Lift off: your skin tightening options

skin tightening treatment options

The latest cosmetic surgery stats from the US are in and it seems the Zoom Boom was a thing as there was a 40 per cent increase in facial plastic surgery in 2021. New data from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) shows that facelift demand was significantly up on the previous year as something approaching normal life returns and we all want to put our best face forward.

The surgical lift

A surgical facelift does involve a more extensive recovery period and have a greater risk of complications, but for many men and women it is the most appropriate option to deliver the long-lasting and significant anti-ageing results that they are hoping for.

Mr Alex Karidis will elevate facial tissues and remove unwanted skin to reveal more youthful and lifted facial contours without altering your appearance. To address jowls and loss of definition on the jawline and to lift severely sagging skin folds, a facelift can deliver unparalleled results.

Your non-surgical skin tightening treatment options

In the past, non-surgical devices that promised to tighten sagging skin often didn’t deliver the desired results. However, recently, technologies such as Ultherapy and Exilis Ultra 360 have been developed that can induce skin tightening for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity.

Ultherapy utilises focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production at the very deepest layers of the dermis. Over the following weeks, loose skin is lifted and tightened. It is FDA-cleared for use on the face and can improve skin and muscle laxity on the brow, jowls, eyelids, as well as the neck and decolletage.

Exilis 360 works by delivering two forms of energy simultaneously into the dermis. Exilis combines radiofrequency with ultrasound to encourage new collagen and elastin production. Clinical studies have shown a 42% average reduction in wrinkles and 35% reduction in skin laxity on average.

A further benefit of Exilis is that the RF energy breaks up fat cells so they can be safely flushed out through the body’s lymphatic system, meaning a permanent fat reduction. As well as the face, Exilis can be used on the arms, chest, stomach, back, thighs and calves.

For more advice on your skin tightening options, whether surgical or non-surgical, call us on 0207 432 8727 to arrange a consultation.