You know it’s time to start considering a skin tightening treatment when you’re constantly cursing that extra skin on and around your face. You know, that sagging you’re starting to see around the eyes and chin. As we age, the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis starts to slow down and that leads to sagging, older-looking skin. Thankfully they are procedures that effectively tighten and tone sagging, loose skin that do not require you to go under the knife. In fact, non-invasive tightening procedures offer a more natural looking, safer and more affordable way to achieve the look you desire. The most effective non-invasive skin tightening treatments work to regenerate collagen growth and give your body the kick that it needs to amp up collagen production, leading to tighter, younger-looking skin. Here’s a look at our top skin-tightening procedures:
What it treats: All of the loose, sagging skin, including the abdomen, eyes, neck and jawline, chin, loose skin above the knees, and loose skin on the arms. Thermage helps tighten upper and lower eyelids as well as treat the fine lines around the eyes.
What it is: A favorite of A-list celebrities in their 40s, Thermage is a radiofrequency device that is used to stimulate collagen renewal. Thermage, which has been around for over ten years, has come a long way. This non-invasive treatment tightens the skin by promoting collagen growth. The results are quite impressive. After one treatment, your skin will enjoy some immediate lifting, but after about six months the full lifting, toning and skin tightening will be in effect.
How it works: Thermage treatments are all about energy – focusing radiofrequency energy to kickstart the body’s own natural collagen renewal process. When collagen is regenerated, the skin becomes tighter and smoother skin with improved texture. Like most smart technologies, the process is relatively simple – it’s a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects, to protect the skin surface and deliver better patient comfort.
What it treats: This non-invasive skin tightening technique works to contour the neck, upper arms, abdomen, and thighs as well as treat the appearance of cellulite.
What it is: The Venus Concept is a non-invasive treatment used to tighten and contour the face and body. The Venus Concept treatment tightens lax skin, decreases wrinkles, reduces cellulite, and even takes away inches from your body. Its unique technology allows for long-lasting results with no downtime, pain, or worrisome side effects.
How it works: It combines two different mechanisms to tighten and improve the texture of your skin. It uses a combination of bipolar radiofrequency and magnetic pulses, which work together simultaneously to achieve the desired result. The magnetic pulses signal the release of growth factors to increase circulation (by stimulating new blood vessel formation) and produce dermal fibroblasts. The radiofrequency energy results in collagen and elastin synthesis, which results in tighter skin with better elasticity. Radiofrequency energy also triggers lipolysis (fat breakdown), which improves the appearance of cellulite.