The answer is a resounding yes. There are numerous non-surgical treatments available to tighten the skin. While they don’t offer as significant changes as surgical procedures, these non-surgical skin tightening procedures have a lot of potential for treating undesirable skin laxity, whether it’s due to weight reduction or just a simple desire to firm up without surgery. These procedures use energy-based therapies, fillers, or tiny wounds to tone existing skin instead of physically removing extra layers. Since no tissue is being removed, these noninvasive procedures lead to a fast recovery time and work great in increasing elasticity and accelerating the creation of natural collagen.
To understand how a non-surgical treatment works in tightening the skin, you first need to understand what causes the skin to become loose. The skin has two naturally occurring proteins: collagen and elastin. As you advance in age, the production of these proteins reduces. This causes the skin to start looking and feeling weaker and less healthy. These cellular proteins are degraded by exposure to UVA and UVB radiation from the sun.
Skin tightening procedures focus on stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Alternatively, fillers can be used to fill the spots left by degraded collagen and elastin. Here are the three best non-surgical skin tightening methods in Etobicoke.
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
This is a skin tightening method that relies on radio frequency. The procedure involves sending radio waves below the skin to induce the production of elastin and collagen. A special device is used to apply controlled radio waves into the target skin area. Topical anesthetics are at times used, and there is no downtime for recovery. When the radio waves are applied, the resistance in your skin tissues changes the radiofrequency into heat (thermal energy). Studies show that raising the temperature of the skin and keeping it there for at least three minutes triggers the release of heat-shock proteins. This is what causes the formation of new collagen and elastin. Most procedures require multiple sessions.
To distinguish themselves, different clinics give this procedure different names. The treatment may also be combined with other procedures to give better results. Urban Beauty Bar, for example, offers two skin tightening procedures that use radio frequency: Morpheus8 treatment and Forma skin tightening. However, before any of these procedures is recommended, a consultation will have to be done. The consultation helps find the treatment plan that is best suited for you. It is also important to note that there are many skin tightening procedures that use radiofrequency.
The second most popular procedure used in non surgical treatment is micro-needling. Micro-needling is a procedure that uses instruments that have rows of tiny needles to create controlled tiny punctures in the skin. The tiny wounds induce the healing response, which stimulates the production of collagen.
Micro-needling can also be combined with radiofrequency to increase the effects. In this case, tiny holes are poked into the skin, and then radiofrequency heat is delivered deep into the skin layers. This stimulates skin tightening. Special care has to be taken when combining micro-needling and radiofrequency on darker skin. This is because darker skin is more susceptible to hyperpigmentation.
All things considered, micro-needling is a safer, more effective, and inexpensive alternative to other skin tightening procedures. It is well tolerated by most people and has little recovery time. In addition to our skin tightening treatment in Etobicoke, we also offer micro-needling which is also used to treat scarring and stretch marks.
Injectable Dermal Fillers
There is an uptick in patient interest in fillers. This is thanks to the immediate results the procedure offers. The injectable dermal fillers are products that are injected beneath the skin. This helps plump up the skin as well as improve its appearance. Fillers are used to treat wrinkles, rejuvenate the face and add volume.
Injectable fillers can be made from your fat cells, collagen, synthetic materials, or hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid fillers are used to restore the loss of collagen. The filler not only adds volume back but also lifts sagging areas. Fillers also offer the benefit of building a better appearance of bone structure in an aging face. This leads to a more attractive face.
While the other procedures in skin tightening work by stimulating the production of natural collagen, fillers work by replacing the lost hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin. Depending on the filler that is used, the results can last between five months and a year and a half. The beauty of fillers is that they help achieve a more natural look than heat-based skin tightening methods. This is because fillers replace the lost volume in the skin.
Every non-surgical skin tightening method requires to be repeated to retain the desired look. How often you need the procedure will vary from one person to the next. At Urban Beauty Bar, we offer the best non-surgical treatments for skin tightening. We will discuss your options and let you know which procedure will work best for you. Get in touch with us today to find out more.