Tightening in Philadelphia with ActiveFX™

ActiveFX with UltraPulse® Encore™

Active FX™ fractional CO2 takes laser skin tightening to a different level.  Combining tightening and resurfacing the skin into one single treatment session it creates a firmer, smoother look. It is the only suitable device safe enough to treat the area under the eyes and the eyelids themselves. It also requires no cutting or needles and results in no bruising. Active FX™ fractional CO2 is ideal for reducing lines, wrinkles, and crepeyness, lifting jowls, evening out uneven pigmentation, improving texture, and shrinking large pores.

Patients often take up to five days of downtime to allow the skin to heal. Remarkable results come in one week and further improvement for up to three to four months with the ongoing stimulation of new collagen.

The Active FX™ CO2 laser is “fractional”. This means it ablates columns of tissue while leaving “bridges” untouched, allowing for a quicker recovery. Thus it removes surface discoloration and stimulates immediate collagen contraction, as well as long-term collagen production and remodeling. This provides better support, with firmer, smoother, and tighter skin. We commonly apply it to face/neck and chest, but also elsewhere, such as hands.

Infra-red energy Skin Tightening in Philadelphia with Titan®-XL

Titan® XL Laser Skin Tightening

The FDA-cleared Titan® infrared device’s deep heating stimulates contraction of existing collagen and formation of natural new collagen. It addresses a loose neck, jowls, and also sagging skin on the face, neck, upper arms, and abdomen. A series of slow pulses of heat delivered below the skin surface induces collagen remodeling and new growth.  Active cooling protects the skin surface. It also works well in combination with other treatments, such as IPL, Laser Genesis, ErbiumFX, ActiveFX™, and PearlFX for all dimensions of healthier, rejuvenated skin.

The result is independent of skin type for both men and women. This treatment does not require injections, surgery, or recovery time. There is no downtime for your skin after Titan® treatment, so no one will know you did anything. Full results come gradually over a two- to three-month period.

Treatments to Complement Laser and other Skin Tightening at Mind Your Skin

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a booster treatment we create out of your own blood and apply right after treatment. ActiveFX, Profound, ErbiumFX, PearlFractional, or SkinPenPrecision procedures leave microchannels.  The growth factors in the plasma boost treatment results by seeping into the microchannels while also managing downtime.

More Laser Treatments at Mind Your Skin

Beyond laser skin tightening and lifting, Dr. Norbertus Robben offers laser skin resurfacing, laser skin rejuvenation, laser vein treatments, and laser hair reduction. Find the best treatment for your unique needs at Philadelphia, PA and Havertown, PA by Mind Your Skin.

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