About Skin Tightening
Skin tightening treatments can firm and tighten excess skin caused by aging or weight loss. Many skin tightening treatments are minimally invasive and non-surgical, utilizing an infrared laser to tighten the skin by heating the collagen beneath the skin’s surface. Skin tightening is a safe and effective procedure that can help you regain a firmer, more youthful appearance.
Commonly asked questions about Skin Tightening
Before undertaking any procedure, you will want to be confident in your knowledge. Find the details on Skin Tightening here.
1. What is skin tightening?
Skin tightening employs cutting-edge laser technology to heat the skin surface beneath the skin in the epidermis/dermis layer, promoting collagen production. Heat metabolizes unhealthy fibers and cells, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibers. Skin tightening improves skin elasticity, leaving it firm and taut, while also reducing lines, stretched post-natal skin, aged skin tone, and sagging facial tissue. Treatment areas include the face, stomach, breast, chest, buttocks, thighs, and neck.
2. Am I a good candidate for skin tightening?
Skin tightening is suitable for both mature individuals experiencing signs of aging and younger individuals using this treatment as a preventative measure against aging as it helps boost college production levels.
You may be a good candidate for skin tightening if you desire to treat:
- Fine wrinkles
- Sagging skin
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Sun-damaged skin
- Mild to moderate acne scars
3. What are the different skin tightening treatments?
There are several skin tightening treatments available, including but not limited to:
- BTL Exilis Ultru™
4. How does skin tightening work?
Skin tightening treatments stimulate dermal collagen production and aid in the regeneration of damaged skin cells. The treatment involves delivering heat energy into the skin to penetrate deep down while protecting and maintaining the upper visible layers. The cause of collagen contracture and denaturation will stimulate new collagen synthesis and induce growth factors, resulting in a less wrinkled appearance. As your skin heals, new skin that is smoother and tighter forms.
5. How long does skin tightening treatment take to perform?
Skin tightening treatments can take 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the treatment technique and the size of the area treated.
6. What is recovery like after skin tightening?
This treatment does not require any downtime. Following your skin tightening appointment, you may experience redness, swelling, and heat on the treated area, which usually subsides within 2 to 4 hours and disappears within 3 to 5 days. Avoid exercise, heat on the treated areas (hot showers, sauna), and direct sun exposure after the treatment.
7. How soon will I see results?
Most patients will notice the most significant results from skin tightening two to three months after their initial appointment. For optimal results, your preferred physician may advise a series of 4-6 monthly treatments. However, factors such as age, activity level, and overall health can all have an impact on how your skin functions and heals.
8. How much does skin tightening cost in Canada?
The cost of a skin tightening treatment depends on factors such as geographic location, the surgeon & their experience, and the size of the treatment area. Typically, the cost in Canada ranges from $1,200 to $2,000.
9. What are the risks of skin tightening?
As with any treatment, although rare, there are potential risks and side effects including:
- Redness, swelling, itching, and pain
- Skin discoloration
10. Is skin tightening worth it?
47/52 people who have received skin tightening rated the treatment “Worth It” (90%).