Skin tightening treatment for face and body in Calgary, AB
Over time, the human body begins to produce less collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – compounds that keep skin resilient. Without this substructure, skin becomes thinner, dryer, and less elastic. It sags into wrinkles and folds. Contemporary skin tightening treatment at Vanguard Medical & Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary, AB helps to restore skin to a more youthful condition.
About radiofrequency skin tightening
This is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure. A uniform flow of radiofrequency energy is delivered with a handheld applicator. It penetrates deeper layers of heating subdermal collagen, without harm to the surface skin.
The resulting thermal reaction tightens skin in two ways:
- First, it causes the skin to contract, for immediate improvement in laxity.
- Second, radiofrequency energy stimulates the body to produce fresh collagen. Skin gets thicker, firmer, and more elastic over the next several months, as collagen builds.
Skin tightening treatments for the face
We use the Forma skin tightening system from In mode, which should not be confused with laser resurfacing. Skin tightening is a non-invasive, non-ablative therapy. Outer layers of skin are not disturbed, so there is no extended recovery period. Skin tightening is safe and gentle enough to use on the delicate skin around the eyes and on virtually any other area of the face. As a sagging skin treatment, it is used to smooth wrinkles, lift drooping jowls, and neck tightening.
Who is a good candidate for skin tightening on the face? A man or woman with minor to moderate skin laxity, who is not ready to consider surgical correction.
Non-surgical skin tightening for the body
Skin can sag on areas of the body as well as the face. The same technique that results in smoother faces can be used to tighten stomach skin, arms, legs, or buttocks. Many women choose this method to tighten belly skin after having a baby, or for either gender, following significant weight loss.
The skin tightening procedure in Calgary, AB
At Vanguard Medical & Aesthetic Clinic, every patient gets a treatment plan personalized to his or her needs. Usually, a series of weekly Forma sessions are recommended for optimal skin tightening. Because results are the product of your own natural collagen, improvement is long-lasting. Some patients choose periodic re-treatment to maintain firm, healthy skin.