Anti-aging creams and topical solutions can only do so much to address skin laxity. You often need something stronger, and we have just the thing. At Aurora Medical Spa in San Antonio, TX, we offer a facial skin tightening treatment called Protege Elite that can help patients of all ages turn back the clock, prevent accelerated aging, and look and feel like the best version of themselves.
What Is the Best Age for Facial Skin Tightening?
Patients of all ages with different degrees of skin laxity can schedule an RF facial skin tightening treatment and reap all of the benefits that come with increased collagen and elastin production. Whether you are in your late 20s or early 30s and want to get ahead of the aging process, or you’re well into life and have never invested in your skin, it’s never too late to start.
As always, regardless of your numerical age, initial consultation with one of our experts is the most reliable way to determine if you qualify for a skin tightening treatment. An in-person evaluation of your problem areas can help us determine whether Protégé Elite treatments can improve your skin. We will also review your treatment goals during this consultation so that we can design the right treatment plan for your goals.
Younger patients that look to a skin tightening treatment to improve their appearance often do so to get ahead of the aging process and correct mild to more moderate signs of skin laxity.
When you are in your 20s and 30s, you have better collagen production rates than those in their 40s and 50s, so undergoing a treatment designed to stimulate more collagen and elastin can deliver some dramatic results. Protégé Elite treatments can also help prevent further signs of aging so that you can look and feel as youthful as possible.
Some patients wait until they’ve experienced moderate to more severe signs of skin laxity to schedule a skin tightening treatment. If you are in your 40s or 50s and want to address skin laxity in a natural yet effective way, this facial skin tightening treatment can help revitalize and rejuvenate your skin. It is during their 40s and 50s that most patients begin to consider a surgical facelift.
However, if you’re not ready to commit to an invasive procedure to tighten your skin, that’s completely ok. This treatment can deliver significant results that make your skin look tighter and firmer without surgery. When you invest in yourself and your skin, you will realize that it really is never too late to begin taking better care of yourself.
If you feel as though you’ve waited too long to improve your appearance, know that it’s never too late to start. Protégé Elite facial skin tightening treatments can make all the difference in your appearance, even if you technically are an older patient. If you’ve waited until your 50s, 60s, or beyond to address skin laxity, know that it isn’t too late, and investing in this non-invasive treatment can help increase your confidence in your appearance and turn back the clock.
Protégé Elite Skin Tightening Treatments
At Aurora Medical Spa, we offer treatments with the Protégé Elite skin tightening device that can tighten the skin on the face and smooth lines and wrinkles. It uses radiofrequency, the new gold standard technique in cosmetic treatments, to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin.
In doing so, it addresses the skin on a cellular level to help remodel and restructure the foundational levels of the skin. The result is fewer wrinkles, healthier skin, and a younger-looking complexion.
What Areas Does It Treat?
The Protégé Elite device helps tighten the skin on different areas of the face, but it can also improve areas of the body. It can smooth lines and wrinkles on the cheek, the forehead, and the jawline. When you experience any degree of skin laxity, it is often most noticeable on the face, but that doesn’t mean that the body doesn’t experience loose skin as well. This treatment can also address the more minor signs of skin laxity on the arms, abdomen, thighs, and neck.
What Happens During the Treatment Process?
Protégé Elite treatments are quick and comfortable. It doesn’t require any surgical techniques, anesthesia, or incisions to tighten the skin. To begin the treatment process, you will lie down in a comfortable position as our technician places the device on your target area. There will be a pad under your back to assist with the treatment process, and a gel will be applied to your skin to create a cooling sensation.
This gel also helps your technician effectively move the applicator in circular movements around the treatment area. The radiofrequency energy will heat the tissues beneath the top layer of the skin to approximately 42°C. The skin responds with an instant collagen contraction in the deeper layers. This heating effect also leads to increased collagen production over the next 12 weeks.
How Soon Are Results Noticeable?
This skin tightening treatment delivers some incredible results, but it will take time to see them. Once collagen and elastin production is stimulated in the deeper layers of the skin, it can take anywhere from two to three months to notice the full effects of the treatment process. This treatment does require patience on your part but knows that you will see results and improvements in your skin.
What Does a Typical Treatment Plan Look Like?
Different patients will require different treatment plans based on their age, the condition of their skin, and the areas they want to treat. However, we typically recommend that patients schedule a few treatments with two to three weeks between each. To maintain results, we may schedule follow-up maintenance appointments as needed to help promote the continued production of collagen and elastin in the designated treatment area.
Is There Any Downtime?
One of the benefits of Protégé Elite skin tightening treatments is that they don’t require any downtime. Once your treatment is over, you can resume your normal daily activities without any restrictions.
Who Is a Treatment Candidate?
The best candidates for these skin tightening treatments are men and women with mild to moderate skin laxity who want to tighten their skin and improve their appearance in a natural, non-invasive, and non-surgical way. There are some patients who will not qualify for treatment due to safety precautions, including:
- Pregnant and nursing women
- Patients with silicone fillers in the treatment area,
- Patients with pacemakers or electrical devices that have been implanted in the treatment area
- Those with active skin infections in the planned area
A consultation with one of our experts will determine if you qualify as a candidate for this treatment and will also explain the treatment in detail so that you know what to expect during and post-treatment.
What Are the Benefits?
All surgical face tightening treatments deliver results, but not without an extensive recovery and a certain degree of discomfort. When you schedule a skin tightening treatment with Protégé Elite, you won’t have to worry about anything surgical.
There are no incisions, no bandages, and no downtime. You won’t have to take time off work or go into hiding as your face heals. Instead, you can go about your day once your appointment is over, knowing that the best results are yet to come.
Another reason why patients love this treatment so much is that it relies on the body for results. There aren’t any chemicals, harsh ingredients, or invasive techniques used during treatment. Instead, a simple yet effective device will use radiofrequency energy to stimulate a natural bodily process that will give you tighter, firmer, younger-looking skin.
If you’ve been slathering skin tightening creams on for months or even years but haven’t achieved the kind of results you’ve been hoping for, this treatment will give you those kinds of results. It doesn’t rely on a topical solution to tighten the skin but instead works according to a natural and scientific premise.
When collagen is heated, especially that collagen in the dermal layers of the skin, it contracts to tighten the skin and forces the body to react with a healing response that rivals any anti-aging cream on the market. You will see results, your skin will get tighter, and your face will look younger.
Address Skin Laxity the Natural Way
If you want to increase your confidence and address skin laxity once and for all, Protégé Elite is the perfect treatment. Sessions are quick, effective, and results-driven. Contact us today at Aurora Medical Spa in San Antonio, TX, to find out more about this treatment and how it can change your appearance for the better.