Has gravity got you feeling down? It’s time to say hello to the newest anti-gravity skin tightening treatment available from our NuAGE skin experts in Vancouver.
Our brand new treatment, Deep Dermal Tightening, works its magic on the cheeks, mouth, jawline, jowls and neck to reverse the signs of aging (and gravity!) and put things back where they belong. The best part? We’re the first clinic in Vancouver to exclusively offer Deep Dermal Tightening with the Cutera Excel HR.
A few key factors set our devices apart from our competitors, the first and most important being Cutera’s truPulse technology. We are proud to offer the only Nd:YAG platform to measurably deliver constant, sustained energy throughout the pulse duration. This ensures consistent performance and superior clinical outcomes. In other words, the most effective treatment for you every time. And if the results weren’t a good enough reason to choose Cutera, how about for the peace of mind knowing that you’ll be comfortable and protected throughout the whole process?
The Excel HR laser system is the only premium, high-power system that uses sapphire contact cooling to provide continuous cooling, meaning we’re able to cool the treatment area before, during and after each pulse. We’re all about maximizing results and comfort.
Why this laser treatment is a necessity
Now, let’s talk about why this treatment is a necessity. After about the age of 25, we stop producing collagen altogether, and each year thereafter we lose our collagen at about 1-2% per year. If you caught our blog on the Types of Acne Scars, you may already be familiar with collagen. If you missed it, here’s the lowdown to get you up to speed: Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, making up 30% of the body’s entire protein content! It’s a building block that supports everything from tissues to structures throughout the body, including in our bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and even our organs! Over twenty-nine different types of collagen have been identified in the human body by scientists, however types 1 through 5 account for about 90% of it, with type 1 being the most plentiful.
Our skin is also naturally a bit elastic. In our youth, elastin bonds help to keep our skin firm and bouncy, however as we age these bonds also weaken. Think of an overused elastic band. As we age, the fat pads then begin to shift and spread further and further apart, causing an overall hollowing effect on the face. Add gravity into the mix and we have a not-so-ideal situation with skin laxity.
Thankfully, we can utilize light and heat energy from the Excel HR 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 by tricking your body into thinking there’s been an injury, and triggering your body’s natural healing response. 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 the initial treatment. A few weeks later, 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.
A quick skin-tightening tightening treatment
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 making Deep Dermal Tightening the perfect lunch time tightening treatment. And, like we said, results and comfort. DDT is virtually painless! We know, mind-blowing. Throughout the treatment you’ll feel the slightest warming sensation, but it will never make it to hot or uncomfortable thanks to the nifty built-in contact cooling.
The total number of treatments needed can vary person to person, but the average is generally 4-8 sessions. We find the best results are achieved when treatments are done at two-week intervals. The benefit to this is that your short-term effects don’t get a chance to wear off before those real good long-term ones kick in. In other words, consistent treatments at shorter intervals mean you get the instant gratification of a tighter, lifted and more defined jawline instantly. Depending on your desired results, skin type, skin condition and age, the number of treatments you’ll need will differ. Remember, you stop producing collagen at age 25, so the further away from twenty-five you are, the more treatments you may need.
See a difference in one session
We know this treatment sounds too good to be true, but believe us, it will be the best decision you ever make! Need to see for yourself? Take a look at these before and immediate after shots from just 1 session: