As we age, the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that contribute to our skin’s elasticity and firmness, slows down and wrinkles and saggy skin begin to appear on our face, arms, neck, and body. There are ways one could significantly slow down the skin aging process and delay skin laxity. Skin-firming creams and lotions, a surgical lift or non-surgical skin tightening ( specially Morpheus8 skin tightening) can help restore the skin’s youthful appearance.
The results gained by using skin-firming creams are subtle and temporary, and a surgical lift can be quite costly and require ample recovery time. In this article, we go over other options that are cheaper and less time-consuming.
Skin tightening is a procedure that rejuvenates skin and improves its firmness and elasticity. It is done by utilizing minimally invasive, energy-based technologies and devices.
These devices can yield significant skin tightening results and help boost the production of collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin through laser energy, radiofrequency energy, ultrasound energy, or a combination of all three. They can also contract and tighten skin tissues that have lost elasticity. Skin tightening devices, as their name suggests, have been developed to tighten the skin on various parts of the body, such as the face, neck, abdomen, eyelids, jowls, knees, buttock, arms, and thighs.
The following treatments target problem areas of the skin and stimulate collagen production through heat, and are known to be quite effective:
This treatment uses a hand-operated device and micro-focused ultrasound to transmit the waves and heat deep into the skin, up to 5 millimeters below the surface. The results of ultrasound therapy are noticeable within 2 to 6 months.
This method can be used to tighten the skin on the face, neck, upper chest, arms and buttocks. It reduces wrinkles and helps firm up the skin by stimulating collagen production.
RF therapy targets the dermis, the deep layer of the skin, and triggers collagen production. The radiofrequency device applies controlled radio waves to the area of your skin that you would like to tighten.
This treatment is effective for smoothing and tightening the skin, and the results can last up to three years with the right skincare regimen. RF procedure is done with topical anesthesia, and no recovery time is required.
This treatment is delivered by handheld laser devices that send heat deep into the skin. The results are immediately noticeable as a laser device tightens the skin and reduces wrinkles in just 2 weeks.
Laser treatment is particularly effective on the belly skin and the arms, and can diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and dark marks, as well as age spots. After this procedure you have to stay home for 5 to 7 days.
During an IPL treatment, multiple wavelengths of light are used to treat a larger area of skin. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is often combined with radiofrequency (RF) to apply heat to deeper skin layers and trigger collagen production.
This method is suitable for a variety of skin conditions, and can be performed in-office with little to no down time.
Non-surgical skin tightening procedures won’t leave a puncture wound, incision, or cause raw skin afterward and are suitable for different age groups. The benefits of these treatments include:
Morpheus8 is a non-surgical facelift, a skin contouring procedure and a minimally invasive option for skin and body rejuvenation. It is a state-of-the-art technological device that combines micro-needling and radiofrequency to perform subdermal remodeling of loose skin, eyelid festoons and malar bags, puffy eyelids and adipose (fat) tissue.
Morpheus8 helps patients achieve a youthful appearance by targeting the deeper layers of the skin on the face and body. This advanced micro-needling treatment has little to no down time and a lower cost, along with incredible benefits.
Thanks to this method you can treat the skin on the buttocks, arms, legs, jowls, abdomen, face and chest. The whole procedure only takes 30 to 60 minutes and the outcome is noticeable after three weeks. The treatment usually takes about 6 to 8 weeks, with regular yearly or biyearly touch-ups.