Answering Your Questions About Non-Surgical Skin Tightening with Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre
Non-surgical skin tightening treatments have been revolutionizing the way we age, and we can’t be any more excited about all this progress here at Guelph Laser! With over 13 years of medical aesthetic experience, we have always been huge advocates of changing the way we age rather than letting age change us.
We know that considering your first skin tightening treatment is not an easy feat. So we created this article to provide you with answers and questions to consider before booking a consultation or treatment with us. Our goal is to make you feel confident and informed at every step of your skincare journey!
How Do Skin Tightening Procedures Work?
Skin tightening treatments use safe and precise controlled trauma to the deep layers of the skin to force a natural healing process, triggering collagen production. Collagen is a protein that provides structure to our skin. Our collagen production slows down by the time we turn 20, which results in aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and increased appearance of sun damage.
Skin-tightening treatments can provide:
- Improvement to the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production
- Reduction to the appearance of skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles
- It can also improve skin tone and texture
- There is little to no downtime with these procedures, which means you don’t have to pause your life if you don’t have to!
- The results are always natural
What are the Non-surgical Skin Tightening Treatments at Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre?
As a clinic that prides itself on putting YOU first, we are dedicated to bringing in the best and most effective skin-tightening technologies to our patients.
Morpheus8: Microneedling + Radiofrequency
Morpheus8 is an innovative procedure that combines microneedling and radiofrequency technology to promote collagen production. This results in skin tightening and smoother skin texture.
The treatment works by creating controlled micro-injuries to the skin using microneedling technology, while the radiofrequency waves heat up the collagen layer to trigger its natural restorative processes.
A-list celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Linsday Lohan, and Eva Longoria have shared that Morpheus8 is a part of their recent skincare routine. The treatment revolutionizes skin tightening and contouring without any prolonged downtime, plus it is safe to treat any Fitzpatrick type in any season.
Fotona SP Dynamis Pro
Fotona SP Dynamis Pro is a versatile treatment that can tighten skin, but it also improves the skin’s texture, tone, and overall complexion. The laser is used to target and heat the desired areas, triggering the body's natural healing response, and stimulating collagen production in the process. A series of Fotona treatments results in full lifting from the inside out, while rejuvenating your overall complexion.
What Can I Expect from Skin Tightening Treatments?
We can treat almost anything
You can treat almost any area of the body you’re interested in! With Morpheus8 and Fotona Dynamis Pro, you can treat anywhere from the face, neck, and chest, down to the abdomen, arms, and thighs.
Expect mild discomfort
Skin tightening treatments can be uncomfortable. But it all depends on the patient's tolerance, coupled with the type of skin tightening device you choose for your skin goals.
But no need to worry, we will use topical anesthetic and Penthrox, an inhalant analgesic, to ease the pain. It is important for us to make sure you feel comfortable with every step of your treatment.
Results appear within 3-4 weeks
Skin tightening triggers the skin’s natural collagen production, which needs time to regenerate.
The initial results will appear 3-4 weeks after a Morpheus8 or Fotona laser treatment- bringing out soft and smoother skin.
After finishing a series of Morpheus8 treatments, your skin will look tighter and smoother.
With Fotona laser, your skin will look rejuvenated and glowy shortly after the first treatment. But the best results are visible four weeks after a series of treatments, with your skin looking tighter and an overall clear complexion.
Results can last up to a year
The results vary per individual. But on average, patients enjoy the results of Fotona laser and Morpheus8 for a year after finishing a series of treatments, with maintenance as needed for the following year.
As always, it is best to consult our treatment providers to determine the best type of skin tightening treatment for your skin goals.
Be sure to prepare for your procedure
It’s important to stop using retinol, glycolic acid, or any other chemical exfoliants to reduce the skin’s sensitivity during and after the treatment. It is also good to be mindful of blood thinner intake, such as alcohol or medications like aspirin as this might increase your chances of bruising post-treatment.
Prepare for 3-7 days of downtime
Many skin tightening treatments are non or minimally invasive and rarely cause serious side effects. With that said, you may experience temporary bruising, swelling, tingling, or redness.
These side effects typically last 3-7 days. However, it is important to note that each person’s body reacts differently. So, while others may only experience post-treatment symptoms for 3 days, some may feel it for 8 or 12 days (about 1 week 5 days).
Does it matter who the skin care practitioner is?
It is very important to pick the right skincare practitioner for your treatment. An inexperienced skin care practitioner could cause burns or scars that can be hard to fix and lead to more problems.
At Guelph Laser, our team of medical aestheticians are highly trained experts in their field. Each staff member needs to meet a remarkably high standard of patient care. Despite any previous experience they may have, our medical aestheticians must complete extensive training, education, and testing before assisting with any procedures in our clinic. So you can be sure that every treatment is performed safely and effectively.
Get a FREE skin consultation at Guelph Medical Laser & Skin Centre
Excited to start your skin-tightening journey? We warmly invite you to book your complimentary consultation today!
Our team at Guelph Laser is keen to help you answer any of your brewing questions, from skin-tightening to any of our injectable treatments. During the consultation, your skincare practitioner will evaluate your individual needs and goals and develop a tailored plan of action. We look forward to meeting you!