Over 40, many people notice a loss of skin elasticity and loosening. Radiofrequency skin tightening treatments help them to tighten their skin. A comparison of a surgical facelift with the results from non-surgical treatment for skin tightening shows that the best treatment is only 20-30% more effective than the standard procedure.
The results of skin tightening on the stomach and arms is only 20% of what can surgically be achieved with a tummy or arm lift. But it will get prevented by radiofrequency skin tightening treatment. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. Elasticity holds the skin to our faces and bodies. Elasticity is dependent on collagen and elastin, which are two components of our deeper skin layer called the dermis.
The dermis is the deeper layer of skin that contains collagen and elastin, which are responsible for tightening the skin. The collagen shrinks when heated to 66 degrees Celsius. This process is known as remodeling, and it takes place over several months after the collagen has been heated.
All these machines heat the deep collagen in the skin to cause it to contract and remodel, which results in skin tightening. Radiofrequency energy (Thermage), LuxIR Deep (Titan), or a combination thereof (Refirme), are used to heat the skin and remodel the collagen. The machines are equipped with cooling devices that cool the skin and prevent any burns.