What is Skin Tightening?
Skin tightening is the process of tightening the loose and creepy skin, majorly on face and neck and possibly other parts of the body also. Skin gets loose because of the fact that the skin proteins, collagen and elastic production keeps declining, with the age. Eventually, tone and plumpness of the skin slowly gets declined.
Skin Tightening Treatment
Skin tightening procedure using lasers targets the skin layers to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin skin proteins, in order to improve the skin tone and texture, gradually.
Though several laser treatment procedures exist and available to treat, most of them are covered under three categories, majorly, Radiofrequencing microneedling, Nussbaum ultrasound and Radiofrequency.
Among the three categories, ultrasound laser treatment is the effective one and is effective extremely, especially for the heavy duty lift seekers. The procedure uses ultrasound energy for the skin to heat, deeper than the other two procedures. Hence, skin tightening is made deeper of the skin. It is done through handheld ultrasound devices to deliver ultrasound waves. Number of sessions is considered according to the requirement of plasticity for the skin. Each procedure takes 45 minutes to 90 minutes. And the results are seen after 3 months duration, though small lift is seen immediately.
The procedure does not require any special recovery time.
Radiofrequency laser skin tightening procedure makes use of handheld device for heating the skin. The focused Radiofrequency triggers production of collagen. Downtime is quite a little or no time. Unlike ultrasound laser procedure, it does not give the sense of hot stone massage. Again number of sessions is dependent on the intensity of the problem and area to cover. Each session takes 7 to 10 days waiting period for the next one.
Radiofrequencing procedure also does not have any recovery time.
- Radiofrequency Microneedling
Though the name microneedling is given, it does not involve any piercing needles. In fact, radiofrequency microneedling is similar to the stamp. In fact the device is like a motorized stamper, having 37 needles that are gold plated. So, during the procedure, microscopic holes are created with stamping. Once the needles are in contact with the skin, radiofrequency waves are emitted for tightening the layers. The treatment is so quick compared to the other two treatments.
There is no recovery time required after the radiofrequency microneedling procedure, however, no exercise and no makeup should be applied for at least 24 hours.
Skin tightening treatment is very effective in terms of giving the results and it is easy with no pain. During the treatment, there is only a hot stone massage kind of thing. Based on the requirement, treatments can be customized from the three available laser skin tightening procedures.