Aging, sun exposure, hormonal changes, and other lifestyle factors all contribute to the degradation of collagen and elastin in our skin.
Skin Tightening Toronto
Over time, these changes result in volume loss and loose, sagging skin. If you’re looking to increase your skin’s firmness for a more youthful appearance, a variety of skin tightening treatments can safely and effectively correct loose skin on most areas of the body, including the face, neck, hands, abdomen, and chest.
At FACET Dermatology in Toronto, we offer a variety of treatments to help tighten skin. In addition to treatments that use ultrasound technology or other forms of targeted energy to heat deeper layers of the skin to promote tighter skin, we also offer injectable treatments that can help stimulate collagen production, which can firm loose skin over time.
What does skin tightening treat?
+ Sagging Skin
+ Skin Tone
+ Collagen Production
+ Skin's Elasticity
+ Surface Imperfections
+ Stretch Marks
+ Eye bags
+ Brow Line
+ Signs of Aging
How does skin tightening work?
When tightening skin, you want to look for a procedure that will treat deeper layers and trigger collagen production, which gradually improves skin tone and laxity. At FACET Dermatology, we provide a variety of options to help firm sagging skin.
One such option is Ulthera, which uses ultrasound energy to heat the tissue in the deeper layers of your skin and promote new collagen and elastin production. With multiple treatment sessions, the ultrasound waves will help improve the look of saggy skin.
Another one of our skin tightening procedures is Emsculpt NEO, which combines the skin tightening benefits of radiofrequency treatments with high energy-focused magnetic muscle stimulation. In addition to tightening loose skin, Emsculpt NEO builds muscle and burns fat for a tauter and sleeker look.
We also offer SkinTyte™. SkinTyte skin tightening treatments use infrared light to send heat deep into the skin while continuously cooling the entire treated surface for added safety and comfort. The light energy is delivered in rapid, gentle pulses which immediately cause a contraction of the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. Longer-term, the body’s natural healing process is initiated, promoting the production of new collagen and improving skin’s firmness.
Beyond our energy-based skin tightening procedures, we offer biostimulatory fillers Radiesse and Sculptra. When injected into the treatment area, a biostimulatory adds volume instantly and stimulates collagen production over time. As your body naturally produces more collagen, the treatment areas will look firmer with less noticeable skin laxity.
Benefits of Non Surgical Skin Tightening
+ Quick & easy treatments
+ Comfortable treatments
+ Non-invasive treatment, non-surgical solution
+ No downtime
+ Safe & effective
+ Long-lasting results
+ Youthful skin
+ Improved collagen and elastin production
+ Minimal downtime
+ Optimal results
+ Clinically proven
Is skin tightening safe?
Our non surgical skin tightening procedures are all considered safe and effective ways to treat loose skin, as long as you are a good candidate for your chosen treatment. SkinTyte is a safe, non-surgical option for most skin types, provided you’re a good candidate for treatment.
For most patients, non surgical skin tightening is painless, though you may experience a warming sensation during ultrasound treatments or other energy-based treatment sessions. If desired, we can apply numbing cream or another local anesthesia to make sure you're comfortable during your appointment.
What is the best treatment for skin tightening?
The best skin tightening treatment for you will depend entirely on your unique aesthetic concerns and goals. During a consultation for nonsurgical skin tightening, we will work with you to determine your best course of treatment and create a plan customized to your specific needs.
How many skin tightening treatments are needed?
The number of skin tightening treatments will vary based on the type of non surgical skin tightening procedure being used, the areas being treated, level of skin laxity, and individual response to treatment. Generally, you can expect to require multiple sessions to achieve your desired outcome. Results can last several years, but ongoing maintenance treatments may be recommended for best results.
Is skin tightening right for you?
Skin tightening treatments are recommended for men and women who desire noticeable improvements to loose skin without having to undergo surgery.
Am I a good candidate for non-surgical skin tightening?
Generally speaking, you should avoid these treatments if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The most important aspect to consider when researching these procedures is skin laxity. Those with severe skin laxity or very loose skin are not candidates for a non surgical skin tightening procedure; these treatments are best for those with more mild to moderate laxity. Forms of plastic surgery, such as a face lift, neck lift, or other surgical lift procedures, may be better options for those with very loose skin looking for significant results.
Recovery + Results
In the case of energy-based, nonsurgical skin tightening procedures, some patients may notice an immediate collagen contraction, causing the skin to appear more plump and supple. Full results often take up to four months to appear as new collagen is produced, and skin is tightened. When being treated with injectable fillers, patients will seen an immediate improvement to the treatment area due to the added volume; as the fillers stimulate collagen production, results will continue to improve.
Following any of the nonsurgical skin tightening treatments offered at Facet Dermatology, you can immediately resume normal daily activities. You may experience temporary redness, swelling, or discomfort, but these side effects should subside quickly. No specific aftercare is required.