Collagen and elastin are vital proteins that keep skin strong and taut. As we age, our body decreases the production of these proteins, and this affects our skin, causing it to become lax. This laxity leads to sagging that can manifest across the body, causing wrinkles and lines on the face, sagging neck and jowls, and more. While the loss of collagen and elastin is a natural part of ageing, there are ways to slow this down using loose skin treatments at PHI Clinic.
Options for Loose Skin Treatments
At PHI Clinic, we have two main options for treating loose skin; ultrasound and radio-frequency.
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, also called HIFU, is used to non-invasively lift the skin on the face and neck. We use a device called Ultraformer, which is designed to improve laxity and tone of the decolletage and jaw when sagging skin is present. Ultraformer heats the target tissue to cause collagen production in the deeper level of the skin, and this production boost is ongoing for continued results.
The Infini device uses radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production for a tightening effect and improvement of the appearance of the skin’s surface. This treatment is most commonly performed to reduce wrinkles, crepiness, and uneven texture. Treatment can take as little as 30 minutes, and there is little to no downtime, so you can get back to your daily activities immediately.
The BTL Exilis uses both Ultrasound and radiofrequency energy in order to enact a tightening of the skin. As well as improving collagen production, it can cause lipolysis, the breaking down of fat cells, for a smoother, more contoured appearance. This device can be used across the face and body for loose skin treatments without the need for surgery.
Loose Skin Consultation
Each technology has its own individual benefits and uses, and the best way to determine which is right for you is to have a consultation with one of our experienced clinicians. During the consultation, we take your medical history and thoroughly assess your area of concern, then make a treatment recommendation based on your budget, availability for downtime, and personal preference. At this point, you will receive a detailed treatment plan including price and number of sessions from your clinician.
Dermal Fillers PHI Clinic
While dermal fillers won’t tighten loose skin, they can be very useful in reducing the appearance of laxity or sagging, especially in the face. At PHI Clinic, our doctors and injectable nurses are highly trained in performing dermal filler treatments in order to minimise sagging along the jaw by reintroducing volume into the cheeks and midface to lift the skin. As we age, the tail of the brow can droop due to sagging, and this can give a sad appearance that can be treated using filler in a brow lift treatment.
Find Out More
For more information about loose skin treatments, or to book a consultation with one of our highly skilled clinicians to discuss the best option for you, you can call us on 02070345999, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill in the contact form on our website.