Skin tightening can be done with surgical means and non surgical means. Of course the surgical processes means more downtime, patients having more side effects, bruising and staying away from their social life for a lot longer than non-surgical treatments.
Today we are going to talk a little more about the non-surgical treatments that we can use for our patients that will give them less downtime and enable them to go back to their social life a lot quicker. There are energy based devices like the lasers and we can also get radio frequency treatment and also plasma.
Plasma is where the gas is heated up and as the gas is cooled down the energy is released into the skin producing the desired effect. We can also tighten skin and reduce the appearance of lines with chemical peels of various depths and concentrations. Each and every one of these treatments needs to be appropriately explained to the patient in terms of downtime and how they should look after the skin.
If the patient looks after the skin long term from the sun, by applying mosituriser and taking vitamins then the non-surgical skin tightening effects will last a lot longer than would otherwise have happened in the past.