The Best Neck Tightening Treatments for Sagging Skin

 The Best Neck Tightening Treatments

Many women (and men) take excellent care of their skin, and live a healthy lifestyle, but are still plagued with sagging neck skin.  The frustration of a saggy neck is understandable since nothing adds years to one’s appearance like a loose “turkey” neck. And yet all the exercise in the world won’t tighten loose neck skin or muscles.

In this article, West Bloomfield area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali discusses the best treatments for tightening a sagging neck.

Why the Neck Sags with Age

Exploring the best neck tightening treatments involves understanding the underlying causes of a sagging neck. The neck can sag with age due to several factors, including:

Loss of collagen and elastin: These proteins provide structure and elasticity to the skin, and their decline can cause skin to become loose and sag. The hormonal decline of menopause (and andropause in men) contributes to the loss of collagen and elastin.

Gravity: Over time, gravity can pull the skin and fat downward, causing sagging.

Sun damage: UV rays can damage the skin and cause premature aging, including sagging.

Weight loss: Significant weight loss can cause skin to become loose, leading to sagging.

These factors can also contribute to the development of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging on the neck.

How Hormone Loss Causes Neck Skin to Sag with Age

Hormone loss, particularly the decline of estrogen levels, can cause skin to sag with age. Estrogen helps to maintain collagen and elastin levels in the skin, which provide structure and elasticity. As estrogen levels decrease with age, collagen and elastin levels also decrease, leading to skin becoming thin and less firm.

This can cause the skin to sag, leading to wrinkles and other signs of aging. Additionally, decreased estrogen levels can also lead to a loss of subcutaneous fat, which can further contribute to sagging skin on the neck and other areas of the body.

Neck Tightening Treatments

AMAE Med Spa and Plastic Surgery in the West Bloomfield area offers a wide array of the most advanced neck tightening treatments – from topical skin care to non-invasive treatments, as well as neck lift surgery. The best neck tightening treatment for you will depend on your age, your skin’s condition and type, your desired outcomes, and how much downtime you are willing to incur.

Some of the many neck tightening treatments we offer at AMAE in the West Bloomfield area are:

  • Neck lift surgery
  • Non-surgical skin tightening (e.g. ultrasound, radiofrequency)
  • Profound radiofrequency neck tightening
  • Kybella injections to dissolve fat
  • Botox to relax neck muscles
  • Fillers to restore volume
  • Topical skincare to nourish and tighten skin (e.g. retinoids, antioxidants)

Topical Neck Tightening Treatments

We offer our patients the latest advancements in skincare products in our our West Bloomfield area office – and through our ZO and ALLASTIN online skincare stores

Some skin care ingredients that are known to be effective for tightening neck skin include:

  • Vitamin C: helps boost collagen production and improve skin elasticity.
  • Retinoids: stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture.
  • Peptides: help stimulate collagen production and promote skin firmness.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: helps hydrate and plump skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Niacinamide: improves skin elasticity and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.

It’s important to keep in mind that topical skincare products may provide temporary improvement, especially in younger patients. However, more significant changes in skin tightness may require in-office procedures – and in some cases neck lift surgery.

Profound Radiofrequency Neck Tightening

Profound Radiofrequency is one of our most popular and effective skin tightening treatments.

Profound Radiofrequency is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten loose skin on the neck. During the procedure, a small device is used to deliver controlled heat to the deep layers of skin.

This heat triggers a healing response in the body, leading to the production of new collagen and elastin, which in turn improves skin elasticity and tightness. The treatment typically takes 60-90 minutes, and results can last up to 2 years.

The safety and effectiveness of Profound Radiofrequency have been demonstrated in clinical studies involving patients with a range of skin types, including those with darker skin tones. And, NO downtime is required after the procedure.

Botox to Improve the Appearance of the Neck

Botox can improve the appearance of the neck by relaxing the platysma muscle, which can contribute to the appearance of bands or wrinkles in the neck. When this muscle is relaxed, it can help to smooth out the neck and create a more youthful appearance.

The procedure involves injecting small amounts of Botox into the muscle, and results typically take several days to a week to become apparent. The effects of Botox typically last 3-6 months, after which the procedure can be repeated as needed.

Fillers to Improve the Appearance of the Neck

Fillers can improve the appearance of the neck by adding volume to sagging skin and smoothing out wrinkles, creating a more youthful and defined appearance.

Some commonly used fillers for neck rejuvenation include hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane, as well as synthetic fillers such as Sculptra and Radiesse. The choice of filler depends on the specific needs and goals of each patient.

