Skin tightening procedures are medical and cosmetic treatments that basically give men and women tighter looking skin. There are many benefits and advantages that we get from doing this every now and then. There are also several kinds of procedures that can be done to achieve this effect. While not all are sanctioned by the FDA, many are touted as effective. One of the areas on the human body that a person usually wants to be tighter is the face. This is because it is the part that many people notice first and look at initially. Other parts that might also have skin tightening procedures are the hands, some parts of the legs, abdomen and arms. The neck and jowls are also popular parts that a person might like to expose to this kind of treatment.
There are several ways to tighten a person’s dermis. One of these is to apply a combination of energies on the surface in order for it to penetrate into the deeper layers. As it penetrates, the head that touches the surface of the skin remains cool while the deeper dermal layers experience some form of heat. This triggers collagen to be produced more. Skin tightening also comes in the form of lasers which peel off old skin and force the production of new cells. This makes the facial dermis thinner and more translucent. It may take several sessions for the desired result to be achieved.
Another method is called a thread lift. This is a surgical operation that entails inserting several threads in strategic places around the face to stretch out the dermis and make the face look younger. Although it is a surgical operation, there is little use for an anesthetic and recovery is very short and fast.
Pros and Cons
The pros of these procedures lie in aesthetics. Both men and women appreciate a tighter and leaner looking dermis. The sagging makes one look old so it follows that after the procedure reaches its desired results, the person will be younger looking as well. The disadvantages of the operations and treatments come with the side effect of too much lasers and energies blasting away at the dermis, particularly the face. Skin tightening procedures do have positive results but the looks of the person always goes back to their natural look after a year or two. Some people even say that they seem to have aged faster, especially in the facial area after they have undergone several sessions. This could be explained by their familiarity with their youthful looks that they do no register their actual aged look until they see it. This could make a person sort of addicted to the skin tightening session and want it more and more even though it is not time for it yet.
These are most of the medical procedures and treatments that make the dermis appear tighter. There are also topical solutions and creams that claim to tighten it but these may be due mainly to their moisturizing effect.