How Skin Tightening Treatments Can Help You
Sometimes people can’t help but feel teary-eyed as they gaze at their reflections in the mirror and see a face with loose sagging skin staring back at them.
Internal or external causes disrupt the essential molecules that keep the skin elastic, firm, and moisturized, resulting in loose or sagging skin. Between the ages of 35 and 40, most people begin to notice skin laxity or loosening.
Please don’t beat yourself up about it, though. This situation you are experiencing with your skin is normal. There are many ways for you to treat sagging and loose skin.
There are skin-tightening options available to help you improve skin laxity and enhance your appearance. It’s time to look beautiful and feel elegant!
Sit back, relax and find out more about skin tightening treatments.
What causes loose, saggy skin?
If you have firm skin, it can stretch and bounce back easily. But when the skin loses this ability, then it begins to droop. Sagging skin can appear on the body in a variety of places. Saggy skin is commonly seen in the following areas:
- Double-chin area
- Upper arms
Pregnancy, illness, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors contribute to saggy skin. The most significant factor of all is ageing.
As people get older, their ability to produce elastin and collagen decreases. Elastin and collagen are two critical proteins produced in the dermis.
Elastin gives skin elasticity, as its name implies. It gives you tight skin that bounces back when you stretch it.
Fibroblasts are the cells that make collagen. Collagen is responsible for the skin’s firmness and tautness. Tightly-woven fibers make up collagen that aids in the structure and rigidity of the skin.
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How can you treat loose and saggy skin?
For minor sagging, exercise may do the trick. You can also consider using topical treatments, such as lotions, serums, and creams. These typically contain retinol, which can help with elasticity around the eyes and on the face.
For moderate sagging, though, you can go for skin-tightening treatments
What are skin-tightening treatments?
Non-Surgical skin tightening techniques are aesthetic procedures used to improve the skin’s appearance. These techniques are significantly less intrusive than surgical ones, such as facelifts and under-the-knife options.
Many people believe that skin-tightening treatments can achieve similar results to those with surgical procedures. The differences are that with the former, there are fewer risks of complications, they are less expensive, and recovery is straightforward.
What are the different types of skin-tightening treatments?
There are many kinds of skin tightening treatments available.
- Radio Frequency
- LDM – MED
- Fotona 4D Facelift Laser
- HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
Radiofrequency skin tightening or RF treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses a machine to generate radio waves which are then applied to the skin to gently heat it up. This heating has to be controlled to stimulate the skin to produce new collagen and elastin so that it can become thicker and more firm.
There are many variations on how the radio waves are applied to the skin and some types of treatments may even involve the use of microneedles. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, there may be downtime ranging from 0-10 days.
LDM-MED – a skin tightening and rejuvenation treatment that utilises a dual frequency ultrasound technology to deliver a micro-massage to the treatment area.
This process does 3 things to your skin:
- Stimulates Collagen Production
- Promotes skin regeneration
- Improves skin consistency & reduce wrinkles
Fotona 4D Facelift Laser
Fotona 4D is the next-generation safe and non-invasive facelift laser treatment that combines both Er:YAG and Nd:YAG technologies in one advanced system.
Fotona 4D laser help remove micron-thin layers of your skin and stimulate collagen remodeling so that new and healthy-looking skin can be formed in place, resulting in smooth and blemish-free skin that improves with time.key benefits of Fotona 4D Laser
- No surgery & needles
- Minimal downtime
- Tightening & Volumisation
HIFU High intensity Focused Ultrasound
HIFU is a non-invasive ultrasound treatment that promotes the production of new collagen, which then helps to lift and tighten the skin. The results from this treatment is similar to that of a surgical facelift but without the cutting and disruption to your skin’s surface.
- Stimulates collagen production
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles & sagging skin
Profhilo is the pioneer of BDDE-free injectable treatment that uses hyaluronic acid to keep the skin hydrated and improve the skin’s laxity. Unlike any other, Profhilo contains high amounts of hyaluronic acid, providing your skin aims to improve skin laxity and combat signs of ageing.
