What’s the No. 1 telltale sign of your age? Your skin. You can color your gray hair, stay in shape, and wear trendy clothes, but your skin always gives you away.
At Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego, California, Dr. Michael Tachuk and our team specialize in bringing you safe and effective treatments that allow you to keep your secret and keep the world guessing about your age.
If it’s saggy, loose skin that’s betraying you, we start your transformation with skin tightening options that restore a more youthful look and feel to the skin all over your body. Here are five exceptional treatments to explore.
1. Infini™ RF microneedling
Microneedling has been around for years, and radiofrequency technology has also been on the aesthetics scene for quite some time. Alone, they both offer great skin tightening benefits; together, the results are even better.
Traditional microneedling causes tiny puncture wounds in the surface of your skin to trigger your body’s natural healing process. This activates cell regeneration and increases your production of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for the strength and resilience of your skin.
Radiofrequency (RF) technology is a type of electrical energy that has the same frequency as radio waves. When directed at your skin, this energy penetrates the outer layer of your skin (the epidermis) and targets the next layer (the dermis). The energy heats up the tissues and stimulates a flood of collagen.
Our Infini device is a fractional, multipolar instrument that combines the best of both worlds, creating microscopic channels in your skin that allow the RF energy to travel to the deeper layers of skin. It delivers precise doses of RF energy that are safe for your skin, produce maximum results, and shorten your healing time. The amazing results of Infini™ RF microneedling can be amplified further by adding PRP at the end of the treatment.
Like Infini RF microneedling, Ultherapy replenishes your all-important supply of collagen, but unlike microneedling and RF, Ultherapy uses ultrasound waves and bypasses the outer layers of your skin completely.
This technology is FDA-cleared as an effective treatment for lifting the skin under your chin and on your neck and brows. It’s 100% noninvasive and comes with the added bonus of ultrasound imaging, which guides Dr. Tachuk to the precise depths and locations that bring you the best results. There’s no down time necessary, and many patients see results after only one treatment.
If you have fine lines and wrinkles over most of your face, you might consider ThermiSmooth, another radiofrequency technology but without the microneedling component. The handheld ThermiSmooth device delivers RF energy down through the layers of your skin to tighten up every area, including your forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth, and neck.
Our patients love how comfortable this treatment is — many say it feels like a warm massage as we guide the device in soothing circular motions around their face. If you’re looking for a noninvasive treatment that offers noticeable results, this could be your answer.
Although your face is the first thing people see and usually what reveals your age on sight, it’s not the only place on your body where skin starts to sag and get that crepey look. Time spent in the sun and the general aging process causes the collagen to break down on the skin all over your body. That’s where ThermiTight comes in.
Made by the same manufacturer as ThermiSmooth, ThermiTight also uses RF technology to heat up the tissues deep under the surface to stimulate collagen production and tighten up loose skin. If you have lax skin anywhere from your neck to your thighs, ThermiTight can give those areas a firmer, more youthful look.
Speaking of skin all over your body, let’s not forget your internal skin. As time passes and hormones wane, vaginal skin suffers the same consequences as your external skin. It becomes lax, wrinkled, and dry. Many women find that their postmenopausal vaginal skin changes are the source of painful sex.
ThermiVa is the answer to your intimate skin problems. Just like its counterparts that work on your face and body, ThermiVa uses the healing heat of RF energy to boost your collagen production and rejuvenate and tighten your skin, but the device is slightly different.
It uses a slender probe that Dr. Tachuk inserts into your vagina. The tip emits the RF waves and gently activates your body’s own healing properties within. The result is a tighter, well-lubricated vaginal canal that allows you to enjoy sex once again.
Wherever you have loose, saggy skin, we have a treatment to tighten it up. To get started, just contact us at (619) 222-5433 or request an appointment with Dr. Tachuk online today.