If you are considering options for addressing thin or loose skin, or excess skin around the abdomen, there are treatments available which aim to enhance skin tone and laxity. These treatments, designed to be less invasive than traditional skin removal surgeries, focus on improving skin quality and may stimulate collagen production.
At Cosmos Aesthetics, we offer two skin tightening options: Vaser or Renuvion/J-Plasma. Both these skin tightening procedures help in rejuvenation of the skin’s surface and addressing some of the more common problem areas. Here, we take a look at the two skin tightening treatments.
Skin tightening with Vaser
The Vaser machine stimulates collagen production and skin tightening through the use of ultrasound. The ultrasound energy generates heat which is distributed into the targeted area under the skin through a probe. This causes a contraction of the collagen fibres and tightening of the skin in a more effective way than traditional liposuction.
Vaser, compared to traditional liposuction, is designed to be less aggressive in its approach. It aims to preserve the connective tissue between skin cells and underlying muscle, which is comprised of collagen and elastin proteins. These proteins play a role in the skin’s elasticity.
As a gentle cosmetic surgery treatment, side effects are minimal, the recovery time is reduced and patients experience less post-operative pain than some of the more invasive surgical options.
Skin tightening with Renuvion
Renuvion or J-Plasma is your second skin tightening treatment option and the latest to hit the cosmetic and plastic surgery market. This skincare procedure is used in conjunction with Vaser and is being talked about as the new “facelift”.
Renuvion utilises a combination of heat and radiofrequency energy, targeting deeper skin layers. The intention of this technique is to stimulate the skin, which may encourage collagen production and potential skin tightening.
The new FDA-approved device also helps to minimise any visible irregularities typically treated by a dermatologist or with laser treatments such as pigmentation, sun damage and aging.
What makes Renuvion so appealing is that the collagen production and skin tightening continues to improve for up to 6 months post-treatment.
As Renuvion can produce exceptional skin tightening results, it is a great option for those who don’t want to undergo invasive cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck or arm lift after significant weight loss or simply aging.
You can read more about Renuvion here.
While the extent of the skin tightening will depend on the quality and elasticity of the skin, both Vaser and Renuvion can visibly improve the appearance of the skin’s surface without a lengthy or painful recovery.