Skin tightening is something you may choose to have done when your skin begins to sag and develop wrinkles. As a result, you start to realize that you no longer look as young as you once did. This may cause you to start thinking about ways to recover some of that youthful appearance that you once enjoyed.
When you search for available treatment methods, you will discover that both surgical and non-surgical skin tightening options are available. The most well-known surgical skin tightening procedure is a facelift. It is done when you are under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision, tighten the skin and trim off the excess. After recovering from the surgery, the face will look younger.
Many people do not like the idea of going through invasive surgery to achieve tighter, younger-looking skin. Instead, they either put up with the sags and wrinkles or look for less invasive alternatives. Fortunately for those who do not want to settle for an older look, a variety of non-surgical skin tightening measures are available and are commonly used.
Radiofrequency treatments are popular among those who want a procedure that requires little to no downtime for recovery and has minimal side effects. It is done when radiofrequency energy is directed toward the areas of skin in which tightening is needed. The heat generated from the RF energy causes the lower layers of the skin to produce additional collagen. This gives the skin a fuller and tighter appearance. The wrinkles will begin to disappear as the collagen level increases. Other treatments may include a combination of dermal fillers and BOTOX®.
These non-surgical skin tightening methods are done in the comfort of our office without the need for general anesthesia. There is significantly less discomfort and downtime involved. By stimulating collagen production, these treatments have the effect of making the skin tighten itself. Collagen is what gives the skin its fullness. The body does not produce as much of it on its own as it increases in age. Less collagen leads to loose skin. Restoring it to former levels will also restore the skin to its former appearance.
If you are interested in a non-surgical skin tightening treatment, make an appointment at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre in Delta or Burnaby. Our team can help you make a good decision by conducting an examination and a review of your medical history. You can then begin to look forward to younger-looking skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for non-surgical skin tightening!