Loose and sagging skin is a major no-no for all those who are very conscious and meticulous when it comes to their skin. While some are into surgical procedures to achieve their ideal skin, some are quite skeptical about the available invasive operations so they tend to find new regimens.
Good thing there are non-surgical or non-invasive skin tightening procedures that are now available in many plastic surgery clinics.
Procedures on correcting the skin laxity (loose skin) and improving skin quality have come a long way to become more available and less painful for the patients. Hence, various medical procedures are designed to suffice the dermaesthetic needs of the patient without compromising their convenience and health.
When mild to moderate loose skin becomes prominent on your face, neck, arms or abdomen, don’t waste your time enduring the way it looks and visit your doctor immediately.
What are your treatment options?
There are three non-invasive and non-surgical procedures that you can undergo to improve the quality and eliminate the laxity of your skin.
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). A specialized hand piece will be used to initiate a continuous cooling as an infrared light heats up the deep layer of the skin (dermis). This is to improve and rejuvenate the quality of your skin as well as eliminate some skin problems like acne and sun damage.
- Ultrasound. The treatment area will be measured and marked. It will be followed by the application of the ultrasound gel. A smooth hand piece will be place on your skin that will emit small thermal bursts in order to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin without compromising the condition of the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). This will help on collagen growth which will gradually lift and tighten the skin.
- Radiofrequency therapy. The treatment areas will be marked while your skin will be cooled for safety. Then, a specially-designed treatment tip will be placed on your skin, which will emit the radiofrequency energy. This energy will penetrate deep into the skin’s tissue, heal the treatment areas, and stimulate the production of collagen that tightens the skin.
Although these treatments are non-surgical and do not pose any serious down time, there are still a lot of things that you must remember before undergoing such.
Smoking is strictly prohibited for at least six weeks prior to the execution of the procedure in order to promote fast and better healing. Also, taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and some herbal medications before the procedure can cause bleeding that is why it’s better to refrain from these.
Discontinuing any topical skin products is a must to reduce the risks of complications after your treatment.
Moreover, you must ONLY entrust these kinds of procedures to a well-skilled, well-trained, and well-experienced plastic surgeon. Since these treatments can affect your health, it is important that your expert is highly educated on taking over such procedures. Hence, Zi Institute of Plastic Surgery and Dermaesthetics houses the best practitioners in the industry. So, what are you waiting for? Visit our website and book for a consultation now!