We know how it is. One day you wake up, and your skin isn’t what it used to be. Aging can often feel like a slow slide through changes in the firmness and texture of our skin that we have very little control over, and many of us are at a loss as to what to do about it. At Bella Forma CSC & Medspa in Duluth, GA we have found that the key to a more youthful appearance lies in advanced technology treatments, such as Exilis Elite.
What Is the Key to Tighter Skin?
Recent strides in technology have made cosmetic treatments more revolutionary and effective than ever before. Taking advantage of new treatment systems, med spas such as ours have found new ways to help every patient find a high-tech solution that works for them. These are treatments that put the patient and their individual needs first, which ultimately returns power to the patient so you can keep loving the way you look.
The key to these tailored treatments is how these technologies address the root causes of your skin concerns. Before you schedule your appointment to tighten your skin and rejuvenate your appearance, learn about the causes of skin laxity and how advanced technology can help.
What Causes Loose Skin?
Loose skin, or skin laxity, refers to skin that has lost its suppleness. Loose skin is often thin and dry, can sag in places where gravity drags it down and is more prone to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. In short, loose skin ages you. The unfortunate truth, however, is that loose skin is an inevitable side effect of aging, and, short of finding a way to stop time, cosmetic treatments and a comprehensive skincare routine are often the only ways to slow aging.
Why Key Skin Proteins Matter
As we age, the natural regenerative properties in our bodies slow. Natural regeneration refers to the renewal of cells and other microscopic functions in our bodies that are naturally replaced in preset cycles. When we are young, the renewal of our cells is rapid to keep up with growing bodies; however as we get older, that renewal slows as our bodies reach a growth stasis, which is usually around age 25 for most people.
This effect of aging is a reason older adults have weaker immune systems and why our skin changes as we age. In fact, skin regeneration is usually the first regenerative ability that slows. Why? It has to do with the two key proteins found in the skin.
Collagen is the main structural protein within the skin and makes up more than 30% of the natural proteins found in the human body. Collagen is found in connective tissues, especially the connections between skin cells. You can think of collagen as something similar to mesh netting that holds balloons up on a ceiling; when the netting fails, the balloons soon follow. As a key protein for the skin, collagen is mostly responsible for skin structure, specifically for upholding the volume of skin.
Elastin is a unique structural protein within the skin and is found in many connective tissues. Elastin is unique because of how it behaves. Not unlike a rubber band, elastin can stretch and return to its original shape. In the skin, elastin is responsible for the elasticity of skin, or the way that skin can stretch and eventually shrink back to a normal state. The best example of this is the way the skin of the stomach stretches during pregnancy and then bounces back after childbirth.
How Does Advanced Technology Help?
While you can certainly find collagen supplements to help replace collagen production all over the body, taking these supplements is usually a way to support bone and ligament health and is not as effective for treating collagen loss in the skin. For the skin, there are plenty of over-the-counter serums and creams that are made with collagen, but for patients with moderate or severe skin concerns, these products may not be as effective. Additionally, none of these products can help support elastin production, which means they are only treating half of the problem.
Advanced technology is the only way to address both collagen and elastin renewal. This is because advanced technology works to stimulate the production of these skin proteins at the same time.
What is the all-over skin rejuvenation treatment rapidly becoming the number one choice of cosmetic physicians nationwide? None other than Exilis Elite, a second-generation advanced technology skin rejuvenation treatment that is an all-in-one solution for many skin concerns. We are thrilled to offer Exilis Elite to our patients as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for all of your aesthetic goals.
What Is Exilis?
This is a non-surgical and non-invasive skin treatment that has a variety of uses. This treatment can be used for skin tightening, body contouring, and fat reduction, as well as rejuvenating the superficial appearance of skin. It sounds too good to be true, right? But it isn’t. This revolutionary treatment is effective, and the results speak for themselves.
How Does It Work?
What’s the key to this innovative advanced technology treatment? Broadly speaking, this is a treatment that helps stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities, taking advantage of proteins already present in the body to produce desired results. But if you’re asking about the specifics of the technology, then you should know that this treatment utilizes two popular cosmetic treatment methods.
