If you've lost weight and the skin on your face is loose and sagging, you may be ready to try a facial skin-tightening treatment. Laser treatments are considered a good treatment for sagging skin. Plus, the laser can resurface your skin at the same time and get rid of wrinkles and sun damage. However, you have to go through a recovery period, so you may prefer a skin-tightening treatment that has very little downtime but takes longer to get results. Surgery, laser resurfacing, fillers, and PDO threads give quick results, but other treatments work to build collagen and elastin so it can take weeks to months to see lifted skin. Here are some popular options to consider for facial skin tightening.
Microneedling is a common skin tightening procedure you can have done about anywhere on your body, including your face. It works by making tiny injuries to your skin that cause your body to go into skin repair mode. Collagen and elastin are produced that help remodel the skin around the injuries so your skin tightens naturally and gradually over time. You can have anti-aging serums or platelet-rich plasma applied at the same time to enhance the effects of skin tightening.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
Radiofrequency facial skin tightening is another popular treatment. It can be combined with microneedling to make each type of treatment more effective. However, it can also be taken alone. This treatment heats up the deep layers of skin so they contract and give you an immediate lift. Most results come later when collagen has had time to work on your skin. There is no recovery period for radiofrequency treatments, which makes them easy to fit into your busy schedule.
Red LED lights are popular for treating a number of skin problems. They may help with skin sagging and wrinkles. Plus, the treatments are easy to take since all you have to do is wear a mask that emits red light. This treatment might be more effective for light sagging. When you go to a med spa for a facial skin tightening treatment, let the esthetician guide you to the right treatment for your skin type and degree of sagging. That way, you have the best chance to get the results you like.
Laser Skin Tightening
In addition to laser resurfacing which is a more intense treatment, lasers can be used as a skin tightening treatment too. The lasers penetrate the skin and heat up the deeper layers so collagen is stimulated. You may notice that many facial skin tightening treatments tend to use heat or light as a method of stimulating collagen except for microneedling. Whether your skin is being punctured with needles or heated to the deep layers, the controlled trauma causes your skin to start rebuilding with collagen, and that's what gives you lifting and tightening.