Juvéderm Voluma is commonly recommended for adding volume to the neck, as it is designed specifically for the mid-face and cheek area. However, the best Juvéderm formula for the neck will depend on the individual’s specific needs and goals, and a consultation with a licensed medical professional is recommended.

Neck Lift Surgery

Neck lift surgery, also known as platysmaplasty, is the “Gold Standard” in tightening the neck for a more youthful appearance. No topical, injectable, or non-invasive procedure is able to tighten neck skin like neck lift surgery.

Neck lift surgery, involves making incisions under the chin and/or behind the ears to remove excess skin and fat, and tighten underlying muscles. The remaining skin is then re-draped to create a smoother, more youthful neck contour. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia, and recovery typically takes several days to a week or so.

Patients who have severe neck sagging – including a ‘turkey neck’ or “waddle” – will benefit most from neck lift surgery.  CLICK HERE to Learn More About Neck Lift Surgery.

Neck Tightening Treatments | West Bloomfield Area

AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa is the West Bloomfield area’s premier facilities for state-of-the-art facial skin and neck tightening treatments.

The facial skin tightening treatment that is right for you will depend upon your age and your skin condition, as well as factors such as your genetics and your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today discuss your skin tightening options with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, to see which neck tightening procedure is right for you.

And, don’t forget to start at home with proper skin nutrition, with products from our ZO and ALLASTIN skincare store!

Neck Tightening | West Bloomfield Area: 248.335.7200

Anti-Aging: Can a Pill Actually Reverse Sun Damage?

Anti-Aging Drug Prevents & Reverses Sun Damage

Most people know that beautiful skin starts with good nutrition and avoiding sun exposure. And individuals who are concerned with healthy skin are advised to eat right (plenty of fruits and veggies), and wear sunscreen every day! But what if a pill could help prevent skin from ageing?

While this may sound “futuristic” a new drug could be on the horizon that could prevent skin aging caused by sun exposure!

Researchers have recently identified two new molecules that generate minute amounts of the gas hydrogen sulfide – which have been found to prevent skin from aging after exposure to UV sunlight.

This could be lifechanging news for many – since sun exposure is not only the main cause of premature aging in skin, but is also a primary risk factor for skin cancer. The online journal Science Daily , has reported that an international research team has made inroads in delaying and reversing sun damage to the skin with a ‘drug’ for the first time.

Research on Reversing Sun Damage

This groundbreaking anti-aging research – published in Antioxidant and Redox Signaling  – was helmed by Professor Matt Whiteman at the University of Exeter Medical School, and Professor Uraiwan Panich at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, in Thailand.

During the study, adult human skin cells and mouse skin was exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UVA). Ultraviolet radiation is the part of natural sunlight that penetrates through windows, and even through some clothes, and damages unprotected skin. UVA causes skin to age prematurely by turning on skin digesting enzymes called collagenases that eat away at the skin’s natural collagen. As collagen is degraded, the skin to loses elasticity, sags, and develops wrinkles.

UVA rays also penetrates deeply into skin, damaging the skin’s cellular DNA, which can cause mutations that can contribute to some skin cancers. Sun screen sits on top of the skin and absorbs the sun’s UV radiation, but it does not penetrate the skin deeply where the long-lasting damage really occurs.

The researchers in this study actually two new compounds that not only protect the external skin like sunscreen, but also penetrated the skin to prevent the activation of skin-degrading collagenase enzymes and subsequent skin damage.

The compounds used in this trailblazing were previously known to reduce skin inflammation and skin damage after burn injury and atopic dermatitis (eczema). But the new application revealed that they also prevented human skin cells in test tube experiments – and live animal skin cells in mice – from aging.

Most exciting is that the authors of the study say that this approach might not only limit damage from UV radiation, but also potentially reverse sun damage to the skin.

Treatments to Reverse Sun Damage | Birmingham, MI

Unfortunately, research on these two amazing molecules is still in the early stages. So, this revolutionary anti-aging pill has not been FDA cleared or brought to market yet. More research is needed, but the long-term implications of this study could be medical as well as cosmetic. Not only could this drug potentially reverse signs of aging but could also protect against skin cancers.

In the meantime, wearing sunscreen daily – along with antioxidant skin protection from Vitamin A & C skin care products – is your best defense from the sun’s damaging rays. And, for patients who have already experienced signs of aging, AMAE offers the widest array of the most effect anti-aging cosmetic treatments including: Morpheus8, CO2Re and Profound.

Schedule a consultation today and we will help you choose the right skin care products and anti-aging treatments for you to protect your skin and revers signs of aging.

