Do you find yourself gently pulling back skin on your face when you look in the mirror and wishing it would stay there? A surgical lift, such as a facelift or neck lift, will give you the most dramatic results, but you’ll find plenty of other skin-tightening options with less downtime and lower cost.
Below are the various options available in O2 Klinik:
Skin-firming creams and lotions.
If you’re looking for facelift-like results from a topical cream, you’ll likely be disappointed. Despite the claims that a cream or lotion can lift sagging skin, the results you see from a skin-firming cream will be subtle at best because a cream or lotion cannot penetrate the skin deeply enough to do this. Thus, it’s also possible that you won’t see any results. However, a small change may be noticed if a product contains a retinoid, such as retinol, which can help your body to stimulate more collagen. In conclusion, the lifting and firming effects from topical application is minimal and not lasting. You need to apply it every day to see a good result. It’s suitable for those who are not keen to undergo any kind of procedures.
Non-invasive skin tightening procedures.
These procedures are called non-invasive because they leave your skin intact. You may see some temporary redness and swelling. It will usually recover in a few days.
Here’s what you can expect from a non-invasive skin-tightening procedure:
Results : Tend to appear gradually, so they seem natural
Downtime : Little or none
Colorblind : Safe for people of all skin colors
Body-wide use : Can tighten skin just about anywhere on your body
Side effects : Usually some redness and swelling, but little risk of other side effects when performed by an experienced doctor.
Treatment duration : Most procedures take 1 hour or less
Pain : May have some discomfort during the procedure.
If you opt for a non-invasive skin tightening procedure, you’ll likely have one of the following:
O2 doctors are using ultrasound to send heat deep into the skin. During this treatment, your aesthetic consultant places a device against your skin, which heats the tissue beneath. The heat can cause your body to produce more collagen. With 1 treatment, most people see modest lifting and tightening within 2 to 3 months. It takes time for your body to make collagen, so you’ll see the best results in about 6 months. You may get more benefit from having additional treatments.
Results can last 2 to 3 years with the right skin care.
When a filler is injected, it does stretch the skin slightly, filling out sagging skin and tissues that have been weakened over time. For some fillers, a big part of the procedure is working to stimulate the production of collagen in your skin.
Some fillers lead to an increase in the body’s natural production of collagen, which will have a positive impact long after the filler has faded away. Collagen is a protein that improves the elasticity and hydration of your skin, along with reducing wrinkles and other signs of age. By increasing your collagen levels, these fillers can make your skin better for years after your initial injection.
No matter what you hear, a majority of the time fillers will have no kind of lasting effect on your skin. You will not require more filler in the future for the same results, and your skin will not sag more because you opted for the fillers.
This is another way for skin tightening, this procedure requires some downtime. You’ll need to stay home for 5 to 7 days. It can also diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots on the skin, such as age spots. The tradeoff is that it requires downtime and has a greater risk of possible side effects, such as scarring and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.