Skin tightening - the idea is certainly compelling. But so are the obstacles. First a basic primer on skin tightening from a non surgical perspective. —
The only way to tighten skin non-surgically is with heat. Heat causes an immediate effect by shrinking existing collagen strands. The secondary effect is one of "wound response" and this spurs the body to produce new collagen over time. Since new collagen is tight and springy, the skin firms up as this new collagen is produced.
A primary obstacles lies in getting enough heat into the skin at effective depth levels to create both immediate and cumulative responses without damaging the surface skin or over-wounding the tissues below.
The solution for the past 10 years has been handed over to the Thermage radio-frequency procedure (with over 1 million procedures to date).
Various improvements have been made over the last decade with improved technology that allows for greater and more effective heat delivery and increased comfort.
Any truly effective skin altering technology will include some level of discomfort and patients contemplating serious solutions should also realize there is no such thing as "pain free". Medications when desired always make procedures more tolerable and thankfully eliminate the fear factor.
The latest improvement is the development of the Thermage Total Tip - a marvelous step up that provides a broader delivery of the heat and most importantly, a deeper delivery.
These companion elevations in the procedure mean a faster response and a more visually appreciable response - often immediately following the Thermage treatment.
La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic boasts a 7 year running award level from Solta, the Thermage parent company. As a designated training clinic, they have the opportunity to first-hand offer the newest technology to patients.
The new Total Tip ups the bar for both corrective skin tightening of the face, neck and body as well as preventive measures by keeping the collagen stimulation going instead of allowing the natural slow down that comes with age.
La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic offers a complete array of age-control and skin improvement technologies. As a training facility for Thermage and Ultherapy with two physicians, two Specialty RNs and a Physician Assistant, there is ample access to highly skilled and experienced providers.
Lead Physician Nasrin Mani is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Aesthetic Physician who is a trainer for Sculptra, Artefill and Radiesse as well as a member of the professional speaker boards of Allergan and Medicis (Valeant).
La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is located at 1111 Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla, California. Practice phone is (858) 410 0330.
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