Skin Tightening Treatments: Everything You Need to Know
Have you noticed your skin becoming thinner, less smooth, and less firm as you age?
You’re not alone: it’s a natural part of growing older and is nothing to worry about. These changes are all due to a decrease in the body’s collagen production, an essential protein responsible for building and maintaining healthy skin, muscles, hair, ligaments, and tendons.
Your body produces less and less collagen as you mature — according to the Scientific American, the human body creates around 1% less collagen per year after the age of 20. That means your skin will become increasingly saggy over the years. While skin tends to sag in several areas, it’s most common around the cheeks, jaws, upper arms, and neck. And visible sagging in these parts of the body can be frustrating.
Fortunately, skin tightening is an effective treatment designed to reduce sagging skin and associated signs of aging. In this post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about this process, including how it works, what you can expect, and the cost.
What is Skin Tightening?
Skin tightening treatments are designed to create firmer skin in any area targeted, such as the face or the arms. You may benefit from a procedure if your skin is beginning to sag naturally over time, particularly as you enter middle age.
Astra Medicare uses the GentleMax Pro system to tighten skin. This cutting-edge technology is one of the most popular, most respected options on the market. It’s designed to tighten skin in one or more parts of the body, based on your unique requirements.
The GentleMax Pro system is a safe, effective solution for sagging skin in the following areas:
We understand that you may feel nervous about trying a laser treatment for the first time, especially on skin in a visible area like the jawline. It’s vital that you feel relaxed and confident from the moment you agree to the procedure.
That’s why you’ll undergo a comprehensive consultation with one of our specialists before your treatment. This is crucial to help us understand what you want to achieve, and whether or not this is a suitable option for you. We’ll answer your questions and offer any advice necessary to help you make an informed decision.
How Long Does Each Skin Tightening Session Last?
Your treatment will take approximately 45 minutes, but the length may differ depending on the number of areas targeted. You may need longer or shorter sessions to accommodate your requirements.
Patients with particularly noticeable sagging skin in one or more places will need more extensive treatment than others. On average, patients tend to require three to five treatment sessions. Each of these will take place between three and four weeks apart.
How Does Skin Tightening Work?
The GentleMax Pro system emits single-wavelength energy and applies controlled heat to target areas. This stimulates collagen production, promotes regeneration and replacement of skin cells that have become damaged, and encourages the skin to become tighter. As a result, your skin will start to look smoother, healthier, and younger.
This is generally a pain-free treatment, though you may experience brief, mild discomfort as the laser begins to work. You’ll learn more about this, and the entire process, during your consultation.
Results typically last for a number of months, between four and six on average. During this period, new collagen will be produced to help the skin remain firm and reduce sagging. However, results can vary from patient to patient (as with all cosmetic treatments).
What Can You Expect After Your Skin Tightening Treatment?
Astra Medicare has conducted in-depth clinic studies into our skin tightening procedures. We’ve discovered that patients can expect to see:
Patients have reported immediate improvements in their skin’s texture and overall look, and these continue to occur over the following weeks.
If you’re concerned about the potential downtime required while you recover from your procedure, don’t be! Most patients need no downtime and can continue with their usual routine after treatment. It’s possible that mild swelling or inflammation will show in targeted areas within the first two days, but that shouldn’t affect your commitments.
Our specialists will give you further information on your recovery before and after your skin tightening sessions. If you intend to try additional cosmetic procedures in the near future, let us know and we’ll advise you on how to do so safely. It may be best to wait a while before you undergo another treatment.
What Makes Me a Good Candidate for Skin Tightening Treatment?
GentleMax Pro laser procedures are popular with people who want to reduce the visibility of aging. Typically, their goal is to address common issues like sagging skin and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest. This treatment can achieve significant aesthetic improvements and create more youthful skin.
However, it’s crucial to maintain realistic expectations and to understand that there may be side effects of the treatment. We’ll cover both areas in detail during your consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate. Our experts may recommend alternative options that could also help you reach your goals.
How Much Does Skin Tightening Cost?
The price of skin tightening depends on the number of areas to be treated and the sessions required. We’ll assess your needs and provide you with an accurate quote as part of your consultation. You may also choose to undergo additional treatments in our extensive portfolio to enhance your appearance in other ways.
How to Book Your Skin Tightening Consultation
You can book your consultation for Astra Medicare’s skin tightening treatment online, by phone, or in person. You’ll meet with a member of our team to explore your options and discuss what the GentleMax Pro system can do for you.
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