About Skin Tightening
When you are born, your body has a full supply of collagen and elastin that helps to make your skin smooth, soft, healthy, and resilient. In time, this supply of nutrients runs low and the skin of the face and body decreases in elasticity, leading to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If you want to improve the tautness and overall appearance of your skin without cosmetic surgery, consider nonsurgical skin tightening at Kind Health Group in Encinitas, CA. Utilizing advanced technology, nonsurgical skin tightening prompts the natural generation of collagen and elastin in the treated areas so you can have firmer, healthier skin. Schedule a consultation with our seasoned MedSpa team at our office in Encinitas, CA to hear more about nonsurgical skin tightening.
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Skin tightening surgery, or “lift” procedures like a facelift, remain the most effective method to correct sagging, loose skin. Nonsurgical skin tightening can help if you do not wish to undergo plastic surgery. Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments can be performed on most areas of the face and body, including the neck, stomach, arms, and thighs. The best patients for this procedure:
- Are in good overall health
- Are at or near a healthy, stable weight
- Have mild to moderate skin looseness on the face or body
- Have lines or wrinkles on the face or body
- Want to boost the health and appearance of their skin
Before the process, the area(s) being treated will be cleaned to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil. Options for local anesthesia can be discussed if you want, but most patients find that any mild discomfort during the laser treatment is short lived and easy to tolerate. After your skin is prepared, a special handpiece will be passed evenly over the skin multiple times for the most effective treatment. The energy prompts the body’s natural healing properties to produce collagen and elastin, which tightens and firms the skin. The procedure can take about 30 – 90 minutes depending on the size and number of areas being treated. After the procedure is over, you will be able to leave and resume your regular activities.
What to Expect
After your nonsurgical skin tightening session, the treated areas may be somewhat numb, red, or swollen. This is typical and should heal on its own within 2 – 3 days. During your initial consultation, we will go over the best ways to care for your skin after your procedure, such as keeping the skin moisturized and protected from sun damage. Most patients will not see visible results immediately after the treatment. Since the collagen and elastin production is a gradual process, you can see the final results of your treatment about 2 – 6 months after the procedure. However, these results should be long lasting and improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. You may want multiple treatments to get the ideal outcome. During your consultation, we will help you create your unique treatment plan based on your needs and goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does nonsurgical skin tightening cost?
Depending on the number of areas and size of each area being treated, your cost for a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment will vary. Before your treatment, we will customize a unique treatment plan for your needs and estimate price. We can also discuss payment options and where to get low-interest medical financing.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein-based tissue naturally produced by the body. Along with other functions, it works to help keep skin firm, elastic, and hydrated. However, during aging, the natural reserves of collagen becomes lower. This then causes less elastic, looser, and thinner skin. Through nonsurgical skin tightening, natural collagen production is increased to make your skin healthier and firmer from the added nourishment.
Is the procedure painful?
In a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment, you may experience a slight heating sensation, but no major discomfort. If necessary, a local anesthetic may be applied to the area prior to your procedure, but this is usually not needed. If you are nervous about your treatment, talk to your technician about the process.
What can I expect after my treatment?
After a nonsurgical skin tightening session, you may experience mild inflammation, numbness, or redness of the treatment areas. This will typically subside within 3 – 5 days. Your treatment results will keep developing for several months following your treatment as your natural collagen production increases. Most patients get several treatments to achieve their goals.
Should I get nonsurgical or surgical skin tightening?
In your initial consultation, we will listen to your goals. Your answers, plus an exam of your skin to check laxity, will help us determine whether you are a good candidate for nonsurgical skin tightening. Most often, nonsurgical skin tightening is better for younger patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity. Large amounts of loose skin is better helped with a lift surgery to excise the unwanted flaps of skin.
Keep It Tight
If you want to keep your skin firm and tight as long as possible but without going under the knife, schedule an appointment with our MedSpa team to find out more about nonsurgical skin tightening. An effective, noninvasive treatment that needs no downtime after the session, nonsurgical skin tightening can help you improve the health and tone of your skin when you see the earliest signs of wrinkles, lines, and looseness. Get a personalized treatment plan for nonsurgical skin tightening during your consult at Kind Health Group in Encinitas, CA.