Over time, your skin can become less firm and attractive, due to factors such as aging, hormonal changes and weight fluctuations. You can restore a firmer, more youthful appearance with a number of skin tightening procedures that don’t require surgery. These procedures are non-invasive, safe and require little or no healing time, so you can enjoy the results immediately.
Laser light is used for a variety of medical purposes, and it can also be used for improving your appearance. Laser for skin tightening uses a much lower level than that used for laser incisions. The technique can also be used for body contouring on the buttocks, thighs, arms and lower back. It is performed on an outpatient basis and generally requires 10 to 21 days for full healing, during which you must protect your skin from the sun and use moisturizers. Individuals may experience minimal itching or stinging for a short period after the procedure.
Sound waves can also be used for skin tightening. Ultrasound treatments deliver heat to the deeper skin layers, to strengthen existing collagen and stimulate the production of new collagen. This produces a lifting effect. It is often used to firm the skin on the face, neck, chin and chest. A number of treatments over a period of months may be needed for full results. Ultrasound skin tightening is not invasive and requires no downtime for healing. The procedure is painless, which makes it a desirable alternative surgical facelifts.
Radiofrequency body contouring uses radio frequency energy to heat deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin, as well as to encourage cell turnover. It tightens skin in these deeper layers, without causing damage to surface skin. It can be used on the face, chin, neck and body. It can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Radiofrequency skin tightening produces an even result on the skin painlessly and can also be used to reduce cellulite on the body. Generally, a number of treatments are required to produce the best results. No downtime is required after this procedure.
New technologies offer many new options for achieving a better appearance, with lower costs and a minimum of downtime. Not every type of procedure is right for every person, but you can find the right one for your unique needs. Talk to a cosmetic specialist to learn more about today’s non-surgical options for skin tightening and a more youthful appearance.