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Resources:

Jinapath Lohakul, Saowanee Jeayeng, Anyamanee Chaiprasongsuk, Roberta Torregrossa, Mark Wood, Malinee Saelim, Weerawon Thangboonjit, Matthew Whiteman, Uraiwan. Panichmitochondria-Targeted Hydrogen Sulfide Delivery Molecules Protect Against UVA-Induced Photoaging in Dermal Fibroblasts, and in Mouse Skin in Vivo. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 2021; DOI: 10.1089/ars.2020.8255

University of Exeter.New drug molecules could prevent skin aging caused by sun exposure.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 August 2021. 

 

Four Ways to Get Thinner Arms & Tighten Arm Skin

Four Ways to Get Thinner Arms & Tighten Arm Skin

Arm fat, as well as unsightly flabby skin that hangs down from the arms, can make a man or woman self-conscious about baring their arms in tank tops, bathing suits or sleeveless clothing.

Arm fat can be especially frustrating for women preparing for a big event – such as a wedding or other formal occasion! Because the latest fashions in wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and evening wear, are most often sleeveless, excess arm fat or skin can turn dress shopping from a joyous occasion to one of sadness and disappointment.

But that does NOT have to be the case. At AMAE in the Troy, MI area we offer several surgical as well as non-surgical / non-invasive treatments that can trim and tone arms.

Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Arm Fat Treatment

At AMAE in the Troy, MI area we offer CoolSculpting to get rid of arm fat – the #1 non-invasive procedure in the world for permanently reducing arm fat!  CoolSculpting gets rid of arm fat painlessly and permanently – without surgery, diet or exercise.

A single CoolSculpting treatment will typically reduce the fat layer thickness in the arms by 20-25% in just a single treatment.  And, additional treatments will produce even more fat reduction in the upper arms.

Full results develop over time, as the body naturally eliminates the frozen fat cells – so schedule CoolSculpting three to four months before the big event to see complete arm fat reduction results by the big day!

Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Arm Skin Tightening

While CoolSculpting has some mild, but not dramatic skin, tightening effects, we also offer state-of-the-art new Profound skin tightening. Profound can be used on its own to tighten lax, flabby arm skin – or in conjunction with CoolSculpting to reduce fat and tone loose skin on the arms.

In 2020 we AMAE in the Troy, MI area added the newly released Profound radiofrequency microneedling. Profound stimulates renewed production of collagen and elastin – the building blocks of tight, toned, elastic skin. Profound also rejuvenates the production of hyaluronic acid, another substance produced by the body to yield smoother, tighter skin.

Surgical Arm Fat Removal

For larger amounts of arm fat removal liposuction can be highly effective. Only minute, well concealed scars will be left that fade over time.

Liposuction immediately removes fat from the arms by sucking it out through a small straw-like cannula. After about 3 weeks, most of the swelling will have gone down leaving visible results. These results will continue to improve over the next 6 months or so.

There is down time of two or three days after liposuction – with a compression garment worn for 10 days or so, and limits on physical activity for a few weeks. So make sure to schedule your liposuction well in advance of any big event.

Surgical Arm Skin Tightening

People with decent skin elasticity may see their arms naturally “bounce back” and tighten after liposuction. Others with more skin laxity may need to tighten the remaining skin with Profound radiofrequency, discussed above. But patients with excessive amounts of loose, hanging or flabby skin may want to consider a surgical arm lift for optimal arm skin tightening and toning.

With new surgical techniques and technologies, arm lift surgery is now safer, easier, less invasive and more comfortable than ever. As a result, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that, over the last 10 years, the number of arm lift surgeries performed in the U.S. has increased by a whopping 4,378%!

Thanks to these advancements, arm lift surgery patients are able to enjoy better results than ever, with smaller less conspicuous scars and significantly less downtime.

During arm lift surgery, excess skin from the upper arm (sometimes known as a “bat wing”) is surgically removed, using incisions that are strategically placed to be less visible.  The remaining skin is then tightly pulled together and sutured – leaving trim, toned arms.

Downtime can range from 1 to 2 weeks, and strenuous activities must also be avoided for about 6 weeks after arm lift surgery. But patients universally agree that the longer recovery period is well worth it to achieve the most dramatically trimmed and tightened arms possible.

Get Thinner Arms & Tighter Arm Skin – Troy, MI

Schedule a consultation at AMAE with renowned Troy, Mi area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. He will help you determine the best procedure(s) for you to get thinner arms and tighter arm skin. Then a custom treatment plan will be put in place so you can get the arms you love – and wear the clothes you want – with confidence!

