While your basic facial features tend to stay the same throughout the course of your life, the contours of your face shift as you grow older. Skin contouring can help, and is an area of expertise for Helen Rastamloo, MD, at Elation MedSpa & Laser Center in Glendale, California. There are multiple treatments that can help you achieve a more sculpted, refined facial profile. If you’d like to learn what skin contouring can do for you, schedule a visit at Elation MedSpa & Laser Center online or by phone.
Skin contouring is a term used to refer to minimally invasive treatments that improve the shape of your face. While surgical options can also achieve results, they come with a high risk of side effects as well as substantial costs.
At Elation MedSpa & Laser Center, minimally invasive treatments like Sublime™ infrared skin tightening and KYBELLA® injections can help you reach your aesthetic goals without going under the knife.
Sublime, formerly known as ReFirme™, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that combines the power of laser therapy with radiofrequency (RF) energy to prompt your body to produce new collagen.
Using both laser and RF energy creates substantial heat in the deeper layers of your skin, all while leaving the outer layers unharmed. That heat contracts your existing collagen and stimulates new production, which can take between 4-6 months to fully develop.
The Sublime system is very versatile, and can achieve impressive results in the following areas:
Sublime has also been shown to deliver skin contouring results on the body, including the buttocks, thighs, upper arms, and abdomen.
If you’re troubled by excess skin or fat in the area beneath your chin, you’re certainly not alone. This is a common complaint and that Kybella ― one of the newest skin contouring treatments, addresses.
Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment for eliminating fat cells under your chin, commonly referred to as a double chin. Kybella is not a weight-loss alternative, instead it’s a great option for men and women who are at a stable weight, but cannot achieve the desired results through diet and exercise.
During Kybella treatments, a series of shallow injections delivers very small doses of the medication. Your aesthetic professional uses a special template to show exactly where to place the injections, and the entire process takes just a few moments to complete.
The medication contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in your body and works to destroy fat cells. When injected in small amounts, the substance mimics the same process, permanently damaging fat cells and inhibiting their ability to store fat. The destroyed cells and fat is absorbed by your body, never to return.
To learn more about Sublime or Kybella, contact the office to book an initial free consultation.