Skin tightening treatments are becoming increasingly popular, and we have mainstream media to thank for this! Skin tightening treatments come in different forms, helping us age oh so gracefully.
With that said, you may have important questions leading up to a skin tightening appointment. It is important that you feel 100% confident that this is the right procedure for you.
At Ageless Medical, we proudly offer our clients the best skin-tightening treatments in any advanced medical aesthetic clinic to suit their needs. We offer complimentary consultations to develop a personalized treatment plan. While you can count on us to guide you toward the right treatments, it is a great idea to come to your consultation ready with questions to ask.
This article will answer some of your brewing questions about skin tightening, and hopefully it can guide you through your personal skincare journey!
How Do Skin Tightening Treatments Work?
Skin tightening treatments use safe and precise controlled trauma to the deep layers of the skin to force a natural healing process, triggering collagen production. Collagen is a protein that provides structure to our skin. Our collagen production slows down by the time we turn 20, which results in gradual skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, and increased appearance of sun damage.
Skin tightening has plenty of benefits such as:
- Improving the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production
- Reducing the appearance of skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles
- It can improve the skin tone and texture
- There is little to no downtime with these procedures, which means you don’t have to pause your life if you don’t have to!
- The results are always natural
What are the Non-surgical Skin Tightening Treatments at Ageless?
As a patient-centric clinic, we are dedicated to bringing in the best and most effective skin tightening technologies to our patients.
Ultrasound Therapy (Ultherapy)
Ultherapy is one of the most innovative technologies available in any advanced medical aesthetic clinic worldwide. This treatment uses ultrasound technology to stimulate the growth of collagen, with no visible downtime.
Ultherapy is currently the only FDA-approved technology that can lift AND tighten the skin in key areas, such as the jowls, brows, neck, and chest. The treatment targets the same deep skin tissue layer as a modern facelift to effectively tighten and lift the skin.
Visible results from this treatment are gradual- appearing up to 6 months after a single treatment. This is because your skin needs time to heal and remodel its own collagen and elastin deposits, however, its natural results will last up to 18 months.
Bonus tip: A combination of treatments will always be the best path for skin tightening and rejuvenation. Our clinic’s skin tightening arsenal also includes Vivace RF– a microneedling + radiofrequency technology, Moxi laser resurfacing, and the latest revolutionary bio stimulator: PRX Derm Perfexion (PRX-T33).
What Can I Expect from Skin Tightening Treatments?
We can treat almost anything
You can treat almost any area of the body you’re interested in! With Vivace RF, you can treat from the face, neck, and chest, down to the abdomen, arms, and thighs. While with Ultherapy, its lifting results are best seen on the face, neck, and chest.
Expect mild discomfort
Skin tightening treatments can be uncomfortable. But it all depends on the patient’s tolerance, coupled with the type of skin tightening device you choose for your skin goals.
But no need to worry, we will use topical anesthetic to ease the pain. It’s important for us to make sure you feel comfortable with every step of your treatment.
Results start to appear within 3-6 weeks
Skin tightening triggers the skin’s natural collagen production which needs time to regenerate.
Within 3-4 weeks after your Vivace RF or Ultherapy treatment, the initial results will appear- showing soft and glowing skin.
About 4-6 weeks after a series of Vivace RF treatments, your skin will look tighter and smoother, with results continuing to improve up to 12 weeks. With Ultherapy, the best results are visible 6 months after a single treatment, and your skin looks tighter and lifted.
Results last up to a year
For skin tightening treatments, the results vary per individual but on average, patients enjoy the results of Ultherapy and Vivace RF for a year and maintenance as needed for the following year.
As always, it is best to consult our treatment providers for determining the best type of skin tightening treatment for your skin goals.
Adapt your skincare regime following treatment
It’s important to stop using retinol, glycolic acid, or any other chemical exfoliants to reduce the skin’s sensitivity during and after the treatment. It’s also good to be mindful of blood thinner intake, such as alcohol or medications like aspirin as this might increase your chances of bruising post-treatment.
Prepare for about 3-7 days of downtime
Many skin tightening treatments are non- or minimally invasive and rarely cause any serious side effects.
With that said, you may experience temporary bruising, swelling, tingling, or redness. These side effects typically last 3-7 days. However, it’s important to note that each person’s body reacts differently. So while others may only experience post-treatment symptoms for 3 days, some may feel it for 8 days or even 14 days.
If you have further questions on what you should (and shouldn’t) do before a skin tightening procedure, don’t hesitate to ask your medical aesthetician. They will also go through your medical history during your consultation to make sure there are no health contraindications with the skin tightening procedure.
Does it Matter Who the Skin Care Practitioner is?
Absolutely! An unskilled medical esthetician can leave your body with accidental burns and scars. These scars might take longer to recover from.
At Ageless Medical, you can be at ease knowing that our team of skilled treatment providers has decades of experience in medical aesthetics. They are equipped with the knowledge and training to intimately understand the physiology of skin and how our treatments can improve your specific skin concerns.
Get a Complimentary Skin Consultation at Ageless Medical
To find out more about skin tightening and which treatment suits you best, we suggest booking your FREE consultation today.
The Ageless Medical team can answer all your skin-tightening questions. We take our time with each consultation to make sure you are getting all the information you need to feel confident about your treatment and skincare decisions. Most importantly, we are simply happy to guide you through this important skincare journey!