At the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ, we understand how hard it is to feel confident after significant rapid weight loss due to sagging skin. We also understand how frustrating sagging skin due to the aging process is. That’s why we’re proud to offer several skin tightening treatments to help New Jersey residents improve their appearance and restore their confidence. Read on to discover what areas can be treated, how long you can enjoy your results, and much more.
In What Areas Can You Get Skin Tightening Treatments?
Skin tightening treatments can be used to rejuvenate the appearance of your face or body. Often, microneedling is used to induce extra collagen production in the lower face and midface, volumizing and tightening the skin. However, collagen induction therapy can also be used to boost localized collagen production in other areas, like the legs, abdomen, back, and neck.
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Am I a Good Candidate for This Type of Treatment?
If you are concerned about loose skin, you will probably be considered a good candidate for microneedling treatments. However, if you have very loose skin, you may be a better fit for INFINI™ treatments. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate the severity of your concerns and advise you on the best treatment options for you.
What Is INFINI™?
INFINI™ is similar to microneedling in that it involves using tiny needles to penetrate the skin and stimulate the fibroblasts that produce collagen. However, that’s not all this treatment does. It also encourages your skin to produce extra collagen by warming your skin with radiofrequency energy.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
There are several steps you will need to take before your skin tightening treatment regardless of whether you opt for microneedling or INFINI™. It is crucial that your blood is able to clot normally, so you won’t be able to take any blood-thinners or anticoagulants before your session. Moreover, you will not be able to receive treatment if your skin is irritated, so you will need to take steps to prevent skin irritation, like:
- Wearing sunscreen
- Not waxing the treatment areas
- Taking antibiotics to prevent infections
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
We will advise you on how long your treatment session should take during your initial consultation. Several factors affect how long your appointment will take, including the number of areas being treated, the size of the areas being treated, and the severity of your skin laxity. However, you can generally expect that you will need to commit 45 to 60 minutes to your appointment.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
Before your treatment begins, your skin will be inspected to verify that it is free from irritation. Then, we will sanitize it to mitigate the risk of infection. If you are feeling anxious about pain, we can give you Pro-Nox™ to keep you calm and comfortable. However, this isn’t a necessary step because the needles used to puncture your skin are very fine.
Once you are prepared for treatment, we will pass the FDA-approved dermal roller over your treatment areas. If you are getting INFINI™ rather than microneedling, the gold-coated needles will warm your dermis with soundwave energy. However, your skin will not get so hot that you feel pain or discomfort.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
The longevity of your results depends on numerous factors, including the severity of your skin laxity, your health, and your lifestyle. Generally, you can expect to enjoy improved skin elasticity for six to 12 months. If you are fairly young or only have mild skin laxity, you can generally expect your results to last longer. If you are a smoker and don’t have a healthy diet, you may need more frequent touch-up treatments.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Maintain the Integrity of My Results?
To enjoy tight, smooth skin for as long as possible, you need to keep the collagen that supports your skin healthy for as long as you can. One highly effective way to accomplish this is to not consume tobacco products. Nicotine weakens your collagen, and it can impede your body’s production of more collagen. Similarly, you should avoid damaging your collagen by not consuming an excessive amount of alcohol.
Another very effective step you can take to enjoy tight, smooth skin for as long as you can is to protect your skin from sun damage. You should keep in mind how high UV radiation levels are when you go outside, and you should always wear sunscreen. Furthermore, you can extend the longevity of your results by keeping your skin hydrated.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You can get skin tightening treatments to improve the appearance of your face or body if there is no irritation at the desired treatment site. To find out how we can help you restore your natural beauty and self-confidence, contact us today at the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ, to schedule an evaluation.