Are you looking to have some of your skin tightened and get a more youthful appearance?
If so, you are not alone. The number of people seeking out these procedures grows each year.
There are several options that can give you a tighter appearance, depending on which area of your body you want to tighten. Here are some of the top procedures that can give you the skin tightening you are looking for.
Non-Surgical Types of Skin Tightening Procedures
You can always contact your dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you want to go under the knife and have your skin tightened, and the results you get will likely be a bit more intense.
However, there are some downsides to having surgery, such as the slower recovery, so we figured we would opt for the non-surgical skin tightening options first.
Most of these procedures involve using a type of heat to warm up some of the body’s tissue layers, as that can help pull the skin tighter. The most common include:
- Ultrasound Treatments
- Radiofrequency Treatments
- A Combination of IPL and Radiofrequency Treatments
For the ultrasound, specific frequencies of energy, heat up deep levels of tissue, promoting your body to produce more collagen.
This helps to re-firm the skin, giving you the tightened effect you want. This type of treatment is safe, according to the FDA, and should be used on the chest and neck, the chin, or the brow line.
For radiofrequency treatments, the top layers of skin are the focus instead of deeper layers of tissues.
The radiofrequency helps give the skin a tighter, smoother, and firmer look.
The FDA also says this procedure is safe, and recommends using it on the body in general, or more specifically, the hands, face, or neck. This is one of the better options if you are looking to tighten your jowl area.
When you combine Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with radiofrequency, you get another non-surgical treatment option.
This option works both the top layers of the skin and the deeper layers of tissues for a combination effect. This treatment can be used all over the body and provides significant results with little or no down time.
Surgical Skin Tightening Procedures
The “lift” series of skin tightening procedures are the most common, and the most renowned types of procedures around.
This includes chin lifts, eye lifts, face lifts, body lifts, leg lifts, breast lifts, butt lifts, and the list goes on from there.
These are simple procedures that can be done in a relatively short amount of time, but need to be done under anesthesia. The main benefit of having one of these surgical skin tightening procedures is that you get to immediately see the results as soon as you wake up.
There are downsides to these procedures that you need to make sure you understand before having them done, however.
They do take time to recover from, and you will be limited on what you can do during that recovery time. Plus, you may be left with a scar when you are totally healed, depending on what procedure you have done and where the cuts need to be made.
When it comes to getting a skin tightening procedure done, it is really up to you as to what you want when everything is said and done.
If you want the look to be gradual so no one knows, then you want to go with a non-surgical type of skin tightening regimen.
If, however, that does not matter to you because you simply want to look better now and feel good in your own skin, then a surgical option may be right what the doctor ordered, pardon the pun.