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Give Yourself the Gift of Skin Tightening this New Year

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and designed to protect your internal organs and tissues from the outside elements. Unfortunately, many of these elements, like the sun, contribute to the visible signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging.

Though you can’t stop the years from ticking by, you can take steps to slow down the effects aging has on your skin with nonsurgical skin tightening. At our office Harlingen, Texas, Dr. Lena Speck Hopkins specializes in aesthetic treatments and uses TempSure® Envi to tighten and lift your skin to restore a more youthful look.

If you’re bothered by sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, it’s time to give yourself the gift of skin tightening

Aging and your skin

Aging is a complex process that affects every cell, tissue, and organ in your body and is influenced by genetics, environmental factors, and nutrition. When it comes to aging and skin, the sun is your biggest enemy.

Your skin is made up of three layers, including the epidermis (outer layer), dermis (middle layer), and the subcutaneous layer (innermost layer). Each layer of your skin contains collagen fibers, which give your skin its strength, flexibility, and support.

The sun’s ultraviolet rays speed up the aging process by breaking down the skin’s collagen fibers. Without the support from the connective tissue, your skin sags and wrinkles. 

When you were younger, you may not have given much thought about protecting your skin from the sun. But years spent trying to get a sun-kissed look doesn’t mean you have to pay the price of premature aging. With skin tightening, we can help you rebuild those collagen fibers to lift your skin and smooth out those lines and wrinkles. 

Restoring your youthful look with skin tightening

Dr. Speck Hopkins is a wrinkle specialist and uses TempSure Envi to tighten and rejuvenate your skin and restore your younger look. The innovative skin-tightening tool uses advanced radiofrequency technology that penetrates through the layers of your skin without causing any damage to the outer surface. 

The heat produced by TempSure Envi stimulates collagen and elastin production and increases the rate of cell turnover to create firmer, thicker, and more youthful-looking skin. We use TempSure Envi to treat many trouble spots affected by aging, including the:

Skin tightening is painless and only takes about 20 minutes. You should notice an improvement immediately after your first skin-tightening session. Dr. Speck Hopkins recommends a series of four treatments at 2-4 week intervals to get the best results. 

It takes time for your skin to rebuild your collagen and elastin, so you may not see the full effects of your skin-tightening treatment until about six months after your last session.

Maintaining your radiant appearance

Skin tightening helps restore your lost collagen and elastin, but it won’t stop the aging process. To maintain your youthful, radiant look you need to protect your skin from the damaging sun rays. In addition to skin tightening, Dr. Speck Hopkins is also a skin care specialist and a health care provider for the Alastin® Skincare line of products, which offers a broad spectrum sunscreen specifically for the face.

You may also benefit from touch-up skin-tightening treatments every six months to maintain your smooth, firm, and glowing look.

Don’t let another year pass by while you wish for your younger days. Contact us today to schedule your skin-tightening consultation. 

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