When we’re young, our skin is highly elastic. Elasticity is our skin’s capacity to stretch and bounce back into place, plumping the skin and affording it a healthy looking fullness. Two different proteins found in the layers of the skin—collagen and elastin—are the building blocks of elasticity. Collagen, also found in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, keeps the skin firm by holding the layers of the skin together. Elastin, present in many connective tissues, helps the skin bounce back when pinched or pulled.
What Causes Elasticity
Our skin gradually and naturally becomes less elastic as we age. Collagen stores gradually diminish over time, and as a result, the layers of the skin begin to separate. Wrinkles form, and a combination of gravity and decreased levels of fat cells and hyaluronic acid make the skin sag.
Beyond aging, there are many other factors that contribute to the loss of skin elasticity. The sun’s ultraviolet rays damage collagen and elastin, accelerating sagging and the formation of wrinkles. Smoking and exposure to pollution damage the layers of the skin, which amplifies the aging process. Neglectful skincare habits (such as not washing your face every night!) can also affect the skin’s elasticity over time.
Treating Elasticity AT TONDUE
When you visit Tondue Medical Spa for your initial consultation, our team of seasoned, highly trained providers will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your skin and develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Tondue offers the following clinical treatments to help with Excessive Sweating:
Chemical Peels are a noninvasive way of promoting the growth of new skin and can vastly improve the appearance of your skin in terms of tone, pigment, pores, texture, scarring, and more.
Dermal Fillers work to restore volume to the face. When injected into targeted areas of the face, dermal fillers can enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, smooth wrinkles, and improve the appearance of scars.
HydraFacial combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection. The treatment repairs the skin and can result in the visible diminishment of fine lines. After treatment, most patients report clearer, more beautiful skin.
Liquid collagen shots by YANA are an excellent complement to topical skincare and aesthetic procedures. Containing a concentrated blend of hydrolyzed collagen peptides, ceramides, antioxidants, and vitamins, YANA shots support vital skin functions including collagen synthesis, moisture retention, and antioxidant defense.
Medical Grade Skincare supports healthy skin through hydration, exfoliation, cleansing, and more. Tondue offers a range of medical grade skincare products to help clients achieve their aesthetic goals. The use of these rigorously vetted, high quality products supports and may prolong the results of clinical treatments you receive.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive, highly effective procedure that encourages the skin to produce collagen. By creating controlled damage to the dermis using either hyaluronic acid or your own plasma, microneedling improves skin texture and firmness, scars and sunspots, and can also be used to treat stretch marks.
Secret RF is a form of microneedling that addresses the loss of skin elasticity through radio frequency (RF). The procedure is highly precise and customizable, delivering long-lasting results efficiently.
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If you’d like more information about Elasticity, contact us today. Complete our digital contact form or call our location nearest to you. We look forward to meeting you and demonstrating how Tondue Medical Spa can help you meet your aesthetic goals.
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