As we get older, we lose volume (fat) from our faces, with a resulting droopy effect, which shows up in wrinkles and bands. Also, when we lose fat quickly through weight loss, we may have to contend with a significant amount of loose skin. When there is a great deal of excess skin present there may be no other solution but plastic surgery, however, before deciding on surgery as a route to tightening skin, it pays to consider alternative, non surgical procedures.
Dermal Fillers can soften the shadowing which occurs around facial creases, making jowls and cheek folds less noticeable. When it comes to skin tightening, fillers can be looked at in a similar way to inflating a beach ball – filling out the pockets and bulges in the face.
Skin Tightening Devices
There are number devices on the market, including ReFirme, which tightens skin through wrinkle reduction. ReFirme uses unique Elos technology to achieve firmer skin, by using the combined energies of bi-polar radio frequency and pulsed light to target areas showing the telltale signs of aging. By stimulating collagen production, skin experiences a tightening effect, which firms and tones it. Wrinkles are noticeably reduced and skin looks younger, smoother and more radiant.
The ReFirme treatment process is painless and fast – and ideal for treating sagging skin under the eyes, around the brow line and nasolabial folds. This non-invasive skin tightening treatment is also suitable for use on all skin types and is FDA approved.
Skin can be rejuvenated via laser skin resurfacing, using Profractional technology. The Elos C02 RE is a skin treatment system which can target and treat skin even at the deep dermal level, resurfacing and improving the appearance of wrinkles. The versatile handheld system is popular due to its light weight and quiet operation too, perfect for use in aesthetic practice.