Skin Tightening Specialist

La Jolla Laser MedSpa -  - Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons & Ophthalmologists located in La Jolla, CA

When you age, your skin naturally becomes loose and less elastic, which leads to sagging skin that can make you look older than you feel. At La Jolla Laser MedSpa, the friendly and professional team offers you multiple skin-tightening treatments to help you look and feel your best. If you live in or near La Jolla, California, and want to learn more about nonsurgical facelifts, call the office, or go online today to book your initial consultation.

Skin Tightening Q & A

La Jolla Laser MedSpa

What are skin-tightening procedures?

At La Jolla Laser MedSpa, the team provides nonsurgical skin-tightening treatments to address your sagging and loose skin. Depending on your needs, your doctor may recommend:

  • PicoSureⓇ: Designed for skin rejuvenation, this state-of-the-art laser system can address the beginning stages of sagging skin, restoring healthy, youthful looking skin.
  • UltherapyⓇ: An innovative ultrasound treatment, this therapy uses energy to boost collagen production and give you a completely noninvasive lift.
  • InstaLift™: A minimally invasive facelift, this treatment uses specialized sutures to lift the skin for an immediate effect while boosting skin-restoring proteins for long-term impacts.

All of these treatments use your body’s natural healing abilities to restore your skin and improve its strength and elasticity. By stimulating the production of proteins like collagen and elastin, you can restore and revitalize your skin’s appearance.

What happens during a nonsurgical facelift?

The type of procedure you have determines the treatment process. During an Ultherapy treatment, your doctor begins by applying a gel to the designated area, then uses a handheld device to deliver the ultrasound energy.

With a PicoSure Treatment, your doctor may apply a numbing agent to your skin before using the PicoSure equipment to administer the laser energy into your treatment area.

With the InstaLift procedure, your doctor administers local anesthesia before inserting sutures into your subcutaneous tissue, where it tightens your skin and lifts your cheeks and jowls. These sutures contain growth factors that stimulate the production of skin-building collagen, which creates long-term skin enhancing abilities.

What can I expect after a skin tightening procedure?

With both the PicoSure and Ultherapy procedures, results gradually appear as your skin becomes revitalized and restored from the stimulation of collagen and elastin the treatments trigger. Optimal results often appear two to three months after the procedure, and with proper skin care at home, can last up to a year.

After the InstaLift, you get an immediate lift due to the sutures and a lasting effect from the collagen-enhancing thread. As the production of collagen increases, your facial volume increases as well, reducing the appearance of sagging skin.

If you want to learn more about nonsurgical facelifts, it’s time to call La Jolla Laser MedSpa. You can even go online to book your initial consultation and get one step closer to more youthful-looking skin.