Why does the skin sag?
As we age our collagen and elastin fibres start to wilt and cross over each other. This process is called cross linking. When this happens the skin has started to slow down it’s rate at which it produces fresh collagen and elastin and as a result the skin starts to stiffen, wrinkle and sag. Glycation from eating refined sugar, UV sun damage and pollution are 3 extrinsic causes of skin sagging that are within our control.
Skin Tightening FAQ’s
No. We have manual, photo and laser options for tightening skin on the face and body. Our most popular facial treatment is a combination of manual resurfacing, RF skin tightening and LED Light therapy.
Elos or E Light Skin Tightening is a high potency combination of IPL and RF skin rejuvenation that causes a dramatic increase in the production of collagen & elastin deep within the skin. This treatment will plump, firm and lift facial contours and give the skin on your body tone. A very comfortable skin tightening treatment with no post procedure downtime.
No. We would need to avoid LED and Laser in your condition. This does not mean we can not treat you for skin tightening as Clinical Skin Needling is a very effective way to tighten the skin on face and body and does not require any light or laser therapy.
Most require at least 6 treatments to get a noticeable result. But this really depends on the extent of the sagging and how often you want to have treatments. Many of my clients make a monthly appointment for an Ultimate Lift and Firm Facial to keep the skin tightening stimulated & progressing, also to unwind a little as well. Others are able to visit our clinic once a week for RF skin tightening only to speed up the tightening process, these clients get fantastic results fast.
After you have your final treatment your skins rate of production in collagen & elastin will remain high for at least 3 months. If you do not maintain the results with skin firming home care and maintenance skin tightening facials you will start to notice the skin sagging again 6 – 12 months post treatment.
Unfortunately no. Age, health, food allergie and genetics will have a factor in how well one responds to skin tightening treatments. If you have a good healthy diet with lots of water, fruit & vegetables, get adequate sleep and toning exercise plus use the tightening home care regime prescribed you will get the best possible results. Please keep in mind that stomach bloating and fluid retaining foods will adversely affect your tummy and thigh tightening results.
*Results may vary from person to person.