Everybody wants a tighter, more youthful-looking complexion, but not everyone is ready to undergo surgery. If turning back the clock is at the top of your Christmas wish list, a non-surgical tightening treatment could be for you.
Non-surgical anti-ageing treatments are becoming increasingly popular for people who want to combat the signs of ageing without going under the knife.
If you have a small to moderate degree of skin laxity, non-surgical skin tightening treatments can offer an effective, natural-looking improvement and postpone the need for surgical procedures.
What does it usually involve?
Non-surgical skin tightening typically involves minimal discomfort and downtime so patients can continue their daily routine as quickly as possible.
These treatments utilise radiofrequency, ultrasound or infrared energy to target deeper levels of the dermis to induce new collagen formation. This improves skin texture and reduces sagging skin, as well as offering subtle contouring of the jaw line and softening wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and forehead.
One of the latest skin tightening devices in Australia is Ultraformer III, which uses Micro and Macro-Focused Ultrasound (MMFU) energy.
Ultraformer III is a non-surgical energy based treatment that targets the skin’s deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, tightening the underlying tissue structure without damaging the outer layers of the skin.
This heating of the deep dermis and sub-dermal layers of the skin damages collagen in a controlled way, causing instant collagen contraction and promoting the body’s own healing mechanisms to produce new collagen over the next few months.
It is commonly used to lift the brow and forehead, the under-eye area, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line and neck.
This type of treatment is best suited for patients with mild to moderate sagging facial tissues, usually those in their mid 30s to 50s, and can be used on any skin colour. It is not suitable for those with more extensive redundant and loose skin.
Results are typically long lasting, depending on the patient’s skin condition and severity of facial ageing and usually only one treatment is required.
There is a small risk of swelling, redness and mild short-term blistering, however in skilled and experienced hands these complications can be minimised and most patients experience little or no downtime.
Where to get it
If you are interested in a skin tightening treatment, or would like some further information on Ultraformer III, contact HD Cosmetic Clinic today on 02 8095 9577, or head to their website www.hdcosmeticclinic.com.