The lowdown on skin tightening
you’re born, your skin is rich with proteins called elastin and collagen. These
proteins give your skin structure and elasticity. As you age, your body’s
production of these proteins slows down. As a result, your skin starts to lose
to gravity, pollution exposure, stress, and the hundreds of movements that your
facial muscles make every day, your skin might start to appear stretched or
saggy. Other factors, such as pregnancy and weight loss, can also contribute to
stretch marks and sagging skin.
as you age, your body’s supply of hyaluronic acid. At the same time, your
ligaments, which provide the support structure that keeps these building blocks
in place, start to weaken, resulting in thinner, saggy looking skin.
important to understand the ageing process and how different our bodies are
because this influences what will be effective for you and why your results may
differ from someone else’s.
skin tightening treatments target areas of your skin that have become loose and
stimulate collagen production underneath that skin.
At Lasermed, we use ultrasound energy in a device called Utims Mini for skin tightening. This safely tightens and lifts muscle, as well as stimulating collagen production – perfect for heavy eyelids, nasolabial folds, loss of jawline definition and sagging of the neck and chin. Within three months you’ll notice an improvement, but best results for skin tightening are seen nine months later.
It’s suitable for men and women between ages 45 and 55 with mild to moderate skin laxity.
This skin tightening procedure doesn’t replace surgery, but is a good alternative for someone not ready for surgery. Essentially a skin tightening treatment is an investment in collagen.