The-Rise-of-Nonsurgical-Skin-Tightening-Alternatives Sagging skin, severe wrinkles, creases, dark circles, and thinning lips are just some of the signs of ageing that can be seen on the face. These signs can make you look older than you really are. Henceforth, Skin tightening procedures have become very popular because they provide a non surgical alternative to more invasive procedures for correcting skin laxity and improving skin quality. Today your aesthetician can choose among a number of different devices and technologies that provide non invasive skin tightening solutions.

The field of body contouring and tissue tightening has expanded over the past several years, with many new devices appearing on the market that utilize radio frequency (RF) energy to effectively tighten and rejuvenate the skin.

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening is suitable when –

  • you have mild to moderate loose skin on your face, neck, arms or abdomen
  • you have residual skin laxity after an operative procedure
  • you would like an improvement in the quality of your skin
  • you are unable (or unwilling) to undergo a more invasive, surgical procedure to correct skin laxity

How is a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure performed?

Depending on your skin quality and the area being treated, your surgeon may choose one of the treatments described below. Before the procedure begins the area to be treated is cleaned of makeup and skin lotions. Some treatments require a thin coat of ultrasound gel during treatment. Oral or intravenous pain medication may be required depending upon device, treatment area, and your individual needs.

There are 3 main Techniques used in Nonsurgial skin Tightening –


  • Radio-Frequency-Skin-TighteningThe treatment area is measured and marked
  • Your skin is cooled for comfort and safety
  • A specially designed treatment tip is placed against your skin
  • Radiofrequency energy penetrates deep into the skin’s tissue, heating the treatment areas and stimulating collagen production
  • You will feel a gentle vibration as well as cooling and heating sensations during each pulse

Intense pulsed light (IPL)

  • If your face will be treated, you will be provided with protective eye covering
  • A handpiece is used to administer a continuous cooling while an infrared light heats the deep dermis (deep layer of your skin)
  • One or more passes may be performed.



  • _MG_6893The treatment area is measured and marked
  • An ultrasound gel is applied to your skin
  • A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen so your surgeon can see the treatment area
  • The ultrasound emits small thermal bursts to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin without disturbing the skin’s surface

Post treatment

No special care is needed after treatment although your practitioner may suggest some of the following:

  • Light application of soothing/moisturising lotions, creams or gels to the treatment area;
  • cool, moisturising mists applied as you feel necessary;
  • cool water rinses or ice packs applied to the treatment area.



  • A noninvasive, nonsurgical technique that tightens facial or body skin
  • Performed with no incisions, minimal discomfort and little to no downtime
  • May be used for all skin types



There are a lot of benefits if you choose the non invasive options. One of them is that they are often less expensive and require a shorter recovery time than the cosmetic face & skin uplift surgery. There are a multitude of new non surgical procedures that are available to patients who wish to improve the appearance of their facial features without facelift surgery. This technology of non-surgical tightening has proved to be a Boon for those people who either don’t want, or don’t believe they are old enough to have a surgical procedure to resolve their onset of skin laxity.