The skin consists of cells that produce collagen, the most common protein in your body that gives the skin its firmness. As you grow older, the quality and quantity production of collagen in your body declines, and your skin begins to sag and form wrinkles. Most people will experience skin laxity around ages 35-40. You may find yourself pulling your facial skin back and hoping that it would stay in that position, or sometimes the jiggle in your upper arms may be a bother to you. Fortunately, Brighton skin tightening offers you an array of options to choose from if you want to obtain younger-looking skin. Here are examples of minimally invasive skin-tightening procedures that are beneficial.
Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure involving either an ablative or non-ablative laser to minimize minor skin flaws by stimulating collagen growth. An ablative laser removes a tiny layer of your top skin – epidermis and heats the inner layer – dermis to stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers. As the wounded area heals, new skin which is firmer and smoother grows into place. The non-ablative laser does not cause much wounding as an ablative laser and requires less recovery time. However, it is less effective and may not give you dramatic results. Consulting with your doctor is necessary to minimize your risk of complications during and after treatment.
Radiofrequency therapy is a non-surgical procedure that involves energy waves to stimulate collagen production by heating the deep layers of your skin or dermis. This procedure can be used to reduce the appearance of sunburns, wrinkles, and fine lines. Since it helps tighten loose skin, multiple sessions can be beneficial for patients who want body contouring. Although radiofrequency skin tightening is generally safe when performed by a specialist, it is associated with common side effects, including redness, tingling, and temporary swelling. People with darker skin tones get the most side effects after treatment. However, newer technologies favor people of all skin colors.
Ultrasound therapy or ultherapy involves delivering ultrasound energy below your skin’s surface to stimulate the body’s creation of natural protein – collagen. It is used to improve the appearance of moderately loose or saggy skin. An ultrasound can treat the skin on different facial areas such as your brows, chin, and neck. As with any other treatment, you are exposed to several risks such as slight redness, tenderness to the touch, swelling, and tingling, which are temporary and improve with time. While most patients benefit from one treatment session, some require multiple treatments depending on the severity of skin laxity and the body’s biological response to ultrasound.
Laser skin tightening uses infrared light to penetrate the skin, heating the collagen fibers, resulting in constriction, making the skin look firmer. Usually, the procedure is not painful, but the laser gets very hot, which most patients can tolerate. Treatment can be done anywhere on the body, but the common areas include the face, jawline, neck, and stomach. Laser treatment is effective if you have mild skin laxity. It requires minimal to no downtime, and most patients resume routine activities immediately after treatment.
If you are unhappy with how your skin looks, consult with your specialist at Gago Wellness to learn which skin tightening procedure can best work for you.