Your skin can sag for a variety of reasons, with age being the most common. As the years go by, your facial muscles weaken and your skin loses elastin and collagen, resulting in saggy skin. Your skin can also sag due to sun exposure, as well as weight loss. Regardless of the reason, skin tightening procedures can help. If you want to look young again, consider TruSculpt, Profound, or YAG lasers. Each of these treatments will tighten up your skin and give you a more youthful appearance.
If you go in for TruSculpt, a professional will use a radio frequency (RF) treatment device to deep-heat the skin that needs to be tightened. Not only does this treatment work on all skin types, it can be used on multiple areas of the body. TruSculpt stimulates the growth of elastin and collagen, which causes your skin to tighten.
The length of the treatment depends on the area being treated. If you go in for a neck or knee treatment, it will likely take 20 minutes. However, if you need a larger area treated, it might take as long as two hours. Your physician will examine you during the consultation, and then advise you as to how long you can expect your treatment to take.
During the consultation, you will also learn the number of treatments needed. Most patients require three to four treatments, but you could need more or less, depending on the severity of your loose skin. Treatments are spaced three to eight weeks apart, and in between, there is no downtime. You can resume normal activities, as if you had not received a skin tightening treatment. You should see results anywhere from four weeks to three months. Once all treatments are done, the results should last at least two years.
Profound is similar to TruSculpt in that the physician uses an RF device to create more elastic tissue and volume, thereby tightening the skin. However, instead of getting multiple treatments, you typically only need one with Profound.
Although you might start to see improvement in as little as two weeks, it typically takes up to six months for optimal results. In most cases, results from a Profound treatment will last for a minimum of two years. You can resume normal activities after your treatment, although you will likely experience some redness, swelling, and bruising for three to seven days.
YAG Laser Treatment
The YAG laser also uses heat to tighten skin. Most people require four to six treatments, but they typically start to see results before the series is complete. Treatments are spaced out one month apart. You will likely experience some redness and swelling after each treatment, but it will go away within 48 hours. Most people are able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatments. Your results should last for at least two years.
You do not have to live with loose skin, and you do not need to have surgery to fix it. Choose one of these non-invasive procedures to recapture your natural good looks back. These treatments provide a safe and easy alternative to plastic surgery.