Non-surgical skin tightening treatments have revolutionized how we age, and we can’t be any more excited about all this progress here at MD Cosmetic! With decades of medical aesthetic experience, we have always been huge advocates of changing the way we age rather than letting age change us.
We know that considering your first skin tightening treatment is not an easy feat. So, we created this article to provide you with answers and questions to consider before booking a consultation or treatment with us. Our goal is to make you feel confident and informed in every step of your skincare journey!
How Do Skin Tightening Procedures Work?
Skin tightening treatments use safe and precise controlled trauma to the deep layers of the skin to force a natural healing process, triggering collagen production. Collagen is a protein that provides structure to our skin. Our collagen production slows down by the time we turn 20, which results in gradual skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, and increased appearance of sun damage.
Skin-tightening treatments can provide:
- Improvement to the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production
- Reduction to the appearance of skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles
- It can also improve skin tone and texture
- There is little to no downtime with these procedures, which means you don’t have to pause your life if you don’t have to!
- The results are always natural
What are the Best Non-surgical Skin Tightening Treatments at MD Cosmetic and Laser Clinic?
As a clinic that prides itself on putting YOU first, we are dedicated to bringing in the best and most effective skin-tightening technologies to our patients. And that’s how we decided on Morpheus8.
Morpheus8: Microneedling + Radiofrequency
Morpheus8 is an innovative procedure that combines microneedling and radiofrequency technology to promote collagen production. This results in skin tightening and smoother skin texture.
The treatment works by creating controlled micro-injuries to the skin using microneedling technology while the radiofrequency waves heat the collagen layer to trigger its natural restorative processes.
A-list celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Linsday Lohan, and Eva Longoria have shared that Morpheus8 is a part of their recent skincare routine. The treatment revolutionizes skin tightening and contouring without any prolonged downtime, plus it is safe to treat any Fitzpatrick type in any season.
What Can I Expect from Skin Tightening Treatments?
We can treat almost anything
You can treat almost any area of the body you’re interested in! With Morpheus8, we can treat anywhere from the face, neck, and chest, down to the abdomen, arms, and thighs.
Expect mild discomfort
Morpheus8 can be uncomfortable and, at times, “spicy.” However, it also all depends on the patient’s pain tolerance.
But don’t fret, we will use topical anesthetic coupled with Penthrox, an inhalation pain reliever, to ease discomfort. It is important for us to make sure you feel comfortable with every step of your treatment.
Results appear within 3-4 weeks
Skin tightening triggers the skin’s natural collagen production, which needs time to regenerate. The initial results will appear 3-4 weeks after your first Morpheus8 treatment. After a series of treatments, your skin will look tighter and smoother with the best results visible after a 3-month period.
Results can last up to a year
The results vary per individual. But on average, patients enjoy the results of Morpheus8 for a year or more after a series, with maintenance as needed for the following year.
Be sure to prepare for the procedure
It’s important to stop using retinol, glycolic acid, or any other chemical exfoliants to reduce the skin’s sensitivity during and after the treatment. It is also good to be mindful of blood thinner intake, such as alcohol or medications like aspirin as this might increase your chances of bruising post-treatment.
Prepare 3-7 days of downtime
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment and rarely causes serious side effects. With that said, you may experience temporary bruising, swelling, tingling, or redness. These side effects typically last 3-7 days.
However, it’s important to note that each person’s body reacts differently. So, while others may only experience post-treatment symptoms for 3 days, some may feel it for 8 days or slightly longer.
If you have further questions on what you should (and shouldn’t) do before a Morpheus8 procedure, don’t hesitate to ask your medical aesthetician. They will also review your medical history during your consultation to ensure there are no health contraindications with the skin tightening procedure.
Get a Complimentary Skin Consultation at MD Cosmetic
Excited to start your skin-tightening journey? We warmly invite you to book your complimentary consultation today!
Our team at MD Cosmetic is keen to help you answer any of your brewing questions, from skin-tightening to any of our injectable treatments. During the consultation, your skincare practitioner will evaluate your individual needs and goals and develop a tailored plan of action. We look forward to meeting you!