Sagging skin that has lost its elasticity is a problem that plenty of men and women face both as the natural effects of aging take their toll, or due to loss of weight from which the skin was unable to bounce back quickly enough. Loose skin after weight loss is often an unanticipated downside to trimming the pounds and many people find themselves still feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable in their bodies, even after losing significant amounts of weight, due to skin that now hangs loosely around their abdomens, upper arms, chest and legs.
As more patients seek skin tightening procedures to improve the appearance of sagging skin, whether it’s sagging jowls due to aging, eyelids that have lost their firmness, or an entire body struggling with loose skin after weight loss, Forma skin tightening and Ulthera skin tightening procedures have been improving the appearance and confidence of patients dealing with these problems.
Those looking for long lasting methods on how to tighten skin that has been stretched and lost its former elasticity will likely find that some of the best solutions are laser skin tightening procedures that don’t require the patient to have surgery or serious face lifts to see real improvement. With two of the most popular and relied upon laser skin tightening methods being Forma skin tightening and Ulthera skin tightening, patients may wonder which of these two are the best skin tightening procedures for them.
Both of these methods are used to treat the slowing down of collagen production beneath the skin’s surface with Ulthera relying on ultrasound technology to reach damaged tissue and encourage fresh production of collagen and Forma using radiofrequency technology to heat up the deepest levels of the skin. As the collagen formation is increased, the facial features are tightened and look more firm and youthful.
One of the benefits of Forma is that it uses very small applicators which make it possible for this technique to really zero in on smaller areas of the face and body that require tightening of the skin, such as around the eyelids. It can also be used with large applicators for targeting the entire abdomen, legs, and arms. Ulthera, on the other hand, is not currently being used with very small applicators that are best for improving small areas of the face.
In both treatment methods, patients report some level of discomfort, particularly during the actual process, though the results are significant and make the discomfort a small price to pay for the outcome. Common side effects are minimal, however, with the most common of both treatments including bruising and redness.
The Forma technique has been around longer than Ulthera methods, and the heat used in this method is especially adept at stimulating new collagen growth deep beneath the many layers of the skin. Both of these dermatology treatments have been approved by the FDA and there are some signs that Forma and other heat related skin treatments may be particularly beneficial in reducing future signs of early aging.
Although both of these skin tightening methods are non-invasive, they still require the expertise of a trained, professional doctor who specializes in administering these treatments to patients. A thorough consultation with the actual doctor should be scheduled in which the pros and cons of either treatment can be discussed in detail to determine what the individual can expect from treatment results. If you are interested in learning more about either of these procedures, or if you want to find out more about the Laser Lipo and Veins Center’s specialty cosmetic surgery offerings, then contact us today! We will guide you through this process and make sure you get precisely what you want. Thank you for choosing Laser Lipo and Veins!