Face Skin Tightening
What is Face Skin Tightening?
When we enter our mid-twenties the collagen in our skin begins to break down and loosen. These collagen fibers are what keep our skin taught and smooth and as they break down our skin begins to wrinkle and line. Fortunately, medical science has improved significantly in recent years and there are ways to combat wrinkled skin. Face skin tightening is just that, tightening the skin on the face to reduce wrinkles and lines and make someone appear younger as a result.
While there are ways to surgically improve your skin’s appearance such as plastic surgery or with injections such as botox, there are also more convenient, safer, and less invasive ways to diminish lines and wrinkles on the face. At LightRx we use a wonderful piece of technology called Sofwave to remodel the collagen in your skin to give you a younger appearance. This technology allows us to tighten your skin with no incisions, injections, or surgery of any kind, which means there is no downtime or risk of infection.
How Does Face Skin Tightening Work?
Typically, skin tightening is done with a combination of radio frequencies and magnetic pulses. The radio frequencies and magnetic pulses cause a thermal reaction in the tissue, causing the body’s natural healing process to respond and tighten the skin. At LightRx we employ ultrasound to create heat beneath the surface of the skin.
This carefully targeted heat activates the body’s natural healing process which reconstructs the collagen in the skin. The collagen, now strengthened, contracts which is what is responsible for smoothing out the skin. In short, the skin is heated, the heat slightly damages it, prompting the body to heal itself, and the healed skin comes back with fewer wrinkles and lines.
Our Skin Tightening Technology
LightRx proudly treats facial wrinkling with Sofwave technology. Sofwave stands out with the unique Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology SUPERB™ that delivers the heat to the correct depth of the skin at 1.5mm in the mid dermis. Additionally, Sofwave comes equipped with an integrated cooling SofCool™ mechanism designed to protect the uppermost skin layer from burning. Alongside a topical anesthetic the SofCool™ mechanism ensures that a patient is comfortable during their treatment.
Skin Tightening Before and After
Patients at LightRx walk away from their treatments with their desired results. Within the first few hours some patients begin to see results, and after three months all of the collagen has been remodeled and the skin will look great. If you would like to see some of our previous patients’ results you can do so by clicking here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does a Skin Tightening Treatment Take?
A single treatment takes as little as 30 to 45 minutes, so when scheduling an appointment, you will not need to block off a large part of your day. However, despite quick treatment, full results and collagen regeneration can take up to three months. Some patients may need an additional treatment session depending on how their skin responds to the initial treatment.
Is it Safe?
The short answer is yes, Skin tightening is a safe procedure. At LightRx we provide only safe, clinically approved treatments. With our skin tightening procedure there is no bruising, ulceration, or skin pigmentation. The main factor in the safety of our treatment is that there is an integrated cooling mechanism Sofcool™ that protects the uppermost skin layer from burning. The Sofcool™ mechanism also keeps patients comfortable during the procedure. There are some side effects, although they are uncommon and mild. Patients may see some redness of the skin in the treated area or some mild swelling, but most side effects disappear within 36 hours.
How Long Does Face Skin Tightening Treatment Last?
Unfortunately, skin tightening treatment is not permanent, but with the proper care such as proper UV protection and SPF regulation results can last up to two to three years. Getting a second round after the effects wear off is also viable and many patients see longer lasting results after a second treatment.
How Much is a Face Skin Tightening Treatment?
Cost will vary depending on your needs. The more severe the wrinkling and lines on the face and the larger the area of treatment the more the cost of the treatment. A price for the treatment will be given to you during your consultation.
If you are interested in skin tightening treatment and want to learn more, call us and set up a free consultation. Pricing and the number of treatments will be determined during your free consultation and will depend on your skin, and your desired aesthetic goals. The best way to know exactly what your treatment plan will be is by contacting us by calling 877-721-4547 and scheduling a consultation in one of our offices. These consultations take as little as 30 minutes and are private one on one consultations with the clinic director.
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