Several non-invasive devices can tighten the skin. Experts say that while these devices do not deliver the results of a surgical lifting procedure such as a facelift for face treatments, skin tightening treatments can produce mild to modest tightening by sending heat deep into the skin.
How it works?
The heat causes some immediate tissue tightening and signals the body to start making new collagen. As the new collagen forms, skin may appear firmer and tighter. There is virtually no downtime.
Options for Skin Tightening
-Pulsed infrared light
Thermage is a popular brand of a technological device for Skin Tightening that is available at some cosmetic clinics in Sydney and in major cities in Australia.
Which Areas can be treated with Skin Tightening Technologies
Different devices are used to tighten skin on virtually every area of the body. Most people choose non-invasive skin tightening to:
-Firm forehead and cheeks
-Lift the eyebrows
-Tighten jowls and neck
-Reduce wrinkles around the eyes
-Diminish the appearance of cellulite
-Tighten skin on the abdomen, buttocks, arms, and thighs
When Will I See Results from Non-Invasive Skin Tightening
Patients may see some improvement after the first treatment session. One study reported that some patients saw a 40% to 60% improvement after the initial treatment, with continued improvement noticeable for up to 1 year after a series of treatments.
Most patients, however, will notice gradual improvement over 4 to 6 months. It also is possible that minimal or no improvement results from non-invasive skin tightening.
With recent improvements in the technologies used for non-invasive skin tightening though, more patients are seeing positive results. These improvements also allow more areas of the body to be successfully treated.
Does it work?
Experts say that you should expect modest results. It works but skin-tightening devices cannot produce the results possible with a surgical lifting procedure such as a brow lift or facelift.
The good thing is that you don’t have to go through cosmetic surgery but it depends on what you want to achieve.
Both younger and older patients can be treated successfully without downtime. These skin-tightening devices cause the body to produce more collagen, which makes the skin thicker and firmer.
Possible Side Effects
Everybody is different and you should understand that. Side effects vary with the device used, most people experience only noticeable redness that lasts for a few hours after the procedure. Soreness after the procedure has been reported. Rarely, a mild burn can result.
How Long Results Last
This varies with the device used, number of treatments, and the skin treated. In general, results last about 1 year or longer.