Tightening the skin on your stomach without surgery: is it possible?

February 10, 2017

Technology

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To tighten the skin on your stomach without the risks and consequences of surgery, you can rely on an in-depth restructuring of the collagen using radiofrequency. You’re not convinced? Read on!

Abdominal skin sagging
Collagen fibres are the support for our skin. They give it a firm, youthful look. Unfortunately, collagen breaks down naturally with age, thus causing skin sagging.
Other factors – such as pregnancy, significant weight gain or loss, or liposuction – can also cause the sagging of the skin, which has the tendency to droop and wrinkle. Depending on the case, to tighten the skin on your stomach, you can either intervene on the surface with surgery or go deeper to stimulate natural collagen production using non-invasive technologies.

Are you reluctant about surgery? Radiofrequency to the rescue!
Radiofrequency has been used in medicine for a long time, especially in neurosurgery and heart surgery. In effect, the thermal effect of the high frequencies allows the tissues to retract – just what you need to tighten the skin! The idea of applying it and adapting it to the field of aesthetics is therefore interesting: in addition to giving density back to sagging collagen fibres, radiofrequency activates collagenesis – or the formation of new collagen by stimulating the fibroblast cells – in a period of 6 to 8 months. The results achieved over the long term are thus very impressive.
Besides that, the risks associated with this type of treatment are minimal. Every precaution is taken to ensure a comfortable session: expertise, controlled cooling of the skin, temperature control, etc. Outside of some occasional localized redness that disappears in a few hours, radiofrequency is safe and is done without anaesthesia. Depending on your needs, as identified within the context of a professional clinical assessment, we can offer you two non-surgical techniques using two different types of radiofrequency.

Thermage®: tighten the skin on your stomach in a single session
Approved by Health Canada and based on unipolar radiofrequency, this technology evenly heats the deep tissues to 65°C and acts on the three internal layers of the skin (epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis) to restructure the collagen fibres and restart collagenesis. The radiofrequency is delivered to the treated area using a nozzle following a temporary grid that has been applied to the skin beforehand. To alleviate the feeling of heat and improve the patient’s comfort, a cooling system is used alternately with the radiofrequency throughout the treatment.
You should understand that the heat emitted during this process destroys the bridges between the collagen fibres and “forces” (so to speak) the natural skin regeneration mechanism to rebuild new bridges that are even stronger. Over time, the skin thus becomes visibly firmer and tighter.
Particularly suitable following major changes such as pregnancy or weight loss, Thermage® has several advantages:

  • improvement in the appearance of cellulite;
  • improvement in skin tone and texture;
  • single treatment lasting from one to two hours, depending on the area to be treated;
  • long-lasting effects for 1 to 2 years;
  • no recovery or unpleasant aftereffects

Venus Freeze™: exceptional skin firming
This technology combines pulsed magnetic fields with multipolar radiofrequency waves to create a synergistic action on two levels:

  • the radiofrequency acts on the dermis to densify the collagen and activate the production of new collagen by distributing heat constantly and evenly;
  • the pulsed magnetic fields activate the production of lipase, an enzyme that helps eliminate the fat embedded in the adipose cells, thus reducing the “orange peel” effect while reshaping the contours of the figure.

A complete treatment is spaced out over 10 weekly sessions lasting between 30 and 60 minutes each. Venus Freeze™ is equipped with a nozzle that makes consistent movements, thus ensuring even heat distribution. The targeted area is therefore gradually heated until it reaches a temperature between 39°C and 45°C – adjustable depending on the condition of the skin and the desired results. And there’s more:

  • Progressive, visible results starting from the 4th session
  • Significant cellulite reduction
  • Perfect for firming aging skin

Six advantages of skin tightening with radiofrequency

  1. Safe procedure
  2. Skin with a younger, firmer, more toned appearance
  3. Erases the “orange peel” skin and significantly reduces cellulite
  4. No recovery
  5. Compatible with and effective on all skin types
  6. Lasting results

Since time can’t permanently be stopped and your skin will continue to age, plan for annual maintenance sessions to keep the results going. Innovative radiofrequency technologies remain attractive for their non-invasive aspect, and if the condition of your skin permits it, tightening the skin on your stomach is certainly possible!

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