What Causes Loose Skin to Develop?
When an individual gains weight, the skin stretches to accommodate increased layers of fat that lie below its surface. The increased fat keeps the skin tight and smooth.
Turkey neck is the nickname for the loose, sagging or baggy skin that hangs off the neck. It is a consequence of losing skin elasticity because of aging, genetics and weight loss. Turkey neck can add years to your appearance and may even make you feel self-conscious about wearing anything but a turtleneck sweater.
Turkey neck can be hard to get rid of on your own - it does not respond to exercise or a healthy diet, and many over-the-counter skin-tightening creams make empty promises or yield only temporary results. Dr. Johnson can help treat your turkey neck and sagging skin this fall using the powerful skin-tightening therapy Thermage.
There are many options available if you want to treat your sagging facial skin, including surgical face-lifts, noninvasive skin tightening, facial exercises, topical creams and even devices that promise to give you back the face of your youth. But, what actually works? We break down what works and what doesn't for sagging facial skin in this blog.
There are many topical creams and lotions available that claim to firm and tighten the skin, but to see real results, you must use these products for extended periods. The majority of these products also only work for very mild cases of sagging skin, so if your situation is more serious, you may be out of luck and out of money spent on products not suited for you.
Do you get facials regularly? Do you see results? The results of the average facial typically last about four weeks, which means you either need to book another facial to keep looking great or run the risk of looking flat. Are you ready for something a little more potent than a facial, but with long-lasting results? If so, it may be time to try micro needling from Innovations Medical.
What Is Micro Needling?
Micro needling is a skin-rejuvenation procedure that uses tiny needles to create punctures in the skin.
Three months of summer can be a great thing - we hope you've had time to relax, enjoy a vacation or two, make a few memories and spend time at the beach or pool. While all these things are great, summer can be a bit rough on your skin due to prolonged exposure to the sun, wind and chlorine. These conditions can leave your skin looking a little dull in the fall. You can revitalize your skin as we move into cooler weather with a skin-rejuvenation treatment from Innovations Medical.
Radiofrequency Micro Needling with Legend Skin Tightening. Radiofrequency micro needling with Legend is a great way to improve your skin's texture, skin pigment, sun damage, scarring and stretch marks. The procedure has minimal downtime, and you are in and out of the office in just a few minutes. During this procedure, the skin is rejuvenated through hundreds of tiny needle sticks. These small punctures stimulate the body to produce collagen, which in turn tightens the skin. Legend Skin Tightening is added to the procedure for powerful skin-tightening benefits that leave you looking youthful and smooth.
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables. Eating more fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of developing cellulite because these foods contain high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients that support healthy tissue and collagen production and protect cells from damage. Antioxidants can especially help because they protect against free radicals and other environmental pollutants that can damage cells and lead to cellulite formation.
Include Lean Proteins. Add lean meats to your diet, including chicken and fish, to reduce your risk of developing cellulite. Avoid meats with a lot of fat, as consuming fat and other forms of connective tissue can increase the risk of developing cellulite. Nuts and seeds are also a good source of healthy protein.
Tiger stripes. Mom medals. War wounds. All nicknames to nicen up something that many women dread: stretch marks. The very words can make many women nervous, and many women feel frustrated and embarrassed because these marks are seemingly permanent. But are they? Innovations Medical can help reduce the appearance of your stretch marks using laser skin-rejuvenation therapy.
What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are lines that develop when the elastic fibers of the skin stretch beyond their normal capacity. When this happens, these fibers are unable to regenerate.
Americans want to get rid of unwanted fat more than ever before, according to new statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The organization's new numbers show that treatments aimed at eliminating fat and cellulite increased significantly in 2017.
Non-invasive fat-reduction treatments that utilize special technology to "freeze" away fat without surgery increased 7 percent.
Cellulite treatments were also popular in 2017, increasing nearly 20 percent over 2016.
Do you like to feel confident donning swimwear like the guys and gals in the “Beach Blanket Bingo” movie? If you’re losing your breath on the treadmill and you’re still not getting rid of unwanted fat, then it is time to consider the fat removal procedures at Innovations Medical. In this video, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical will discuss how you can get that confidence back and feel great wearing whatever you want.
The reason why some people avoid wearing sleeveless shirts or shorts is because they feel that their arms and legs don’t look good. It can either be the shape of the area or the texture of the skin. For arms with crepey appearance or loose skin, thermage is the best go-to procedure. It uses radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery. Some immediate skin tightening will happen and after 3 to 6 months, the collagen will shrink further. This results to more skin tightening. For saggy arms or “batwing” issues, SmartLipo will not only take care of fat removal, but tighten your skin as well. This is because of the collagen remodeling that happens after the procedure. There is very little downtime for this and you can go home the same day.
Summer is definitely one of the warmest seasons of the year. As the weather heats up, so will the wardrobe, right? From shorts and sleeveless shirts, down to swimsuits, you can expect a lot of skin baring outfits to hit the shelves.
As much as some of us would like to follow this trend, wrinkling and sagging skin steals our confidence. As we age and gain weight, this condition is unexpected and unwanted. However, a new technology known as “collagen remodeling” makes this problem a thing of the past. Dr. Johnson talks about this exciting treatment in this video.
Spring flowers are in full bloom and we are beginning to look forward to summer fashions, but is your skin ready for that swimsuit or sleeveless shirt? In this video, Dr. Johnson explains why it is so hard for our skin to look good in summer fashions, especially when we are aging, or gaining and loosing weight.
According to Dr. J, the support structure of our skins is made up of proteins called collagen and elastin. When we are young, collagen is well organized and there's a lot of it. So our skin is smooth and doesn't sag. But as we age, the collagen gets longer, less organized, and there's less of it. This causes our skin to sag, move around, and wrinkle.