Introduction: Scarless Skin Tightening
Scarless skin tightening refers to advanced nonsurgical technologies that can smooth and tighten loose, sagging skin through the external or internal application of safe radiofrequency energy to the deeper skin layers. This stimulates new collagen for long-term tightening without any incisions or scars.
The Best Candidates for Scarless Skin Tightening
Those in overall good health who have mild to moderate loose facial or body skin and want to avoid surgery are the best prospects for scarless skin tightening using radiofrequency treatments. Skin excess must be characterized into two vectors.
Skin laxity refers to the excess skin in the vertical plane; this extra skin feels stretchy and can be distracted away from the body with an aggressive pinch. This skin excess is amenable to tightening with radiofrequency which acts to tighten all collagen molecules. The collagen molecules are isolated to the under-surface of the skin, called the dermis, and in infrastructural cables, called fibro septal network. Shrinkwrapping the collagen molecules results in the tightening of the skin and soft tissues and results in a reduction in skin looseness.
Skin redundancy refers to excess skin in the horizontal plane; this extra skin literally looks like it is redundant and extra! This skin excess literally requires excision to eliminate redundancy. Tightening the dermis only with radiofrequency would make the outer skin layer bunch up and appear deformed.
External and internal RF can safely tighten skin that demonstrates laxity anywhere from the face and neck to the arms, abdomen and thighs. While external radiofrequency is effective for minimal skin laxity, internal radiofrequency is effective for minimal to moderate skin laxity.
External Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
External radiofrequency devices deliver focused RF energy to heat and tighten the dermis while sparing the topmost skin layer. This non-invasive approach stimulates new collagen growth for gradual tightening over 2-6 months. Some common brands include Thermage, FaceTite, Pelleve, and EmbraceRF.
How the FaceTite and BodyTite Skin Tightening Works
FaceTite and BodyTite contour and tighten lax face or body skin using temperature-controlled radiofrequency delivered through tiny inserted probes. Internal heat together with external cooling protects surface skin while stimulating deeper tissues. Fat reduction through melting and skin shrinking from new collagen can result.
The Embrace RF system uses bipolar radiofrequency along with infrared light energy for deeper dermal heating. Pulses deliver concentrated energy to stimulate skin regeneration for smoothing wrinkles and subtly lifting and tightening skin on the face, neck, and other small body areas.
Factoria Skin Resurfacing
The Factoria Skin Resurfacing device uses fractional radiofrequency delivered through sharp microneedle tips to send heat into the deep dermis, prompting skin renewal and collagen growth. This advanced skin-tightening technology leaves only pinpoint wounds to heal.
How Fractora Works
The Fractora device delivers fractional radiofrequency energy through an array of multiple pins that precisely pierce into the skin at various depths up to the deepest layer of the dermis. This stimulates collagen formation for more substantial tightening and skin rejuvenation improvements with typically only minimal downtime.
Morpheus8 by InMode combines fractionated radiofrequency micro needling with an additional infrared heating component for intensified skin rejuvenation results. The upgrade of this tried-and-true technology makes it a top choice for noticeable firming and contouring without surgery.
Internal Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Surgery
BodyTite uses RF-assisted liposuction, sending thermal energy beneath the skin with internal surgical probes to simultaneously melt fat and stimulate collagen contraction for firmer, tighter skin after fat removal. Results aren’t reliant on overlying skin retraction alone so more optimal. Downtime is longer than external RF.
The Technology Behind Renuvion J Plasma
Renuvion (J Plasma) delivers proprietary helium plasma energy combined with radiofrequency through a small internal surgical probe. Rapid heating to precise temperatures shrinks and stimulates the underside of the skin for immediate lifting and tightening effects from the inside out. This unique technology contracts skin with long-term collagen renewal.
The Parts of the Body That Work for Renuvion J Plasma
Treatment Common areas include the face and neck (lower facelift), abdomen, thighs, arms, back and other body zones where skin lacks desired tone, contours or firmness either on its own or after fat removal. Almost any area of stubborn skin laxity can benefit.
How Long the Renuvion J Plasma Treatment Takes
The length of Renuvion J plasma sessions depends on the extent of treatment. Small areas like the neck or upper arms may require less than an hour while larger body areas may take several hours. For an integrated body contouring procedure with liposuction, longer OR times allow for both fat removal and skin contraction.
