What is skin tightening?
Persistent bulges over different areas of the body may not always be due to fats. Overlying skin laxity may be the main contributing factor, especially in situations where weight loss or fat reduction has already occurred, or where skin has been previously stretched (pregnancy).
Non-surgical skin tightening procedures are less invasive compared to surgical alternatives like facelifts and tummy tucks. There are fewer complications and recovery is much faster. Such procedures utilise new technologies which include ultrasound devices such as Ultherapy and radiofrequency treatments such as truSculpt iD.
What are the benefits of non-surgical skin tightening in Singapore?
Benefits of non-surgical skin tightening are:
- Improved elasticity – they strengthen and tighten the skin by boosting collagen production.
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles – the enhanced collagen production effectively fills wrinkles and deep folds while plumping the skin, giving a more youthful appearance.
- No downtime – you may return to your normal activities straight away.
- Minimal discomfort – the treatments are very tolerable.
What are the risks of non-surgical skin tightening in Singapore?
Non-surgical skin tightening has far fewer risks than surgical alternatives, but there could also be some minor side effects such as:
- Mild bruising
- Mild swelling
- Slight aching
- Blistering with possible residual scarring
Skin Tightening Treatment in Singapore by Harmony Aesthetics
truSculpt iD at Harmony
TruSculpt iD is able to firm and tighten skin at the same time as it reduces fat. This provides a seamless improvement in both circumferential reduction and overlying skin quality. Conversely, other treatments that mainly target fats may not be able to sufficiently tighten overlying skin. This could result in the appearance of unsightly overhanging skin after fat has been reduced.
An added bonus with the trusculpt iD is that cellulite appearance also improves, although more specialized options may need to be added on if cellulite reduction is the main focus of treatment.
Ultrasound-based devices like the Ultraformer III, Sofwave, and Ultherapy can also be performed on selected body areas. These are non-invasive alternative treatments that bypass the surface of the skin and target the right depth using the right temperature to stimulate collagen production. Ultrasound therapy can be used if additional skin tightening is required after fat reduction has been achieved, or when skin laxity is the only concern. Results appear in the following 3-6 months where visible skin lifting and tightening, as well as smoother skin can be observed.
truSculpt iD FAQ
TruSculpt iD is a safe skin tightening treatment that is FDA-approved. Even though you may experience tenderness, redness, or bruising after treatment, these will go away quickly without leaving any damage to your skin.
Most adult men and women regardless of skin type, amount of fat and location of fat would be able to undergo the procedure. However, the best candidates would be healthy, active adults with realistic expectations who are not looking to lose weight, but rather to reduce stubborn, moderate-sized pockets of fats.
The duration of the procedure will depend on the size and number of treatment areas. One truSculpt iD treatment cycle using up to 6 applicators takes about 15 minutes.
TruSculpt iD treatments typically feel like a hot stone massage. During treatment, the temperature of the skin will rise but it remains comfortable.
The treatment areas may be warm and flushed for less than an hour after treatment. You may also experience mild sensitivity to touch for a few days, but you’ll be able to resume normal activities straight away.
1 to 2 sessions of truSculpt iD are usually needed to see results. However, the results do not appear immediately as it takes about 1-3 months for the destroyed fat cells to leave the body. Depending on your ideal body size and how much fat you have, you may have to return for follow-up sessions to maintain your results from truSculpt iD. Your doctor will recommend a suitable treatment plan for your needs.