Skin Tightening is an excellent treatment to create firmer skin. This non-invasive treatment is most often performed on the face, neck, chest and hands to improve the thickness, laxity and texture of the skin. There is no downtime and minimal discomfort and risk. It is the perfect treatment for those wanting a more youthful complexion while still enjoying their regular daily activities.
What does a skin tightening treatment feel like?
Treatments are approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the treatment area. Your skin will be cleansed prior to beginning the treatment. A cool gel will be applied to the treatment area on the skin. The device will then be applied to the skin in a circular pattern of pulses. Although the treatment is tolerable, most clients assimilate the feel of a warming sensation of the skin. The warming sensation will be more intense during the treatment application and will gradually dissipate within the day following the treatment. Because we rely on biofeedback regarding the heat level from the body, we do not recommend any topical anesthetic or pain medication for treatment. Once complete, the skin will feel and appear warm like a blushing sensation. The gel will be removed from the area, your skin will be cleansed again and skincare will be applied. Sunblock will also be applied, as your skin will be sun sensitive. You may apply makeup immediately following and go about your regular daily activities, avoiding excessive sun exposure.
How does the treatment work?
As the heat is applied to the skin, the energy stimulates the collagen in the skin to expand, uncoil and rebuild, a process most often referred to as causing collagen stimulation. Over the few months following treatment, the skin will gradually appear brighter and firmer, reflecting more light due to its tighter surface.
Treatments are generally recommended for the face and neck in a series of 5-6 sessions, performed weekly for optimal results. For the body, treatments are generally recommended in a series of 8-12 treatments, performed weekly for optimal results. Some clients may require more treatments. Results will gradually develop for a period up to six months following treatment.
What equipment/product do you use?
At Blue Seas Med Spa we use VenusFreeze by Venus Concept, a Pulsed Magnetic Fields (PMF) combined with 3D bi-polar RF (radiofrequency) energy matrix to treat the skin.
What skin features can the treatment improve?
The equipment that we use can improve:
✔ Skin laxity
✔ Textural irregularities
✔ Fine Lines
✔ Pore Size
✔ Body Contour
Where on the face and body can the treatments be performed?
Skin Tightening is most commonly performed on the face, neck, abdomen, and hands although it can be done on arms, chest, thighs and the area above the knees as well.
What is the pre-treatment care?
Please follow the recommended skincare regimen as directed by your Consultation Coordinator or Provider.
Please limit sun exposure prior to treatment. This includes tanning beds. Sun exposure may make the skin sensitive to the treatment. Daily use of sunblock with SPF30 or higher will assist in reducing sun exposure. If your skin shows sign of sunburn at the time of treatment, your provider may delay your treatment to a later date to reduce risk of side effects.
What is the post-treatment care?
Please follow the recommended skincare regimen as directed by your Consultation Coordinator or Provider. Additionally, avoid excess sun exposure following each treatment as you will be more sun sensitive and could compromise the results of the treatment. Remember, sun exposure is one of the greatest causes of collagen breaking down. We recommend that you avoid excess sun exposure for the 6 months following treatment to maximize response.
Who are the best candidates?
The best candidates for this procedure are those with early signs of aging skin who desire a more youthful appearance. Good candidates lead a healthy and active lifestyle, which includes appropriate exercise and diet, and do not smoke. Those candidates should also have realistic expectations and be committed to improving their skin and maintaining results under the direction of a skincare professional. Please note this procedure is not recommended for pregnant women.
Can all skin types be treated?
***All skin types can be treated with this technology.
What results are expected?
With a series of treatments, proper sun exposure and skin care, one should expect an overall improvement in the appearance of their skin, including a smoother texture, with a bright, firm appearance.
When can you expect the results?
Results gradually develop with each treatment and build for up to six months following treatment.
After treatment, the skin will also continue to age. It is important to follow a healthy skin care regimen to prevent new damage in addition to receiving facials, mild peels and maintenance Skin Tightening treatments to maintain results. Please consult with your Consultation Coordinator or Provider for the best effective plan for your skin care goals.
We measure results based on the goals of the consultation and with clinical photography. Your Consultation Coordinator and/or Provider will assess your results throughout your treatment program. Photos of the treatment area will be taken prior to your first treatment and at the completion of the program. Additional photographs may be taken as needed.
What are things to consider in choosing to have this treatment? Are there potential risks or side effects?
Slight discomfort is associated with the treatment, similar to a warming sensation of the skin. This sensation gradually dissipates after treatment. There is minimal if any downtime with each treatment, although side effects are possible.
With any heat therapy treatment, there are potential side effects. Minimizing sun exposure before and after treatment minimizes risk of side effects. There are also certain medications and supplements that can cause more photosensitivity and may affect the results of the treatment. You must advise your Consultation Coordinator and Provider of any changes in medical history. Side effects can include:
✔ erythema (or redness/flushing) of the skin for up to 48 hours following treatment
✔ edema (mild swelling)
✔ hyper (dark) or hypo(light) pigmentation
✔ blisters, which if treated improperly can lead to infection and scars
✔ textural irregularities
✔ cold sores (if you are already prone to Herpes Simplex Virus in the treated area)
✔ mild bruising
Why should I receive this treatment from Blue Seas Med Spa?
You should receive treatments from Blue Seas Med Spa for multiple reasons. We have highly skilled professionals with excellent client satisfaction. We are very cautious with treatments taking all necessary steps to ensure safety and efficacy. We pride ourselves in our client services, creating relationships that make our clients our number one referral source. We are under the medical direction of Dr. Christopher Olson.
How much does the treatment cost?
The cost of Skin Tightening varies depending on treatment area. Treatment packages are available for additional treatment savings. A specific cost will be provided to you in your one-on-one Cosmetic Consultation.
We incentivize our clients with our Client Loyalty Program where you will gain credits to use towards treatments and products. Refer to our Client Loyalty Program to learn more about how you can earn greater rewards.