Loose skin is a biological consequence of aging. The skin begins to lose its elasticity as it ages, which means that it’s less able to snap back into place and stretch out over time. The result is loose skin that can look unattractive and feel uncomfortable. Fortunately, you can take advantage of different skin tightening treatments.
Aging-related loose skin will not tighten up on its own. Treatment options are available to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. One option is to undergo surgery, which can be costly and invasive. But did you know you won’t have to?
Best Non-Invasive Option To Tighten The Skin
You now have plenty of options to tighten loose skin despite not needing surgical procedures. With noninvasive skin tightening procedures, you can trigger your skin’s natural healing processes to restore the skin’s youthful appearance.
If you are looking for the ideal skin tightening procedure, RF microneedling is the number one recommended treatment.
What Is RF Microneedling?
RF Microneedling is a type of treatment that uses a device that sends out radiofrequency waves to the skin. These waves can penetrate deeply into the skin and stimulate collagen production, which leads to improved appearance.
This treatment is often an alternative to other treatments like laser resurfacing or chemical peels. It has also been effective in treating wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and tightening the skin.
The procedure can be done on any part of the body where there are issues with aging or acne scars. The most typical areas treated are the face and neck, but it can also be done on the arms, chest, and legs.
The procedure is safe and noninvasive. It’s not even technically surgery because no incisions are made on the body. It doesn’t require anesthesia either, so patients can get microneedling done on their lunch break if they want!
However, it depends. Perhaps you may need topical anesthetics or numbing creams or not. It depends on your pain tolerance, but most people don’t generally need it for the most part.
It’s a quick and easy procedure, so you can return to your daily routine as soon as you are out of the clinic.
Still Microneedling, But Better
RF microneedling is still very similar to traditional microneedling, but with some upgrades. It has been reported that RF microneedling causes less pain and leaves less bruising than its traditional counterpart.
Traditional microneedling is a procedure that involves the use of a device with tiny needles to create minor wounds in the skin. This creates more space for the skin to regenerate and heal. The microneedling procedure can be done independently or as part of a rejuvenation treatment, such as laser hair removal.
RF microneedling is a new form of microneedling that uses radio waves plus needles. It is also called thermal microneedling, and it promises to deliver an even better result than traditional microneedling,
What Does The Radiofrequency Do?
Radiofrequency, also known as RF, is a form of thermal therapy that has been used for many years. It works by heating tissues to stimulate healing. The radiofrequency waves are delivered through an antenna called an RF electrode. Radio frequencies are typically applied to the skin and muscle tissue via electrodes that can be heated or cooled, depending on the treated tissue.
However, for RF microneedling procedure, the radiofrequency equipment is just above the needles of the RF pen-like device. So while the needles pierce the skin, the radiofrequency is then emitted to induce more stimulus from the skin’s healing effects.
Typically, microneedling needles are only 0.5mm – 1.5mm, and any longer could cause more unintended damage. And since they can’t reach that deep, they have their limitations. But thanks to the radiofrequency add-on, we can go deeper to allow additional healing effects.
Engage The Skin’s Healing Properties
The skin always had the skill to enhance and rejuvenate itself, but it doesn’t do that. Without damaging the skin too much, you have to find a way to trigger your skin’s healing properties—fibroblast activity. You can only do that by creating micro-injuries, and heat from radiofrequency is also an extra plus.
Fibroblasts are cells that form the framework of connective tissue, and they are the cells responsible for repairing damage to the skin. When there is a wound, fibroblasts form an extracellular matrix that fills in the gaps and helps create scar tissue.
Fibroblast activity helps synthesize and produce collagen, a protein that is the most abundant component of connective tissue. They also secrete other proteins such as fibronectin, laminin, and elastin. These proteins provide strength to tissues and help them resist tearing or stretching. You will need these proteins to enhance your youthfulness.
Why Do You Need These Proteins?
Loose skin is a sign that your skin lacks elastin and collagen. The human body is constantly regenerating itself, and the same goes for our skin. As we age, the biological production of elastin and collagen slows down. This causes the elasticity of our skin to decrease and the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, and loose skin to become more pronounced.
Skin elasticity can be improved by taking care of it from within with a healthy diet, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and avoiding alcohol consumption. However, there comes the point that you can’t restore the skin’s youthfulness that easily. That’s why we have RF microneedling to do the job.
How Effective Is It?
RF microneedling is one of the most practical ways to tighten the skin and treat other skin blemishes without undergoing surgical procedures.
Forty-two studies were made to prove if RF microneedling is effective. All of them have concluded that RF microneedling is an effective intervention that can be used repeatedly and safely with other aesthetic treatments. While it may take a while to work, efficacy is nevertheless high, and the skin continues to improve even six months after the treatment.
Loose skin is a problem, but fortunately, there are many skin tightening options you can choose. One such treatment is RF microneedling, so if you are interested, contact and reach out to our clinic, Peninsula Glow. We offer services that help our clients achieve the ideal aesthetics without resorting to invasive options.