Laser Skin Tightening Treatments
Nonsurgical Treatment for Skin Tightening
Having and maintaining smooth and firm looking skin is something that anyone from ages 25 and onwards desire. The daily reminder of sagging or lax skin when looking in the mirror can frustrate many individuals – making skin tightening an important aesthetic concern to address for many Canadians.
Lax or sagging skin is the most common sign of aging. Sagging skin is caused when the amount of collagen and elastin produced significantly declines due to age. Collagen is a natural protein that provides the elastin in the connective tissues with the necessary strength to stay firm and stay bound together. In order for your skin to stay young and healthy, there needs to be a steady cycle of both collagen and elastin growth. When collagen production is significantly decreased, the elastin fiber does not have enough strength to hold together. This causes skin to sink in and sag, resulting in uneven skin and loose skin.
There are a few options to reduce the signs of aging and eliminate loose skin. For example, skin tightening cosmetic surgeries have been an option for decades. However, because they are surgical procedures, there are more risks and more chances of complications and pain involved. Therefore, nonsurgical options are now more popular to combat signs of aging, including wrinkles and sagging skin. Nonsurgical treatments are preferred options because the treatments can firm up the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production without having to go through any invasive procedures. Non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments also have a significantly lower risk of complications and requires minimal downtime.
The VelaShape III
At Canada MedLaser, we provide nonsurgical skin tightening treatments with the VelaShape III by Candela Medical. The VelaShape III by Candela Medical is a non-invasive treatment that tightens and firms the skin with various heating technologies. The VelaShape III uses a combination of technologies formed into one machine. These technologies include bipolar radio frequency energy, infrared light technology and a vacuum technology as well as a therapeutic massage roller to ensure proper circulation of controlled heat throughout the treatment session. The bipolar radio frequency energy from the VelaShape III device safely guides heat evenly throughout the targeted area. The heat from the bipolar radio frequency energy goes up to 15 mm in depth, which means that the energy heats up quicker without damaging the surface skin. The infrared light technology heats the targeted area up to 3 mm in depth. This combination heats up the fat cells, fibrous cords and the collagen fibres underneath. With the help of the VelaShape rollers and vacuum technology, we use controlled heat to stimulate rapid collagen and elastin production. As a result, the skin in the treated area becomes firmer and also creates a toned look.
The VelaShape III can treat multiple areas of the body for skin tightening. These areas include sagging skin in the flank, abdomen, buttocks, arms, thighs and even under the chin. The VelaShape III treatment is safe, comfortable and significant results are visible after one treatment. For the best and most long-lasting treatment results, 3-4 sessions are recommended.
The Benefits Include:
- Health Canada and FDA approved
- Clinically proven results
- Safe and Effective
- It is a more cost-effective treatment option in comparison to skin tightening surgeries
- Treatment time is quick; the session can be completed in less than an hour.
- No anesthesia or sedation required
- No risk of surgical complications
- No incisions or risk of infection
- Little to no downtime is required
- Virtually painless
- Also reduces the size of fat cell deposits
- Results are long lasting with the combination of a healthy and active lifestyle.
FAQs About Skin Tightening
How is the VelaShape III technology different from other nonsurgical skin tightening technologies?
The VelaShape III not only tightens the skin in the treated areas, it also shrinks the size of the cellulite fat cells underneath the skin. This means that the VelaShape III not only smooths the skin, it also creates a firmer complexion, promotes rapid collagen and elastin production as well as effectively reducing the circumference of the targeted area that is being treated.