Even if you’ve achieved your weight loss goals and you’re toning your muscles, loose skin on the body can make anyone feel self-conscious. Luckily, with the help of advanced technology, you can easily tighten loose skin so you can finally love the way you look. At Verve Weight Loss & Laser Aesthetics in Upland, CA, we know that skin tightening treatments with Pelleve are an ideal solution to quickly tighten your skin without invasive techniques.
Pelleve is a revolutionary radiofrequency laser treatment that can instantly plump and tighten skin all over the face and neck. As a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment, you can easily correct troubles such as crow’s feet, fine lines, and loose skin on the face with only a few treatments.
Are You a Candidate for Skin Tightening?
Most people are good candidates for Pelleve. If you have loose or lax skin on the face or neck and you would like to improve your appearance by tightening your skin, then you are likely a good potential candidate. Because this treatment is so versatile, it can be used by most people, regardless of skin tone, skin type, gender, or age. The candidates for this treatment can include a variety of people.
From perfectionists who want to achieve aesthetic goals to those who have lost a significant amount of weight, this treatment is an ideal solution to restoring your self-confidence. Regardless of your needs or the cause of your loose skin, Pelleve is probably a good fit for your skin-related goals. Candidates include:
Those With Mature and Aging Skin
As we age, wrinkles form due to the loss of elasticity and moisture in the skin. The common culprits for skin laxity in mature people are the natural decrease of collagen and elastin production, which starts around age 30 or 40. Treatments for tightening skin on the face can help contour the body and allow you to look much younger.
Many aging people contend with what they call “crepey” skin, which is skin on the neck that appears very thin and loose. You can easily correct the appearance of crepey skin with a treatment like Pelleve.
Those With Loose Skin From Weight Loss
Significant weight loss leaves a mark on your body, especially the area beneath your chin. While your overall health risks may improve, many people who lose over 50 lbs will deal with loose skin on the neck, particularly people who are older or who have rapidly lost weight.
Excess loose skin can diminish the confidence you feel about your weight loss accomplishments, which can be pretty disheartening after all of your hard work. Fortunately, treating loose skin from weight loss is easy with radiofrequency treatment, so you can feel better about your appearance and enjoy the results of your hard work.
Those With Skin Affected by Smoking
We all know that smoking can cause skin damage – most prominently wrinkles on the face. But smoking can also negatively impact the appearance of the skin on your neck, as well. Many smokers or recovering smokers will experience loose skin and wrinkles, which are generally caused by the toxic chemicals in cigarettes. A treatment like Pelleve can help you reverse some of that damage and tighten your skin so you can appear more healthy. This is particularly true for wrinkles on the face.
Those With Sun Damaged Skin
Whether it’s with a tanning bed or from spending hours out in the sun, tanning your skin can cause premature aging that breaks down the collagen in your skin more quickly and leads to loose, lax skin on the face or neck. While it’s widely encouraged to protect your skin from damaging UV rays, many people don’t realize the importance of sun protection until sun damage has already occurred.
Because sun damage gradually appears as we age, it’s possible the cause of your loose skin is from a youth spent sunbathing or using tanning beds. But you don’t have to live with the results of sun damage. Skin tightening treatments can reverse some of this damage and restore the suppleness of your skin.
Those Who Want To Slow Skin Aging
If you’re the type to believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then you may be interested in using Pelleve as a preventative treatment. You can stay ahead of the aging process by using this treatment at the first visible signs of aging on the face. Because this treatment increases collagen production in the deepest layers of the skin, early use of Pelleve may slow the natural aging process and prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Those Who Want To Feel More Confident
Feeling confident about your appearance is important. People are more likely to make good lifestyle choices and feel a better sense of wellbeing when they are confident about the way they look. If skin laxity on the face or neck has negatively impacted your confidence, then it may be time to correct your concerns. Pelleve is an ideal treatment to easily and quickly tighten your skin so you can feel confident about your appearance again.
How Does Pelleve Work?
