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Everything You Need To Know About Skin Tightening Treatments

If you often find yourself touching and agonizing over your loose skin in the mirror but at the same time you don’t want to go under the knife, there are skin-tightening treatments that could be a huge help.

In this article, we are going to introduce you to less expensive options with fewer complication risks, and with a simple recovery.

Skin tightening treatments:

When you’re born, your skin is rich with proteins called elastin and collagen. These proteins give your skin its flexibility. Your body produces less of these proteins as you become older which as a result your skin begins to become less elastic.

Gravity, exposure to pollution, stress, and the many motions that your face muscles do each day are factors that impact your skin’s elasticity causing sagging and stretching marks. 

The two main types of treatment are: 

    • In-office procedures performed by a trained provider
    • At-home devices you can use to give yourself treatment

In-office skin tightening procedures:

Radiofrequency (Thermalift, Thermage, and Exilis):

Thermalift was the first technology to use the concept of “waking up” or restoring lost collagen. Thermalift uses a device to apply controlled radio waves to the area of your skin that you would like to tighten. The procedure is done with topical or no anesthesia.

Everything You Need To Know About Skin Tightening Treatments
Everything You Need To Know About Skin Tightening Treatments

Intense pulsed light/radiofrequency (Velashape)

Velashape is a device that claims to target and shrink fat cells. It uses a handheld device to send infrared waves into your skin layers to break apart fat deposits.

Radiofrequency waves are also used. This procedure doesn’t require c.

At-home devices:

Ultrasound therapy:

Ultrasound skin tightening uses ultrasound waves sent deep into your skin to stimulate collagen production.

All of the treatments mentioned in this article are approved for the face, neck, and stomach. Thermage, Thermalift, and Exilis are popular treatments for the face. Velashape works on the face, but is more frequently recommended for larger areas of the body.

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Dr. DonikaAbout the Author: Dr. Donika Vata is a medical doctor from Ferizaj, Kosovo. She studied general medicine from University of Hasan Prishtina.
She has been writing about medical and skincare related issue in journals, social media websites, and books. She was working for some well reputed clinics such as Telehealth Pro- Online consultations, German Cancer Center, and AppLMD. Dr. Donika was also volunteering in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Currently, she is working as a medical doctor and researcher in a dermatology clinic.

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