Skin tightening is a cosmetic medical procedure that aims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin by removing excess fatty tissue. The procedure can be performed using various lasers or with radiofrequency energy delivered through an applicator.
What is skin tightening?
Skin tightening treatment is a procedure that uses a laser to tighten skin. This is a non-surgical procedure, which means it’s not surgical so you won’t be cut or stitched. The laser light stimulates your body’s natural collagen production – in layperson’s terms, it builds up the structure of your skin so that it looks and feels thicker and firmer. It can also help treat wrinkles, loose skin and scars.
How does it work?
While the procedure is minimally invasive, achieving tighter skin is quite complex.
The substance injected into your skin causes it to contract and shrink, tightening your facial muscles and causing an overall improvement in both appearance and function of the facial area. The substance is injected into the skin using a needle inserted through tiny incisions made around your jawline or cheeks, depending on which areas you want to treat.
The different types of skin tightening.
Various skin tightening treatments are available to address the signs of ageing. Some can be performed by your dermatologist, while others require a cosmetic surgeon.
· Radiofrequency is one of the most popular procedures for skin tightening as it uses heat energy to stimulate collagen production in the dermis layer and tighten your pores.
· Laser treatments include CO2 lasers, which use carbon dioxide gas to cauterise tissue, or intense pulsed light (IPL) devices that use light waves instead of heat to improve elasticity and firmness without damaging the epidermis or causing scarring.
· Chemical peels to remove dead cells from your outer layers while exfoliating away dulling residue accumulated over time without affecting healthy cells too much, so they’re able to recover more quickly than they would otherwise have been able to have you not undergone this procedure at all
Who is a good candidate for skin tightening?
While skin tightening is not for everyone, it is an excellent alternative to surgery for those with good skin elasticity and a healthy weight. If you are not a good candidate for this treatment, however, facial fillers might be the better option.
Facial fillers are an excellent alternative to Botox and dermal fillers for those with fine lines or wrinkles on the face who want to improve their appearance. Facial fillers can also be used for other purposes, such as to thicken lips or reduce the size of a nose.
When will you see results after the skin tightening treatment?
After completion of a skin tightening treatment, your body will begin to produce collagen at a faster rate, and the firmness of the skin will increase. The time it takes for these results to occur depends on the damage to your skin and your age.
If you have experienced significant sun damage, it could take longer for new collagen to be produced to see improvements in elasticity and firmness. If you are young enough, the effects should instantly notice or within two weeks after receiving treatment.
The good news is that once your body starts producing more new collagen cells, it will continue doing so throughout life, so even if you don’t get any further treatments now, future ones may help maintain results!
Skin tightening can be used to improve your appearance and self-esteem.
· Skin tightening can be used to improve your appearance and self-esteem.
· Skin tightening may be a good option if you are unhappy with the looseness of your skin, especially in areas that get stretched during weight loss or pregnancy, such as the abdomen and thighs, neck and chest.
· People who have lost significant weight often opt for a tummy tuck after losing over 100 pounds.
A skin tightening treatment is an easy and effective way to achieve your desired results. The procedure involves using radio frequency energy which heats the skin to cause collagen production and increase elasticity. This can be done independently or with other treatments, such as micro-needling or laser resurfacing.