Renuvion Recovery Time Is Minimal
Patients can usually return to normal activities in about 3 days and exercise in 2 weeks. Treated skin continues to heal and contract over subsequent weeks with further improvements over 3 to 6 months as collagen regeneration occurs. There is no lengthy downtime compared to more invasive surgeries.
Attiva Subdermal Coagulation
Attiva subdermal coagulation works by administering three proprietary wavelengths of radiofrequency from underneath the skin using sleek wands. The advantage of Attiva is twofold. First, the wands are so small that they can be delivered through needle sticks making surgical incisions unnecessary. The second advantage is that the treatment is tolerable since it avoids the use of helium plasma technology. As such, the treatments can be performed while you are awake and with minimal local anesthetic.
The Parts of the Body that work best with Attiva
Attiva subdermal coagulation using bipolar radiofrequency can safely achieve gradual lifting and tightening for mild to moderate laxity of skin for the full face including the eyebrows, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, cheeks, jawline, chin, and neck in addition to the entire body including the abdomen, back, flanks, inner thighs, and the buttocks.
High Definition Scarless Skin tightening
Scarless skin tightening refers to the ability to tighten the skin without excisions. Non-surgical skin procedures and minimally invasive tightening treatments are the new trend.
High-definition body contouring attempts to provide transformative body contouring improvements without surgical excision; superior results were not previously feasible when patients presented with skin redundancy. However, today, combining VASER liposuction and Renuvion skin tightening provides us with opportunities not previously feasible.
Using the High Definition Liposuction (HDL) Grading Scale, patients are graded based on the degree of 1) excess fat 2) redundant skin, and 3) skin texture changes that they present with. High-definition liposuction surgical protocols are dictated by the patient's HDL Grading Scale. These protocols specifically guide us to choose between invasive versus non-invasive skin treatments.
Skin redundancy is a concern for High Definition Liposuction surgeons because VASER liposuction is more aggressive in removing fat than traditional liposuction. Intuitively when you remove more fat, you will be left with more skin redundancy. The need for skin tightening treatments is a bigger concern in older patients desiring body contouring. After the age of 45, skin can lose elasticity (meaning its recoil potential) as levels of the recoil protein “elastin” become depleted. Loss of elastin is coupled with a drop in collagen production resulting in sagging skin. Although laser therapy is indicated for the treatment of minimal to moderate skin looseness in the face and neck, Laser therapy is contraindicated for the body and limbs since this modality is associated with the development of hyperpigmentation.
Traditionally skin tightening has required the surgical excision or cutting out of the redundant skin. However, the advent of Renuvion® skin tightening now allows for the elimination of minimal to moderate skin elasticity without the need for surgical incisions and potential subsequent scars. Renuvion® is able to heat up the collagen in your skin and throughout the soft tissues to cause tightening (called subdermal coagulation), like shrink-wrap. When HD VASER liposuction is coupled with Renuvion® technology, several concern areas that were previously untreatable without excisional surgical skin tightening can now be contoured optimally. Please make a consultation with one of our High Definition Liposuction surgeons to appreciate the changes that you can expect.
Conclusion: Scarless skin tightening
Scarless skin tightening opens an array of options for those seeking to smooth and tighten aging skin on the face and body without incisions or surgery. External radiofrequency devices, injectable therapies, or minimally invasive internal approaches using advanced technologies can now all effectively improve skin laxity with little downtime yet visible rejuvenating effects over time. With professional guidance, the optimal approach can restore skin firmness and youthful contours without scars.
In summary, tightening treatments today are available not previously possible using radio frequency skin treatments. Sagging skin can be accommodated using minimally invasive treatments not require excisional surgical skin tightening. To tighten the skin, you introduce a sleek wand under the sagging skin. Then you administer treatments with the Renuvion radio frequency tightening instrument for sagging skin. It is important to note that this treatment is not laser energy and thus not prone to risks associated with laser instruments.
Several tracks are made with the instrument along the areas that demonstrate skin elasticity during this surgical procedure. The net effect is the elimination of bra rolls and love handle skin looseness that results in the unveiling of the backside's unique beauty. The beneficial effect of improving the backside contour results in the appearance of improved health and vibrance even in the void of any skin care regimen or hair loss treatments. In summary, if you are interested in a non-surgical treatment or minimally invasive procedure that avoids traditional cosmetic surgery, then alternative procedures that provide effective results beyond just skin care, are now available. Cosmetic surgery is no longer just an invasive procedure.