Top 5 Ways To Lift and Tighten Your Skin
If you’ve been staring into the mirror only to frown over your loose skin, know that you’re not alone. Dealing with facial skin laxity is part of the process of aging, even if it’s something we truly dread. As much as it is unfortunately inevitable, there are more ways than one to deal with this issue.
What are some of the common causes?
As with many of our skin concerns, age plays a huge role in sagging skin. For our skin to be bouncy and plump, regular collagen and elastin production would be required, which reduces and slows down as we age. Beyond that, the aging process can also be exacerbated by other factors like:
- Exposure to the sun
- Behavioural and lifestyle habits like smoking
How can we prevent or deal with sagging skin?
Although genetics can play a role in how your skin ages with time, you’re still very much in control of your skin and how well it ages. To do so, you must take good care of your skin as it can go a long way in slowing down the process.
- Sun protection is important
It’s no surprise that exposure to the sun is damaging to your skin, leading to premature fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Regular sunscreen usage can help slow down the signs of skin ageing. To protect your skin from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays, you should invest in a good broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of between 30 to 50. For extra protection, you can use an umbrella or hat, wear sunglasses, and dress in UV protection clothing. You should also consider oral sunblock supplements as an additional line of defense.
- Invest in anti-ageing skincare
It’s time to switch out some of your usual skincare products with one that focuses on anti-ageing. Look out for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol, peptides, and antioxidants like Vitamin C that can help perk up your skin by brightening, lifting, and repairing with regular use.
- Hydration is key
Beyond investing in a good moisturizer, drinking water is essential for your overall health. Besides helping to flush toxins from your body, water can help keep your skin healthy and hydrated from within.
- Eat healthily
When it comes to how well your skin ages, eating vitamin-rich foods can help you significantly. Foods that are high in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties can improve the skin’s elasticity, protect against skin damage and premature aging. Some of these foods include green tea, salmon, avocados, leafy vegetables, and berries. By taking care of yourself from within, you’ll glow on the outside too.
- Exercise regularly
Keeping fit not only helps you to stay lean but can enhance your youthfulness too! Increased circulation from exercise can help increase oxygen and nutrients delivered to your skin cells, which will help with improving skin elasticity inherently as well.
These don’t seem to work, what should I do?
If you’ve been vexing over your loose skin for some time and all solutions have come to naught, perhaps it is time to look at some alternatives to nip this in the bud.
In the past, some turned to more aggressive options like invasive lasers that can cause significant damage to the skin and longer downtime. Thankfully, with today’s cosmetic technological advancements, there are a variety of energy-based technologies designed to target facial lines, wrinkles, and lift the skin non-invasively.
These gentler, non-invasive solutions include Ultherapy, which uses high-intensity micro-focused ultrasound, and Thermage, which utilizes radiofrequency (RF) technology to heat areas of the skin, stimulating collagen production.
What if there’s another alternative that utilises newer technology, is less painful, but produces a faster effect? Say hello to your newest solution – Sofwave.
A new clinically proven, FDA-certified non-invasive treatment, Sofwave is the answer to the change in your skin. It specifically lifts and tightens the skin using a next-generation, unique delivery form of ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen and elastin production. By doing so, your skin will be tightened instantly and further lifted with time.
In comparison to other forms of treatment, Sofwave uses Intense Ultrasound Beams rather than High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology for more consistent results and tends to be a more comfortable procedure for patients. An array of cylindrical-shaped heating columns are created that generates a Volumetric and Directional 3D Thermal effect, unlike the usual 2D “dots” heating effect. This translates to better volumisation and tissue lifting.
Ultrasound energy passes through the skin surface, heating the mid-dermal tissue at the right depth and temperature to rejuvenate the collagen fibers. With this method, you’ll feel comfortable and stress-free throughout the process as less pain is experienced in comparison to other forms of treatment.
The integrated, direct contact SofCool™ technology also ensures optimal epidermal protection, with epidermis cooling and real-time skin temperature feedback. This ensures there is no damage to the skin surface and underlying structures beneath it, making it safe and effective.
What are some of the benefits of Sofwave?
Ways in which Sofwave is superior to other traditional methods include:
- Consistent results that are not dependant on your skin colour or quality
- Easy, quick, and effective results. Each treatment only takes as little as 30 minutes, with only one treatment required to produce results
- Versatility as it can be performed on most parts of the body and in combination with other treatments
- Comfort with no pain from skin punctures. Energy settings can also be easily adjusted to the patient’s comfort level
Is there any downtime?
The benefit of the Sofwave treatment is that no downtime is involved, allowing you to get back to the hustling immediately. Post-treatment, you may experience slight redness and swelling that will go away after a few hours.
With the latest technology that gives you effective results, the days of fretting over your facial lines will soon be over. With tightened and lifted skin, you’ll radiate self-confidence and glow from within. If you’re unsure of whether this treatment is suitable for you, check in with the consultation team at Harmony today to set your mind at ease.