Nearly 2 million facial rejuvenation treatments are performed each year in the United States, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, making these treatments among the most popular cosmetic options for both women and men. Facial rejuvenation can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while also firming skin that’s started to sag.
Today, there are lots of options available for facial rejuvenation. The key is to determine which one is best for helping you reach your goals.
At ENVY Skin Clinic, our team offers several options for facial rejuvenation and skin tightening in patients from Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California, including the state-of-the-art SublimeTM system by CandelaTM. This system uses a unique energy-delivery system to fight wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin all at once, so you can look great and feel more youthful and more confident. Here’s how it works.
How skin ages
No matter how well you care for your skin, at some point, the effects of aging are going to kick in. That means that eventually, wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin are going to come calling, dramatically transforming the appearance of your face and neck.
Many factors can contribute to age-related changes in your skin, including your hormones, genes, and even good old gravity. But it’s changes in your skin’s structure that wind up causing the wrinkles and laxity that we see — specifically, changes in your levels of collagen and elastin, building blocks of healthy, youthful skin.
As we get older, our bodies produce less and less of these two critical components, and that means the skin is a lot more prone to other factors that affect skin aging, like hormones, genes, and gravity. As collagen and elastin production declines, wrinkles and lines start to become more evident, and skin starts to droop and sag.
To truly reduce these problems and restore a more youthful look and feel to your skin, you need a treatment that addresses the decline in collagen and elastin production, so your skin can get the firm support it needs. That’s where Sublime can help.
The power of two
Unlike other skin firming treatments that use one type of energy, the Sublime system uses two types of energy — radiofrequency energy and infrared energy. That’s important because these two types of energy work differently to stimulate collagen and elastin development at different layers of your skin to treat both superficial and deeper wrinkles. Plus, the gentle warmth from the energy helps heat your skin’s structure, helping to “shrink” it, so it feels and looks firmer and more resilient — more youthful.
Sublime is gentle, so afterward, there’s no downtime and no juggling of your routine. Because it works to help your skin remodel itself over time, most patients get the most significant benefit by scheduling a series of treatments, each spaced out by a few weeks or a few months, to give your skin time to produce new, firm collagen fibers.
The Sublime system is designed for use on most face and neck areas, including the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. As skin remodels over time, you can enjoy firmer, more youthful contours, as well as skin that looks smoother and feels softer.
Learn more about Sublime treatments
Aging doesn’t mean ignoring the effects of aging. It means making a plan to feel confident and beautiful no matter your age. If you’d like to learn more about Sublime and how it can help you feel your youthful best, call ENVY Skin Clinic or use our online form and request a consultation today.