At the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ, we love helping clients look as young and healthy as we feel. As we age, our skin starts to produce essential supportive substances more slowly. This leads to such cosmetic concerns as loose, sagging skin, and it can seriously affect self-confidence. Today, we are taking a closer look at skin tightening treatments, including how long the results last. Keep reading to learn more.
How Long Does Skin Tightening Last?
How long skin tightening lasts depends on several factors, including the tightening method used. If you opt for INFINI, you can generally expect to enjoy your ideal results for several years. If you get Ultherapy to tighten your loose skin, you can generally expect to enjoy your ideal results for five years. However, in some cases, the final results of this treatment only last for a couple of years.
What Should I Know About INFINI?
You should know that if you opt for INFINI, your skin will start to look and feel better right away. However, the final results of this non-surgical skin tightening treatment are derived from the extra collagen your skin produces in response to the treatment. It may take four to six weeks for your skin to finish producing enough extra collagen to provide you with your desired results. It may be several months before ideal results are achieved if you need multiple treatment sessions.
You should also know that this treatment can usually be completed in just 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of areas you are trying to treat, the number of areas that need to be treated, and the severity of your skin laxity. There is no downtime required after treatment, so you don’t need to take any time off from work, but you will need to take it easy for 48 hours following your session.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
There is an excellent chance that you will qualify for this treatment if you are concerned about loose skin. According to the FDA, this treatment is safe for people of all skin types. However, there are some contraindications. For example, you will be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you have a history of keloid scars or you have recently undergone radiation therapy.
Additionally, this treatment is not appropriate for people with a compromised immune system, skin infection, or open or poor healing wounds in their skin. Furthermore, pregnancy and lactation will disqualify you from this treatment. Moreover, you will be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you have taken isotretinoin in the past year.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
For five to seven days prior to your appointment, it is extremely important that you do not use electrolysis, a depilatory cream, or waxing to remove unwanted hair from the treatment area. Additionally, you should not shave the targeted area on the day of your appointment to reduce the likelihood of skin irritation. Furthermore, you must wear sunscreen diligently.
What Should I Know About Ultherapy?
Ultherapy, like INFINI, is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment that is used to lift sagging skin. It is usually used to lift loose skin on the neck, chin, or brow region. However, it can also be used to improve the appearance of other areas, like the chest. Typically, treatment sessions take between 30 and 90 minutes to complete. The most significant factor affecting how long your treatment session will take is the number of areas being treated.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Keep My Skin Tighter for Longer?
Yes, there are steps you can take to ensure that your skin tightening results last for as long as possible. One effective way you can keep your skin looking tighter for longer is to maintain your weight after treatment. If you lose too much weight too quickly, you may develop loose skin in some of your treated areas. Not smoking and moderating your alcohol intake are other effective steps you can take to support the health of the collagen keeping your skin tight.
Furthermore, if you are interested in maintaining your ideal results for as long as possible, you should do your best to minimize UV exposure. According to the results of extensive research, the leading cause of premature skin aging is UV exposure. UV exposure does not only damage your existing collagen. It also makes it harder for your skin to produce more collagen. To minimize UV exposure, stay out of the sun when it is too strong, wear sunscreen daily, and don’t use indoor tanning.
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Your skin tightening results can last for several years. To enjoy longer-lasting results, take care of your skin by minimizing UV exposure and alcohol consumption and not smoking. If you have loose, sagging skin affecting your self-confidence, contact us today at the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome the opportunity to meet you and develop a personalized treatment plan.