Pelleve uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the sub-dermal layers of skin to trigger the body’s natural regenerative response. When the heat from the radiofrequency laser penetrates the deepest skin layers and encourages higher collagen production, your skin will tighten up over time. The collagen maturation process will take several weeks, but the new collagen fibers can last for several months at a time.
What Causes Skin Laxity?
In general, skin laxity is caused by the natural aging process. As we age, we produce fewer proteins that provide structural support to the skin and that creates an environment where skin laxity becomes common. Skin laxity is the result of when these proteins do not connect layers of the skin to connective tissues in the sub-dermal layers.
When this happens, aesthetic concerns like fine lines and wrinkles begin to develop. Several years ago, the only way to correct skin laxity was with surgical procedures that excised excess skin from the body. However, these procedures were painful and often left scars – and that’s a big part of why non-surgical treatments such as Pelleve are preferred by patients today.
What Results Can You Expect With This Treatment?
The goal of Pelleve is to tighten your skin to restore a youthful appearance, but there are other benefits you may want to consider. In fact, because Pelleve can address a variety of aesthetic concerns, it may be the best option for patients who have multiple superficial concerns, such as:
- Low skin volume
- Dull skin tone
- Weak skin elasticity
- Hollow Cheeks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven complexion
- Dark spots and blemishes
- Loose skin on the neck
- Skin laxity on thighs
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Lip line
- Chin wrinkles
Radiofrequency treatments are well-known for their ability to address both superficial and sub-dermal aesthetic concerns at one time. Because radiofrequency technology will not harm the skin, it’s usually an ideal choice for those who have one or more aesthetic concerns in addition to loose skin on the face, neck, and some areas of the body.
What Can You Expect From This Treatment?
A huge benefit of this treatment is the fact that appointments are very quick. Usually, your appointments will take about 45 to 60 minutes to treat the entire face, or 30 minutes to treat a specific area. You will need a series of treatments to achieve optimal results and your treatments will be spaced several weeks apart to allow for proper collagen maturation.
Many patients compare this treatment to a hot stone massage. The gentle heat emitted by the Pelleve device is well-tolerated by most people and will not harm the skin. Immediately after your appointment is complete, you will be able to return to your normal daily activities. However, you will be encouraged to wear SPF 30 or greater during the day for the next several weeks.
How Long Do Results Last?
After you have completed your initial round of treatments, you can expect the results of your treatment to last for about six months at a time. You will be able to enjoy tighter, brighter, more youthful-looking skin for a minimum of six months – although some patients may be able to enjoy results for closer to a year.
Ultimately, the longevity of your results will come down to how well you take care of your skin after your desired results are achieved. People who make healthy lifestyle choices and protect their skin from unprotected UV ray exposure are likely to enjoy longer-lasting results.
Will You Need a Consultation?
Yes. Although this skin tightening treatment is non-surgical and does not involve any allergy risks, you will still need to attend a consultation appointment so we can verify this treatment is an ideal solution for your aesthetic concerns. During your consultation, we will thoroughly examine your areas of concern and analyze your skin tone and type.
After gathering relevant medical information, including supplements you may be taking and smoking habits, we will build a treatment plan that will achieve your aesthetic goals. We will help you build a plan that will be customized to your exact needs and produce natural-looking results.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
Compared to a surgical procedure, a skin tightening treatment like Pelleve is actually very affordable. Most treatments will only cost around $500, even if you are treating multiple areas of the face or neck. A surgical procedure to tighten loose skin, on the other hand, can cost well over a few thousand dollars depending on how many areas of the face or body are being treated. Overall, Pelleve is a better and more manageable financial investment.
Believe in Pelleve for Your Skin Tightening Goals
If you want to look your best, then it’s about time you address the elephant in the room – or the wrinkles on your face. Unwanted skin laxity can be difficult to deal with as it can reduce your self-confidence. Whether your skin laxity is caused by the natural aging process or is the result of rapid weight loss, you should do all you can to restore your confidence.
Skin tightening treatments like Pelleve can easily and non-surgically restore the appearance of the skin so you can feel more confident about the way you look. Contact our experts at Verve Weight Loss & Laser Aesthetics in Upland, CA to schedule your consultation and get started on your journey to perfect skin.