Skin tightening devices aims to stimulate new collagen formation, but also contracts collagen fibers (tighten up) with various technologies inducing heat in the collagen fibers.
The various treatments available on the market include radiofrequency devices, infrared light therapies as well as certain laser treatments such as fractional laser treatments. The efficacy of these treatment technologies depends on the quality of the device’s technology, the depth of penetration into the skin and the strength or power utilized during the treatments. Treatments are also operator dependant and side effects can be minimized with a good pre- and post treatment regime prescribed by the doctor. It is important to have this treatment with a qualified doctor who understands the various aspects of skin ageing, understands your skin type and how your skin will react. This way, the treatment results will be maximized and the possible complications minimized.