Do you find yourself in front of the mirror, lifting your sagging skin to reveal the old you underneath? Then, as you let your fingers drop, your skin follows suit, covering up that youthful visage once again. What if we told you that we can lift your skin, and keep it there, with a cutting-edge radiofrequency (RF) technology, all without cutting and stitching? We can, and we do.
Our goal at A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center is simple: Provide our San Jose, California, clients with the latest tools that bring out the best in their skin, all without invasive surgery. Laser technology has come a long way, which is evidenced by the myriad laser products that can banish blemishes and restore vitality and glow to your skin. In researching our options, we settled on the Intensif by EndyMed™, which is the first FDA-cleared, non-insulated, motorized microneedle RF technology that brings back firmness and tone to your skin.
Here’s a look at how we can tighten your saggy skin with this new technology.
Why so down?
Before we get into how the Intensif technology works, it’s helpful to review what we’re up against. Your skin sags for several reasons, starting with a loss of structural support. Your skin contains two proteins, collagen and elastin, that are responsible for its elasticity and tone.
Starting in your 30s, your production of these proteins begins to naturally wane, and continues to do so through your 40s, 50s, and beyond. For women, this drop is more pronounced as they pass through menopause.
This leaves your skin less resilient than it once was and unable to keep up with the mounting wear-and-tear. On top of this, without the benefit of collagen and elastin, your tissue becomes thinner and more prone to wrinkles.
Taken all together, your tissue slowly succumbs to the forces of gravity and begins to sag and droop.
Give it a lift
Since collagen and elastin are at the heart of sagging skin, it makes sense to start there if you want to tighten your skin, which is exactly what the Intensif does. Using the Intensif microneedling tool, we create a matrix of tiny microchannels with RF energy that reach down into your dermis to heat up the tissue. This heating action creates a mild healing response in your skin and the first responders are, you guessed it, collagen and elastin.
The Intensif system relies on non-insulated gold needles, coupled with EndyMed’s proprietary Fractional Pulse Mode technology, to deliver more heat safely into your dermis for better collagen remodeling. These features mean that your treatment times are considerably shorter because we don’t need to make as many passes.
Beyond the lift
The Intensif works extremely well in giving your skin an overall lift, but it can also tackle acne, acne scars, stretchmarks, and wrinkles. Depending upon your goals, we can adjust the needle depth to treat specific skin concerns. If you have moderate to severe scarring, it may take a couple of Intensif treatments to smooth out your skin.
Getting dialed in
One of the biggest benefits of this advanced RF technology is that there’s no downtime afterward, unlike a surgical face-lift. During the weeks or so after your treatment, old skin may flake off, but most of our clients are camera ready after 10 days. But the results don’t stop there. As your body continues to generate new collagen and elastin, your skin continues to improve over the weeks, and even months, following your Intensif treatment.
If you want to get on the road to tighter skin, simply give us a call today at A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center.