Skin Tightening Surgery in Jackson, MS
Skin tightening is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes an energy source to deeply heat the skin and soft tissue. The changes that take place in the skin and soft tissue following this heating process results in skin that is firmer, tighter and more youthful in appearance.
Skin Tyte II utilizes infrared energy as its energy source to achieve tissue heating. The immediate response to this heating is a contraction of the collagen and elastin fibrils. Longer term, fibroblasts are activated stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. This tissue remodeling results in a thickening of the dermis and the shrinking of the elastin fibers, resulting in improvement of skin firmness.
Skin tightening may be the most rapidly growing treatment in the cosmetic market and for good reason. Advances in technology have given us safer, non-invasive treatments that can achieve good results. While not as effective as surgery, it is an excellent option for those who do not want surgery (pain, downtime, etc) or for those who are not good candidates for surgery.
While some of the effects of skin tightening on collagen and elastin production and organization are permanent, the best long-term results are seen in those who continue with maintenance treatments (1-3 treatments per year).
During skin tightening with Skin Tyte II the temperature of your skin is monitored throughout the procedure. This procedure also requires continuous patient involvement. Your comfort during the procedure and feedback as to how much heat you are experiencing will help guide the treatment.
Potential complications may include:
- Damage to skin (which can include superficial burns)
- Ineffective skin tightening
Skin tightening with Skin Tyte II can be achieved in individuals of all skin types. Because results are based on triggering the body’s natural healing process, individual results may vary.
Many people notice a difference in the tightness and the quality of their skin after a single treatment. However, this is usually short-lived. Skin tightening requires a series of treatments. Optimal results are achieved after 4-6 treatments that are done 1 week apart. Because we are triggering the body’s natural healing process, final results are not seen until 4-6 months after treatment. The skin will become more firm and tight, giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
*Individual results may vary.
After a consultation to determine your goals with treatment, Dr. Walker will perform a history and physical exam to ensure that you are a good candidate for skin tightening and identify any factors that could lead to an undesirable result or put you at risk for complications.
If you are deemed a good candidate, the procedure consists of a series of treatments at one week intervals that will help you achieve skin tightening in your desired location.
Each individual treatment is short, ranging from 30-60 minutes or more depending on size of area being treated. While you may experience mild discomfort as the skin and underlying soft tissue is heated, the treatment should not be painful.
Following the procedure, you may resume your normal activity immediately. There is no downtime.
Skin tightening is a rapidly growing non-invasive procedure in the cosmetic industry. As a surgeon, I prefer surgical intervention to give the most dramatic results. However, there are many times when I encounter individuals who are either not surgical candidates or who do not desire surgery. Skin tightening with Skin Tyte II is an excellent option in these individuals. I can offer moderate improvements with minimal risk and no downtime when performing Skin Tyte II treatments in these individuals.
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