Do you suffer from sagging skin?

Sagging skin is a problem for women and men and can occur on any part of your body. Skin that has lost its spring isn’t the result of just one cause. Several factors are likely responsible for making your once supple skin appear tired and droopy.

The most common cause of sagging skin is aging. As you age, your skin loses the collagen and elastin, your skin’s supportive connective tissue, that make it look soft, plump and youthful. In addition, facial muscles can weaken with age, which takes a toll too. Getting older means more exposure to the dreaded pull of gravity; which we know causes skin to sag a little further down with each passing day, [sources: CrawfordSkin Help].

Sun exposure is another reason for skin losing its elasticity. The sun’s powerful rays damage skin cells which, over time, this can increase the effects of aging [source: Mayo Clinic]. It’s a double-edged sword — all that ultraviolet radiation you soaked up while getting the perfect tan was also breaking down your collagen and elastin, which can lead to saggy skin and wrinkles [source: Mayo Clinic].

Last but not least, weight loss, especially the loss of large amounts of weight over a short period of time, can cause skin to sag. Those who undergo bariatric surgery often find themselves stuck with skin and tissue too stretched out to snap back [source: eMedicineHealth]. People who lose a lot of weight quickly with diet and exercise may be disappointed by the amount of skin that is left sagging after all their hard work and discipline.

Despite all of these skin-sabotaging factors, you are not necessarily stuck with skin that’s gone slack.

Treatments offered at Rajeunir Medical Spa:

  • Cosmetic Injectables

    Cosmetic Injectables – Offered at Rajeunir Medical Spa

    If you have stubborn lines developing between your brow, on your forehead, or the crow’s feet around your eyes, then cosmetic injectables may be for you. Dermal fillers soften and contour lines, folds, and wrinkles to achieve a more youthful look. The cosmetic injectable solutions are made from a very wide range of materials which are used to ease and smooth out the appearance of frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet, lip (smoker) lines, and dimples in the skin, by ‘filling’ and plumping the space under them. The most commonly used dermal fillers are Collagen-based or Hyaluronic-based. The solution is injected into the skin to add volume and create a more youthful appearance.

    Types of Cosmetic Injectables Offered:

    Botox

    Botox Cosmetic – Offered at Rajeunir Medical Spa

    Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). Discover the proven results that 11 million women and men have experienced. With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why Botox Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.

    You may feel that the moderate to severe glabellar lines between your brows make you look tired or unapproachable, or have other reasons for being curious about Botox Cosmetic. Ask your doctor about Botox Cosmetic to find out if it is right for you.

    In this section of the website you can learn more about what Botox Cosmetic is, read about safety and browse through some of our frequently asked questions. Also, you can learn about why skin ages and find out about BotoxCosmetic for Men.

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    Belotero

    BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler – Available at Rajeunir Medical Spa

    Rajeunir Medical Spa is proud to introduce you to BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler. A dermal filler as unique as you are. Specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, it softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural results that are uniquely you.

    If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.

    Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatment aren’t permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.

    Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of botulinum toxin. Your plastic surgeon will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results.

    BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above the lip line).

    BELOTERO BALANCE® Dermal Filler is made of a material called hyaluronic acid or HA. HA naturally exists as a component of your skin. By binding to water, it fills in wrinkles and folds, allowing immediate and smooth correction.

    Juvederm

    JUVEDERM® XC is offered at Rajeunir Medical Spa

    JUVEDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.

    JUVEDERM® XC  is manufactured using HYLACROSStechnology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVEDERM® XC  you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want..

    Because JUVEDERM® XC is a simple, nonsurgical wrinkle treatment, there is minimal recovery or downtime (and the results are instant!). So you can make an appointment to stop by your healthcare professional’s office for treatment on the way home from work or the gym, or even while the kids are at soccer practice—and get right back to your daily routine. Here’s what to expect when you visit your healthcare professional’s office for treatment. Everyone will notice, but no one will know.

    Radiesse

    RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler: It Just Gets Better™

    RADIESSE® offers a great solution for erasing lines and folds is to replace lost structure with immediate volume. RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant. Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging. What makes RADIESSE truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.

    The Aging Process

    Aging is a part of life, and as the years pass, the less vibrant, refreshed and youthful the skin may begin to look. In youthful skin, there is an abundance of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which give it volume, support and suppleness. As a part of the aging process, these natural support structures become less plentiful. The result is facial lines, wrinkles and skin laxity – all of which rob the skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.

