Skin laxity is part of the natural aging process, and lots of factors contribute to it. Years of sun exposure, illness, stress, poor diet — all these factors can lead to laxity, making your skin more prone to wrinkles and sagging. But the primary culprit is the aging process itself — or more specifically, the effect the aging process has on our skin.
When we’re young, our skin is firm, toned, and resilient, thanks to high levels of collagen and elastin in the skin’s structure. Collagen and elastin are proteins, and both form an integral part of skin’s structure. As we get older, our skin produces lower and lower levels of these proteins. And as a result, our skin isn’t able to bounce back or heal itself after injuries and stresses. Loss of collagen and elastin is a main cause of sagging skin, especially in the face and neck. And in combination with gravity, it’s also what causes our skin to form lines and wrinkles.
It may be true that there’s no fountain of youth to drink from as we get older, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reverse some of the effects of aging. At New Life Medical, we use the state-of-the-art TempSure© system to help women and men restore skin’s natural resilience, reducing wrinkles and sagging while improving skin’s overall tone. Here’s how it works.
The science behind TempSure
Collagen helps skin stay firm and elastic, but it also plays an important role in skin healing. When your body “senses” an injury in your skin, it ramps up its production of collagen fibers, which it then uses to repair damaged tissue. Stimulating this natural healing process is at the heart of what makes the TempSure system so effective.
TempSure uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate healing. During a TempSure treatment, the radiofrequency energy waves penetrate your skin, reaching the deeper layers of tissue where collagen is produced. The energy waves gently heat the tissue, causing a type of controlled damage that triggers ramped-up collagen production in the area. As collagen fibers form, they increase skin’s elasticity, helping skin look and feel firmer and more toned. At the same time, the heat from the radiofrequency waves firms your skin, so you can see an immediate benefit right after your treatment.
What happens during a TempSure treatment?
TempSure treatments are performed right in our office using a numbing agent to keep you comfortable. During your treatment, the handheld TempSure applicator is passed over your skin. As the radiofrequency energy waves penetrate your skin, you may feel some warmth, but the numbing agent will keep you completely comfortable.
One of the benefits of the TempSure system is that it’s adjustable, which means we can customize the energy delivery for a treatment that’s tailored for the area you’re having treated, your skin type, and other factors. Depending on the area that’s being treated, your entire treatment can take anywhere from a half hour to an hour, making it really easy to fit into even the busiest schedules. And when your treatment is through, there’s no downtime, so you can get back to your regular activities right away.
TempSure results: What to expect
The heating effects of TempSure provide some benefits that are immediately visible. But since TempSure primarily works by ramping up collagen production, it can take a few weeks to start to see the maximal effects of your treatment. And there’s a bonus: Once collagen production increases, your skin tone will continue to improve for months to come. Plus, since the treatment itself promotes natural reactions in your skin, it’s safe enough to have repeated touch-up treatments to prolong your results for as long as you like.
Don't let loose, sagging skin make you look older than you feel. TempSure rejuvenates your skin so it looks and feels firmer and more youthful, and that means you can feel younger, refreshed, more attractive, and more confident. To learn more about TempSure treatments at New Life Medical or to schedule a treatment, book an appointment online today.