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How Age Affects Your Skin

Our skin undergoes various changes as we age due to natural aging and external factors such as sun exposure and pollution. The skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and more prone to sagging, wrinkles, and age spots. The production of collagen and elastin slows down, leading to a loss of skin firmness and resilience. In fact, we lose about 1% of collagen and elastin each year after 30. Duplex skin tightening can reverse the process and catalyze collagen production.

What is Duplex Skin Tightening?

Duplex skin tightening is a cutting-edge treatment that combines two powerful technologies — fractional CO2 laser and radiofrequency — to effectively tighten and rejuvenate your skin. This treatment delivers controlled heat to the skin and subdermal tissue, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of healthy, youthful skin. This results in improved skin firmness, texture, and tone and reduced fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. The Duplex procedure catalyzes the results of both procedures.

Duplex Skin Tightening Can Correct:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Sagging skin
  • Crepey skin
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Acne scarring

Benefits of Duplex Skin Tightening:

  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Minimal discomfort during the treatment
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Improves overall skin tone and texture
  • Minimal side effects after treatment
  • Minimal or no downtime
  • Long-lasting results

What Makes Duplex Skin Tightening Unique

What sets Duplex skin tightening apart from other skin tightening treatments is its unique combination of fractional CO2 laser and microneedling-based radiofrequency, leading to the superficial and deep delivery of heat to the skin and subdermal tissue. Combining these two powerful technologies offers a more comprehensive approach to skin tightening. While fractional CO2 laser and radiofrequency can be used alone for certain patients, the customized Duplex treatment plan is tailored to each patient’s unique needs to deliver optimal results.

Duplex Skin Tightening: Recovery & Downtime

After Duplex skin tightening, you may experience mild redness, swelling, and discomfort. These side effects typically subside within a few days, and most patients require only one week of downtime to fully recover. It’s important to avoid sun exposure during the recovery period to ensure optimal healing. While some patients may see immediate results, it may take several weeks for the full benefits of the treatment to become visible.

Duplex Skin Tightening: Results & Longevity

The results of Duplex skin tightening treatment are visible soon after the procedure and continue to improve over time as collagen and elastin production increases. Most patients expect full results within 3-6 months following the treatment. The longevity of results varies depending on the individual’s skin condition, age, and lifestyle factors but typically last for one to two years. In some cases, additional treatments are required for optimal results.

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Rocky Mountain Surgical Arts is a surgical facility dedicated to cutting-edge aesthetic treatments that help our patients reverse the effects of age on the skin. Our medical providers carefully examine your skin, discuss your goals, and curate a personalized treatment plan, which may include RF microneedling, CO2 laser resurfacing, or the advanced Duplex treatment that combines both procedures. Please schedule a consultation to explore your skin tightening options in Lone Tree, Colorado.

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