Living in California is a wonderful thing….however, it comes with a price. Constant UV exposure can lead to sun damage which makes you look older than your actual age. This paired with the aging process and changes in our body composition can also lead to loose and sagging skin, stretch marks, and cellulite. Combined these processes can age people well beyond their years. All of these are things that make men and women more self-concscious. The good news is that Gravity Med Spa has the necessary technology and expertise to help you turn back the clock and regain that youthful look without the need for surgery.
Due to advances in technology over the past several decades, various machines have come on the market that can help you improve the tone and texture of your body without resorting to surgeries. Using techniques such as Endermologie, Coolsculpting, and radio frequency skin resurfacing and tightening we can help achieve a smoother and more contoured appearance to your body and help you find your youth again!
YOU TOO CAN HAVE BEAUTIFUL, TONED SKIN FROM HEAD TO TOE!
IT ALL BEGINS WITH A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION AND EVALUATION…
The tell tale signs of sun damage of the skin include, but are not limited to, the following: dry skin, a leathery texture to the skin, “sunspots”, erythema (redness) of the skin, and of course fine lines and wrinkles. Three of the best non surgical treatments for sun damaged skin on the body are Q-switched lasers, fractional non-ablative lasers, and intense pulse light (IPL).
Q switched lasers, also known as quality switched lasers, put out short and high powered pulses that make the laser produce a high beam of light. It is these bursts of light that can be used to remove sunspots quickly and safely with minimal discomfort. The laser energy pulse, which is in billionths of a second, breaks up the pigment in the spot so it can be naturally reabsorbed and disposed of by the body. While it can take several treatments to achieve the desired results, the technology can help sunspots disappear and give you the more even textured skin that you had years ago before suffering the ravages of the California sun.
Fractional lasers work below the skin’s surface, producing thousands of tiny columns of microscopic treatment zones, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. Following the treatment, the body’s natural healing process creates new healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections and removes unwanted sunspots and hyperpigmentation. This “fractional” treatment approach allows the skin to heal much faster than if all the skin was treated at once. This is in contrast to ablative lasers which damage the skin evenly in all areas, resulting in more downtime and discomfort after the procedure. Using the fractional technology, healing time is substantially reduced and discomfort is similarly improved since there is a lesser invasion of the skin surface.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) technology uses high intensity pulses of visible light to improve the appearance of aged and sun damaged skin. Much like q-switched lasers short bursts of light are used to break up the pigment in affected areas. IPL is a bit more versatile than the q-switched laser and can also be used to treat not only sun spots but can be used for treatment of erythema (redness) of the skin, hair removal, dark congenital pigment spots, and stubborn unsightly veins.
Skin tightening for loose, sagging skin and stretch marks
Part of the natural aging process is the breakdown of collagen below the skin level. As collagen is broken down, the skin loses its elasticity and becomes loose and “floppy”. Stretch marks are caused by dramatic or rapid weight gain or loss. This condition particularly affects women after pregnancy. These marks appear as long red or purple scars on the stomach, hips, thighs, breasts, buttocks, even the arms. While it is true that stretch marks can fade with time or through the use of various creams and lotions, they will never fully disappear. To improve stretch marks and issues of skin laxity, there are multiple modalities to help stimulate collagen synthesis that can help you regain the elasticity in skin and achieve a more toned and supple appearance.
Endermologie is a technology that has been present since the late 1980’s and relies on reactivating cellular activity at the deeper dermal level by stimulating your skin using a pleasant and non-aggressive technique known as mecano-stimulation. Mechanical stimulation at the level of the skin sends a signal to the deeper dermal level and stimulates collagen and elastin production along with producing lipolysis (fat cell death). Endermologie is often used as an adjunct to treat loose and sagging skin but may also be used for the treatment of cellulite. There are also reports of improved results post liposuction when endermologie is used as an adjunct to the normal healing process and compressive garments are employed in the post-operative care of the liposuction patient.
Radio Frequency technology has emerged as one of the most effective means of non-surgically improving the tone of skin. By applying the device to the skin and allowing for penetration to the dermal layer using very small pins, the machine is able to deliver thermal energy to the deeper layers below the skin, thus stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis. By doing so, it is possible to create a tighter and more toned appearance without the need for surgical intervention.
