All About Skin Tightening

Are you looking forward to a cosmetic treatment procedure to contour your skin? Are you not satisfied with your skin texture and want to beautify it? You can achieve these results using skin tightening. It is a cosmetic treatment that does not involve incisions and tightens your skin. This technique allows the fat and lax skin on the face, neck, and body to get tightened and improves the overall appearance. This procedure remains less expensive compared with other cosmetic treatments and produces effective results on the skin and body. This technique is a new age technology, and the research is still in progress to evaluate the effectiveness of the results.

Know About Your Skin

Skin is mainly composed of two main protein elements, collagen & elastin. At the time of birth, skin composition remains rich with these elements. Elastin and collagen provide the base structure and strength of the skin.

During ageing, the production of these elements slows down. Less production of these proteins causes the skin to become saggy and elastic. Further reasons such as weight reduction and pregnancy result in loose and stretchy skin. These problems have solutions, and skin tightening achieves them using nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.

Primary Treatments

There are two primary treatments where the skin tightening procedure is performed.

  • The clinical procedure with the guidance of an approved trainer
  • Self-use devices

Types of Procedures

Application of radiofrequency waves

The lost collagen in the skin gets restored using an application device called thermalift. This technique remained the first technology for cosmetic procedures. The patient stays in a conscious state, and this machine applies radio waves of controlled frequency to the area of loosened skin. This treatment requires one-time sitting, and some people need multiple sittings based on their recovery.

This technique remains simple, pain-free, and shows effective results in about three to four months.

Pulsed-light intense waves

These waves aim to target and destroy these cells by causing cell shrinkage. Infrared waves are applied to the skin area using a handheld device. The high-intensity waves penetrate the skin and destroy the skin cells and excess fat deposits.

This technique does not require the use of anaesthesia. But it is recommended to have multiple sittings to obtain visible and effective results.

Application of ultrasound waves

Ultrasound waves stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin by penetrating deep into the area. These are easy handhelds available online and in beauty stores. These devices also get used at home with the guidance of a clinical technician. These devices are quite expensive and require multiple usages to acquire great results.

Common Side Effects.

If you have sensitive skin or any other related skin infections, consult a dermatologist before undergoing the treatment. Some of the common side effects are,

  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Sore skin
  • Swelling

These treatments remain clinically approved for tightening in areas of the face, neck, and stomach.

Cost of Treatment

Skin tightening is an electric cosmetic process that does not involve incisive surgery and sedatives. The cost for the treatment depends on the type of treatment you choose, the number of sittings, the number of body areas, and your expectations of the result.

Research and analyse the type of treatment that suits your body type and consult with a trained physician to achieve better results.