As you age, your skin naturally loses many of the components that keep it moisturized and elastic. Although your body maintains the ability to rejuvenate this tissue naturally, it reserves this capability for damage repair. Dr. Bijal Katarki of Dominion Family Healthcare in Reston, Virginia offers TempSure™ Envi from CynoSure®, a radiofrequency device that triggers a controlled repair response that rejuvenates your skin gently and naturally. Call or click today to book an appointment.
Though your skin’s outer layer – the epidermis – shows your face to the world, much of its condition and youthful appearance depend on deeper, middle tissue, called the dermis. In particular, collagen and elastin provide volume and moisture, the foundation of fresh, young skin, so as these components decrease with age, typically starting in your 30s, your skin becomes drier and less elastic. Wrinkles, lines, and fissures start to appear. Though you’re still years away from a conventional facelift, noninvasive rejuvenation can create dramatic improvements.
TempSure Envi uses a technique called soft tissue coagulation to start your body’s self-repair mechanism. When the tissue of the dermis is warmed to a point about 10 degrees above your body’s normal temperature, it reaches the coagulation point. It’s enough warming that your body senses damage and starts the process of removing existing collagen and elastin and replacing it with new tissue. It’s part of the healing process you’d experience after a cut, for example, though it’s controlled and even.
TempSure Envi uses radiofrequency energy that penetrates the epidermis with minimal effect, concentrating its warming effects on the collagen and elastin components. TempSure Envi treats many skin issues that respond to soft tissue coagulation. You can see improvements in overall skin tightness, facial wrinkles, and lines, and it can even improve the appearance of cellulite.
Instead of the harsh effects of a chemical peel or conventional dermabrasion, TempSure Envi isn’t invasive and has little to no recovery time. This is truly a “lunchtime” cosmetic therapy. You can schedule a session at midday and resume your normal activities immediately after your treatment. If there is any effect at all, it’s typically similar to mild sun exposure; though, of course, there’s no harmful ultraviolet radiation since TempSure Envi uses radio waves.
A clear majority of TempSure Envi patients describe the treatment as relaxing. There’s a gentle warmth around the treatment area, no discomfort, and no post-procedure downtime. If you’re looking for a facial treatment that tightens your skin and gives back some youthful vitality, contact Dominion Family Healthcare by phone or online today.