Fractional non ablative lasers are one of the most effective treatments for stretch marks available today without resorting to surgical removal of the stretch marks. By resurfacing the tissue in the area of the stretch mark, patients can expect an improvement in the texture and vertical height of the stretch marks, giving you a more even toned skin surface. Radiofrequency technology, used in conjunction with fractional lasers, can also further help to tighten the skin and improve some of the skin laxity often associated with stretch marks, giving you a more toned appearance.
In some cases, lasers and other machines are not the best option and surgical intervention may be required to tighten the skin or remove stretch marks. If a patient is not a suitable candidate for nonsurgical methods of skin tightening in the torso, we do offer a full compliment of surgical options to help you achieve the look you desire through Chugay Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Inc. Call us now for a complimentary consultation and evaluation to see if non-surgical body contouring is an option for you!
Broken capillaries and spider veins
Spider veins (also known as telangectasias) are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin. Although they can occur anywhere on the body, they most commonly occur on the face around the nose and in legs. These unsightly vessels can make wearing shorts and skirts embarrassing. However, we are here to tell you that there are solutions and we can help! Gravity offers various therapies to fight your spider veins and broken capillaries. From YAG and IPL laser treatment to sclerotherapy (injections of specialized agents in the skin to collapse veins), we offer a wide range of options to help get your legs looking your best and make you proud to wear your favorite short skirt or pair of board shorts. Call Gravity Med Spa at 1-949-387-6118 for a complimentary consultation and skin evaluation.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite (also known as adiposis edematosa) is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that is manifested as skin dimpling and nodularity. Commonly affecting the buttocks and thighs, cellulite is a condition that tends to be more common in females (90% of patients) and is likely due to a hormonal component. Despite aggressive exercise and a healthy diet, there is no regimen that can eliminate cellulite. Cellulite makes even the most confident woman second guess wearing short skirts and shorts; however, there is good news! Gravity Med Spa provides you with many options to help improve the appearance of cellulite. While we cannot guarantee a complete disappearance of cellulite or offer a permanent cure, there are many options to help improve the dimpled and lumpy skin that might be preventing you from fully enjoying these warm California evenings.
How can you treat cellulite?
There are many creams and lotions that promise to “cure” cellulite. Sadly, no cure exists for this condition. However, there are ways to improve the appearance of cellulite and give you legs that you can be proud of.
Weight loss through caloric restriction and exercise is one of the easiest ways to potentially improve cellulite. Not only can you see an improvement in your cellulite, but you will also likely see an improvement in your energy levels and self-confidence. For more information on how Gravity Med Spa can help you lose weight please see our various options for weight loss.
Tretinoin cream is an option for the treatment of cellulite. This cream applied twice daily to the affected area has been shown to modestly improve the appearance of cellulite after treatment for approximately 6 months.
Radiofrequency (RF) therapy is another treatment option for the management of cellulite. By heating the tissues at the dermal level, collagen synthesis can be stimulated and the appearance of cellulite improved. While it does take 4-6 treatment sessions to achieve a result, patients are often very excited by the significant improvement in the appearance of their legs. Although an improvement can be seen with RF therapy, it is still not a cure. Patients will need to maintain the results achieved with treatment sessions in the future, typically spaced at 1-3 month intervals.
Gravity med spa also offers endermologie to help your skin look its best. It can be used to promote healing after body sculpting procedures (eg liposuction) and is a first line treatment for cellulite. Endermologie reactivates cellular activity by mechanically stimulating your skin using a pleasant and non-aggressive technique. Mechanical stimulation on the surface of the skin using a patented roller technology sends a signal deep down to the cells (ex: fat cells and fibroblasts) to provoke a physiological response (ex: activation of collagen and elastin production or activation of lipolysis). While it may take several treatments to begin to see results, endermologie is a great way to help you look your best and minimize the appearance of cellulite.
How does it work?
ENDERMOLOGIE reactivates cellular activity by mechanically stimulating your skin (MÉCANO-STIMULATION) using a pleasant and non-aggressive technique.
ENDERMOLOGIE treats different target tissues and has a wide variety of uses.
The treatment is performed by a professional at Gravity Med Spa using CELLU M6 and MOBILIFT M6 devices. Equipped with Rolls (rollers) or Lifts (flaps), the treatment heads gently grasp the skin tissue and target different areas of the body and face using the 100% natural MÉCANO-STIMULATION technique.
ENDERMOLOGIE can be used to treat different skin areas with a very wide range of application.