We all want smooth, beautiful skin. Yet the aging process steals that away from us, and often before we’re ready for it to disappear. If you’re dissatisfied with loose, sagging skin, cellulite, and other similar signs of aging, it’s time to try TightLase skin tightening. At RNA Medical Aesthetics in Johnson City, TN, we use this amazing, non-ablative laser treatment from Fotona to reduce cellulite and tighten the skin. We want you to know all about this treatment, including what to expect when you come in.
TightLase: 9 Things to Expect
1. An Initial Consultation
Your treatment always starts with a consultation. We want you to have the best possible experience, and that means choosing safe, effective treatments that are right for your needs and goals. At your consultation, we’ll consider your skin, listen to your goals and concerns, gather your medical history, and help you find the right treatment for your needs.
2. An Inpatient Treatment
Who has time to spend at the hospital on cosmetic procedures that require lots of downtime? Your tighten skin treatment session with us will be held entirely at our comfortable Franklin City office. Yet, this treatment is capable of inducing changes to the deepest skin layers that are typically only reached through cosmetic surgeries.
3. Internal Changes Without External Damage
What’s truly amazing about this skin tightening treatment is the way it rejuvenates the skin within without damaging the skin on top. Contrast this with treatments like microneedling, which creates microscopic injuries in the skin. The dual-wavelength laser technology of this treatment goes right through the epidermis to treat the deep layer of the skin.
4. Warmth Without Pain
Each treatment takes just a few minutes, and while you’ll feel the warmth as the laser goes to work, you won’t feel pain. There are no invasive procedures involved here, so you don’t need anesthesia or a long recovery period. In fact, you can go straight back to your normal activities afterward.
5. Both Immediate and Long-Term Results
The laser treats you with two wavelengths. The first, the er:YAG wavelength, causes your skin to immediately contract, resulting in tightening changes you can see quickly. The second wavelength–the nd:YAG–goes to work on the deeper levels to shrink fatty tissue, smooth out cellulite, and stimulate your body to produce new collagen. As your body does this, you’ll notice results developing over the weeks that follow.
6. A Color Blind Treatment
Many laser treatments are dangerous for people with darker skin tones and pose a risk of burning or hyperpigmentation. This skin tightening treatment is totally different. No matter what skin tone you have, you can be treated with TightLase.
7. A Well-Rounded Solution
Some cosmetic treatments can only address a few areas at a time or are only suitable for one issue. TightLase can be used virtually anywhere on the face or body, and it can be used to enhance the skin, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, improve texture and tightness, enhance volume, stimulate collagen production, and reduce cellulite.
8. Up to Six Months of Rejuvenated Skin
What’s the point of getting an amazing treatment that changes everything, only to see it fade in just a couple of short weeks? Some at-home remedies only work for a few days at the most, and some expensive spa treatments barely last longer. With this skin tightening treatment, you can enjoy your new look for months.
Once you notice your results beginning to fade, you can refresh your look with a single treatment. These follow-up treatments are fast and simple, allowing you to keep your rejuvenated look as long as you like.
9. Several Sessions for Best Results
Most people get the best results when they have three to five treatments with TightLase. Plan to allow two or three weeks between each session for the very best results. After each session, you’ll see immediate improvements, but they will only get better over the next few months until you reach your goal.
Technology Makes the Difference
It may seem as if this skin tightening sounds too good to be true, and not that long ago, it would have been. But the world of aesthetic medicine has changed, and today we can realize results that would have been impossible only a short time ago.
The TightLase system is a unique, dual-wavelength laser treatment that can change everything about your skin. The laser uses a combination er:YAG and nd:YAG lasers that allow for different levels of penetration to renew the skin from the inside out.
The first step uses a long nd:YAG laser on pulse mode to create fast, comfortable heat energy. This step stimulates the fat cells to metabolize while leaving the outer layer of your skin untouched. This creates a strong tightening effect.
In the second stage of treatment, the non-ablative er:YAG laser delivers an intense but controlled heat energy to the surface tissues, which does two things.
First, it stimulates neocollagenesis, which is simply the natural process of making more collagen. Your body depends on collagen for smooth, youthful, tight skin, but as we age, our bodies produce less and less of this. Neocollagenesis reverses this trend.
The second effect of the er:YAG smooth pulse is to stimulate all that new collagen to actively engage in remodeling your skin. The effect is improved elasticity tightness.
