Whether it’s wanting to firm up without going through the knife or dealing with post weight loss, non-surgical skin tightening options can help. Not everyone may be aware of it but skin tightening treatment options available nowadays can do wonders for unwanted skin laxity.
Rather than removing excess skin surgically, there are many energy-based skin tightening treatments that can tone the skin. Since there’s no tissue extraction, different energy forms are used to improve the skin’s elasticity and stimulate the natural production of collagen.
Understandably, noninvasive skin tightening options won’t be able to provide results that are as profound as different surgical lifts. However, for the right candidate, these skin tightening treatments can offer significant and noticeable skin rejuvenation. Below are some of the best noninvasive skin tightening treatments you can look into:
Ultherapy is one of the most popular skin tightening options available nowadays. This treatment involves using ultrasound imaging that’s microfocused and delivers energy to tissue layers. The ultrasound visualizes the unique anatomy of the patient and allows the treatment to be tailored for the specific needs of the patient.
Ultherapy delivers energy to the layer of the skin that needs lifting, similar to what a facelift does. Ultherapy has been cleared by the United States FDA to lift the chin, neck, and brow. It can also help dramatically improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines found on the upper chest.
This noninvasive treatment is also FDA cleared and is known to dramatically contour, smoothen, and tighten the skin to achieve a rejuvenated and younger-looking skin. As the name implies, this treatment option involves using heat. Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of collagen.
Most patients can already see noticeable results after a single 30 to 90 minutes session. Since the device used comes with a cooling mechanism, the treatment is considered more comfortable compared to other alternatives. Swelling, bloating, and redness can occur after the session but will eventually disappear.
While this option is known for its fat reduction and toning capabilities, it is also considered one of the most advanced since it uses a combination of energies. Emsculpt Neo pairs radiofrequency technology with HIFEM (High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology) to treat problematic areas.
Emsculpt Neo’s treatment protocol is at least four treatment sessions (lasting 30 minutes each) over the course of a month. Ideally, this should be followed by maintenance sessions. Muscle toning benefits are often evident in a few weeks. However, the skin tightening effects are noticeable in three months.
Also referred to as suture suspension lifts, thread lifts are known for their ability to tighten and lift the skin. Thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses barbed and dissolvable sutures that are threaded under the patient’s skin. This is done to stimulate the production of collagen and to elevate lax tissues.
The primary ingredient used in the absorbable threads is PDO or polydioxanone, a well-known and popular biostimulatory agent. Essentially, the PDO that is found in the threads will promote collagen production to help achieve overall tightening of the skin. The result is enhanced firmness in the cheeks, jawline, knees, and buttocks.
For those who want to focus on treating the neck and the lower face, Evoke is something you can look into. This treatment can help with lifting and tightening of the skin around the jowls, jawline, and cheeks. Moreover, Evoke also helps stimulate collagen production and reduce fat.
This noninvasive treatment is typically done three to six times within a one week interval. Fortunately, Evoke has no downtime or pain and is considered safe for all types of skin. Generally, dramatic results are noticeable at twelve weeks.