Are you starting to notice gravity taking a toll on your face, neck or chest? Sagging skin is an unavoidable part of life and aging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it! Deep Dermal Tightening with the Cutera Excel HR is here to turn back the clock and reverse the signs of gravity by firming loose skin without injections, surgery, downtime or discomfort.
After about the age of 25, not only do we stop producing collagen like we once did, but it begins to take an unyielding decline. By around age 30, we are steadily losing 1-2% of our total collagen amounts each year. In addition to this loss, the elastin bonds responsible for your skin’s youthful springiness begin to move farther and farther apart. Right around this time is when those first signs of aging will start rearing its head. Fine lines, dullness, lax or loose skin… We’ve seen it all (and treated it all!). Whether you’re using it to prevent or treat, Deep Dermal Tightening will deliver you the results you want.
This skin tightening treatment uses light and heat energy from the Nd: YAG technology to create a uniform, compounded heating effect deep in the dermis. This gentle heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen. When the energy penetrates deep into the skin to target the underlying connective tissue, it causes an immediate tightening of the skin which lasts for a few weeks after treatment. After a few weeks, the long term effects will start settling in as fibroblasts in your skin are signaled to produce new, healthy collagen leading to the tightening and lifting of the neck, jawline or jowls.
How does Deep Dermal Tightening work?
How does Deep Dermal Tightening work?
A: Deep Dermal Tightening, or DDT, works by packing heat into the dermal layer of the skin causing collagen to contract immediately, resulting in tighter, smoother, gravity-defying skin. Once the heat is delivered, your body will be stimulated to create new, healthier collagen which will begin to show a few weeks after treatment. Don’t let the heat scare you, we’ll make sure you’re firming up in absolute comfort the whole way through.
What’s the best treatment for neck, jowls and jawline definition?
A: There are a few technologies that can tighten loose skin on the neck and the ever daunting jowls:
Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to smooth and tighten skin. A non-invasive treatment, the applicator targets energy to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin’s surface. The results of Thermage vary. Some patients receive subtle, but noticeable results. Other patients report minimal to no results. The results can depend on how much skin tightening is required. If there is a lot of loose skin with significant laxity, a treatment like Thermage may not produce ideal results.
Thermage is known to be painful and slightly tedious, one of the first laser technologies that hit the market for skin tightening and still going strong.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime. Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
Ultherapy is most ideal for those fine lines and wrinkles or crepey of the skin. The Ultherapy provides similar effects as our very own famous Titan – Laser Skin Tightening
Deep Dermal Tightening is formulated to produce collagen to contract immediately, resulting in tighter, smoother, gravity-defying skin. Ideal treatment for areas that “hang low” here there has been lost of definition and where the contour is compromised. Due to its collagen inducing benefits it also helps to restore volume and iron out fine lines and crepey skin.
Coolsculpting is a fat reduction treatment for the double chin aka double chin fat. If you have baby fat below the chin that never seemed to go away than fat cells maybe the cause of lack of definition. However if you have lost “volume” or definition over time than coolsculpting may not be suitable for a firmer and toned jawline and neck.
What happens after a DDT treatment? Is there any downtime?
A: Immediately following the session, you may notice a rosy flush and a warm sensation but both generally dissipate within an hour. After we’ve applied a stimulating growth factor serum and sun protection to the treated area, you’ll be able to walk right out with no downtime, bandages or any other side effects! The perfect lunch time tightening treatment.
How many treatments will I need? How often is the treatment performed?
A: The total number of treatments can vary person to person, but the average is 4-8 treatments. We find the best results are when treatments are done at two-week intervals. Depending on your desired results, skin type, condition and age, the number of treatments you’ll need will differ. For example, someone in their 60s may need more treatments than someone in their 30s.
Does Deep Dermal Tightening hurt?
A: Along with having no downtime, DDT is also virtually painless. We know, amazing. Throughout the treatment you’ll feel a slight warming sensation, but it won’t make it feel hot or uncomfortable thanks to the contact cooling on the handpiece.
When can I expect results?
A: Since we’re creating a thermal injury response in the skin, you will see a short-term immediate result. The real results will settle in after about 4-8 weeks as your body works to build the new collagen and elastin bonds and replaces the old, weaker cells at the surface.
What are the best areas to treat?
A: Deep Dermal Tightening offers the best results from Cheeks to Chest. Anywhere that gravity may start pulling down and sagging, DDT will come to the rescue to help defy gravity and put things back where they belong. The ideal treatment for DDT are the jowls, neck and jawline!