Sculptor® is one of the newest body contouring procedures on the market, and this technology allows our team in Scottsdale, AZ to quickly and safely tighten loose skin. Unlike invasive cosmetic surgeries, you won’t have to worry about a lengthy recovery following each of your Sculptor® appointments. Here is a closer look at how this technology works and some steps that you can take to maintain the results for as long as possible.
The Truth About Loose Skin
There are a few different reasons why our skin becomes loose and misshapen as we grow older. Weight changes are a major factor, but even patients who stay at a healthy weight might deal with loose folds of skin at some point. One of the reasons why your skin loses its elasticity is because your body stops producing vital proteins such as elastin and collagen. Over time, your body will no longer be able to protect your skin from environmental damage.
Some steps can be taken to keep your skin healthy, but almost everyone will come to a point where it feels as if they are fighting an uphill battle. Protective creams and ointments might delay these cosmetic issues, but they generally can’t restore the appearance of your skin once it has become damaged. If you want to see long-term results, then you will need to consider professional body contouring treatments such as Sculptor®.
The Science Behind Sculptor®
Over the last few decades, doctors have come to realize that damaged skin cells respond to high-frequency energy in a unique way. When this type of energy is directed at damaged skin cells, those cells contract and become smaller. The Sculptor® device allows our team in Scottsdale, AZ to direct concentrated waves of energy at loose skin without damaging any of the nearby soft tissue. In the weeks after your appointment, your skin will become firm and toned before your eyes. Once you have reached your cosmetic goals, we can then maintain the results with the occasional follow-up appointment.
Benefits of Sculptor®
Surgical options such as tucks and lifts can be effective in some situations, but most patients aren’t ready for an invasive procedure. Sculptor® body contouring has absolutely no downtime, and you can resume all of your normal activities immediately after your appointment.