We continually see marketing ads for skincare products and treatments to keep our faces wrinkle-free and youthful. It’s easy now to tighten and tone lax skin on the face and body, and several treatments are nonsurgical and effectively tighten moderately lax or crepey skin on the body. Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments use targeted energy to heat deep layers of skin, stimulate collagen and elastin, and gradually improve skin tone and texture.
There are some treatments that treat fibrous tissues to help smooth cellulite. There are also numerous FDA-cleared skin tightening treatments and technologies, and every treatment uses a unique mechanism to achieve your desired result.
Why should you consider nonsurgical skin tightening?
As we age, collagen and elastin, the two proteins that help skin stay plump, firm, and smooth, slow down their production. This loss results in areas of lax, sagging skin on the face, neck, and body. If you do not like your skin laxity, nonsurgical skin tightening temporarily halts this process. The results are smoother, firmer, and more youthful with little to no downtime.
Nonsurgical skin tightening can:
- Experience no scarring or surgery and tighten, mild to moderately loose skin on the face, neck, or body
- Many treatments may give you a noticeable “lifting” effect
- Little to no downtime is needed
- A qualified provider will give you a low risk of adverse effects
- Treatments are performed in-office in about an hour or less
Results appear gradually over several weeks or months following treatment, and multiple treatments may be needed to gain the desired results. Often treatments will need to be repeated to maintain the results. Note that everyone is different, and some treatments are ineffective on more advanced skin sagging, like pronounced jowls or stretched skin.
How Do I Know If I am a Good Candidate?
Nonsurgical skin tightening is suited for those bothered by mild to moderate skin laxity and not looking for more dramatic tightening. There are very few serious side effects associated with nonsurgical skin tightening, but it may not be good for pregnant women, someone taking certain medications, or having specific medical conditions.
The best way to determine if nonsurgical skin tightening is right for you is to consult with the experienced providers at Bella Medspa. They can help you determine the best option for your needs and goals.
Some Nonsurgical Treatments for Skin Tightening
Ultrasound skin tightening heats skin at specific depths and locations to trigger collagen production to help skin become firmer. Treatments are delivered through a handheld device that transmits the ultrasound waves through the skin’s surface.
Ultrasound technology has been used for decades, and ultrasound skin tightening is safe. It is great for older patients looking for a facelift without surgery and younger patients who want to maintain their skin profile.
The most widely used name-brand ultrasound skin tightening is Ultherapy, an FDA-cleared device to treat the chin, neck, chest, and brow. Ultherapy treatments take about 30 to 90 minutes and have little side effects and downtime. Results are seen within two to three months and last up to a year with at-home skincare.
Radiofrequency (RF) treatments can also be used to heat the skin and trigger collagen production. RF focuses on epidermal layers to give you a firmer and smoother appearance. Like ultrasound treatments, RF treatments are good for older and younger patients.
RF treatment options treat the face, hands, neck, and body, and face treatments are performed in-office. There is little discomfort and very little downtime. Most RF treatments are safe for all skin types.
Nonsurgical body contouring is more than skin tightening. You also can reduce fat, smooth cellulite, rejuvenate vaginal tissues, and remove unwanted hair. There are also treatments to rejuvenate your complexion and tighten your body.
Discuss the best ways Bella Medspa, in Clarksville, TN, can help you tighten your skin and turn back the clock. Contact Bella Medspa at our website and book an appointment. Contact us at www.bellamedspa.com or call us at 931-245-0500.