Gravity does more than keep us firmly planted on the ground. It also wreaks havoc with our skin over time. As we age, our skin becomes lax and starts to sag, leading the formation of jowls and hollowing around our cheeks and temples. Fortunately, there is a non-surgical way to counter the effects of gravity today, using state-of-the-art technology that firms and tightens skin from the inside out.

Why Skin Sags

Skin sags for reasons beyond simple gravity. Collagen is a protein found in the underlying structure of the skin that supports the dermal layers and gives skin its smooth, supple appearance. As early as our 20s, our production of collagen begins to diminish, which also strips the skin of its natural support mechanism. The result is loose skin and the appearance of facial wrinkles. The good news is that while there isn’t much we can do to reverse gravity, we can restore collagen production with a non-surgical treatment like ReFirme.

Introducing ReFirme

ReFirme uses a combination of bipolar radiofrequency and light energy, known as elos technology to stimulate the body to produce more collagen. A handheld applicator delivers the energy into the underlying dermal layers without actually penetrating the skin, so there are no incisions or post-procedural scarring to worry about. The treatment can be used on nearly any skin type and tone, providing safe and effective skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits.

Benefits of ReFirme Skin Tightening

There are a number of ways a ReFirme treatment can improve your appearance, including addressing the following concerns:

  • Reverses skin laxity for a firmer, tighter facial profile
  • Smooths away fine lines and facial creases
  • Eliminates loose skin under the eyes, known as “bags”
  • Creates consistency in skin texture and tone
  • Adds definition to areas like the cheeks and jawline

Dr. Leber or a member of our staff will meet with you prior to treatment to discuss your specific concerns and evaluate the current condition of your skin to determine whether ReFirme is the right treatment for you.

Procedure Lowdown

A ReFirme treatment takes about one hour if it is performed on the entire face, less for smaller treatment areas. Patients are given a topical numbing cream prior to the procedure to ensure their comfort during treatment. Special glasses are also worn to protect your eyes from the light energy that is delivered.

You will be able to apply makeup and return to your regular activities immediately following your ReFirme treatment. The skin may be slightly red and tender, similar to a sunburn, but these side effects typically subside within a few hours after the procedure.

Getting the Results You Want

Results from your ReFirme treatment will appear over time as collagen levels increase to restore a youthful appearance to your complexion. Most of our patients find a series of treatment sessions will provide them with the best possible results. Once those results are achieved, an occasional touch-up procedure should help you maintain them indefinitely.

Skin laxity and signs of aging no longer require surgical procedures if they are addressed early. ReFirme skin tightening is an effective way for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity to reverse the effects and put off the need for surgery for a significantly longer period of time. To learn more about ReFirme, contact Leber Skin & Laser Center at 480-945-5522.