Skin Tightening in Hertfordshire
How Does a Skin Tightening Treatment Work?
As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and it can begin to look loose, saggy and thin. This is because, as we get older, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin – proteins that give your skin strength and elasticity. Skin tightening treatments are used to reverse these effects.
A skin procedure is a non-surgical treatment that strengthens and rejuvenates saggy skin by prompting your body to produce collagen and elastin. This then tightens the skin and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and creases. Skin tightening treatments can also be used to treat stretch marks on the stomach that have been caused by pregnancy or weight loss.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Skin Tightening?
Non-surgical skin tightening treatments can be used to treat saggy or loose skin on the face, such as the neck, cheeks, jawline, and under-eye area. Alternatively, the treatment can be used to target areas of the body such as the stomach, thighs or upper arms.
Can I Get This Treatment?
Skin firming treatments are suitable for patients who suffer from saggy or loose skin. The procedure is compatible with most skin types. If you are unsure about your suitability, you can discuss this with one of our specialists in a pre-treatment consultation.
The time it takes for a skin firming treatment to be completed depends on the region of the body that is being targeted. Larger areas of the body, such as the stomach, will take longer to treat than smaller areas, such as the face. Typically, skin tightening treatments will take 10 to 30 minutes to complete
Most patients need two to three skin tightening treatments to achieve the result that they desire. Typically, appointments will be spaced out by a period of four months. The majority of patients experience a little tightening immediately after their final skin tightening treatment.
However, it takes time for the body to begin producing elastin and collagen, so you will not see the final result of your treatment until six months have passed following your final appointment.
Injectable skin tightening treatments can cause some discomfort, as is the case with any form of injection. However, the procedure is not painful, and no anaesthetic is required.
Skin firming treatments can cause mild swelling, redness, or bruising, though this is temporary and will heal within a few days following the treatment. Some patients also experience tingling sensations in their skin following the treatment, though this too will disappear within a couple of days after your appointment.
You should avoid booking a skin tightening treatment if you are on blood-thinning medication, such as ibuprofen. If you are worried that the medication you are taking makes you unsuitable for this procedure, arrange a consultation and discuss your concerns with one of our friendly dermatologists.
Skin tightening treatments are suitable for the majority of skin types and tones. If you are uncertain about your suitability for this procedure, you can discuss your concerns with one of our specialists during your consultation.
Typically, the effects of non-surgical skin tightening treatments will last for two to three years. After this period has passed, you can book more treatments to rejuvenate and volumise your skin again and maintain the results.