It has been said quite often that you are only as old as you feel. However, when your skin begins to loosen, especially in your hands and in your face, it won’t be long before you start to look a whole lot older than what you would like others to believe.
Loose skin can be one of the most troubling parts of growing old, and has led many to decide that some form of surgery is the way to go. Yet, any kind of surgery has its risks, and this is why it would be a much better choice to find some form of non-surgical skin tightening that could do restore your looks without having to go under the knife.
Fortunately, there are techniques out there that can energize the deeper layers of your skin, increasing the amount of elastin and collagen that is produced so that the strength and texture of your skin will improve. This can also help to smooth cellulite build up, giving a whole new look to your skin. Best of all, it can be done without anyone having to cut through your skin.
What Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Can Do for You
As you get older, the amount of elastin and collagen that your body produces begins to decrease. These are the two essential proteins that help your skin to stay firm and smooth and, when this production decreases, your skin begins to relax, causing sagging in your face, neck, as well as other areas in your body.
It’s also quite common for cellulite to build up as skin begins to relax. This cannot only make you feel self-conscious about your looks but can be one of those afflictions that becomes extremely difficult to try to remove.
Now you can look forward to the tightening of your skin and the removal of areas where cellulite has built up, thanks to non-surgical skin tightening techniques. These can provide a number of great benefits which include…
- Tightening of the skin in areas where loose skin has developed, especially in your face, neck, or body without the need for surgery.
- No scars being generated because no surgery is needed.
- The lifting of your skin that will be noticeable with each treatment.
- That you will have little to no recovery time needed.
- That you will have a very low risk of adverse effects.
- That the treatment can take less than an hour and its results can last up to one year.
It truly is magnificent how effective these non-surgical skin tightening techniques can be. Especially considering that the potential for ill effects caused by the surgery are negligible.
There Are Some Limitations
While this can be a miraculous way to restore your skin by helping to increase the amount of collagen and elastin production, you should be aware that there are some limitations to the success that it can provide. These include…
- That results may not be instantaneous and may require multiple treatments over months.
- The treatments will need to be repeated periodically to maintain the results.
- In cases where there is advanced skin sagging, especially due to pregnancy or rapid weight loss, the treatment may be completely ineffective.
Is This Treatment for You?
Like all kinds of medical procedures, not every person may find that this treatment works for them. The truth is that only those who are seeing a mild or moderate amount of reduction in skin firmness, referred to as laxity, are the best candidates for this kind of procedure. Some may find that the only way to improve the look of their skin is to dramatically lift or remove the skin out right, which would require cosmetic surgery.
There also the concerns for those who have medical conditions or who are taking medications. While this is a procedure that takes generally no more than an hour to perform, there are anesthetics that are used during the procedure that may cause an allergic reaction in some. Plus, the effect of the surgery may have a negative impact or aggravate a current condition. You should consult your physician before opting to choose any procedure, no matter how non-invasive it is.
Types of Treatments
There are three basic types of non-surgical skin tightening treatments.
This treatment focuses the amount of energy to a specific area by warming the skin at specific depths. This increases collagen production which will make the skin much firmer. This treatment is performed using a handheld device, much like the device that would be used when an ultrasound is performed on a pregnant woman. This is a form of treatment that is actually been around for decades, and is one of the safest procedures possible.
The procedure usually takes somewhere from between 30 to 90 minutes, and requires no downtime at all. There may be some mild redness that can occur from the gel and you should see results within the first few months of the treatment. It will likely require a number of treatments to have success, but can be done without the need for taking any time off each time the treatment is completed.
This is another treatment where the skin is heated in the specific location to increase collagen production. Where it differs from the ultrasound is that it also provides treatment to the outer layers of the skin, which will give you a smoother and firmer look.
This kind of treatment can be used on almost any part of your body and also requires no downtime. However, the RF treatment can cause irritation and may not be suitable for those who are taking specific types of medication, especially considering that a local anesthesia is needed. A person will need somewhere between two to six treatments for complete success.
One additional type of treatment uses the combination of the radiofrequency with what is referred to as intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat loose areas of the body. This treatment heats layers of skin that are much deeper than using the other two forms of treatment, triggering a natural healing response. Because several layers are able to be treated, you can be sure that the results will be something that can be maintained for a year or longer.
The treatment can be formed in the doctor’s office and requires no downtime. You will see results appear gradually, but much quicker than you would with the other options. It is the perfect treatment, but those who have darker skin may find that it is ill-suited for them.
Find Someone You Trust
As with any medical treatment, it is important that you find a licensed professional with a reputation you can trust. Even though this is not an invasive treatment, you are still submitting your body to a medical procedure, so check to make sure that the people involved in the procedure are qualified, professional, and have a proven track record of success.
Dr.Ubani of Neuvo Health and Wellness is a licensed Medical Doctor with decades of experience treating clients with non-surgical treatments for skin tightening, weight loss, and other health concerns.