Updated: Jun 24
The lines brought by old age are meant to happen to all of us. Wrinkles, sagging, or creepy skin will all be visible as you age. This inevitable situation is due to the skin’s gradual lack of elastic components and the decline of collagen production. Without collagen and elastin, the skin’s dermal structure will weaken, resulting in sagging and wrinkling.
The lines brought by old age are meant to happen to all of us. Wrinkles, sagging, or crepey skin will all be visible as you age. This inevitable situation is due to the skin’s gradual lack of elastic components and the decline of collagen production. Without collagen and elastin, the skin’s dermal structure will weaken, resulting in sagging and wrinkling.
While you cannot avoid wrinkles and sagging from happening to your skin, you can have your skin tightened to minimise the visibility of the signs of aging. There are procedures that you can explore to help improve your skin’s elasticity and firmness. Here are some of the available skin tightening treatments you can consider and what you should know about them.
1. Ultrasound Skin Tightening
Ultrasound skin tightening uses micro-focused ultrasound to send heat deep into your skin, up to five millimetres below the surface. It is a non-invasive treatment that boosts collagen stored under the skin’s surface. While this procedure is new, it is said to be an effective skin tightening technique, and the results may be visible after only one treatment. However, optimum results can take up to 6 months to appear, and the procedure only works better for heavy skin with more fat.
2. Radio frequency (RF) Therapy
Radio frequency therapy is quite similar to ultrasound skin tightening procedures. Their only difference is that radio frequency only targets the outer layer of the skin called the epidermis. This kind of treatment is TGA-approved and can be used in the face, neck, body, and hands. If you opt for a procedure that can treat the deep layers of your skin, you can combine radio frequency with micro-needling for more noticeable results.
RF therapy’s result may be visible after one session, but you will see optimum results after 2-6 treatments. The result can last up to three years for as long as you follow the proper skin care regimen.
3. Laser Treatment
This kind of treatment requires a hand-held technology that can send heat deep into the skin to destroy the epidermis to reach the underlying dermis. At Advanced Laser Clinic, we use Fotona’s advanced laser technology to have your skin tightened. Our device slowly generates heat into the subcutaneous layers of the skin so that your skin will produce more elastin to improve your skin’s elasticity. Once you have tried our laser treatment, you can see signs of improvement even after just one session.
4. Surgical Skin Tightening
Unlike other courses of treatment, surgical skin tightening is an invasive treatment that completely removes excess skin to tighten it. This procedure can also target other skin problems, and surgeons apply hidden incisions to eliminate excess skin.
In summary, even if fine lines and wrinkles are unavoidable, different kinds of treatments can lessen their visibility. These treatments are effective, and you can choose between surgical and non-surgical procedures, depending on your preference. No matter what treatment you choose, you must have it performed by a licensed professional to avoid possible skin damage.
If you are looking for a trusted non-surgical skin tightening procedure, try our Piano laser treatment. Piano mode laser skin tightening treatments are non-invasive and require no downtime. They work by delivering laser heat to the dermis to boost elasticity and stimulate collagen production, reducing the visibility of lines and wrinkles. Book your skin tightening treatment with us today!