What is Skin Tightening?
Skin tightening involves the use of nonsurgical treatments to tighten and firm the skin, reducing sagging, wrinkles, and other concerns it’s causing. Skin tightening treatment can be used on many areas of the body where lax skin is present including the arms, thighs, buttocks, breasts, stomach, neck, and face.
Skin Tightening Candidates
Skin laxity can occur with age, after pregnancy or weight loss, or other factors. This is often a result of decreased collagen production or weakened tissue. Candidates for skin tightening are those who are unhappy with mild sagging or wrinkles caused by loose skin. The treatment is great for those who do not want to undergo a more invasive procedure. If you have more severe loose hanging skin and tissue, you might not be a successful candidate for noninvasive skin tightening.
Several techniques can be performed or combined to achieve optimal skin tightening including:
- Laser Skin Tightening
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
The procedure processes are slightly different, but all aim to heat deep layers of tissue, promoting the growth of new collagen and elastin fibers. Collagen and elastin are essential for strong, healthy skin and tissue. By stimulating their production, these treatments can result in tightened, firmer skin to reduce sagging and wrinkles.
Recovery and Results
There is minimal recovery involved with skin tightening treatments since they are noninvasive. One treatment session can give noticeable results, however, multiple treatment sessions are usually recommended for optimal skin tightening. The treatment cannot prevent future collagen loss and skin laxity, but a future treatment can help patients maintain results.
To learn more about skin tightening treatment options and which ones you could benefit from, contact Skin Care of Arizona today. We can schedule your consultation to discuss your concerns and develop your unique plan for treatment.