How does non-surgical skin tightening work?
Non surgical skin tightening, also known as non-invasive skin tightening procedures, are quite popular amongst patients due to how quickly they can be performed without the patient having to experience any down time.
Different types of non surgical skin tightening procedures are carried out differently. A common theme with these procedures is the use of targeted energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin. This, in turn, stimulates the collagen and elastin production in the skin to help improve the skin tone and texture. Depending on the particular type of treatment, it can also help with the fibrous tissue which helps smooth cellulite.
Skin tightening is an aesthetic technique that uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate sub-dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin.
Are skin tightening procedures safe?
Any and all skin-care treatments and procedures are approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to ensure that they are safe. Skin tightening treatments involve the use of ultrasound energy which goes through to the deeper layers of the skin.
Radiofrequency is also used for the purpose of heating the skin to trigger collagen and elastin production. While ultrasound heats the deeper layers of the skin, radiofrequency heats the outermost layer of skin.
A third type of treatment uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) combined with radiofrequency to heat the deeper layers of the skin and trigger a natural healing process. This allows the skin to be treated at multiple levels and provide a more effective treatment.