The TightLase system comes with a number of features that ensure your comfort and allow us to personalize the treatment so you get exactly the results you’re looking for. The temperature monitor, for example, lets us keep an eye on the energy levels at all times, while various accessories make it possible to treat differently sized areas of the body efficiently.
The system also uses a proprietary technology that gives such instant control over temperatures that we’re able to effectively reach your target areas without any danger of burning the skin and without wasting unnecessary energy.
Understanding the Role of Collagen in Natural Renewal
You’ve probably already noticed that this treatment is focused on stimulating collagen production. It’s hard to overstate how important this protein is to our bodies’ natural rejuvenation processes or how much our skin suffers when we lack collagen.
Collagen allows our cells to heal from all the factors that cause aging, like sun exposure. Collagen gives our upper levels of skin a firm foundation to sit on and anchors our epidermis to the fat and muscle beneath. Collagen is also crucial in giving our skin the elasticity and strength it needs to stay smooth instead of falling into lines and wrinkles.
An effective skin tightening treatment doesn’t need to add anything artificial to your skin. Instead, it uses your body’s own powerful rejuvenating powers to improve your skin from the inside out.
The Benefits of Treatment
Collagen production and the cellular renewal it brings are crucial for fighting every sign of aging. By stimulating collagen and cellular renewal, this treatment can offer some exciting benefits:
Tighter, More Lifted Skin
As we age, our skin becomes thinner, dries out, and begins to sag and look hollow in spots. Changes to the texture of the skin allow lines and wrinkles to show. By addressing these with TightLase, you’ll see your appearance lift as you enjoy tighter, smoother skin.
Fewer Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Without enough collagen, our skin slowly loses the ability to bounce back after a facial expression. Instead, it falls into lines, and over time these lines deepen to become wrinkles. When there’s plenty of collagen, the skin can stay smooth no matter what expressions you make. Because this treatment boosts collagen levels, it causes a decrease in lines and wrinkles.
Clearer, More Even Tone
As we get older, our skin starts to show its age through spots of hyperpigmentation. This happens because some areas of the skin produce more melanin than others, causing those spots to appear darker brown.
These spots tend to show up more frequently after age 50, but they can occur far earlier in certain people. This treatment can undo these effects by stimulating your body to produce new, fresh skin cells.
A Healthier Appearance
Because collagen is the key to our skin’s entire healing and rejuvenation process, we tend to look less healthy when collagen levels are low. By boosting those levels, you’ll look brighter and healthier all over.
Frequently Asked Questions About Treatment
Is This Safe?
Despite the fact that powerful lasers are being used, and although this treatment is very effective, it is also very mild. It does not hurt the skin, has almost no chance of causing an adverse reaction, and is suitable for people of any skin tone. You don’t even need to plan for downtime and recovery once it’s over.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The treatment itself is fast and simple. There’s not a lot of preparation needed, and it will only take about 30 to 60 minutes to treat you, depending on the size of the area you’re having treated.
Does This Treatment Hurt?
There’s nothing to worry about with TightLase. Even though it uses powerful energy to deliver results, it doesn’t cause discomfort or pain. Most people report a strong warmth in the target area, but it’s not painful, and the feeling very quickly passes as the laser finishes.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you’re suffering from signs of aging like skin laxity, cellulite accumulation, and other issues, you might be a great candidate for treatment. This is a wonderful choice for those who aren’t ready for an invasive treatment who want an effective solution without surgery.
This treatment is also a good choice for people with mild to moderate concerns rather than extreme aesthetic needs. It’s suitable for nearly any skin tone or type, and there is no real age limit: any adult who is medical eligible is likely a good candidate.
Schedule a Consultation
To find out if this is right for you, we urge you to reach out to us for a consultation. At your consultation, we can answer all your questions, show you our practice, and get to know you. Come find out exactly what you can expect from high-quality, professional skincar-e.
Get Great Skin That Lasts
If you’re tired of over-the-counter solutions that don’t really work or mediocre skincare treatments that aren’t the right solution for your needs, come ask about skin tightening with TightLase. You’ll enjoy months of a refreshed look through the power of laser technology, and all without surgery, incisions, or extended downtime.
To learn more or to set up your initial consultation, reach out to us at RNA Medical Aesthetics in Johnson City, TN today and request an appointment. We have helped many people get a renewed look, and we can’t wait to get to work helping you, too.