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Skin tightening offers individuals an improved appearance, with minimal downtime. It uses light to stimulate collagen production that gives skin its plumpness and smoothness.

For cosmetic surgery Southhamptom residents can rely on, Kole Plastic Surgery offers the highest quality care in the Philadelphia area. Here are 5 things you should know about the skin tightening procedure for an improved appearance.

How Is Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Done?

A number of technologies can be used to tighten skin and provide a younger, smoother appearance. Near Infra Red (NIR) tightening uses a specific light frequency to penetrate the skin layers and contract collagen under the skin, as well as to produce new collagen for a firmer skin condition. It does not affect the surface layer of skin, only the deeper layers where collagen production occurs. You can see immediate results, after a short 24-hour period to allow swelling to disperse. In addition, after 2 to 3 months, collagen production increases, which will enhance the result. Skin tightening procedures will last for 1 to 2 years.

What Parts of the Body Can Skin Tightening Help?

Skin tightening is generally done on the face, forehead, under the eyes, on arms, thighs and on the abdomen. However, it can be done on any part of the body, depending on how much tightening is required.

Can Skin Tightening Be Used On All Skin Types?

Skin tightening can be done all skin types. It can even be done on skin areas that have cellulite, to improve the appearance of these areas.

How Many Sessions Are Needed To See Results?

The number of sessions needed to provide optimum results will depend on each patient’s individual needs. Some individuals may need only one session to provide an improved result. Others may require 3 to 8 sessions every 3 weeks to get the full benefit of the treatment.

Are There Any Side Effects From Skin Tightening Procedures?

Immediately, after a session, you may experience a slight amount of swelling of the tissues. This will dissipate over a few hours, and you can continue your usual activities. Some individuals may experience some redness after the procedure. This also will fade over a short period of time.

Looking younger and more attractive is easier today than it ever was. Many new technologies and products help to tighten skin, erase lines and give you a fresher, brighter appearance. Your Bucks County PA plastic surgery specialist can provide the best techniques for your needs.