Key benefits of Profhilo
- 5X Hyaluronic acid – improve complexion and hydration
- 20% increase in collagen & elastin
- Lasts for 9-12 months
Radio Frequency vs LDM-MED vs Fotona 4D Facelift laser vs HIFU vs Profhilo
|Services||Radio frequency||LDM-MED||Fotona 4D||HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)||Profhilo|
|Treatment Type||Radiofrequency||Ultrasound||Targeted Laser||High Intensity Focused Ultrasound||Injectable|
|Benefits||Increased collagen and elastin production||Dual frequency ultrasound technology that deliver a micro-massage to the treatment area.|
Stimulated collagen production, promotes skin regeneration, improve skin consistence & reduces wrinkles
|next-generation safe and non-invasive Er:YAG and Nd:YAG technologies that improves skin consistency & reduces wrinkle||Production of new collagen, which then helps to lift, tighten the skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin||Skin HydrationBio Remodels skin|
Increased collagen and elastin
|Treatment Area||Full face, body||Full face, body||Full face, neck||Full face, neck||Lower face / Neck / upper chest/ Hands|
|Discomfort level||depends on the intensity||NIL||*|
warm mild prickling sensation
warm mild to mod prickling sensation with numbing
Numbing the treatment area prior to the injection.
|Duration||15 mins||15 mins||45 mins||50 mins||15mins|
|Down time||Depending on intensity, up to 10 days||–||*|
slight redness that will subside in a few hours
Mild redness and swelling
The treatment has no downtime for most cases*.
may experience slight swelling at the injection site. However, this is known to be relieved in 1-2 days.
|Frequency||can be up to every 2-3 weeks||Every 2 weeks||Mins 2 sessions Subsequently once a year||Once every 6-9 months||2 sessions, 1 month apart.|
Subsequently every 9 months
|How long does the result last.||2-3 months||2-3 months||9-12 months.|
one can expect continual improvement for up to 6 months after treatment.
|6-9 months||9-12 months|
|Perform by||Licensed doctors/ trained therapists||Trained Therapist||Licensed doctors||Licensed doctors||Licensed doctors|
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And one of the popular and in-demand procedures is LDM-MED. LDM-MED or Local Dynamic Micro-massage is a skin tightening and rejuvenation treatment that delivers a micro-massage to the treated region using dual-frequency ultrasound technology.
This procedure aims to do the following to your skin:
- Improves skin consistency
- Enhances collagen production
- Fosters skin rejuvenation
How is the treatment done?
Therapists will cleanse your face before adding an ultrasonic gel coating to the treatment region. This gel helps to maximize the effects of the ultrasonic waves on the skin, which are delivered directly into the treatment region through an ultrasound probe.
After the treatment, the skin is moisturized and protected with sunscreen.
What are the benefits of getting skin-tightening treatments?
You may ask why you should get your skin tightened and lifted. Here are some of the benefits:
- Your skin will have improved elasticity.
These treatments help clarify facial features and achieve a more contoured body form by strengthening and tightening the skin. They accomplish this by heating the skin’s surface, which induces collagen to contract and firm up.
There’s a noticeable reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin tightening targets the layer of skin, causing collagen production to increase. This efficiently plumps the skin and fills deep folds and even wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
- They slow the ageing process.
Collagen is stimulated by skin tightening treatments, which firm the skin and slow the ageing process. Your skin is visibly tighter immediately following your treatment, and it continues to improve over time.
Are skin tightening treatments painful?
Patients report minimal pain and discomfort from treatments. They only typically experience a warming but comfortable sensation.
Are skin tightening treatments safe and effective
Skin tightening treatments are considered both safe and effective. The FDA has approved it for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
How long does each session take?
You don’t need to wait that long for the treatment. For example, LDM-MED usually takes only 12 minutes.
How Long Do Skin Tightening Results Last?
You’d be interested to know that you may only need one treatment and notice immediate tightness in your skin. Because your body takes time to produce collagen, you’ll see the best results after roughly 1-2months.
More than one treatment may be beneficial to certain persons.
Many women and even men who want to rapidly tighten and lift their skin without having to go under the knife or experience prolonged downtime are opting for nonsurgical skin tightening procedures.
These treatments use radiofrequency, laser or ultrasonic technologies to target the deeper layers of your skin. This helps tighten existing collagen while also stimulating the production of new collagen, resulting in a smoother, firmer, and more youthful appearance.
Skin tightening without surgery is a low-risk alternative to surgery. But before undergoing this treatment, it is critical to have realistic expectations and select a competent and licensed provider.
You don’t need to turn your face away every time you look in the mirror. You can bask in the beauty you see right in front of you. Like others, you can opt to have skin tightening treatments to enhance your appearance and feel more beautiful and confident.
Here at Astique Clinic, we can provide you with great skin tightening treatments with obvious results. Allow us to put an end to your skin woes.
If you are still unsure about this, you may want to consult your doctor.