4 Benefits of Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

If you’re not quite ready to think about a traditional facelift, but you’re also not happy with the result of gravity that you see in the mirror, nonsurgical skin tightening might be the solution you’re looking for. There are several types of nonsurgical skin tightening available at Skinzone Medical, including:

  • Ultrasound
  • Radiofrequency
  • Intense pulsed light and radiofrequency combination

The most appropriate procedure for you depends on many factors, such as your goals, your skin type, and your medical history. Generally, nonsurgical skin tightening is safe and effective for most people, and it offers several important benefits.

Treatments don’t require much time

Most nonsurgical skin treatments take an hour or less, so you don’t need to block off a large amount of time in your schedule. Dr. Vu performs all nonsurgical skin tightening procedures in the Skinzone Medical office on an outpatient basis.

Even more importantly, none of these treatments require recovery time. Regardless of the procedure that is best for you, you’ll most likely be able to immediately apply makeup and go about your day. Compared to a traditional, surgical facelift, the lack of recovery time is amazing.

Noninvasive and safe

In addition to not requiring much time for the actual treatment, and little-to-no downtime for recovery, nonsurgical skin tightening procedures are safe, regardless of your skin type or skin color. One type of procedure may be more effective than another based on your skin type and goals, but all of them are safe.

Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments are noninvasive, which means your skin won’t be broken. There are no incisions, and very little risk that you’ll have an adverse reaction of any kind.

Although the procedures work differently, each of them involves Dr. Vu placing an instrument against your skin. Topical creams are offered if there’s a chance you could feel discomfort during the treatment.

If you have an ultrasound procedure, the instrument focuses energy at specific depths under your skin to stimulate collagen production. Radiofrequency (RF) treatments work similarly, but the energy is focused on your epidermal layers of skin. Intense pulsed light and radiofrequency combination treatments heat even deeper layers of skin, triggering your body’s healing response, which causes collagen production.

Results appear slowly and last for a long time

You’re likely to feel a tightening effect immediately, but one of the benefits of nonsurgical skin tightening treatments is they stimulate your body to produce collagen, and that production takes time. As collagen is produced, you’ll continue to see results in the days and weeks following your treatment.

Unlike with a traditional, surgical facelift, there won’t be a dramatic, obvious, overnight difference in the way you look. Your appearance will change, but gradually and more naturally.

You may need more than one treatment to meet your goals. Dr. Vu designs your treatment plan specifically for you and will discuss the number of treatments you’re likely to need during your initial consultation.

No treatment can stop the hands of time or lessen the pull of gravity. However, nonsurgical skin tightening treatments do provide a long-lasting effect. You’ll be able to see the results of your treatments for up to a year after —  and the effect improves with additional treatments!

You’ll love the way you look

The most important benefit you’ll get from nonsurgical skin tightening is that you’ll feel better about how you look. Whether you’re hoping for less sagging around your eyes and jaw, you’re tired of seeing crepey skin on your chest, or you’ve lost weight and would like to tighten up the skin on your abdomen, you’ll see tighter, firmer skin following your treatment.

Feeling good about the reflection in the mirror improves your self-confidence and changes how you interact with the world. Regardless of your personal or professional status, improved self-confidence can make your relationships and outlook better.

If you’d like to learn more about the different nonsurgical skin tightening treatments available at Skinzone Medical, book an appointment online or by phone with Dr. Vu. Find out if you’re a candidate, and consider your treatment options. You’ll see at least four important benefits!  

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