Wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin — one look in the mirror and for most of us, it’s impossible to escape the signs of aging. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options, including using radiofrequency energy, to provide a natural-looking refresh.
Dr. Peter Karlsberg and his physician’s assistant Michele Ayans can address all your aesthetic and dermatological needs at the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts in Ventura and Camarillo, California. Using a combination of art and science, we conduct treatments that are innovative, personalized, and highly successful, including using radiofrequency for skin tightening.
When skin is young and healthy, it can move back into place easily. As we age, however, it can become saggy due to a decrease in elastin and collagen. Elastin allows the skin to have elasticity, while collagen gives it its firmness and structure.
Aging is one main culprit in the decrease of these two proteins, but it’s not the only cause. Too much exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds, exposure to environmental pollutants like cigarette smoke, and having unhealthy habits such as bad nutrition and excessive alcohol consumption can all contribute to the skin aging at a faster rate.
Sagging skin can occur all over the body, but often is a particular problem in certain areas including the eyelids, jowls, chin, throat, upper arms, and stomach.
Historically, people who wanted to treat sagging skin turned to invasive procedures like facelifts. The good news is, today there are options that are faster, easier, and don’t require surgery. Radiofrequency is one of them.
Also known as RF treatment, radiofrequency uses radio waves to encourage the skin to create more collagen and elastin. The turnover of cells is also sped up, which results in skin that is thicker and firmer over time. Different treatments address different areas of the body with Thermage® for the eyes, face, and body, ThermiTight® for the neck, and ThermiSmooth® for the face.
Radiofrequency treatment comes with a number of benefits. It is non-invasive with no injections or cutting, and can treat wrinkles and loose skin in a variety of places on the body.
The procedure is quick and easy and results in little to no downtime. You can continue right on with your day after treatment. Results are long-lasting and improve even more over time.