Skin Tightening Calgary

When it comes to skin tightening on the body, there are many options to choose from in Calgary ranging from at home products to treatments in clinics/medispas to operating rooms.  Here are some options to consider:

Least Effective

Creams and lotions offer temporary, short-term improvements, if any, due to the plumping effect some ingredients may have.  According to Dermatologists, there are no products that will lift sagging skin, for example, on the arms.  A cream or lotion containing retinols can help your body produce some collagen, and assist in tightening skin with continued use.

Moderately Effective

Non-invasive (non-surgical) skin tightening machines and treatments are offered in many clinics and medispas, including dermatologists, using a variety of machines operated by trained technicians.  In general, the more advanced–and expensive—machines provide more effective treatment results at higher price points.

Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Tightening

  • recommended to tighten skin on the face, abdomen, thighs, arms and chin, depending on the type of RF machine used
  • skin is heated in both epidermis (upper) and dermis (lower) levels of the skin
  • RF heat stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, to firm and tighten the skin
  • Slight results one week after first treatment, while a series of treatments may be needed for significant skin tightening effects; results last up to 6 months, depending on the type of RF machine used
  • typically safe for all skin types
  • minimal discomfort and no down time

Ultrasound Skin Tightening

  • work wells for the face, chin, neck, and chest areas
  • may be slightly uncomfortable for some and quite painful for others
  • may require painkillers or topical numbing agents
  • in-office procedure with little to no downtime

Intense Pulsed Light and Radiofrequency Combination

  • a hybrid option that treats deep layers of skin
  • gradual results
  • no discomfort or downtime
  • can cause post-inflammatory pigmentation in people with darker skin tones

Ultrasound and Radiofrequency Combination

  • another hybrid option combines ultrasound and radiofrequency
  • recommended to tighten skin on the face, abdomen, thighs, arms, upper & lower back, buttocks, and chin, depending on the type of RF machine used
  • improvements slightly noticeable after first treatment; significant results after 3 months

Non-Ablative Laser

  • can provide significant skin tightening results
  • lasers send heat deep into the skin without wounding the top layer of skin
  • used to tighten skin all over the body and can be especially helpful for tightening loose skin on the belly and upper arms
  • requires a few days of recovery, with full results after 2-6 months
  • may need 3 to 5 treatments to get results, lasting between 3-5 years

Most Effective

Ablative Laser

  • Most effective procedure for tightening loose skin
  • also known as laser resurfacing, removes the epidermis (upper) layer of skin
  • damages the collagen, prompting the skin to regenerate and tighten
  • Most effective procedure for tightening loose skin
  • Requires downtime of up to 4 weeks
  • Full results in 4-6 months, lasting up to 8 years (depending on the type of laser used)
  • Those with darker skin or certain skin conditions may not be good candidates

Plastic Surgery

  • surgical procedure removing loose skin that remains after significant weight loss, including post-pregnancy
  • recommended for skin that is very loose or saggy, when the treatments described above are not able to produce a satisfactory tightening effect
  • most invasive of all procedures/treatments, providing permanent results

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening is offered in Calgary by NuCurves Body Contouring.  TriLipo Radiofrequency can help clients achieve faster skin tightening and body contouring results at a reasonable cost when compared to many options described above.

For more information or to book a consultation, contact us or call Rhonda at 403-969-4371.

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