Do you have loose skin that you would like to tighten without surgery? When it comes to skin tightening, plastic surgery is considered the gold standard, but nowadays many people are opting for minimally invasive cosmetic solutions. So it’s not surprising that they often ask the question – How can I tighten sagging skin without surgery.
Skin laxity is one of the classic signs of aging, and is brought about by changes in the structure of the skin that take place over time. These changes may be due to intrinsic factors related to the decline in essential skin proteins such as collagen and elastin, as well as external factors such as excess sun exposure, gravity, and poor lifestyle choices.
How can you tighten sagging skin without surgery?
While surgery was once the only solution to sagging skin, there are now non-surgical skin tightening treatments available that actually work. These minimally invasive procedures can effectively tighten the skin on the face and body, and require little to no downtime.
Non-surgical treatments use targeted energy to heat the deep layers of the skin, in order to correct mild to moderate skin laxity. This leads to an increase in the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen strengthens the skin while elastin provides flexibility and elasticity. Non-surgical skin tightening can be done using various technologies such as radiofrequency, ultrasound, or laser technology.
Laser skin tightening
With laser skin tightening, the infrared beams of light penetrate into the deep skin tissue, and create a thermal effect that tightens the existing collagen fibers. Collagen holds the skin cells together, so it firms the skin and provides youthful fullness.
There is noticeable improvement in the appearance of the skin immediately after laser skin tightening. However, since collagen also rebuilds over time, additional skin tightening will take place in the following months.
Laser skin tightening also improves the quality of the skin and provides a subtle, lifting effect.
Laser skin tightening is routinely done on the face and neck, but it can also be performed on other parts of the body including the arms, abdomen, and flanks. Treatments take 1 hour or less, and the results last an average of 1 year.
GentleMax Skin Tightening
There are a variety of laser skin tightening options on the market, but the GentleMax by Candela is one of the industry leaders. GentleMax is a ND: YAG laser that can produce superior skin tightening results for the right patient.
The GentleMax heats the deep tissue to make the skin tighter and smoother looking. As the skin heals collagen fibers contract, and new collagen forms. GentleMax is a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment that delivers clinically proven skin tightening results without the need for anesthesia, incisions, or downtime.
GentleMax is safe for use on virtually all areas of the body, but is commonly used to treat the face, neck, and abdomen. Treatment takes about 45 minutes, and most patients need about 4-6 treatments to achieve the desired results. Sessions are generally spaced 4 weeks apart.
Benefits of non-surgical skin tightening
Non-surgical skin tightening is the ideal option for people who want to tighten their skin without undergoing invasive surgery. Recovery time is minimal, and patients are usually able to resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, this may vary depending on the technology being used, so patients should be sure to follow the post-procedural instructions of their plastic surgeon.
Is non-surgical skin tightening right for you?
If you would like to resolve mild to moderate skin laxity without going under the knife, non-surgical skin tightening may be the right treatment for you. Candidates for the procedure should also have some degree of skin elasticity, and be in good overall health.
However, you may be ruled out as a candidate for non-surgical skin tightening if you have significant skin laxity.
Have you been searching for a way to get tighter-looking skin without surgery? Laser skin tightening may be the answer for you. Although you can’t stop the aging process, laser therapy will leave your skin tighter and healthier than before.
Contact LIFE at Cool Springs in Franklin, TN for more information.
Call (615) 398-6731 to schedule a consultation.