An Insight Into Skin Tightening

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We all want to look young. For many people, the unavoidable effects of aging have forced them to look to science and cosmetic medicine for help. Facial jowls, wrinkles, fine lines, and saggy skin are a few of the conditions that creep into your facial appearance with age.

One particular skin condition that many Canadians seem to suffer from is loose skin. With age, your skin produces less collagen, an essential protein that promotes tight skin. This condition is not only prevalent in old people. By age 25, your body’s collagen production rate begins to slow down. By the time you are 30, it is fundamentally possible that your skin will begin to show signs of reduced collagen production. The resultant effect is loose skin.

Skin tightening procedures are pursued by many. In the past, surgical facelifts were the only solution to loose skin. However, they come with a plethora of side effects and possible complications. Thankfully, multiple non-invasive procedures can tighten your skin and provide you with that perfect smooth glow. One of such solutions is laser skin tightening.

What does laser skin tightening entail?

Laser skin tightening can be classified as a minimally invasive skin procedure. Essentially, the process makes use of a laser to direct energy beams under the skin. This stimulates collagen production resulting in an effective tightening of the skin. Laser skin tightening is an instantaneous procedure when used on the face. Also, it can be done in-office and doesn’t require any period of recovery. Laser skin tightening is highly effective. Using radio frequency tech, it can penetrate deeply into the dermis, heating collagen to temperatures of up to 43°C. When collagen is heated, it automatically begins to plump, giving you tighter, smoother skin.

Is skin tightening painful?

For many people considering whether or not to undergo the procedure, pain is a major factor to be considered. For all intents, laser skin tightening is not painful. Before the treatment begins, it is customary for your medical aesthetician to apply anesthesia to the affected area. This will minimize any discomfort and pain you may feel.
However, it is not abnormal for you to feel a slight stinging sensation during the procedure. This sensation can be compared to a rubber band snapping against your skin. This discomfort is only momentary and should disappear within minutes after the treatment.

HIFU Technology

Laser treatment is not the only practical solution to cellulite treatment. Advances in cosmetic beauty mean that other options can help patients tighten their skin. One of such options is High- Intensity Focused Ultrasound technology (HIFU). With HIFU technology, medical aestheticians can penetrate deeply into the skin, even deeper than laser and radio wave tech. HIFU tech causes thermal injuries that are designed to stimulate the production of collagen. With the aid of a frequency calibrator, aestheticians can determine penetration depths. Lower frequencies can penetrate far deeper into the skin, stimulating the production and thickening of collagen.

Doublo-S and HIFU technology

Doublo-S is a skin tightening treatment option that makes use of HIFU tech to tighten the skin while simultaneously softening facial lines. Doublo-S is an FDA approved treatment option. A true alternative to traditional face-lift surgeries, Doublo-S works by using Ultrasound to lift up errant tissues in the affected area.
Since it uses HIFU tech, Doublo-S can penetrate deeply into the skin. It also works using increased temperature levels, carrying out treatment at the dermis layer. The increased temperature levels also promote rapid production of much-needed collagen. When using Doublo-S, over the course of a few months, your face will experience a skin tightening effect that can last for many years.

Benefits of HIFU treatments

Apart from tightening loose skin,  HIFU treatments such as Doublo-S can be highly effective in the enhancement of facial features. The skin surrounding the eyes, chin, and mouth can receive an upturn in appearance due to HIFU treatments. It can also be used as an option in the treatment of skin conditions like intense scarring.

Other benefits of the treatments include:

  • It is practical, non-invasive and safe
  • It does not require anesthesia of any kind
  • There is no risk of infections, wounds or scarring
  • The procedure requires no downtime
  • It is cheaper than traditional facelift surgery
  • The results of the treatments can last for up to two years
  • The effects penetrate as deeply as facelift surgeries

Skin tightening at Canada MedLaser

At Canada MedLaser, we are ultimately concerned with the overall beauty of your skin. We understand that tighter skin is a desire that most people have. We also know that the same procedure can’t work for everybody. That is why our treatment always starts with a consultation session to determine the best course of approach for you. Our cosmetic aestheticians are adequately trained to use either laser treatments or HIFU tech to leave you with tighter skin that can last for years to come.

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