As we age, it is inevitable that our skin will become lax, adding years to our appearance. In the past, skin tightening was only possible with a surgical lift. While this could produce dramatic results, it came at a cost: Downtime, discomfort, risk of surgery and anesthesia, and always…a scar.
Today’s active lifestyles leave little time for post-operative recuperation. Additionally, those seeking tighter skin want to be assured that the end results will look natural. We now have a simple, noninvasive alternative: Deep dermal heating. At the Randali Centre the energy source for this heating is the radio-frequency waves of Accent Thermotherapy.
Without damaging the skin’s surface, the second layer of the skin, the dermis, is heated to 50 degrees Celsius. This is the temperature which causes contraction of the collagen fibers and ensures stimulation of the Fibroblast (the cell which produces collagen) resulting in production of new collagen. An immediate contraction of the existing collagen affords a subtle but immediate tightening for most. However, the majority of tightening is seen about six weeks following treatment when the new collagen is formed.
The treatment is safe, painless and quick. Any area of loose, wrinkled skin can be treated; face, neck, arms and abdomen. This can also be used to treat cellulite on the back of the thighs.
Treatments take about thirty minutes and all patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately. As each treatment builds upon the others, the best improvement is appreciated with three to five sessions spaced two to three weeks apart.
Firm skin is essential for a young vibrant look and with Accent Thermotherapy, it is now possible to improve overall firmness and tightness of the skin without injury or downtime.