Loose skin develops gradually, yet it often seems to appear overnight as you look in the mirror one morning and see saggy skin that you didn’t notice before. Luckily, Dr. Hei Jin Chung has a solution – noninvasive skin tightening using an advanced laser device, the Excel V™. Laser skin tightening is effective and safe for all skin types, so don’t wait to call the office, Dr. Chung Vein Specialists in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, or book a skin consultation online.
Taking care of your skin may slow down the effect of time, but you can’t stop the natural changes that happen to everyone. As you age, your skin produces less collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for skin’s strength and resilience.
Other changes also occur that contribute to aging. Your skin becomes thinner and more dehydrated, but if you don’t have enough collagen, your skin loses its structural support.
Between low collagen production and exposure to sunlight, which further damages collagen, your skin becomes loose and wrinkles develop.
The Excel V is a medical device that emits laser energy to rejuvenate your skin.
Dr. Chung uses the Excel V to target deep layers of skin, where heat stimulates new collagen production. The procedure also boosts elastin production, improves circulation, and creates an immediate tightening effect as heat shrinks old collagen.
Your skin continuously sheds cells from the surface and replaces them with new cells. As new collagen forms after treatment, it migrates up to the top, creating new skin that’s tighter and stronger.
Before your treatment, Dr. Chung performs a personalized skin consultation, reviews your medical history, and explains the procedure. The Excel V has a built-in cooling device to keep your skin comfortable, but the doctor also talks with you about applying a topical anesthetic.
The length of your session depends on the treatment area. When it’s finished, you can get back to your daily activities. Skin in the treated area may be slightly red, but that should disappear quickly.
Many patients notice improvements after their treatment due to the immediate tightening of old collagen. It takes time, however, for your skin to produce new collagen and for fresh, strong skin to replace old skin. You’ll continue to see results over the next few months.
If you’d like to eliminate mild to moderate skin laxity, you can call Dr. Chung or book a consultation online to learn whether you’re a good candidate for an Excel V laser treatment.