All of us over 35 see our skin of the face begin to sag and loosen, and numerous of us desire our skin could be look younger and tighter. Skin tightening treatments such as Titan, Thermage, LuxIR, Refirme and others are frequently advertised as a non-invasive facelift. Though, a comprehensive comparison of a well accomplished surgical facelift with the results of non-invasive skin tightening treatment tells that the best skin tightening treatment achieves a maximum 40% of the normal facelift result. Skin tightening results on the arms and tummy are at best 30% of what can be achieved surgically with a tummy tuck or arm lift. In this article, we will discuss the effectiveness and procedure of radio frequency based skin tightening treatment.
How is Skin Tightening Treatments Works?
We lose skin elasticity when our skin ages. Elasticity is what grips our skin firmly to our face and body. Skin elasticity depends on elastin and collagen, two components of the inner layer of our skin called the dermis. The collagen and elastin both are responsible for tight skin, which are found in the inner part of the skin, just above the layer of the fat which lies beneath our skin.
When collagen is heated to a certain temperature, the collagen bonds and the skin is tightened. This is called restoration and happens over several months after we heated the collagen.
The way of all these latest machines is the same as to heat the inner collagen of the skin to cause tightening of the collagen and transformation, and the result is skin tightening. To achieve this profound skin heating,), infrared energy (Titan, LuxIR Deep), radiofrequency energy (Thermageor a combination of both (Refirme) is deposited into the skin to heat and transform the collagen. These types of devices have a comprehensive cooling tech to cool the surface of the skin to avoid a burn while the energy is passed through the skin into the deeper layer.
What happens during Skin tightening treatment?
Your technician will request you to come into spa with clean skin (means no makeup or chemical) and to remove any ornaments or jewellery near your skin area which you want to get it treated. To prep, then the technician will apply a special gel (the gel will be similar to what is applied during ultrasound) to produce a wall between the device and your skin.
Now during the procedure, your technician will use the handheld applicator repetitively over your skin, slowly increasing the heat level. About 15 to 30 minutes required to complete the process, depending on the skin area being treated. Definitely, it will need more time if you want to treatment on the larger skin area. The treatment is not painful as various clients even think it to a hot-stone massage. If you feel any distress from the heat, you can discuss with your provider, and she/he can adjust it according to your comfort level. The non-invasive skin tightening treatment might not be completely pain-free, but it would never feel too hot.
When the procedure is completed, your skin will be a little pink, but you can be busy again in your routine life without discomfort, pain etc. There are no downtime and side effects.
How Effective Are These Treatments?
You may see results immediately a little bit right away, but obvious transformation comes as collagen and elastin production ramp-up. After your last session in the sequence, you should be supposed to see further outcomes over the next couple of months or even up to 24 months as your skin cells endure to transform.
These infrared and radiofrequency skin tightening treatments do tighten up the skin. However, three to four sessions of this treatment scheduled every month apart are generally compulsory for outstanding results. In our experience, 40% result is the ideal which you can achieve through this treatment.
The most powerful example of the advantage, according to us, is that we have to show a client a before picture next to a four-month after picture for the client to realize the difference. This is absolutely different from a tummy tuck or facelift result which the client can gain a clear improvement in skin tone immediately after surgery but however, with a greater risk.
Which Skin Tightening Method is best for you?
Currently, if you have loose, sagging face skin and you wish to look suggestively younger, a proficiently performed facelift will clearly give you the best result but as we said it involves too much cost and higher the risk involved.
If you do not want surgery, then we would suggest Microneedling with PRP or one of the non-invasive radiofrequency skin tightening treatments which is safer, cost-effective and with long-lasting results.