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Why are Skin Tightening Procedures Required?

Sep 25

Loose skin is often a problem for people who have lost weight. However, it can also be an issue for people who have gained weight and then lost it. The skin around the stomach, thighs, and arms are the most affected areas.


There are several reasons why someone might want to undergo skin tightening procedures. The most common cause is to improve their appearance. People who are unhappy with how they look may feel more self-conscious and avoid social situations.


Loose skin can also cause health problems. For example, it can lead to skin infections and other medical issues. Sometimes, moving around or wearing certain clothing types can be challenging.


Skin tightening procedures can help to improve the appearance of loose skin. They can also help to reduce the risk of health problems associated with loose skin.


There are several different types of skin tightening procedures. The most common type is called radiofrequency ablation. This procedure uses radio waves to heat the skin. The heat helps to break down the collagen in the skin, which can help to tighten it.


Other types of procedures include laser surgery, ultrasound, and surgery. Laser surgery uses a beam of light to target the loose skin. Ultrasound uses sound waves to target the loose skin. Finally, surgery involves removing the loose skin surgically.


Types of skin tightening treatments

Elastin and collagen are two proteins that are abundant in the skin at birth. These proteins give your skin its elasticity and shape. However, your body produces less of these proteins as you become older. Your skin begins to become less elastic as a result.


Non Surgical skin tightening procedures target the loose skin on your body and encourage the creation of collagen there. The two primary therapy modalities are:


  • Procedures carried out in-office by a qualified provider
  • Things you can use at home to treat yourself


Procedures carried out in-office by a qualified provider

Radiofrequency (Thermalift, Thermage, and Exilis)

The first technological use of collagen restoration or "waking up" was Thermalift. The skin area that has to be tightened is exposed to controlled radio waves thanks to Thermalift. There is no need for recuperation time because the treatment can be performed under topical or no anesthesia.


Thermage only needs one treatment session, but some patients benefit from more than one. In order to notice results with other radiofrequency treatments, typically several sessions are needed. Whether you receive one treatment or several, the effects rarely become fully apparent right away and usually take four months to manifest.


Radiation/intense pulsed light (Velashape)

A product called Velashape makes the claim that it can find and shrink fat cells. It breaks up fat deposits by using a handheld device to transmit infrared radiation into the layers of your skin.

It also makes use of radiofrequency radiation. Anesthesia is not required for this procedure. Typically, scheduling many sessions is encouraged in order to get the most noticeable results.


Things you can use at home to treat yourself


Ultrasound therapy

Ultrasound skin tightening uses ultrasound waves deep into your skin to promote the synthesis of collagen. These technology-based handheld devices are available for purchase online and at stores that sell beauty products.


These devices aren't cheap and must be used often if you want to see effects. It's probable that you won't find these devices alluring if you don't have access to a qualified provider's knowledge.


For the face

For the face, neck, and stomach, all of the therapies stated in this article are accepted. Exilis, Thermalift, and Thermage are common face treatments. Although Velashape is more usually suggested for broader body areas, it works on the front.


Serving the stomach

Compared to the face, the stomach has a bigger surface area. It's also more likely to sag and develop stretch marks. Velashape is typically advised for the belly while Thermage, Thermalift, and Exilis are effective for the front.


No matter their age, most people prioritize having smooth, supple skin. Age, gender, and state of health are only a few factors that affect the type of treatment. To select the most effective course of treatment for you, it is always imperative to obtain advice from a qualified aesthetician at a respected aesthetic clinic. 


We at River District Aesthetics don't just want you to feel good about yourself and appear young. To help you get the results you want, we provide a variety of skin tightening procedures. So give us a call right away!