    IR Fractional Skin Tightening before and after on stomach

    Cosmetic Injectables
    Cosmetic Injectables
  • Infrared Skin Tightening

    Revive Wrinkled and Sagging Skin with Infrared Skin Tightening

    Infrared Skin Tightening (IR Fractional) is the latest FDA-approved technology for tightening wrinkled and sagging skin. By delivering infrared light pulses deep into the dermis, IR Fractional Skin Tightening creates a carefully controlled area of elevated temperature resulting in plumping and tightening of the skin. Collagen is remodeled in the dermis, firming the soft tissue. The remodeled collagen smoothes out fine lines and tightens sagging skin. These treatments reveal a naturally younger appearance without invasive surgery. With IR Fractional Skin Tightening, smoother, tighter skin can be yours. For optimal results, a series of treatments is recommended.

    IR Fractional treats the following areas:

    • Face
    • Neck
    • Chest
    • Abdomen
    • Upper Arms

    What should I expect after treatment?

    You may experience lingering warmth, tightness, or redness in the treated area, which fades within a few hours of treatment. Because so much of the skin is unaffected by the light pulses, there is a quick healing process. Generally, you can receive a treatment and go back to your daily activities without any recovery time. A series of treatments at 4 week intervals may be required to achieve the desired result of smoother, tighter skin in the face, arms, abdomen and other areas.

    How does Skin Tightening work?

    Infrared Fractional technology delivers infrared light deep into the dermis. This light causes contraction of the skin through soft tissue coagulation and remodeling of the collagen within the dermis. The remodeled collagen fills in wrinkles and sagging, leading to overall skin tightening.

    What makes these treatments different?

    Rather than using one large beam to deliver infrared light into the skin, Fractional technology delivers an array of small beams. Each beam creates a heated column in the dermis, which is surrounded by an unaffected area. The unaffected tissue stimulates quicker collagen remodeling and growth, and a faster healing process.

    Are these treatments safe? Are they painful?

    The Fractional method is much safer than the bulk heating approach of other systems because of its distribution of light pulses. In addition to faster collagen remodeling, this method also provides greater skin comfort. Infrared Fractional technology also uses 3-stage cooling. It cools the skin before, during and after each light pulse, so you feel little discomfort during treatment.

    IR Fractional Skin Tightening before and after on stomach

    IR Fractional Skin Tightening before and after on stomach

    Pre-Treatment Instructions

      • Discontinue sun tanning and the use of tanning beds and self-tanning creams 4 weeks before and throughout the treatment course. This will reduce the chance of skin color changes, and development of new lesions.
      • Always use an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen on all exposed treatment areas and re-apply every 2 hours throughout the day. Wear protective hats and clothing.
      • Discontinue use of exfoliating creams such as Retin-A and other skin exfoliating products 2 weeks prior to and during the entire treatment course.
      • Discontinue use of Oral Isotretinoin/Accutane for 6 months prior to and during treatment. Accutane changes the underlying structure of the skin which may cause an increase skin sensitivity to light.
      • If you have a history of Herpes outbreaks in the area of treatment you should consult your Primary Care Provider for medical evaluation and possible antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
      • An accurate diagnosis, by a Physician, of abnormal lesions or brown spots prior to treatment is necessary before treatment of lesions. Failure to do so, may delay proper treatment.

    Post-Treatment Instructions

      • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually last 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, which usually resolves in 2-3 days. In some cases, prolonged redness or blistering may occur.
      • Apply cool/ice compresses and/or 1% Hydrocortisone cream to treatment areas for 10-15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours, as needed, to reduce discomfort or swelling.
      • The treated area can be gently cleansed and polysporin can be applied if needed.
      • Pigmented lesions may initially look raised and/or darkened with a reddened perimeter. The lesion is usually healed in 7-21 days, but may take 4 weeks to completely fade.
      • Direct sun exposure to the treatment area is prohibited from whatever source (natural sun, tanning beds, self-tanning creams) and the use of SPF 30 or greater is mandatory.
      • Be aware of the likelihood of coincidental hair removal in the treatment area.
      • Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs. This will help decrease the chance of infection and scarring.
      • Until redness has completely resolved avoid swimming, hot tubs/Jacuzzis and activities that cause excessive perspiration.