Flaccidity

Another characteristic symptom of chronologic aging, facial flaccidity usually becomes apparent after age 35. It results from the lack of collagen and elastin, or the simple disorganization of the fibers responsible for supporting the muscles and skin. It is characterized by the appearance of thin and fragile skin, lacking elasticity and loss of firmness.

It is also intensified by external factors that can be avoided with changes in some habits. Aggravating factors include smoking, alcohol consumption, excessive sun, lack of regular water intake, stress, pollution, physical inactivity, followed by sleepless nights and improper diet – low in antioxidants and high in sugars and fats.

In some cases, sagging is a result of sudden weight loss or hormonal changes related to obesity, pregnancy or chronic illness. There are two very different types of sagging i.e. the skin, caused by the lack of supporting fibers (collagen and elastin), due to aging or drastic weight loss, and the muscle -which is deeper and comes from the wear of the supporting fibers of the muscles.

Tratamentos:

Biostimulators

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Biostimulators, when injected into the skin by cannula, have the ability to reinforce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid inside. The action of biostimulation therefore occurs from the inside out.

The dermis, for example, under the effect of biostimulators, starts to produce a lot of collagen, so the treatment is well-known when it comes to reducing sagging and achieving excellent results also for cellulite. Results in the buttocks and inner thighs and arms are significant.

By themselves, biostimulators greatly improve sagging, recovering contours and providing firmness, with immediate results. But when combined with microfocus ultrasound, the results are even better.

Sculptra® from Galderma is a biostimulator composed of polylactic acid; and Merz’s Radiesse® for calcium hydroxyapatite. Both are fully absorbed by the body. The use of cannulas for their application avoids stings and possible bruising. Topical anesthetic is used so that there is no discomfort throughout the procedure

Post-treatment: No down time. Redness or mild edema may occur.

Protocol: 2 to 3 sessions, monthly application.

Result: Immediate, with evolution up to 30 days after the end of treatment.

CMSlim

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CMSlim is a muscle stimulator that uses HI-EMT (High Intensity Electromagnetic Muscle Trainer) technology. Its focused electromagnetic field directly stimulates the muscle through continuous and intense contractions, causing muscle growth and reducing fat. Just 30 minutes with CMSlim equals more than 20,000 muscle contractions in the treated region.

Post-Treatment: No Downtime.

Protocol: The number of sessions will depend on the area to be treated, on average 10 sessions.

Result: Evolutionary, from the first session.

Exilis®

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Radiofrequency device that emits thermal waves that heat the skin, reaching fat cells and accelerating its metabolism. By contracting, these cells are stimulated to produce collagen and elastin. As a result, contours are defined and sagging decreases noticeably.

Post-treatment: No downtime.

Protocol: 4 sessions, biweekly.

Result: Gradual, up to 30 days after last session.

Fotona Necksculpting®

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To reduce sagging double chin, a variation of Fotona is NeckSculpting treatment, which uses the same procedure, only with the adapting tips.

Two types of photon laser work together enhancing its action. They are the ND YAG laser, which destroys the internal fat cells by selective temperature increase; and the Erbium YAG laser, which stimulates collagen production, giving the skin more firmness. In practice, it translates as a four-dimensional treatment, the accuracy of which is guaranteed by a robotic tip that varies according to the type of recommendation. Each has the ability to scan and evaluate the area being treated, ensuring homogeneous treatment action. The device’s action on sagging is a consequence of its action on localized fat, a treatment that requires higher temperatures and powers, which is guaranteed by its robotic technology. The double result that Fotona Necksculping offers – for localized fat and sagging – considered one of its key differentiators comes from its ability to stimulate collagen production just as the decrease in fat tends to make the skin sagging.

Post-treatment: No downtime.

Protocol: between 4 and 6 sessions, biweekly

Result: Lifting effect.

Fotona Tightsculpting®

Female > Body Treatments

Fotona is a combination of lasers that can “sculpt” the body reducing sagging. Two types of laser combine in Fotona enhancing its action. They are the ND YAG laser, which destroys the internal fat cells by selective temperature increase; and the Erbium YAG laser, which stimulates collagen production, giving the skin more firmness.

In practice, it translates as a four-dimensional treatment, the accuracy of which is guaranteed by a robotic tip that varies according to the type of recommendation. Each has the ability to scan and evaluate the area to be treated, ensuring homogeneous treatment action.

The device’s action on sagging is a consequence of its action on localized fat, a treatment that requires higher temperatures and powers, which is guaranteed by its robotic technology. The double result that Fotona Tightsculpting offers – for localized fat and sagging – considered to be one of its key differentiators comes from its ability to stimulate collagen production just as the decrease in fat tends to make the skin sagging.

Post-treatment: No Downtime.

Protocol: 3 sessions, monthly.

Result: Lifting effect.

Ulthera®

Female > Body Treatments

Non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound to give firmness and improve skin tone. This is possible because microfocus ultrasound is the only technology that applies energy to the deep muscle plane i.e. it warms the innermost layers while preserving the epidermis on the surface of the skin.

The action of Ulthera on the skin also allows to generate images that help to visualize the layers of tissues to be treated. The precision of the device further stimulates cells to produce new collagen fibers.

It is recommended to treat both sagging skin and muscle sagging, producing lifting effect.

Post-treatment: Slight redness and swelling that subsides within hours.

Protocol: 1 session per year.

Result: Gradual, up to 3 months after session

XWave®

Female > Body Treatments

Equipment that emits acoustic waves, which stimulate cells and tissues in the body with a series of micro shocks. The process is painless, only vibrations similar to those of very powerful speakers are felt.

By causing acoustic waves to spread through the skin and interact with subcutaneous tissue, they stimulate blood circulation and collagen formation. As a result, the accumulated fat that forms the cellulite disappears.

X-Wave not only treats cellulite, it also reduces sagging skin, improves its appearance and even muscle tension. By stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, it also acts on the appearance of scars and stretch marks, reducing them. The original elasticity and texture of the skin is renewed.

Post-treatment: No downtime.

Protocol: 6 sessions, weekly.

Result: Gradative, from the first session.

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