The goal of all skin tightening procedures is to cause controlled injury to the skin to induce collagen denaturization and subsequent neocollagenesis. In layman’s terms what this means is that the purpose is to trigger a healing response that will produce new collagen. The greater the injury, the more dramatic and long-lasting the result will be.
COMPARE DEVICES FOR TIGHTENING AND LIFTING:
Laser: The depth of penetration with lasers is precise but very superficial. The injury that is created is limited to about 1 mm, give or take. Some devices deliver the energy in a non-invasive way for subtle results. Others are ablative and great for resurfacing of the skin. A more detailed explanation of ablative laser treatments is on page 12.
Radio Frequency: The first treatment ever developed for the specific purpose of tightening skin was Thermage, which uses radio frequency waves to injure the dermal layers of the skin. It creates bulk heating so the depth of injury is variable. Temperatures high enough to cause skin tightening will usually be concentrated at 1.5 to 2 mm. More recently, other radio-frequency devices have been introduced, but none can control the depth of injury precisely. Thermage was still recognized as the gold standard in non-invasive skin tightening until Ultherapy was developed.
Ultherapy: It’s the newest modality designed to tighten skin, and uses focused ultrasound to deliver controlled injury. Because ultrasound allows us to see beneath the surface of the skin we can safely injure deeper than any other treatment within the aesthetics industry. In a single treatment Ultherapy can cause precise injury at three depths in the same treatment:
• At 1.5 mm for superficial tightening where it is needed.
• At 3.0 mm to reach deeply into the dermis.
• At 4.5 mm to bypass the dermis and target the muscle beneath known as the SMAS. The only other way to injure the SMAS in a controlled way is with a surgical facelift. Thus, while Ultherapy cannot promise facelift results, it is as close as you can get to a facelift without going under the knife.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that allows you to have the treatment during the day and go out for dinner that very night. Results develop gradually as new collagen forms over a few months after the treatment. Unlike surgery there is no risk that you will look like anyone other than yourself, only a younger version of yourself.
Natural, noticeable results without surgery!
*The satisfaction rating for this treatment is very high but results do vary from person to person. While we can control the technology and the parameters we set, it is beyond our ability to control how any individual will respond to any treatment.
There are other laser clinics so why choose Skinpossible?
Because not all treatments work equally well. At Skinpossible we pride ourselves in offering only the very latest in breakthrough technologies. We have more technology than any other clinic in Calgary and all of our technology is tier-one within its class.
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