Radiofrequency is the tried-and-true golden standard in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Radiofrequency technology emits wavelengths of energy and is delivered through a specialized treatment device. There are several different types of radiofrequency cosmetic treatments, each with their own patented device that can be used directly on the skin. Radiofrequency treatments produce a heat sensation on the skin, which penetrates the dermis and stimulates the production of proteins in the sub-dermal layers.
Ultrasound technology has been used for over 50 years for medical purposes, such as examining the internal organs. Ultrasound can be used to show an image of the tissues of the body, not unlike an x-ray. However, recent novel treatments have found that ultrasound technology can also be utilized in cosmetic treatments. Ultrasound cosmetic treatments allow technicians to see beneath the layers of skin and target specific areas of treatment, meaning that ultrasound cosmetic treatments are effective because they leave no stone unturned.
What Does It Treat?
As an all-over, all-in-one treatment, every part of the body and every aesthetic concern you have can be treated with this unique system. Virtually every area of the body, including places with sensitive skin, can safely use this treatment. This includes places such as the face, eyes, neck, arms, stomach, buttocks, and thighs. Additionally, almost all aesthetic concerns can be corrected with this treatment, including:
- Skin laxity
- Excess body fat
- Uneven skin tone
- Uneven skin texture
- Dark spots and sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of skin volume
- Lifting the eyes and eyebrows
- Loose skin beneath the chin
What Are the Benefits of Treatment?
As the most diverse and versatile cosmetic treatment on the market, the benefits of this treatment are seemingly endless. We have winnowed the benefits down to these main points that prospective patients find most appealing:
As a skin tightening solution, this treatment can address skin laxity on both the face and body, which is especially useful for patients who have multiple areas of concern. Like any other skin tightening treatment, this advanced system can lift and tighten lax skin and restore volume to sagging skin, especially beneath the eyes and in the cheeks.
This treatment can be used for reducing excess fat on the face and body, meaning this system is considered a body contouring treatment. The reduction of fat can help smooth away the dimples of cellulite and also sculpt the shape of the cheeks, the area beneath the jaw, and any swells of unwanted fat on the body, such as the stomach, arms, and thighs.
The combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound technology means that this treatment is also suitable for anti-aging. Like other rejuvenation treatments that help patients restore a more youthful appearance, this treatment can address many of the superficial skin concerns associated with aging, such as uneven skin tone, rough skin texture, and wrinkles.
This treatment is FDA approved, meaning it has passed all clinical trials and studies that test the safety and efficacy of the treatment. This treatment has been approved for the use of tightening skin, reducing fat, and resurfacing skin on both the face and the body. Additionally, this treatment can be used by all patients regardless of the severity of their skin issues or the pigment of their skin.
Has No Downtime
There is no downtime associated with this treatment. Most patients complete this treatment and return to work or other normal daily activities the next day. Some patients even return to work and their regular schedule on the same day as treatment. While we do ask that patients take care to minimize exposure to excess sun and heat and to always use sun protection, there are very few limitations associated with recovery from this treatment.
Gives Lasting Results
The results of this treatment can last up to 6 months. Most patients have a recommended “round” of initial treatments (usually 2 to 3 sessions spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart) to produce the desired results. After this completed round of treatments, results will last for about 6 months, after which patients will need to maintain regularly scheduled appointments to maintain results. Sessions for this treatment last about 30 minutes.
Are You a Candidate for Treatment?
The vast majority of patients who express interest in this treatment are qualified candidates. Ideal candidates for this treatment include anyone who is not satisfied with any aspect of the appearance of their face or body. Candidates are determined qualified for this treatment after attending a consultation appointment. You may be a good candidate for this treatment if you want to:
- Correct skin laxity
- Reduce unwanted fat
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Restore skin volume
- Treat multiple areas of the body and face
- Diminish the appearance of scarring
- Correct other flaws or blemishes
Exilis Is Your Key to Tighter Skin
Aging may be inevitable, but living with the visible signs of aging doesn’t have to be. With the vast capabilities of advanced technology, you can easily correct skin concerns. It’s time to take the plunge and start rethinking your methods for maintaining your youth. If you think that Exilis is your key to tighter skin and a rejuvenated appearance, contact Bella Forma CSC & Medspa in Duluth, GA to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals!