Skin Tightening with Energy Devices
As we age, we lose collagen, elastin, and fat below the skin, leading to issues such as jowling, hollowing cheeks and temples, and deep creases.
Non surgical skin tightening can tighten moderately lax skin on the face, neck and body, improve your appearance and postpone the need for surgery. With medical advancements happening in the dermatological field, several skin tightening devices and procedures have come in the market.
Following are some energy based facial rejuvenation devices for skin tightening
Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultrasound imaging can be used to lift the skin and promote collagen production. The ultrasound skin tightening device reaches deep under the skin, penetrating into the second layer of muscles underneath the facial muscles.The heat produced by ultrasound waves increase blood flow and increase collagen production. It can also trigger a natural healing response. These combined thermal effects cause the skin lifting, tightening and firming.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is truly a remarkable breakthrough in technology, offering a non-invasive alternative to skin tightening. HIFU uses the power of Ultrasound to safely lift and tighten the skin. It also helps to improve the tone and all the features of your face such as your eyes, cheeks, mouth, chin and skin also making it a viable alternative to Botox, with the benefit of being able to maintain facial expression.
One more such noninvasive treatment is, FDA approved – Ultherapy. Practitioners use the ultrasound treatment to target deep tissue layers. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound.
Ultherapy is an energy device for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. Recently, the FDA approved the technique for smoothing lines and wrinkles on the chest area as well. The skin’s response to this energy is to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and elastin to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.Most people see the full effect of the treatment in about three to six months after the procedure. Some may notice initial effects sooner.
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
Radio frequency skin tightening (RF) is a technique that uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and saggy skin. The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin.
RF energy penetrates both the epidermis and the dermis to tighten and rejuvenate the skinwithout causingany damage to existing skin cells, as it is gentler on the skin than most other kinds of thermal procedures.
The Pollogen Body Treatment and Pollogen Face Treatment utilize a TriPollar Radio-Frequency (RF) system which uses a triple action mechanism that simultaneously tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite as well as stretch marks.
Pollogen’s solutions yield immediate skin tightening. It has developed safe and effective technologies that can restore your skin’s elasticity and firmness. Using radio-frequency energy, Pollogen’s solutions heat the skin and cause the collagen fibres− the key structural components of the skin− to contract, delivering immediate skin tightening results.
Radio Frequency treatments like Pollogen are safe, effective for non-surgical face lifting, skin tightening and circumference reduction on all skin types. These treatments are simple, painless and quick procedures that won’t interrupt your daily life. Long term skin rejuvenation results are excellent.
Your queries answered by Dr. Chytra:
Almost anyone who wants tighter skin, or who is interested in delaying further sagging of the skin, could benefit from skin tightening procedures. Patients with very loose skin probably won’t see enough improvement to make a non-surgical treatment worthwhile. A facelift is usually the option in such cases.
There is no down time with energy devices so you may return to your normal activities immediately. Little redness may be seen in some patients, but it usually disappears shortly after the treatment.
The not so welcome side effects for these skin-tightening procedures can include redness, swelling, blistering and bruising.As long as you choose an experienced provider, offering FDA cleared technologies, these are very safe.