Top 10 Most Popular Skin Tightening Procedures

Skin Tightening Procedures

In the past, the only way to get rid of the excess skin is through cosmetic surgery. But surgical skin tightening procedures can be expensive and come with negative side effects like pain, swelling, long healing time. In the recent years, non-surgical skin tightening procedures are increasing popularity over surgical treatments for their comparative non-invasiveness and lower cost.

Here are 10 most popular skin tightening procedures:

1. Fraxel laser is the preferred among skin tightening laser machines and is gaining increasing popularity. It makes use of the fractional laser technology. It can be effectively performed for tightening the loose skin on the neck, face and arms. Also, laser skin tightening cost is low comparative to the surgical procedures and hence is preferred by many.

2. Thermage treatment is among the popular skin tightening procedures as it effectively tightens sagging skin after weight loss on the abdomen, thighs, arms etc. This treatment makes use of uni-polar radio frequency technology called ThermalCool.

3. Refirme is one of the popular combination skin tightening procedures. It makes use of both bi-polar radio frequency and pulsed infra-red light.

4. Titan and LuxIR are two non-surgical skin tightening procedures that make use of the infra red laser energy to tighten the skin on the face and body.

5. Sculptra treatment makes use of dermal fillers, which are injected into the dermis to plump up the sagging skin for a firmer look. This is usually performed on the face to make the cheeks plump.

6. Ultherapy is a relatively new non surgical treatment that makes use of ultrasound energy. This treatment can be effectively used on the face and neck.

7. Face lift or rhytidectomy is the surgical procedure that reduces wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin on the face. Although effective, this treatment tends to be expensive.

8. Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a surgical treatment performed on the abdomen to remove fat and sagging skin which commonly occurs after pregnancy or major weight loss. This treatment involves pain and long healing time.

9. Body contouring is surgical skin removal treatment that can be performed on inner and outer things, stomach, arms, abdomen, breasts and neck. This treatment is usually performed after a major weight loss episode.

10. Botox works by impairing the muscles beneath the wrinkles on the face. It is performed for dynamic wrinkles such as fine lines on the fore head and crow’s feet near the eyes.

Most non surgical treatments work by heating the collagen in the dermis layer of the skin which stimulates the skin cells to produce more skin collagen naturally tightening and firming the skin. Due to this non-invasively nature, non-surgical procedures require little to no healing time.