How Does Skin Tightening Work?

Has your jawline become soft and droopy? Are your cheeks starting to sag and produce prominent facial folds? Do you suffer from loose, crepey skin on your face or body?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, skin tightening can help lift, firm, and rejuvenate your appearance, without surgery.

But before getting started, you likely have a number of questions about the treatment, including: How does skin tightening work? What areas can be treated? Is there any downtime?

For the answers to these questions and more, continue reading to learn all about skin tightening.

How Does Skin Tightening Work?

If you’re looking for an alternative to a facelift or body lift, you may be wondering: How does skin tightening work?

Skin tightening is a non-surgical treatment that delivers energy to the collagen-rich dermis and creates controlled thermal damage. These injuries initiate a wound-healing response and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.

As a result, the skin’s foundation becomes stronger and produces a firmer, tighter, smoother, and more youthful appearance.

What Are the Different Skin Tightening Technologies?

Skin tightening treatments are usually conducted using focused ultrasound, radiofrequency, or microneedling with radiofrequency.

All three options are designed to promote collagenesis and avoid surgery and downtime.

What Areas Can Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Treat?

One of the key benefits of nonsurgical skin tightening is that it can be applied to virtually any part of the face or the body.

This includes the cheeks, jawline, chin, neck, décolletage, abdomen, arms, and thighs.

Is There Any Downtime with Skin Tightening Treatments?

In addition to wondering – How does skin tightening work? – you may also be curious if these treatments necessitate any recovery.

The good news is that, in most cases, patients are able to resume normal activities right away, without any disruption to their regular routine.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

In order to achieve optimal tightening, lifting, firming, and rejuvenation, you may need to undergo a series of skin tightening treatments.

It’s also important to keep in mind that results are gradual and revealed over the course of several months.

Learn More About Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

If you are considering non-surgical skin tightening, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.

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