Thinner Arms Consultation: Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

4 Reasons C02RE Laser is the Best Anti Aging Treatment

4 Reasons New C02RE Laser is the Best Anti Aging Treatment – 

Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the most advanced, state-of-the-art technologies in anti aging, skin resurfacing, and wrinkle and line reduction. The newest technology in our vast array of anti aging treatments is the state-of-the-art is the CO2RE fractional CO2 laser.

This revolutionary anti aging medical procedure offers several advantages over other, older and less sophisticated laser treatments. In this article Dr. Ali explains why the CO2RE laser is the superior choice for reducing the signs of aging and achieving younger looking skin.

#1. C02RE Anti Aging Treatment Stimulates Cellular Repair

New, state-of-the-art Co2re laser technology does not just remove the top layer of skin to reduce signs of aging – it actually delivers deep laser energy into the dermis to regenerate the production new, healthy skin cells.

Collagen and elastin are the protein building blocks that form the “scaffolding” of skin cells that keep the face firm and elastic and stop it from wrinkling and sagging. But as women and men age the body produces less collagen and elastin, so the skin begins to show signs of sun damage and aging.

The CO2RE laser is a state-of-the-art anti aging fractional CO2 laser treatment, now available in the Troy, MI area at AMAE Med Spa, that delivers fractional laser waves far below the surface of the skin. This re-activates the body’s collagen production and cell renewal processes – naturally repairing skin damaging, tightening & plumping skin, and “filling in” lines and wrinkles.

#2. C02RE Laser Anti Aging Treatment is Versatile

The CO2RE provides four different treatment modes, that can be customized for each patient – to effectively treat their unique skin issues and concerns.

The Co2Re Light mode provides superficial fractional ablative treatments – removing the dead skin from the top layer (epidermis) and increasing new cell production. The Mid mode penetrates more deeply for a stronger fractional ablative effect, producing additional new skin tissue below the surface.

The Co2Re Deep mode penetrates far into the dermis (lower layer of skin) for the deepest fractional ablative effect. While the Co2Re Fusion mode delivers a unique laser scan pattern that combines treatment depths in the epidermis and dermis simultaneously.

As a result of this versatile laser technology, the Co2Re anti aging laser can simultaneously treat:

  • Age spots | dark spots | sun spots | hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines | deep lines | wrinkles … even around the eyes and mouth
  • Hyperpigmentation | freckles | uneven skin tone
  • Leathery skin | rough skin texture
  • Loose, lax or sagging skin

#3. C02RE Laser Anti Aging Treatment is Precise

State-of-the-art CO2RE laser technology gives Dr. Ali strict control over the intensity, pattern, and depth of each treatment.  The CO2RE pinpoints specific places on your skin to treat, while leaving other healthy areas of skin alone.

This means that each treatment only targets the areas of concern, while leaving other areas of skin intact and untreated. This results in both a highly customized procedure without the collateral skin damage caused by other, less precise, lasers.

So it is far gentler and more effective than other laser ablation treatments that leave your skin completely raw and red.

#4. C02RE Laser Anti Aging Treatment is Faster

For most of skin concerns, patients only require one single CO2RE anti aging treatment. This is far more convenient than other laser anti aging treatments which may require 3 or more sessions.

Additionally, the total time it takes for patients to see results is much shorter than with any previous laser ablation technology, because there is less skin damage. Within approximately 5-7 days (lighter treatments) and 10-14 days (deeper treatments) patients begin to see visible anti aging results.

Best Laser Anti Aging Treatments – Troy, MI Area

Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the most advanced, state-of-the-art technologies in anti aging, skin resurfacing, and wrinkle and line reduction – including the new CO2RE laser.

Each CO2RE laser anti aging appointment begins with a skin consultation with Dr. Ali, so that the treatment can be customized to meet the specific aesthetic needs of each patient.

Schedule a CO2RE laser anti aging treatment – and then relax in our Troy, Mi area Med Spa, while we make you look and feel younger with an anti aging treatment that can last 10 years or longer!

Anti Aging Treatments Troy, MI Area – 248-335-7200

Turn Back Time with New Co2RE Laser Anti Aging Treatments

Anti Aging with the New Co2RE Laser – 

Wanting to look younger isn’t just about being more attractive. A more youthful appearance has been proven to help men and women remain competitive in the workplace, as well as in the fields of sports and politics. Anti Aging treatments also help you look on the outside the youthful way that you feel on the inside – so that you aren’t perceived or treated like a “senior citizen” when you feel like a thirty-year-old!

