Sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles are all signs of aging. Lifestyle choices and the natural loss of collagen over time contribute to these imperfections. If you would like to rejuvenate your skin, but do not want to go under the knife, there are several non-surgical skin tightening treatments available.
Why Skin Loses Firmness
After the age of 20, your body slows down the production of collagen. This protein is vital in providing your skin with strength and elasticity. As your stores of collagen diminish, your skin begins to sag, and creases, fine lines, and wrinkles become more pronounced. Luckily, there are technologies available today that can help stimulate the production of collagen and help give you a naturally youthful appearance.
Radiofrequency (RF) energy is used in many non-surgical treatments. The RF energy causes tissues under the skin to heat up, which stimulates tissue coagulation and the production of new collagen.
truSculpt® iD is a non-invasive radiofrequency device that can be used to tighten skin. This treatment is effective in areas that are difficult to target, such as the thighs and upper arms. truSculpt® iD can also be used to reduce small amounts of fat in the treatment site.
Fractora™ is an RF microneedling treatment. Micro-pins are used to create small channels in the skin to deliver the RF energy to the underlying layers. This process triggers the body’s healing response, which includes the production of collagen. Fractora™ can be applied to areas like the face, neck, and abdomen, and it is also an excellent treatment to improve the appearance of sun damage.
Secret™ RF is another radiofrequency microneedling treatment that can be used to tighten the skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest. The micro-pins are used to deliver RF energy to varying layers of the skin, where they will be most beneficial. This procedure can also be used to minimize the appearance of stretch marks on areas like the abdomen, and crepey skin in any region of the body can be improved.
Ultrasound has been used in medicine for decades and has been proven to be a safe therapeutic tool. Ultherapy® uses focused ultrasound energy to strategically heat the underlying layers of the skin and increase collagen production. This non-invasive treatment can be used to tighten skin on the face, neck, and chest for a naturally youthful appearance. Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive technology that is FDA-approved for nonsurgical face and neck lift procedures.
Smartskin®+ uses fractional CO2 laser technology to create micro-channels in the skin, much like a microneedling treatment. Utilizing light energy in this way provides better skin resurfacing results and activates the body’s production of collagen for tighter, smoother skin.