Skin Tightening is a category of cosmetic procedures that improve the appearance of your skin by addressing its loss of firmness. These procedures include Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments. Generally, your cosmetician determines which Skin Tightening Treatment suits you well.
Modern-day cosmetic procedures have evolved significantly to deliver the desired results with fewer risks. More specifically, experts have been working on non-surgical technologies to make them more effective. But that’s not to say that surgical procedures are as risky as before. Skin rejuvenation, as a category, has evolved considerably to offer a vast range of benefits to candidates for both surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Table of Contents
- 1 Benefits of Skin Tightening
- 2 Am I a Good Candidate for Skin Tightening?
- 3 Skin Tightening Treatments
- 4 Laser Skin Tightening FAQs
- 5 Request an Appointment
Benefits of Skin Tightening
Skin tightening treatments significantly improve your overall appearance, making you look younger than your actual age. All treatment options offer particular benefits, some of which are discussed below.
1. Lifted Skin with Improved Elasticity
Skin tightening treatments strengthen the tissues of your skin, reversing the loss of elasticity. A tighter skin surface defines your facial features and gives you more prominent body contours.
You can achieve the required skin tightness with surgical and non-surgical treatments. However, discussing your candidacy for any treatment with your cosmetic surgeon is imperative.
2. Natural-Looking Results
Skin tightening treatments of today produce better results, thanks to advanced technologies incorporated into the treatment facilities. Non-surgical treatments promote natural tissue healing to make the skin firm and elastic.
Surgical treatments are usually more invasive than non-surgical ones and lead to extensive downtime. The likelihood of getting good results depends on your surgeon’s expertise. But in general, the technology involved in surgical procedures has improved significantly. Hence, these procedures are safer than ever and offer natural-looking results.
3. Improved Self-confidence
Skin tightening treatments turn the clock back on your skin, making you look younger than your actual age. With a rejuvenated appearance, you will have improved self-confidence, which goes a long way toward your mental, social, and occupational well-being.
4. Slowed-down Skin Aging
Most skin tightening treatments stimulate the recovery of your skin cells and tissues, improving their elasticity and firmness. This essentially prevents the aging impact on your skin, helping you look younger for an extended duration.
Am I a Good Candidate for Skin Tightening?
Generally, good candidates for skin tightening are individuals having lost a considerable amount of weight. People who have had bariatric surgery or women after pregnancy are examples of the ideal candidates for skin tightening treatments.
Other candidacy criteria for skin tightening treatments are as follows:
- You are overall healthy, especially before skin tightening surgery.
- You have sagging or excess skin.
- You do not want or need to lose weight.
Skin Tightening Treatments
All skin tightening treatments are either non-surgical or surgical. Your dermatologist will recommend a particular treatment depending on your requirements or preferences. They usually see whether you meet specific candidacy criteria before prescribing a skin tightening procedure. Sometimes, they may run some lab tests to determine your candidacy for a particular treatment.
Now, let’s talk about some common skin-tightening treatments.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Non-surgical skin tightening treatments are the ones that help you get tauter skin without necessitating you to go under the knife. These treatments typically induce a healing response in the skin tissues to strengthen their bond, reducing the skin’s sagginess and clearing fine lines and wrinkles. Here is a list of some most common non-surgical skin tightening treatments.
Laser Skin Tightening
The laser is one of the most preferred anti-aging treatments available. This treatment is a non-invasive, painless way to firm the skin, usually on the stomach, face, neck, and jawline. It involves directing a laser beam to the treatment area. This beam gets absorbed into the skin and transforms into heat, raising the temperature enough to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a protein responsible to keep the skin elastic and firm. With an increased amount of collagen, your skin becomes more youthful.
Radiofrequency therapy, also called RF therapy, is a non-invasive technique to tighten your skin. This procedure involves administering energy waves that travel through the top skin layer to reach a deeper layer called the dermis. Like laser skin tightening, RF therapy raises the temperature at the target skin layer, stimulating collagen production. The increased amount of collagen tightens the skin and clears wrinkles.
This treatment is an FDA-approved technique to tighten the skin on your chin, neck, and brow. This procedure also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the décolletage. The Ultherapy method usually involves moving a specialized device across the treatment area. While working this device on your skin, the doctor administers ultrasound waves that target a particular skin depth. These waves raise the temperature at that depth with greater control, jumpstarting collagen production. This treatment is known to tighten sagging skin and lift the skin on the neck, brows, and under the chin.
Surgical Skin Tightening
As the name suggests, surgical skin tightening refers to treatments involving incisions and surgical removal of excess or sagging fat or skin. The most common surgical practices to tighten the skin are the following.
A facelift (rhytidectomy) reduces the sagging folds of skin on the jawline and cheeks. During this procedure, a surgeon pulls back a flap of skin on each side of the face and alters the underlying tissues. As a result, your facial contours are improved, and you get a more youthful appearance.
A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure during which your surgeon removes the fat from the lower part of the abdomen and tightens the stomach’s connective tissues (fascia). Then, they reposition the remaining skin portion. This treatment mainly helps bring your core in good shape.
Laser Skin Tightening FAQs
How much does it cost to have your skin tightened?
The cost of skin tightening varies between 500 AED to 45000 AED. The exact price of your treatment will depend on the treatment method and the degree of correction required.
What is the best laser treatment for skin tightening?
The three most popular laser options to tighten the skin are PICO laser, IPL, and Fractional CO2 laser. All these techniques jumpstart collagen and elastin production, inducing a tightening effect in the skin.
How long do skin tightening results last?
The longevity of a skin tightening treatment results depends on the technique. In general, the results of non-surgical skin tightening last a year or so. And the results of surgical treatment are longer lasting than non-surgical methods as they typically involve the removal of sagging or excess tissues.
Is skin tightening a safe option?
Due to more advanced techniques being used, modern-day skin tightening procedures, non-surgical and surgical, are safer and more effective than before.
Request an Appointment
Modern-day skin tightening procedures are a great way to make your face and other body areas look more youthful, thanks to technological and procedural enhancements. However, you must get these treatments from qualified skin doctors. EuroMed Clinic Dubai is home to highly skilled dermatologists and surgeons who benefit from their vast experience to give you your desired appearance.
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