Non-surgical skin tightening procedures work by using targeted energy to heat deeper layers of skin, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin, resulting in a gradual improvement in skin tone and texture.
There are a number of skin tightening treatments and technologies available to achieve desired results; laser energy, radiofrequency energy, ultrasound energy, or a combination of the above. The number of treatments needed varies from device, energy source, location, and individual patient needs.
The following are a few of the most common skin concerns that skin tightening treatments can benefit:
- Sagging Skin: Loose skin, especially in areas on and around the face
- Wrinkles & Fine Lines: Facial wrinkles due to aging skin, especially as a result of skin laxity
Non-surgical skin tightening may be a great option for you if you have mild to moderate loose skin or excess skin on the face, neck, chest, arms or abdomen. The downtime is shorter with non-invasive procedures, and while results can be seen with one treatment, multiple sessions are usually needed.
Types of Skin Tightening Treatments & Procedures
Non-invasive facial skin tightening treatments do not require surgery and aim to achieve firmer skin for a more youthful appearance. We've outlined some of the most common procedures that utilize the following devices: Ultrasound, Laser, Radiofrequency.
Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultrasound energy bypasses the uppermost skin layers to heat deeper tissue which induces collagen production to firm and tone the treatment area. One treatment is usually sufficient for mild to moderate skin laxity. However, some people need three or more sessions to achieve the desired goal.
Radiofrequency (RF) Treatment
Radiofrequency is a type of energy, which is measured in “frequency,” or wavelengths per second. Like any form of energy, RF has the capacity to produce heat which can be used to trigger collagen production in skin. Radiofrequency energy focuses on collagen in the dermis to achieve a firmer, smoother appearance.
IPL/RF Combination Treatments
A third class of skin tightening treatments combine intense pulsed light (IPL) with radiofrequency energy (RF) to heat deeper layers of skin and induce the natural healing response, which in turn triggers collagen production. The addition of IPL allows a provider to treat skin at multiple levels and can help focus the RF energy for more effective treatment without surgery.
Using Procedure Skincare for Enhanced Results and Faster Healing
Although skin laxity is common with age, non-surgical skin tightening treatments can help stimulate elastin and collagen production for a healthier-looking, youthful appearance. Consult with a skincare professional to find out if a skin tightening procedure will work for you.
For those interested in a non-surgical procedure, we recommend using pre-treatment skincare to enhance results and minimize downtime. ALASTIN's professional procedure enhancement products are designed to support the process of restoring and rebuilding skin for faster healing time and optimized results.
Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology®:
- Prepares skin prior to facial skin tightening procedure and helps maximize results
- Calms post-procedure skin and reduces the appearance of redness
- Helps reduce downtime and provides symptomatic relief
- Patented TriHex Technology® supports the production of new, healthy elastin and collagen production
Applied Pre and Post Procedure
Footnote: Data on File at ALASTIN Skincare®, Photos courtesy of Lucy Barr M.D.