AMAE Plastic Surgery is one of the first and only providers in the greater Detroit area to offer the amazing new Co2re Laser. This state-of-the-art anti aging technology actually treats 7 different signs of aging with a single innovative laser device.

What Is “Anti Aging”?

The sun’s damaging UV rays, inflamed blemishes, smoking, alcohol consumption, dehydration, medications, pregnancy, and heredity all contribute to lines, wrinkles, discoloration and other signs of aging.

But while wearing SPF 50 on your face every day can help prevent sun damage, it does not slow down the skin’s natural aging process. And, while a good diet and adequate sleep can help as well, the skin continues to age, no matter how healthy your lifestyle.  In fact, a person’s first wrinkles start to get etched as soon as they begin to make facial expressions in the womb!

Many women (and men!) rely on a variety of treatments and medical grade skincare products to turn back time. These can help delay or minimize some of the signs of aging, as well.  But true “anti aging” treatments do more than just hydrate and/or slough off the outer layer of skin. To actually reverse aging involves rejuvenating the skin on a cellular level.

Anti Aging on a Cellular Level

New, state-of-the-art Co2re laser technology does not just remove or reduce signs of aging – it actually regenerates new, healthy skin on a deep cellular level.

Collagen and elastin are the building blocks of healthy skin. These essential proteins form the “matrix” or “scaffolding” of cells that keep the skin firm and elastic and keep it from wrinkling and sagging. But as we age the body produces less and less collagen and elastin.

The CO2RE laser is a state-of-the-art anti aging fractional CO2 laser treatment, now available in the Troy, MI area at AMAE Med Spa.  It is unique in that it incorporates two laser technologies that simultaneously treat both the top layer (epidermis) and the deep layers (dermis) of the skin.

Superficially, CO2RE performs “ablative” resurfacing by removing the top layer of aging or damaged skin – revealing the new, healthy skin cells below. These results are almost immediately visible once the skin has healed.

But, unlike other treatments, CO2RE also delivers fractional laser waves that create microscopic channels far below the skins surface. This re-activates the body’s collagen production and cell renewal processes. The skin then begins to produce collagen and elastin again, like it did when it was younger – naturally repairing skin damaging, tightening & plumping skin, and “filling in” lines and wrinkles.

Co2RE Laser Anti Aging – Troy, MI Area

Because CO2RE laser anti aging treatments don’t just treat the skin’s surface – but actually stimulate the skin cells to behave like younger skin – it is truly a revolutionary anti aging treatment. And, because it is anti-aging on a deep cellular level, a one-time treatment can last up to 15 years!

Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the most advanced, state-of-the-art technologies in anti aging, skin resurfacing, and wrinkle and line reduction.

Each CO2RE laser anti aging appointment begins with a professional skin consultation, so that the treatment can be customized to meet the specific aesthetic needs of each patient.

Schedule a CO2RE laser anti aging treatment – and then relax in our Troy, MI area Med Spa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more attractive!

Laser Anti Aging Treatments – Troy, MI Area – 248-335-7200

CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs

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CO2RE Laser Skin Resurfacing Frequently Asked Questions – 

CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treatments are faster, more comfortable, and require less downtime than other laser resurfacing systems. This powerful and versatile laser can address a wide variety of skin concerns – from wrinkles, to pigmentation, to scars and more.

In this article Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers our patient’s most frequently asked questions about CO2RE laser skin resurfacing.

What does CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treat?

The CO2RE laser is extremely versatile – making it “one stop shopping” for anti-aging and skin resurfacing. It treat a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage, such as brown spots or “age spots”
  • Rough & uneven skin texture
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Pitted acne scars and pock marks
  • Raised keloid and hypertrophic scars

How does CO2RE laser skin resurfacing work?

The CO2RE laser is so named because it is a fractional CO2 laser. But what makes it unique is that is utilizes dual laser waves that can be adjusted to treat both the superficial (epidermis) and deep (dermis) layers of skin simultaneously.

This integrated dual laser works two ways. First, it performs “ablative” resurfacing treatments to strip away the thin, top layer of aged, damaged skin – revealing fresh, healthy skin beneath.

And, the fractional laser component works by creating micro-channels in the deeper layers of the skin, which stimulates collagen production and cell renewal for repair of skin damage.

Is CO2RE laser skin resurfacing safe?

Yes. The CO2RE laser really is the “gold standard” in skin resurfacing. It is FDA cleared for more than 90 uses across many medical specialties from aesthetics, to dermatology, gynecology and more.

