What is Skin Tightening Therapy?

Skin Tightening Therapy

Tighten loose skin on body, neck, or face

Skin tightening therapy is treatment that is received to firm up any lax or loose skin on the body, neck, or face to make it look more youthful, healthy, and beautiful. By using an effective skin tightening process that doesn’t include surgery, our cosmetic surgeons can effectively deliver results that can not only improve the look of your skin’s appearance, but make you feel more confident and happy on the inside, which is arguably even more important in one’s life. Surgery may eventually be recommended, but most people opt to avoid it as long as possible.

Should you consider non-surgical skin tightening therapy?

Production of collagen and elastin slows down as we age, it’s unfortunately unavoidable, and this reality leads to making the skin look older or take on more character depending on who you talk to about the topic. Collagen and elastin are both key proteins that help our skin maintain its smoothness and firmness, and as the production of them lowers over the years, our total skin makeup is left looking more saggy. If you are physically or mentally affected by your skin’s laxity, then non-surgical skin tightening can help with slowing down this process while delivering a smoother, firmer, more youthful appearance that hardly affects your life’s normal routine, so you can go on as per usual.

Treatments and technologies used

Ultrasound skin tightening

This method involves focusing ultrasound energy to heat the skin at predetermined depths and locations to induce collagen production, and assist the skin’s goal of becoming more firm. A handheld device is used, and it transmits ultrasound waves directly through the skin’s surface. A very positive attribute about using ultrasound as a solution for skin tightening, is that the technology has been used for decades, and has been proven over the long-term to be safe for a patient. Ultrasound treatment is best when deployed towards the early signs of aging, an appointment only takes around an hour give or take, there’s no downtime, and results are viewable within a couple months and are seen for up to a year with proper care taken.

Radiofrequency (RF ) treatments

RF can be utilized to heat the skin’s epidermal layers and trigger collagen production, which produces the positive results of tightening up and smoothing over the skin to turn back the clock on the signs of aging. RF treatment can be used to treat the body, neck, face, and even hands, the downtime is minimal, it can be performed on all skin types safely, and results appear slowly over the next few months. A series of treatments are often recommended to achieve optimal results.

IPL/RF combination of treatments

This solution combines intense pulsed light (IPL) with radiofrequency (RF) to enable the heating of deeper layers of skin to induce the skin’s natural healing response, and that results in the triggering of collagen production. Through the addition of IPL, skin can be treated at various levels and can help focus the RF energy to provide a more complete treatment. The great aspects about this treatment is that discomfort is minimal, it’s a more natural way to gain results thanks to the new production of collagen, and the downtime is little to nothing so your life is hardly affected.

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