Skin Tightening treatments

Skin Tightening

Nowadays, many factors contribute to ageing skin - daily stress, lifestyle choices, free radicals and many, many more. Sometimes pregnancy and weight loss can also lead to sagging skin. You need to do more than just lifestyle changes and apply topical products if you wish to revitalise your skin. That is where skin tightening treatments enter the scene.

When collagen and elastin production slows down and saggy skin seems like the new reality, resorting to a skin-tightening treatment can make all the difference. There are surgical and non-surgical skin tightening methods that you can resort to with the aid of a doctor to reacquire that youthful appearance.

What happens to our skin as we age?

Time takes a toll on our appearance and our skin. The collagen and supportive elastin in the dermis deplete as we age, causing the skin to become saggy, develop wrinkles and lost its firmness. Some factors can speed up this ageing process, like prolonged sun exposure, repeated facial expressions and muscle loss. And while it is not possible to stop the ageing process, it is possible to restore the skin and its youthful appearance with certain treatments.

What is Skin Tightening?

Skin tightening is the process that cosmetic surgery experts use to tighten sagging skin and improve skin texture. In order to moderate skin laxity and treat early signs of ageing, doctors employ both surgical and non-surgical skin tightening procedures. With the aid of technology in laser treatment, ultrasound skin tightening and other ways to eliminate loose skin, you can get optimal results and deal with some skin conditions to get the look you desire in no time.

There are many techniques and methods for getting tighter skin. Nowadays, clinics rely on a variety of technologies to provide a tightening effect with the use of devices and machines. As part of the non-surgical arsenal, there are lasers, ultrasound and radiofrequency technologies that serve to improve collagen, saggy skin and skin laxity. There are also surgical cosmetic procedures that provide a more permanent solution.

Non-Surgical skin tightening treatments at Shens Medical

For all those looking to improve skin strength, remove sagging jowls and slow down the appearance of crepey skin by following a non-surgical approach, there is the Fotona 4D method at Shens Medical.

Fotona 4D

Fotona 4D is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that combines advanced systems for safety and efficiency. Its goal is to remove micro-thin layers of the skin to trigger collagen production and form new smoother skin over time that is spot-free. As an alternative to surgery and injectables, it is ideal for dealing with visible signs of ageing skin and it works on all skin types.

The treatment works in 4 steps:

  • Stimulation of collagen production with laser energy.
  • Work on skin texture, fine lines and complexion.
  • Improve skin laxity with heat brushing techniques that lead to more collagen and elastin production.
  • Light laser peel for exfoliating the outer layer of dead skin for a complete youthful glow.

What skin tightening treatment is right for you?

As every person is different, so are their skin and needs. The condition and the ageing process of your skin are unique to you. That is why you should always aim to consult with a doctor on what process works best. Perhaps they will recommend applying certain products, like creams and lotions, or maybe they will direct you to a non-surgical tightening method. There are also surgical options, as long as you are familiar with the risks and the recovery time.

It is important to see a specialist who will assess your unique needs and goals. That is how you can proceed with the best therapy for you and a method for skin tightening that will yield the best outcome.

Non-Surgical vs Surgical lift

The main differentiation in skin tightening treatments lies with the surgical vs non-surgical approach. Knowing what the major differences between the two approaches are can help you pick the best one for your needs.

Non-invasive skin tightening methods

There are many non-surgical skin tightening options available to those who want optimal results without the invasive skin tightening aspect.

  • Ultrasound skin tightening therapy - such treatments aim to stimulate collagen production in the skin. As ultrasound waves spread within the deep layers of the skin, they trigger more collagen production. Ultrasound therapy is performed with a handheld device to treat deeper layers of the skin with ultrasound energy. The targeted energy improves the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin. As the skin produces more collagen, the results begin to manifest. The procedure itself is quick and only causes temporary discomfort during the treatment.
  • Radiofrequency therapy (RF treatments) - RF energy is great for heating the skin and triggering new collagen production by pulling cells together. Unlike ultrasound, RF treatments work on the epidermal layers with heat energy, which rejuvenates loose skin. It takes two to six treatments for the results of the therapy to show and the healing response continues for months after the treatment.
  • Laser treatments - they have proven to be very effective on the skin of the arms and belly. During this treatment, a handheld laser device is used to heat deeper layers of the dermis. This is done to tighten wrinkled skin. It is probably not ideal for individuals with darker skin tones and tanned skin, because it can alter the skin's surface colour a bit.
  • IPL treatments - Intense pulsed light treatment is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure. It is ideal for improving the texture and colour of the skin, including in cases of sun damage. IPL technology utilises more than a single wavelength of pulsating light and can simultaneously treat several skin conditions and skin damage. It is useful for treating acne scars, spots and discoloured skin.

Surgical skin tightening method

Surgical skin tightening is practically speaking a form of cosmetic surgery that works to tighten skin and even out skin tone. A surgical facelift is a popular procedure for those that wish to look young. It is performed by trained medical staff in a clinic. Surgical procedures have a more permanent effect. However, they also come with the risk of more adverse effects and more recovery time. There can be some adverse side effects to such a surgical approach, including temporary redness, bruising, hematoma, infection, scarring, etc.

Other Skin Tightening procedures in Singapore

Perhaps the most readily available solution for sagging skin is the various skin care products that one can use. They come in many different forms, from creams and lotions to masks and other products. Because everyone's skin can be different, it is important to consult with the right expert on the matter of what skin care products are best to use. Skin types also play a major role in determining what product can help you achieve optimal results.

Dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid are a popular option for skin tightening in Singapore. Such fillers can address deep-set wrinkles, in people over 40 and 50. That is the time when one's natural stores of hyaluronic acid begin to deplete, which in turn contributes to more wrinkles. Applying such fillers to the face relaxes the facial muscles responsible for fine lines and a wrinkly look. It straightens stretched skin giving a youthful appearance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best treatment for sagging skin?

There are many different skin tightening treatments you can get. While some of them may have better efficiency than others for most people, it is important to point out that everyone has individual needs. What works for you may not be ideal in another situation. As such, you can consider the best skin tightening treatment for yourself by discussing the matter with an expert.

What tightens skin quickly?

There are many ways to address saggy skin. From lifestyle changes and home remedies to advanced technologies and surgical procedures. Perhaps the quickest results can be achieved in a non-surgical manner with the aid of radiofrequency energy, heat energy and laser therapy to improve collagen and elastin levels. There are many non-invasive body treatments to choose from.

Can loose skin be tightened without surgery?

There are various modalities that rely on non-invasive ways to deal with sagging skin. Using technologies like laser resurfacing, ultrasound energy and radiofrequency energy (RF treatments) it is now possible to achieve youthful and toned skin without any surgical intervention. You should always educate yourself on the different options and what benefits and disadvantages they come with so that you can make the best decision for your needs

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