More than 52 million patients have had wrinkle reduction treatments with the CO2RE laser. And, more than 15 million patients have received CO2RE pigmentation treatment, with another 15 million having CO2RE scar reduction procedures.

What are the advantages of CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?

CO2RE is a powerful and versatile, yet gentle, fractional CO2 laser with energy waves that can be adjusted for each patient, to treat both superficial and deep skin tissue simultaneously.

As a result, CO2RE is faster, more comfortable and requires less recovery time than traditional laser skin resurfacing.

Am I good candidate for CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?

CO2RE fractional laser resurfacing is ideal for almost any man or woman who desires either smoother and/or younger-looking skin without the prolonged downtime of older laser treatments.

Ideal candidates for CO2RE treatment have mild, moderate or severe sun damage, age/dark spots, wrinkles and lines, rough skin texture, unwanted pigmentation or visible scars.

How many CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treatments will I need?

Typically patients achieve the skin resurfacing results they desire after only a single treatment.

When will I see results after CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?

Initially results will become visible once the skin has healed from the procedure. For light treatments, this typically only takes 2 to 3 days. Deeper skin resurfacing treatments may require up to 2 weeks of healing, before the initial improvements appear.

The skin will look softer, smoother and have less unwanted pigment. And, over time, the results will continue to improve for several months, as the skin regeneration process takes place.

Lines, wrinkles, age/dark spots, scars and uneven skin texture will continue to show improvement for up to six months as the body produces new collagen and elastin and repairs previous skin damage.

How long will CO2RE laser skin resurfacing results last?

There are a number of factors that will determine how long CO2RE skin resurfacing results will last including the patient’s age, genetics, overall health, lifestyle and how well the patient cares for their skin after treatment.

However, wrinkle reduction results can last several years. And improvement in the appearance of scaring and pigmentation is expected to be more or less permanent!

What is the recovery period after CO2RE laser skin resurfacing?

Immediately following the procedure, patients experience a sensation similar to a sunburn, that will dissipate in several hours.

For lighter treatments, recovery can only take a couple of days, while deeper and more intense treatments may need 10 to 14 days to heal completely. Peeling of the dead skin cells from most treatments will begin after about 4 or 5 days, and the natural exfoliation may continue to last for 7 to 10 days.

Dr. Ali will discuss your unique treatment with you so you know what to expect from your healing process.

Laser Skin Resurfacing – Troy, MI Area

If you would like to get reduce wrinkles and lines, smooth skin, or get rid of age spots and unwanted pigmentation, schedule a CO2RE laser skin resurfacing consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area today. This remarkable skin resurfacing and  wrinkle reduction technology can turn back time for a younger, more beautiful, you! 

Troy, MI Area Laser Skin Resurfacing: 248-335-7200

Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 1)

Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 1)

Perhaps nothing “ages” a person more dramatically than sagging facial skin. One of the number one questions we get from our patients at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is how to tighten facial skin.

The good news is that many new products and technologies can help tighten facial skin – from at-home skin care products, to non-invasive radiofrequency technologies, to minimally-invasive fillers, all the way to the gold standard of facial skin tightening, the surgical facelift.

Why Facial Skin Gets Saggy

Before we delve into how to tighten facial skin, it is important to understand why the skin on the face sags and droops as we age.

Sagging facial skin is due to three age-related reasons: loss of collagen, loss of elastin and loss of fat.

As skin ages, it decreases production of two important proteins – elastin and collagen. Elastin is what gives skin elasticity – or the ability to “snap back” in place when stretched. Collagen, on the other hand, is comprised of tightly-constructed fibers that maintain the skins structure and firmness.

And subcutaneous fat – fat beneath the skin – keeps facial skin plump and tight.

While elastin, collagen and facial fat decline as people age, external factors over time can also accelerate the sagging, including: heredity, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, cigarette smoke and alcohol.

7 Facial Skin Tightening Treatments:

#1. Skin Tightening Skincare Products

Properly nourishing the skin can help provide the essential elements needed to maintain elastin and collagen production. And, the good news, is that this can be done at home using facial skin tightening products from our online store.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI we offer both Allastin  and ZO by Obagi skin care products that help tighten facial skin, both of which can be purchase through our online store.

For example Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer nourishes and hydrates the skin with a unique combination of peptides that target collagen and elastin. And ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum is formulated with plant and enzymatically derived growth factors, clinically proven to improve skin firmness and elasticity.

