Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your skin got tighter and plumper with age, rather than losing its elasticity and sagging? Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen that way. And although sagging, loose skin can appear just about anywhere on your body, it’s often most noticeable around your eyes, cheeks, and jowls.
Here at Integrative Health & Heart in Frisco, Texas, Dr. Shahan Chowdhury, aka “Dr. C,” and her medical aesthetics team offer a simple solution to tighten saggy jowls without surgery. This nonsurgical solution is called Pellevé®, and it uses radiofrequency energy to tighten skin and take years off your appearance.
Why skin sags with age
As you get older, your body produces less collagen than it did in your younger years. As a result, your skin loses its elasticity and doesn’t hold up to gravity as well as it once did. Collagen and elastin are the support structure for firm, supple skin. Without a strong, underlying support structure, your facial skin begins to sag, and lines and wrinkles form.
On top of producing less collagen, losing weight can also contribute to sagging skin. That's because when you gain weight, your facial skin stretches a bit to accommodate the extra pounds, just like the skin on the rest of your body. However, once you lose weight, saggy jowls may seem to appear out of nowhere, since your skin has less ability to retain its shape and bounce back after weight loss.
Finally, you lose facial fat as you get older. Where fat was once evenly distributed to plump up your cheeks and the areas around your eyes and mouth, facial fat now clumps up and shifts downward, contributing to a saggy appearance. To make matters worse, you sometimes gain fatty tissue under your chin as you age, compounding the problem of sagging jowls and a double chin.
Pellevé to the rescue!
With so much working against you, what’s a woman (or man) to do? Fortunately, aesthetic technology is a step ahead of the curve. Pellevé uses radiofrequency energy to gently and safely heat the tissue far below the surface of your skin, without damaging the delicate top layer. This warming effect stimulates your body’s natural collagen production so you generate new collagen cells, much like you did in your younger days.
Over time, the collagen continues to grow – up to 90 days after your Pellevé treatment – so you begin to see firmer, tighter skin again. How amazing and simple is that?
Based on your individual needs, and how much elasticity your skin has lost, the aesthetic team at Integrative Health & Heart customizes a Pellevé treatment plan to give you the results you desire. Typically, this means a series of 3-5 treatments spaced about a month apart to jumpstart your body’s collagen production. The outcome is a reduction in the appearance of saggy jowls, and you don’t even have to endure surgery or a painful procedure.
Pellevé is tough on saggy jowls, easy on your face
While Pellevé treatments are highly effective at boosting collagen production deep beneath the surface of your skin, they’re also a comfortable way to get results. Many adults compare their Pellevé appointments to a relaxing, hot stone massage. The treatment itself is over rather quickly – anywhere from 30-60 minutes – and there’s no downtime afterward.
You might notice some redness immediately following your session, but that’s just because of the elevated temperature of your skin. This redness dissipates shortly thereafter, and you can return to your daily activities without further interruption.
All skin types welcome
Perhaps you’ve heard that certain types of laser treatments are restricted to certain skin types and complexions. Not so with Pellevé. You can receive radiofrequency skin-tightening treatments any time of the year and even if you have a tan in the summertime.
What’s not to love? Without surgery, without downtime, and whatever your skin type, you can reap the benefits of tighter, smoother jowls so you look younger and more radiant at nearly any age.
Discover your youthful appearance again with Pellevé. Call our friendly office staff at 214-385-4080 to schedule a consultation or send us a message through the website.