In our skin-obsessed society, skin tightening treatments are a common approach for many people who want to look younger and more beautiful. There are many ways that skin tightening treatments can be achieved, but the non-invasive route is often the most popular choice. In this article, we will explore skin tightening treatments and discuss what they entail to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Areas to Tighten
Non-invasive treatments can be done on different parts of your body, including the face, neck, and stomach. There are many non-invasive skin tightening treatments that you can try out for yourself to get skin that looks younger and tighter.
Face & Neck
The skin on the face is easy to tighten since its skin is more elastic and has a looser structure than the skin on the rest of your body. The skin around the eyes, forehead, and mouth all respond well to skin treatments since it is not as affected by sun damage or age lines as other parts of our bodies are.
The skin on the neck and below it, along with other places, can also benefit from skin tightening treatments. The skin in this area is usually looser than facial skin, so treating it might require more effort to get results. An example of a non-invasive treatment for this part of your body would be radiofrequency.
Abdomen / Stomach Area
Stomach skin can be tightened too, but tightening treatments are not as popular here because the skin is thicker, and it’s harder to get results. But there are a few non-invasive procedures that can be used on the skin in this area.
Professional Skin Tightening Procedures
These are procedures that are performed in an office setting and have little to no downtime. They are often used by people who want skin tightening results but don’t have a lot of time or money for recovery. Common skin treatments that can be done at the doctor’s office include:
This is a procedure involving injections containing Botulinum toxin, which will slow down your ability to create wrinkles, making them appear less common over time. Results typically last anywhere from three months up to six months, depending on the individual, so you may need more than one session for maximum effect.
Recovery is minimal, with only some mild bruising being possible after injections, although this should go away quickly if treated properly immediately following treatment. The price varies based on location and severity of lines/wrinkles.
Often known as skin rolling, this treatment uses a tool to create micro-injuries in the skin, which will trigger the collagen production and new skin growth over time. This procedure works best on those with lines/wrinkles but can also be used for scarring or stretch marks if they are shallow enough to not cause major problems after skin needling is complete.
Recovery includes some swelling that lasts around three days, along with possible redness that may last up to one week following a session, depending on the severity of the problem areas being treated. Prices vary based on location and the number of sessions needed per person.
These are often considered skin tightening treatments as well because of the type of skin they produce. Chemical peels are extremely popular for skin rejuvenation and can be used on almost any skin color or tone with excellent results.
Depending on how deep your peel needs to go, recovery time will vary, but it is typically minimal except in cases where deeper layers need to be peeled off. Prices range depending on office location, the number of sessions needed per person, strength/depth of treatment required, etc.
Radiofrequency tightening is one of the non-invasive skin treatments that can be done to rejuvenate your skin. This treatment works by using an external radiofrequency energy source that sends heat into the deeper layers of the skin. The increased temperature increases collagen production, which tightens and lifts skin, resulting in a much smoother appearance overall.
Intense Light Pulse
Intense pulsed light skin treatments also work by increasing collagen production through the use of intense light energy. The heat from the intense pulses works to tighten and firm skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as improving skin tone. This treatment is very effective, especially on deeper skin tones where other skin rejuvenation techniques may not be so successful.
DIY Skin Tightening Procedures
There are also many home-based non-invasive forms of skin tightening that you can do whenever you have spare time without needing an appointment at a clinic or doctor’s office. These options include:
Skin Tightening Masks
Skin tightening masks are great for skin rejuvenation and skin tightening at home because you can get results just by applying a mask to your skin. Once it is applied, simply allow the product’s ingredients to do their work and wash it off when finished.
These are skin peels that are self-applied such as DIY chemical peel kits, which contain glycolic acid or other types of acids in them. These will help remove dead skin cells while also giving you an even tone/texture once they have been washed away after application.
They should be used only on the body (not face) and should never be left on longer than recommended unless advised differently by someone with experience using these products (via online guides etc.). The price ranges depending on skin type, skin color/tone, skin issues being treated (acne scars, etc.), and the quality of product chosen.
Skin tightening creams are great for doing at home because they are extremely affordable when compared to other skin tightening treatments. There is typically no downtime with these procedures, so you can use them daily without worrying about how your skin will look afterward.
The price ranges depending on brand name and strength of cream being used, but this should range from $20-$50 per bottle or tube in most cases which makes it an excellent choice if you have mild wrinkles that aren’t too deep yet.
When combined, all of these options create incredibly effective results while reducing risk substantially over the invasive facelift surgery route since they are non-invasive and can be done at home whenever you have free time. This makes skin tightening a very popular choice among those who do not want to go through invasive procedures or spend an extended amount of time in recovery from them.