Remodel and Promote Collagen for a Firmer, Smoother Look in Thousand Oaks
With age comes skin laxity. Responsible for everything from wrinkles and creases to sagging and drooping, natural volume loss coupled with the gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin causes unwanted cosmetic changes. Noninvasive skin tightening at Thousand Oaks’ Pierre Skin Care Institute counters these effects by remodeling and restoring collagen, which gives the skin back its natural internal support structure.
Dr. Peterson Pierre chose Exilis Ultra for skin tightening at his practice because it is an award-winning, no-downtime, no-pain, in-office procedure that blends radiofrequency and ultrasound energy for beautiful results. He also offers Infini™, which pairs radiofrequency energy with microneedling for a two-for-one approach to inducing collagen and addressing laxity.
What Does Skin Tightening Address?
Exilis Ultra can be used to treat laxity on many areas of the face and body. Common areas that patients ask Dr. Pierre to target for skin tightening include the eyes to address crepiness, the neck to tighten skin and reduce a look of fullness there, and the chest to reduce visible “river lines.” Exilis Ultra can tighten and tone areas of skin laxity all over the body, as well as
temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks.
Infini™ addresses fine lines, wrinkles, and other textural signs of aging, as well as reduces the appearance of acne scars.
How Does Exilis Ultra Skin Tightening Work?
Exilis Ultra tones skin and improves skin texture by sending radiofrequency and ultrasound energy into the subcutaneous tissue between the skin and muscle. This gently warms the tissue, stimulating collagen remodeling and heating up the collagen triple-helix structure, unraveling it, and prompting the skin to naturally produce new collagen fibers.
The influx of fresh collagen tightens the treatment area over the course of several months and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by skin laxity.
Treatment with Exilis Ultra is easy and painless. A session devoted to skin tightening in a single area takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes. During this treatment time, the Exilis Ultra handpiece is constantly gliding over the skin in continual arcs and circles. Patients describe the sensation as feeling like a warm roller ball floating over the skin’s surface. No pain medication or numbing cream is necessary, as the device uses controlled cooling throughout the session.
Dr. Pierre recommends a series of treatments: typically four sessions spaced two to four weeks apart, depending on whether skin tightening, fat reduction, or a combination of both is desired.
What Is Different About Exilis Ultra Skin Tightening?
Ultrasound waves and radiofrequency-triggered collagen production help provide long-term results without surgery, making the Exilis Ultra skin tightening treatment one of the most highly requested procedures at Pierre Skin Care Institute. This device’s versatility and synergistic results set it apart from other skin-tightening treatments that only use one type of energy. In other words, it’s “the best of both worlds” for patients seeking beautiful results without surgery.
How Does Infini™ Skin Tightening Work?
Utilizing focused radiofrequency technology, the Infini™ system transmits thermal energy through a series of micro-needles to lower levels in the skin. The needles alone trigger healing processes, as in a typical microneedling session. The body creates new collagen to repair the tiny wounds, which do not leave scars.
With Infini™, the needles also deliver heat energy, which helps to further stimulate the production of collagen. In essence, the Infini™ skin tightening system harnesses the body’s natural reparative process to help promote softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin in two ways.
The length of an Infini™ skin tightening treatment depends on the extent of the cosmetic concerns being addressed. A single Infini™ session can be completed in as little as 15 minutes, making it ideal for “lunch hour” appointments.
Ideal results may require three to four treatments, but each patient will determine their own number of appointments based on their desired cosmetic outcome.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
As a Stanford Medical School graduate and dermatologist certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Peterson Pierre ("the Gentle Injector") is a highly respected leader in the industry with a reputation for exceeding patient expectations.
Why Choose Pierre Skin Care Institute for Skin Tightening in Thousand Oaks?
As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Peterson Pierre wants to be sure that he offers skin-tightening treatments that are effective and safe for a variety of patients. He puts considerable thought and research into every device (not just skin tightening!) he brings into his practice, ensuring that both the manufacturer and the specific treatment have a good reputation, scientific backing, and proven results. He then pairs this high-end technology with skill and artistry to deliver customized results.
What Happens After a Skin Tightening Session?
Any area treated by the Excelis Ultra device may appear pink or red for about half an hour after a treatment session, but no rest or downtime is required for healing. Patients can get back to life as usual as soon as their appointment is over.
Skin may be slightly tight, itchy, and even warm after an Infini™ session. These sensations, along with any residual redness, should fade naturally over the following 24 to 48 hours.
The collagen remodeling and rebuilding process takes time—with both the Exilis Ultra and Infini™ skin-tightening systems—so patients should expect to see their results appear gradually, over weeks, and continue to improve throughout the months after their session.
Protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays is always important, but is especially critical after a skin-tightening session. The treated areas will be especially sensitive to sunlight, and UV radiation can cause pigmentation changes in exposed areas not adequately covered with sunscreen.
What Else Restores Collagen in Thousand Oaks?
While Exilis Ultra skin tightening uses radiofrequency and ultrasound energy to jumpstart collagen production, and Infini pairs the RF with micro-needles to do the same, laser-based cosmetic treatments can also stimulate collagen, which is what makes laser skin resurfacing, Clear + Brilliant®, and other similar options so effective.
Considering that there are so many options available to women and men seeking a rejuvenated look, Dr. Peterson Pierre and his team are prepared to meet with patients individually to get to the heart of their cosmetic concerns and determine the ideal plan for moving forward. Every treatment is tailored specifically for your unique needs and goals.
Call today at (805) 496-9190, send a message online, or click here to schedule an appointment for RF skin tightening in Thousand Oaks at Pierre Skin Care Institute, serving Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, all of Simi Valley, and beyond.