You’ve been watching your diet, keeping up with your gym routine, but can still see sagging skin and a few extra inches. Non-invasive skin tightening procedures can help you achieve firmer, tighter and more toned skin within a few weeks. If you’ve been hesitant to sport that bathing suit because of loose skin, cellulite or the visible signs of aging, you could be a good candidate for a skin tightening procedure.
Here are some of the most effective ways to tighten sagging skin before the summer season:
Thermage Skin Tightening
The Thermage skin tightening procedure is one of the most effective skin firming procedures available in the United States, and can be particularly effective for treating cellulite and loose skin after weight loss. Thermage can be administered on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and upper back to create a smoother, more contoured appearance. The non-invasive procedure delivers high-powered radio frequency energy deep into the dermis to cause a contraction. Collagen production increases and the skin and tissues become more resilient and firm. Firmer skin also makes cellulite less noticeable.
Skin Tyte Skin Tightening Procedures
The Skin Tyte procedure is designed to tighten and tone the skin around the face and neck area. The procedure uses high-powered broad band light energy to deliver heat below the skin’s surface. This process increases tissue tightening and also helps reduce skin laxity. The body begins to produce a significant amount of collagen in order to heal itself after this ‘injury’, and the result is smoother and tighter-looking skin. Skin Tyte can be performed on certain parts of the body, including the décolleté, underarms and abdomen.
ReFirme Skin Tightening
ReFirme is designed for wrinkle reduction, but can also help to tighten and tone the skin to create a smoother appearance. This procedure uses a combination of bipolar electric current and optical light energy to lift, tighten and tone the skin. The laser heats up the dermal tissue and stimulates collagen production, which in turn results in a firmer, tighter and toned appearance. Wrinkles are less noticeable and the skin appears smoother and more elastic. There is no downtime involved with this procedure, and treatments typically take about 45 minutes to an hour.
If you are interested in going under the knife to lose a few stubborn pounds and inches, you may be a good candidate for laser lipolysis. Laser liposuction procedures are different from conventional liposuction because they help work to not only get rid of fat permanently, but also help to tighten and tone the skin around the treated area. This skin tightening effect can help create a sleek and sculpted appearance without additional surgery or body reshaping treatments. You will need a few weeks to recover completely from laser liposuction, and may need to stay out of direct sunlight while the incisions heal.
Learn more about skin tightening procedures in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for any of these popular procedures.