As we begin age, the production of collagen and elastin starts to decrease. This has a long-term impact in the form of loose and sagging skin. Facelift is considered to be the gold standard for targeting this concern. One might not always want to undergo cosmetic surgery. If there is mild to moderate skin sagging, there are various non-surgical treatments that can be considered. Some of them are ultherapy, laser skin tightening Toronto and microneedling. We are here to walk you through the different popular options, to help you be aware.
Laser treatment is a great option for targeting loose skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is a minimally invasive, anti-ageing treatment that can help one achieve tighter, healthier and smoother-looking skin. The number of treatments required can vary from one to four. Each treatment lasts for about an hour. During the laser treatment, the technician makes use of a hand-held device to guide the laser beam across the targeted area. The infrared light from the device heats the underlying layers of the skin which leads to the production of collagen. This leads to tightened results with minimal downtime. Laser treatment doesn’t require any needles or anaesthetics.
It is an innovative non-surgical treatment which makes use of ultrasound waves to target sagging skin. The treatment process is similar to that of laser treatment. A hand-held device is used for delivering ultrasound waves in a controlled and precise manner. Due to this reason, the treatment is safe and has very few complications or risks associated with it. The ultrasound waves can easily penetrate into the deeper layers of skin that are usually only accessible during a surgical facelift. It can tighten the underlying tissues and help to produce new collagen. Though you will experience an immediate tightening effect after the treatment, it still takes about 3 months for collagen production to be in full swing.
Microneedling is a great treatment option when looking for mild skin-tightening results. During the treatment, tiny perforations are created on the skin in a controlled manner. This helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also improve texture and help you achieve tighter skin.
Radiofrequency energy is also an excellent option for skin tightening. In the treatment, the targeted area is heated using radiofrequency energy. This heat enables collagen production. The layers that RF treatment focuses on are different from the ones in Ultherapy. Another advantage of RF is that it can be used to target sagging skin on the neck, hands and body as well. It is a quick treatment with little discomfort. There is no downtime after RF. Some treatments like laser treatment aren’t safe and suitable for all skin types. This isn’t a concern with RF treatments. To achieve more effective skin tightening results, you can pair it up with IPL laser technology. This allows deep layers of skin to be heated.