Types of Skin Tightening Procedures


Your skin is made up of proteins, including elastin and collagen, which give your skin elasticity and structure. As you grow older, your body produces less collagen, which may cause your skin to lose its firmness resulting in sagging. Stretched and saggy skin may make you appear older and negatively affect your self-image.  You can, however, improve your skin’s condition by visiting your leading aesthetic medical spa in McDonough to enhance your skin’s appearance.

What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening involves various methods used to make your skin firm and appear younger. These processes include:

Ultrasound skin tightening

Ultrasound produces heat and vibrations that cause thermal effects in the deeper tissues of your skin, increasing blood flow to your skin cells and stimulating collagen production. Ultrasound waves may also cause slight injury to your skin, resulting in a trigger that causes a natural healing response. These effects make your skin tighter and more firm.  This treatment method also improves your skin tone and may make your skin less oily.

For successful ultrasound treatment results:

  • You should not smoke because it reduces the ability of your skin to produce new collagen.
  • Your skin should be healthy with no active infections, acne, or open wounds in your treatment area.
  • This process is not recommended for pregnant women or individuals with electrical medical devices such as a pacemaker.

You will require one session of treatment to achieve your desired outcome.

You may experience a bit of discomfort depending on your pain threshold; therefore, your doctor may give you pain-relieving drugs to make you relaxed and comfortable. Your specialist will pass a hand-held device across your skin, covering all treatment areas.  This process may take between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the skin’s surface area requiring treatment.

Radiofrequency treatment

This is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure involving tiny needles and radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production. This treatment method is safe but should be avoided under certain conditions, including:

  • Cold sore breakout.
  • If you have a skin infection.
  • Having a history of poor wound healing.
  • Pregnancy

One hour before treatment, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic on your skin to prevent you from experiencing pain during the process.

During this procedure, your doctor will clean your skin using alcohol to kill bacteria and use a micro-needling device to prick your skin.

Treatment takes 20 minutes but may take longer depending on the size of the skin being treated.

Your doctor will apply a growth solution on your skin to promote cell regeneration and soothing gel to minimize any pain.

Laser treatment

Before treatment, your doctor will require you to take off skin products like make-up, sunscreen, and lotion.

During this session, your specialist will use a hand-held device to exert pulses of laser energy to your skin as cool air is released to prevent you from pain or discomfort.

Your doctor will repeat this process thrice for successful results. This procedure takes 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the size of the skin treated.

You may experience minimal side effects like redness, minor swelling, and warmness on your skin which may fade away within a few hours.

You do not have to be unhappy with your skin’s condition. Schedule an appointment with your skin tightening specialist at Ideal MedSpas for radiofrequency or laser treatment to eliminate aging signs such as loose skin.

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