#2. Skin Tightening Dermalinfusion

For more intensive infusion of nutrients into the skin we offer skin tightening Dermalinfusion. After exfoliation, nutrient-containing serums penetrate deep into the skin to help support the skin’s natural ability to produce new healthy collagen and elastin, for younger-looking, supple skin.

#3. Skin Tightening Microneedling

Microneedling works on the same principle as fractional lasers. Numerous tiny wounds are created throughout the skin with ultrafine microneedles. As the skin goes into action to repair these micro-wounds, it stimulates the produce of new collagen and elastin.

The new collagen and elastin production remodel the skin by filling in lines, wrinkles and scars, while improving tone and elasticity – visibly tightening facial skin.

#4. Skin Tightening ThermiSmooth

ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive, non-ablative radiofrequency skin-tightening technology that uses a specially designed hand piece to gently treat the skin with controlled heat energy.

ThermiSmooth’s radiofrequency heat waves stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen – which strengthens, thickens and tightens facial skin for a younger appearance.

CLICK HERE for Part 2 of Skin Tightening Treatments

Facial Skin Tightening – Birmingham, MI

AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is one of the only premier facilities in the Detroit area to offer all of these state-of-the-art facial skin tightening procedures.

The facial skin tightening treatment that is right for you will depend upon your age and your skin condition, as well as factors such as your genetics and your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today – including an at-home video consultation – to discuss your skin tightening options with Dr. Ali.

And, don’t forget to start at home with proper skin nutrition, with products from our ZO and ALLASTIN skincare store!

Birmingham, MI Facial Skin Tightening: 248-335-7200

Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 2)

Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 2)

AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, Mi offers the newest and most innovative products, treatments and technologies that can help tighten facial skin – from at-home skin care products, to non-invasive radiofrequency technologies, to minimally-invasive fillers, all the way to the gold standard of facial skin tightening, the surgical facelift.

In this two part article renowned Birmingham, Mi plastic surgeon Dr. ALi shares the top 7 ways to tighten facial skin for a younger and more attractive appearance.

CLICK HERE for Part 1 of Skin Tightening Treatments

#5. Profound to Tighten Facial Skin

One of the news and most exciting treatments to tighten facial skin is state-of-the-art Profound. This revolutionary technology not only tightens facial skin and improves elasticity, it also reduces wrinkles, and creates more volume, and “plumpness”.

Profound also utilizes radiofrequency energy combined with microneedling to activate the skin’s healing processes and regenerate production of collagen and elastin.

Profound is so effective at facial skin tightening that it is often called a “non-surgical facelift”. Profound is especially effective at tightening sagging skin around the mouth and “jowls”.

In medical studies, Profound has been shown to achieve facial skin tightening results that are equal to an 37% of a surgical facelift.

#6. The “Liquid Facelift” to Tighten Facial Skin

Dr. Ali also employs a variety of FDA approved injectable products to replace lost volume and “fill in” wrinkles and deep creases and folds in the face and tighten facial skin. For immediate facial skin tightening results, with no surgery and no downtime, the so-called “liquid facelift” can create outstanding results.

Results from strategically placed injections of Juvéderm and other facial fillers can give the appearance of dramatically tightened skin –  and can last from six months to as long as two years.

VOLUMA® XC – the thickest, strongest formula of Juvéderm – can be used to add volume to a hollow or sagging cheek area, and lasts up to two years. VOLLURE™ XC can be used to plump and fill severe parentheses (“marionette”) lines in the area around the nose and mouth, and lasts up to 18 months.

In the hands of a skilled injector, like Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, skillfully placed fillers can create a “liquid face lift” that tightens facial skin and takes years off of your appearance.

#7. Mini Facelift Surgery to Tighten Facial Skin

Of course, the most dramatic and long lasting way to tighten facial skin is through facelift surgery at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham , MI.  There are several different types of facelift procedures and techniques, offering different cosmetic results, and varying degrees of invasiveness, downtime and recovery.

The “Mini Facelift” and/or SMS Facelift refer to facelift procedures that help reduce visible signs of aging, by tightening and firming the cheeks, jawline and to some extent the neck.

During an SMAS facelift Birmingham, Mi board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali creates an incision at the temple, above the hairline, which extends downward, following the natural crease in front of the ear, below the ear lobe and then behind your ear. It is ideal for people with mild to moderate skin laxity.

#8. Full Facelift Surgery to Tighten Facial Skin

A “full” or “deep plane” facelift that is recommended for people with severe facial sagging and laxity, and for those men and women desiring a longer-lasting facelift.

As the aging process progresses, both the skin and the muscles of the facial region become loose and lax. Facelift surgery not only tightens facial skin, but also tightens the underlying muscles. No other cosmetic procedures besides a surgical facelift can tighten and restore the muscles as well as the facial skin.

