Legend uses radiofrequency energy in an innovative way to reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin. Not only does Legend use radio frequency in an innovative manner, but it also adds leading-edge real-time temperature monitoring to increase effectiveness and safety. Legend provides progressive skin tightening and is pain-free. No medications are required and there is no down-time after the procedure. You can return to work or normal activities immediately afterward.
WHAT DOES LEGEND PROGRESSIVE SKIN TIGHTENING ACTUALLY DO?
Radiofrequency energy works by heating water inside the tissue of the treatment area. Legend Progressive Skin Tightening heats the tissue to 40-42º Celsius or C (104-107º Fahrenheit) in a gradual and controlled manner. Legend is coupled with a specialized real-time infra-red video camera that allows the operator to tightly control the amount of heating generated. The infra-red video camera helps to assure the effectiveness of treatment by assuring we receive the benefits of tissue heating. The infra-red video also adds to the safety and comfort of the procedure by assuring excessive heating does not occur.
WHY WOULD I WANT to HEAT MY SKIN AND TISSUES?
Heating the tissue to 40-42º C generates a number of beneficial effects. First, collagen molecules respond to the heat by shortening. Collagen is the main supporting protein of our skin. Loss and aging of collagen is responsible for most of the sagging and wrinkling we associate with age. Shortening collagen with heat generates some immediate skin tightening in the Legend treatment area. Many patients see benefit from the first treatment due to the immediate tightening. This tightening is just a taste of the benefits to come. The heating of tissue and shortening of collagen also starts a healing response. It is the healing response that really gives some exciting benefits. See our blog on collagen and skin tightening Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Tightening
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LEGEND?
Anyone with loose saggy skin will benefit from Legend. There are no age or gender restrictions on doing the procedure. Legend treatments can be performed on any skin type (Fitzpatrick Scale 1-6).
Weight may be a factor is not getting the results you are wanting from Legend. If your BMI is less than 30 and you have isolated pockets of fat in your body areas such as abdomen, thighs, arms or love handles you will benefit from Legend treatments. If you have a BMI greater than 30 you may notice little improvement from Legend treatments.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Legend is pain-free and requires no medications. The treatment is performed in an outpatient setting and you can return to work after the treatment. Legend procedures take 45 to 60 minutes depending on the area being treated. Legend requires six (6) treatments over a six (6) to twelve (12) weeks. Legend takes up to twelve (12) months to see full treatment results.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE HEALING RESPONSE LEGEND GENERATES?
You can expect tighter and firmer skin, a reduction in circumference, and enhanced body contours.