A skin tightening procedure is a phenomenally popular with our patients, with many seeking treatment to rid them of their sagging skin. A simple online search about reducing sagging skin will find many creams claiming to aid this indication but at PHI Clinic, we provide device-based procedures and lasers as opposed to lotions, proven to give the results you desire.
There are many factors that contribute to sagging skin, but the most common are pregnancy or weight loss causing excess or loose skin, cellulite, and ageing.
At PHI Clinic we house the largest collection of skin tightening treatments for the face at our London clinic. This gives us the opportunity to tailor our technologies to the patient, offering only what we believe will provide the best results for them.
Laser treatments are performed with a handheld device and can be used as a non invasive skin tightening alternative to plastic surgery facelifts and surgical skin tightening methods. Many devices are able to target multiple layers of the skin at once and can be combined with skin care regimens or hyaluronic acid fillers for optimal results.Book consultation
Before and after Skin Tightening treatment
Ultrasound technology targets the dermis of the skin, producing heat energy to stimulate collagen production. Over time, the skin becomes firmer and lifts, without the need for surgery.
HI-FU, similar to the Ultherapy device, provides lifting and tightening by stimulating repair at a deeper level.
Radio-Frequency is capable of treating various depths of the skin’s tissue, disrupting the collagen fibres to trigger the body’s natural healing process. This in turn firms the skin over a period of time. Radiofrequency stimulates collagen production at deep levels of the skin, which gives an overall tightening and lifting of the skin, as well as improving the skin’s appearance on the surface.
We pride ourselves on having multiple devices to suit every skin tone, that harness the natural healing process of skin in order to create results. Some devices may require local anaesthetic in the form of a topical cream to increase patient comfort throughout treatment. Side effects vary depending on the type of laser or treatment. Devices vary but can often be used on both skin on the face and body.
Conditions treated with Skin Tightening
Sagging skin along the lower jawline is commonly referred to as jowls, particularly skin that hangs or sinks below the jaw itself. Jowls can be caused by a variety of factors; natural ageing, genetics, sun damage, weight loss, and smoking being just a few. Generally, jowls begin to appear as we hit our 40s, but some people can experience sagging cheek skin from their 20s onwar...Read on Book consultation
Loose skin can be a problem for anyone, and is a source of anguish for many; skin all over the body can sag and appear loose, depending on the cause of the issue.
Loose skin is natural part of ageing and includes the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin that leaves it less plump and firm.
Weight gain/fluctuating weight – skin stretches as you gain weight, and if you...Read on Book consultation
Sagging neck skin can be a cause of concern for many people, increasing self-consciousness and reducing confidence. As a natural part of the ageing process, loose skin on the neck can be worsened by factors like genetics, weight change, UV exposure, and gravity, which can all affect the severity of a sagging neck.
To find out the best treatment for you, book a no obligat...Read on Book consultation
The stomach, or abdomen, is one of the places on our bodies that can harbour stubborn fatty deposits. Stomach fat has a variety of factors that can cause these deposits and worsen them, including your age, your diet, and even your genetics.
As we age, our metabolic rate decreases, which reduces how many calories we burn in a day. If we eat more calories than we burn over an extended peri...Read on Book consultation
Frequently Asked Questions
Some patients benefit from just the one treatment, but others may see a better result having multiple treatments to gain the desired result. If this is the case, sessions should be 4-6 weeks apart.
Skin tightening is fine for most skin types. Medical history will be reviewed upon examination to ensure you are a suitable candidate.
The clinician seen will depend on the presenting concern of the patient. At PHI Clinic, we have a fantastic team of clinicians, individually sourced by Medical Director and Aesthetic Doctor, Dr Tapan Patel.
The face and neck are the main areas targeted by skin tightening however, many other areas of the body can be treated.
All of the skin tightening treatments offered at PHI clinic have little to no downtime; a patient will be able to go about their day normally following a treatment.
Common side effects are redness, bruising, or swelling in the treated area, which should go within a few days of the treatment.
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