One of the most common side effects of aging or dieting is a loss of volume to the face, resulting in sagging skin around the eyes, jawline, brow and cheeks. Unfortunately, this loose skin can make you look older than you actually are.
Tightening the skin of the face is one of the fastest ways to make the years melt away, and Atlanta ENT is happy to offer several skin tightening options to choose from:
An eyelift is a surgical procedure that reduces dark circles under the eye, as well as excess skin from above the eye.
As part of the normal aging process, the skin around the eye begins to droop or sag. This can result in bags under the eyes, dark circles around the eyes or aged looking skin. An eyelift is a surgical procedure that only takes an hour or two and can have dramatic, youthful results.
You may want to consider an eyelift if you have:
- Excess skin on the upper eyelid
- Baggy or puffy eyelids
- Drooping lower eyelids
- Bags of skin under your eyes
- Dark circles around your eyes
Atlanta ENT: Eyelift Surgery
Typically, the upper eyelid is addressed first. A small incision is made into the eyelid, along the natural fold of the skin. Excess skin and fat are removed, and tiny stitches are put in place that leaves virtually no scarring. On the lower eyelid, there may be a redistribution of existing muscle and fat to achieve the fuller look and prevent dark circles.
After surgery, an ointment is applied. You may experience tearing of the eyes. Swelling typically goes away after a day or two, and some bruising is possible at first. Most people feel that the procedure is only minimally painful, and the recovery is easy.
At Atlanta ENT, we strive to make sure our clients are happy and well-informed. Call us today for an appointment to discuss the options for making your eyes look younger again.
ReFirme skin tightening system uses elos technology to firm up loose skin. ReFirme uses thermolysis technology to heat the deep layers of skin for a youthful appearance.
ReFirme is an FDA approved skin tightening system that uses elos technology. The deep tissue of the skin is heated with a thermolysis technology, which encourages your body to produce collagan. ReFirme can tighten loose skin, smooth wrinkles and remove fine lines with no pain or surgery involved.
ReFirme is often used on the following areas of the body:
- Brow lines
- Facial wrinkles
Atlanta ENT: How Does ReFirme Work?
ReFirme works by tightening the existing collagen fibers in your skin. This allows for an immediate result, as the skin appears more firm and smooth. The process also stimulates long-term production of collagen, which helps sustain the effects of the treatment and encourage the tissue to stay tight.
Atlanta ENT: ReFirme Treatments
The treatments are done in our office, and the number of treatments will vary, depending on the condition of your skin. There is no pain involved, so you can return to your normal activities immediately following your appointment.
VelaShape is the only FDA approved, non-surgical treatment for cellulite reduction.
VelaShape is becoming one of the most popular options for cellulite removal. The exceptional results of VelaShape treatments has been discussed on Rachael Ray and by Dr. Phil. VelaShape was recently dubbed Kim Kardashian’s best kept secret for looking smooth and fit. If you are tired of looking in the mirror and seeing dimpled skin, VelaShape is for you, too.
Atlanta ENT: How Does VelaShape Work?
VelaShape does not require surgery, and is essentially pain free. It is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical medical solution for cellulite. VelaShape uses both bi-polar radiofrequency and infrared light energy. The procedure requires no downtime and you can return to work after your treatment.
Unlike other cellulite treatment options, VelaShape treats both the deeper tissues as well as the upper layers of skin. This allows you to have a measurable and easily notable reduction of fat layers.
Atlanta ENT: VelaShape Treatments
You should notice a difference after the first treatment, but most patients will undergo six treatments to obtain the desired results. Each treatment lasts between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the area of the body that is being treated.
In a recent study, 85% of areas treated had a circumference reduction between 1cm and 7cm following the treatments.
If you are considering cellulite reduction, or want more information about VelaShape, call our office today for an appointment.
Choosing the best treatment for sagging skin is not easy, as treatments are not one-size-fits all. Give our office a call today so we can discuss the options and determine what solution will make you look and feel your best.