Best Non-Invasive Ways to Treat Sagging Skin
This is our 2nd article in our 3-part series on non-invasive skin procedures. In our previous article, we compared Micro-current and radio frequency.
Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Procedures
Non-invasive skin tightening procedures are called non-invasive because they leave the skin intact. There won’t be an incision, raw skin or any puncture wounds after the treatment. You may see temporary redness and swelling after the procedure.
What Can Be Expected
This is what can be expected from a non-invasive skin tightening procedure; modest tightening and lifting.
- Downtime: Little or none
- Colourblind: Safe for all skin colours.
- Results: Natural and appear gradually over weeks.
- Body: Can tighten up pretty well all areas of the body.
- Pain: May be some discomfort during procedure, nothing more.
- Time Commitment: Most procedures take one hour or less.
- Cost: Varies, go over cost with your treatment provider. Insurance doesn’t cover the procedure as it is considered cosmetic.
Deciding on the Best Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Treatment for Your Needs
When you’re deciding on which non-invasive skin tightening treatment is best for your needs, you will most likely have one of the following:
Radiofrequency – During this treatment a device is placed against your skin, which heats the tissue beneath. Most clients have felt some tightening after one treatment immediately after. Your body will make new collagen in the treated area in a 3-6 month period. Every 2-4 weeks between treatments for approximately 3-5 treatments is recommended. Let it be known that collagen breaks down more every year, so they need to come in 3 months later to receive another treatment after the series of first treatments. Results last 2-3 years with the right skin care.
Ultrasound – This procedure sends heat deep into the skin. The heat can cause your body to produce new collagen. After one treatment, most clients see modest lifting and tightening within 2-6 months, generally lasting two years. There will be more benefit from additional treatments.
Laser Treatment – Laser can send heat deep into the skin without wounding the top layer of your skin. Laser is used in many areas of the body, especially helpful for belly and upper arm tightening. To get best results 3-5 treatments may be needed. Results are noted in 2-6 months after the last treatment. These results can last up to 6 months.
More to Follow
In the next article of this 3-part series on non-invasive skin tightening and lifting, we will talk about “Most Tightening and Lifting Procedures Without Surgery.” Minimal invasive skin tightening procedures, and who’s a good candidate for non-surgical skin tightening?