As we age, we start to notice loose skin around the face and neck. Due to aging, the elastin and collagen structure of the skin loses elasticity, and the skin loses some of its self-moisturizing components making it appear loose and saggy. Other factors such as sun exposure, excessive smoking, regular intake of alcoholic beverages, obesity, weight loss and poor diet can also cause the skin to lose its elasticity. Radiofrequency skin tightening helps restore a younger-looking appearance by tightening sagging skin and stimulating the production of collagen for an improvement in the overall quality of the skin. Radiofrequency skin tightening treatments are ideal for patients who are interested in a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment to tighten and tone loose or lax skin on various parts of the body.
At Believe Aesthetics, our highly trained staff use radiofrequency energy to gently heat the deep layers of the skin, which causes existing collagen to contract and tighten and stimulates the production of new collagen. As the new collagen forms, you will begin to see an improvement in the overall quality of the skin and the treated area will look tighter and more youthful. Radiofrequency skin tightening treatments can be performed on almost any part of the body such as face, neck, arms, thighs or abdomen.
The length of your skin tightening treatment session can vary depending on the size of the area being treated. Most areas can be treated within 15 to 60 minutes. During your treatment session, you will experience a gentle warming sensation as the radiofrequency energy heats the deep layers of the skin, which most patients find very relaxing. There is no downtime associated with our radiofrequency skin tightening treatments and most of our patients return to their normal activities immediately following their treatment session.
The number of treatments needed to achieve maximum effectiveness of this skin tightening treatment can vary from patient to patient depending on the area being treated, the severity of skin laxity, and the patient’s goals for treatment. We typically recommend a series of three to six treatment sessions spaced about one to two weeks apart in order to achieve optimal results. It may also be helpful to return for periodic touch up treatments to maintain your results.
There are minimal side effects associated with this non-invasive skin tightening treatment. Some patients may experience some mild redness and/or swelling in the treated area immediately following their treatment session. These are temporary side effects that typically resolve on their own within a few hours of your treatment session.
If you’re considering your own skin tightening treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our well trained, professional staff. At Believe Aesthetics, we BELIEVE in a more youthful YOU with tighter, younger looking skin. Get started on your transformation and Request a complimentary consultation online or call (210) 451-0619 to set up your FREE personal consultation in San Antonio for Skin Tightening.