TIGHTENS & FIRMS

Skin
Tightening
Treatments

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Why Choose Skin Tightening?

As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity, leading to sagging and wrinkles. Skin tightening treatments offer a non-invasive solution to lift and firm your skin, providing a rejuvenated look without the need for surgery. Our treatments stimulate collagen production, restoring your skin’s vitality and resilience.

Treatments for Skin Tightening

Ultraformer is a form of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), is a non-invasive treatment that bypasses the skin’s surface to treat skin laxity and sagging. It delivers precise ultrasound energy to the right depth and temperature, generating controlled heat that stimulates collagen production and lifts the tissue, resulting in firmer, tighter, and younger-looking skin over time.

PDO thread lifts are a minimally invasive skin tightening procedure that stimulates collagen production, improving skin tone, firmness, and turgor. Ideal for mild laxity, this treatment offers a safe, low downtime alternative to surgery, especially when combined with dermal heating devices like HIFU  for enhanced results.
The 1940 nm Frax & Nordlys Laser, often used for skin resurfacing, also tightens skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production through controlled thermal injury. This enhances skin firmness and elasticity, resulting in a more youthful appearance. The procedure offers minimal downtime and is effective for various skin types, promoting overall skin rejuvenation.

Biostimulator injectables activate fibroblasts to produce collagen, tightening and firming the skin. They provide low-level biostimulation, reducing future collagen degradation. Particularly effective during perimenopause, they minimise wrinkles and sagging while improving skin texture and elasticity. These proactive treatments delay the need for more invasive anti-aging procedures.

Types of Collagen Bio-Stimulators

1. Collagen Stimulator E
(70% Volume 30% Collagen Stimulation)

The injection is made of polycaprolactone (PCL) microspheres which are suspended in a water-based carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) gel–carrier. Once injected, there are immediate visible results which remain throughout the chosen period of longevity.

 

2. Collagen Stimulator S
(30% Volume 70% Collagen Stimulation)

The injection is made of a synthetic substance called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is biocompatible and biodegradable. The effects of Sculptra are gradual, with optimal results typically seen after two to three treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart.

Our expert clinicians specialise in all skin tightening techniques. We consider your clinical findings, ethnicity, lifestyle, and goals to create a personalised skin tightening programme tailored just for you. Our comprehensive range of skin tightening devices and procedures includes:

The HIFU Ultraformer III tightens skin by using focused ultrasound energy to penetrate deep into the skin layers, stimulating collagen production and lifting the skin for immediate and long-lasting results. Several sessions are required to achieve the desired outcome.

Exosomes tighten skin by delivering potent growth factors and signaling molecules that stimulate collagen and elastin production, enhance cellular regeneration, and improve skin texture

A Liquid facelift tightens skin by using injectable fillers or collagen stimulators to add volume, contour facial features, and anchor facial ligaments, resulting in a lifted, refreshed look without surgery.

PDO thread lifts tighten skin by inserting dissolvable threads under the skin, providing immediate tightening of the nasolabial folds and drooping jowls. Combination treatments with a Nefertiti lift and/or liquid facelift offer a harmonious appearance. The cog threads provide hold with support from volumisers, and muscle relaxants to the opposing strong muscles ensure optimal results.

WHAT WE IMPROVE

Natural-looking, youthful appearance

Stimulates natural collagen production

Improve skin texture, tone, and firmness

Address a range of skin concerns

Restore lost volume, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

Minimal side effects

Safe and effective treatment option, with a low risk of adverse reactions and side effects

Minimal downtime

Minimally invasive treatment

Key Information

The signs of skin ageing usually begin to appear in your 20’s as your levels of collagen and elastin begin to deplete. Collagen and elastin are structural proteins found throughout the body. In the skin, collagen provides the infrastructure for elastin and hyaluronic acid to bind to and gives skin a firm and full appearance.

Elastin is an extracellular matrix protein that gives skin elasticity, and hyaluronic acid binds to water, keeping the skin moist and plump. With age, collagen levels naturally deplete leading to a disorganised collagen network and decreased elastin and hyaluronic acid. 

Collagen stimulators like Sculptra and Ellanse have become popular in recent years because they offer a longer-lasting solution to treating wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss compared to traditional Dermal fillers. They work by stimulating the body's natural collagen production, resulting in a gradual and natural-looking improvement in skin texture, elasticity, and volume over time. Additionally, collagen stimulators are biocompatible and biodegradable, meaning they are well-tolerated by the body and do not require allergy testing before treatment.

 

Sculptra and Ellanse are both Collagen Stimulators used for facial rejuvenation, but they have some differences. Sculptra is made of Poly-L-lactic acid, while Ellanse is composed of Polycaprolactone Microspheres suspended in a Carboxymethylcellulose gel.

 

The main difference between Sculptra and Ellanse is the duration of their effects. Sculptra typically lasts for up to two years, while Ellanse can last for up to one, two years or longer depending on the type of Ellanse used. Additionally, Sculptra requires a series of treatments over several months, while Ellanse can provide more immediate results with fewer treatments. Finally, Sculptra stimulates collagen production over time, while Ellanse's microspheres provide immediate volume and gradually stimulate collagen production as they are broken down by the body.

 

Collagen Stimulators can increase volume and decrease wrinkles and fine lines, but they work differently from regular Dermal Fillers. They boost the body's natural collagen production, which can result in gradual and natural improvements over time. However, they may not work well for all facial areas and may require multiple sessions to achieve desired results. Thus, they may not replace dermal fillers but can be combined with them for a more complete treatment plan. It's best to consult with a qualified practitioner like Dr Tina to determine the best approach for individual needs and preferences.

 

Determining whether Collagen Stimulator is the appropriate treatment for you depends on a variety of factors, including your specific cosmetic goals, the areas of the face you wish to address, and your medical history. The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to consult with a qualified medical professional such as Dr Tina, who can evaluate your unique situation and provide personalized recommendations. Dr Tina can also explain the potential risks and benefits of each treatment, so you can make an informed decision.

 

Like any medical treatment Collagen Stimulator treatments carry some risks and potential side effects. Common side effects may include swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, and itching at the injection site, which are usually temporary and resolve on their own within a few days or weeks. In rare cases, more severe side effects such as infection, granulomas, and skin necrosis may occur.

 

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Aftercare Instructions for Collagen Bio-Stimulator

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