You spotted your friend sitting in the café window, making strange shapes and motions with her face and neck. As you approach, she makes room at the bench and pushes aside the magazine she’d been reading. After you settle in and order lunch, you can’t help but ask her what she was up to.
Sheepishly she confesses, “I’m really worried about the shape of my face and neck! My face jowls are dropping down and no matter how hard I work at the gym or watch my diet, I feel like my face needs a bit of a lift. I don’t want surgery but I need something to change! And then I saw this magazine article that recommended these face and neck exercises.” You hug her and then reveal there is a solution. There is a skin tightening treatment available without having to go ‘under the knife’. Your friend at work recently had some non-surgical skin tightening treatment done and they look amazing!
Why your skin may need tightening with non-surgical treatments
When you look at photos from a few years ago, you may notice that your face has changed shape and structure. Due to the ageing process, volume can be lost in your face, resulting in skin drooping down. It’s normal to look at yourself in the mirror and pull your skin back or try out ‘face and neck exercises’. As you get older, there are scientific reasons why your skin laxity increases and you notice:
- Volume loss
- Bone depletion
- Reduction in collagen and elastin production, and
- Gravity affecting your face and neck.
When the effects of ageing combine it results in less structural support for your face. This is why you’ve noticed your skin doesn’t ‘spring back’ like it used to and the downward pull of gravity.
If undergoing surgery to tighten and lift your facial skin doesn’t appeal, or isn’t an option, don’t worry. There are various non-surgical treatments that will give you the noticeable but subtle results you’ve been searching for.
What non-surgical skin tightening treatments are available?
We offer non-surgical treatments that improves your facial tone, reduces wrinkles and fines lines and tightens your skin. Our patients tell us they really like this non-invasive procedure as another option to our surgical face-lift procedures.
The two best treatments we have available for skin tightening include Ulthera for skin tightening and lifting and Lutronics Infini Radiofrequency (RF) needling.
Ultherapy is an ultrasound skin treatment that can lift and tighten skin without any visible downtime. Performed with the Ulthera skin, it uses focused ultrasound energy to tighten and lift the skin on your face. After our patients have had this treatment, they tell us they notice a deeper lift of their face with a more youthful tone.
If you’re considering Ulthera skin tightening treatment it’s important to note:
- It won’t treat scarring concerns on you face,
- You’ll be able to wear make up immediately after
- There is no preparation needed for this treatment
Find out more about Victorian Cosmetic Institute Ulthera Skin Tightening treatment here
Another treatment we offer is Lutronics Infini Radiofrequency (RF) needling. This uses a combination of micro needling and radiofrequency (RF) to address acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and skin tightening.
This treatment is different from our Ulthera treatment because you:
- Need to have a minimum 3 treatments
- Can’t wear make up for 2-3 days after your treatment
- Will need to prepare you skin for this treatment
- May experience micro-crusting during you’re the down time period
- Get skin surface improvement including pore size, skin texture and tone and a reduction of oil flow.
Find out more about Victorian Cosmetic Institute non-surgical Infini RF needling skin tightening treatment here
How do I choose which treatment is right for me?
Our skin consultants can help you decide which treatment will best suit you and your skin condition. A personalised skin consultation ensures you’ll know that the downtime with the Infini RF is longer, but the results in your skin’s appearance will be amazing!
- How the downtime of the treatment could impact your lifestyle and work,
- The different pros and cons for each treatment,
- How the results of each treatment can impact the overall appearance of your skin.
Ultherapy for skin tightening and lifting:
This skin tightening treatment is a one off treatment that offers a deeper level of lift with minimal downtime. Ultherapy can be more expensive initially but with only one treatment required, this suits patient’s who are time poor. It’s important to note this treatment will not address your scarring concerns.
Some patient’s report it can feel uncomfortable during the treatment. Any discomfort they have subsides immediately after the transducer stops delivering energy. Some mild swelling or pinkness can occur, but will reduce within 24 hours. Our patients also appreciate that they can wear makeup immediately after this treatment.
Infini RF needling for skin tightening and lifting:
This skin tightening treatment needs a minimum of three treatments and there can be downtime needed of up to two weeks. If you have this treatment, you’ll need to prepare your skin beforehand.
Infini RF needling will address your scarring concerns, including acne scarring. It reduces oil flow and will give you skin surface improvements in pore size, skin texture and tone.
After having Infini RF skin tightening, you won’t be able to wear makeup for two to three days. Some of patients experience micro crusting of their skin during the downtime period
The best skin care to use after your treatment
After you’ve had skin tightening, we suggest you consider the following home care treatments.
Our patients tell us they love using the Synergie Rejuvaderm Skin Needling Home Roller. To get a deeper penetration of your serums (especially Vitamin A serum) into their skin they use this home roller to improve the active ingredients penetration by up to 40 times over massaging products into their skin. Unlike traditional metal needs, these needles are comfortable and easy to use; the 192 biodegradable polymer needles and are biocompatible. Find out more about the Synergie Rejuvaderm Skin Needling Home Roller here
To address skin-ageing concerns, the Obagi Nu-Derm Normal to Dry system penetrates deeply into your ski n. While daily skin exposure is a part of Australian life, you can help slow down the premature ageing process. This product targets age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin, loss of skin elasticity and skin pigmentation. The Obagi Nu-Derm Normal to Dry system combines topical prescription products to help your skin cells rejuvenate to look younger and feel healthier. Find out more about the Obagi Nu-Derm Normal to Dry system here
If you have normal to oil skin, we recommend the Obagi Nu-Derm Normal to Oily Skin system. These products work together to effectively penetrate into your skin to address any ageing concerns you have. The topical prescription products have been scientifically formulated for normal to oily skin type. It focuses on reducing fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, rough skin, redness, loss of skin elasticity and hyperpigmentation. This skin care is one our patients’ favourite skin care to use after their treatment. Find out more about Obagi Nu-Derm Normal to Oily Skin system here
Get your skin tightening treatment at Victorian Cosmetic Institute
Skin tightening without surgery is possible at Victorian Cosmetic Institute. Our non-surgical skin tightening treatment can improve your skin texture and tone and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Enquire now to find out how.