The effects of a full facelift can last from 10 to 15 years, and sometimes longer. Because of the extensive nature of a full facelift, the recovery time is longer than other facelift procedures – but the dramatic and long lasting results are well worth it.

Tighten Facial Skin – Birmingham, MI

AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is one of the only premier facilities in the Detroit area to offer all of these state-of-the-art facial skin tightening procedures.

The facial skin tightening treatment that is right for you will depend upon your age and your skin condition, as well as factors such as your genetics and your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today – including an at-home video consultation – to discuss your skin tightening options with Dr. Ali.

And, don’t forget to start at home with proper skin nutrition, with products from our ZO and ALLASTIN skincare store!

Birmingham, MI Facial Skin Tightening: 248-335-7200

Profound butt lift

Profound: the New Non-Surgical Butt Lift

Profound: The New Non-Surgical Butt Lift

Profound Radiofrequency Microneedling is a new, advanced procedure that is capable not only of tightening the patient’s skin, but can also dramatically increase volume, plumpness, and elasticity in the treatment area. For these reasons, when applied to the face, Profound Radiofrequency Microneedling is occasionally referred to as the non-surgical facelift. At AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI, when used to tone and tighten the buttocks, the procedure is sometimes referred to as a “non-surgical butt lift”.

In this article, board certified Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali discusses the many benefits of the Profound Butt Lift, providing prospective patients with everything they need to know about this remarkable new procedure.

How Profound Non-Surgical Butt Lift Works

The incredible, non-surgical results of the Profound Butt Lift are achieved through the use of cutting-edge radiofrequency technology. Using a specialized method of microneedling, the Profound delivers radiofrequency energy to the deepest dermal layers of the treatment area. The Profound Butt Lift is capable of directing radiofrequency energy directly to specifically targeted layers of skin, enabling Dr. LAi to firm, tighten, lift and contour the buttocks,

The clinical grade needles used to penetrate the skin of the treatment area are of an extremely fine width, which allow for the radiofrequency energy to reach deep within the dermis. This thermal energy triggers what is known as the “thermocollagenesis” effect, wherein the natural healing processes of the skin stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. As the skin cells are regenerated, patients experience tighter more youthful skin – and plumper more shapely and voluminous curves.

Profound Non-Surgical Butt Lift Results

Profound butt lift patients can typically expect to see visible results from their procedure as rapidly as four to six weeks after treatment. And over the course of the following three to six months, the dramatic, long-lasting results of the Profound butt lift only continue to improve.

At AMAE Plastic surgery & Med Spa, we take great pride in offering personalized care that meets the needs of everyone in the lively and diverse Birmingham, MI community. Unlike many older laser treatments, Profound Radiofrequency Microneedling treatments- including the Profound Butt Lift – can be safely performed on patients of any and all skin colors and tones.

Despite only taking about an hour or so to administer, the Profound butt lift provides an impressive roster of benefits. With minimal to no side effects, the Profound butt lift can:

  • Lift and tighten the skin on the buttocks
  • Eliminate loose, saggy skin
  • Add plumpness and volume
  • Reduce the appearance of cellulite
  • Improve appearance of stretch marks

Profound Non-Surgical Butt Lift Reduces Cellulite

In addition to toning, lifting and tightening the buttocks, Profound also reduces the appearance of cellulite.

The unsightly, rippled appearance of cellulite is known to develop on bodies of all shapes and sizes. In fact, the amount of fat a person has does not determine whether or a person will get cellulite at all. Instead, it is the result of the specific way one’s body holds certain fat deposits. Fortunately for anyone in Birmingham, MI with concerns about cellulite on their backside, the Profound butt lift can provide relief.

The dermis and the muscle are connected to one another via fibrous cords of tissue called septae. The septae forms a vertical pattern with small pockets of adipose (fat) tissue filling up the uneven sections between them. When the fat cells are pushed towards the surface of the skin, the dreaded lumpiness of cellulite becomes visible. But through the Profound butt lift, saying goodbye to cellulite is as simple as booking at appointment at our Birmingham, MI medical spa.

Profound Non-Surgical Butt Lift – Birmingham, MI

At AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI, we offer Profound skin tightening treatment as a non-surgical way to achieve many of the same benefits of traditional butt lift surgery – without the pain, expense or downtime. Get a lifted, tighter toned butt – and get rid of cellulite – with a Profound butt lift. Call today for more information.

Profound Non-Surgical Butt Lift – Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200