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Cutting edge treatment to lift and tighten skin without surgery

Rejuvenating your look with skin lifting and tightening:
People are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. One of the most common desires expressed by our patients is wanting to look how they feel. Changes to the skin with aging can have a significant negative impact on a person’s self-esteem and overall mental health.
When the skin begins to lose its firmness, topical serums and creams can do little to lift a drooping brow or smooth a jawline. Non-invasive treatments such as dermal fillers can aid in rebuilding lost facial volume; however, as skin laxity progresses, this solution is not as effective. In this case, treatment with non-invasive skin tightening technology is the logical next step to restore definition and tone to facial contours. These treatments can be performed with little or no downtime.
In years gone by, facelifts were believed to be the only strategy to combat the sagginess of the skin that occurs with aging and the natural impact of gravity over time. The downside of facelifts is that they are invasive treatments necessitating general anesthesia and significant downtime. With many of us leading busy and active lives, surgical treatment may not be an appealing option.

Using technology to give “lift”:
Ultherapy® is the only non-surgical, non-invasive device that is FDA approved to LIFT the brow, chin and neck, and to smooth wrinkles on the chest. This is achieved by ultrasound technology that precisely delivers heat energy to the SMAS layer below the skin – the deepest layer of dense connective tissue previously only accessible through surgery. The tissues are safely heated to therapeutic temperatures that remodel existing collagen fibers and activate the synthesis of new collagen. With more than 1 million Ultherapy treatments performed worldwide, the effectiveness of the technology to improve facial contours and jaw lines is well established.

Tightening loose skin:
It is our goal at Restore Vein & Skin Centre to provide our patients with superior results. For this reason we were compelled to invest in Exilis Ultra to further TIGHTEN the skin, complementing the “lift” achieved with Ultherapy. Tightening the skin helps to reclaim the firmness and elasticity your skin has lost with time. The Exilis Ultra uses radiofrequency and ultrasound to heat the tissues within the skin itself. This results in collagen contraction and the subsequent stimulation of new collagen production. This comfortable, non-invasive treatment can be used anywhere on the face as well as the rest of the body. Patients are impressed with results that can be seen within one month of treatment, although best results are seen between 3 – 6 months after treatment. Two to four treatments performed weekly or every two weeks, especially when combined with Ultherapy can realize significant improvements to lax skin and ill-defined facial contours with no downtime.

Who are candidates for therapy?:
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is so true for aging and the skin. We start to deplete collagen that is naturally present in our body at the tender age of 30. This process is further accelerated by unprotected exposure to the sun, pollution, smoke, and excessive stress. But we can be pro-active about our skin and take steps using technology to balance collagen depletion by active regeneration. Even if you are late to start, it is never too late to use energy-based therapies. You can derive benefit at any age, but the younger you are when you begin a treatment targeted at generating collagen, the more will you gain from it.

Your improved appearance will contribute to your overall wellness and increase your confidence to live a full and rewarding life. We look forward to seeing you at Restore Vein & Skin Centre of Kelowna, BC, a centre that serves Kelowna and the Okanagan.