Lower Face and Neck Tightening
Lower Face & Neck Tightening in Calgary
Collagen is essential for healthy young-looking skin because it gives structure to the cells and supports the dermis. As we age, the production of collagen decreases causing our skin to lose elasticity. This often results in skin laxity and wrinkles. This process is natural but can be expedited by environmental factors such as smoking, sun exposure, and pollution.
When we start to lose volume and laxity to our lower face and neck, we can appear tired and older than our chronological age. Previously, invasive treatments or surgery were the only options to effectively target these trouble areas. However, we now have exciting technology that targets the body’s own natural processes. At Remington Laser Dermatology Centre, we use the SmoothLiftin™ laser treatment to tighten the lower face and neck on our patients in Calgary.
SmoothLiftin™ is an exclusive non-invasive treatment that heats up the skin from inside the mouth. This results in an overall improvement of tightness and elasticity of the skin while also creating a plumping effect – similar to the results from injectable fillers. Patients can feel these results immediately by running their tongue along the inside of their cheek. This is the first method that can literally tighten “from the inside out!”. There is only minimal discomfort during the procedure.
How Does Laser Skin Tightening Work?
The SP Dynamis Fotona laser uses exclusive non-invasive laser technology to heat up tissue both on the surface and deep below the skin. Through a process called collagen induction, new collagen is formed creating a stronger foundation for the neck and lower face. The PIANO mode delivers heat into the deeper layers of the skin, denaturing collagen fibers which then contract and tighten as they cool. Similar to putting the results of putting your jeans in the dryer, the heat causes a shrinking effect while simultaneously stimulating healthy collagen production.
The last step, the SMOOTH mode, uses a step-down approach to target the superficial layers of the skin. This creates a pulling effect known as “shrink wrap”, which improves the laxity on the surface of the skin.
By using a 3-dimensional approach to skin tightening, we are able to effectively stimulate collagen from the inside, in the deeper layers and on the surface of the skin. This is a great adjunctive therapy to injectable fillers. It stimulates the body’s natural collagen production to create a stronger foundation for targeted treatment areas.
Recovery After Face & Neck Tightening
Most patients can resume their regular daily activities immediately following the procedure. Patients may experience some mild redness and peel for 3-4 days following the procedure. Patients can usually cover this with a collared shirt or scarf.
How Many SmoothLiftin™ Treatments Will I Need?
In order to get optimal results, a minimum of three treatments is required at 4-6 weeks intervals. We recommend maintenance treatments annually to continue the collagen regeneration process.