Struggling with sagging skin? If so, it’s time to seek skin tightening treatments. Undoubtedly, sagging skin will hurt you sociologically and psychologically, but now you can effortlessly access a wide variety of skin tightening treatments, thanks to medical advancements.
However, the traditional skin tightening procedures have been linked to several adverse risks whose effects on patients vary widely. It’s for this reason that scientists and cosmetic manufacturers are dedicating much efforts and resources to invent safer skin tightening options. That said, here are some of the risks that have been eliminated by the newer techniques.
Gone are the days when you had to be grounded for several weeks after undergoing surgical skin tightening procedure. With the new skin sagging treatments such as ultherapy and laser treatment, you can resume your regular duties a few hours after the treatment.
However, it’s worth mentioning that not all laser treatments are downtime -free. Ablative laser procedures involve wounding the skin up to the dermal layer, and you will require a downtime of about a week or two depending on the extent of the treatment. Generally, non-invasive skin tightening helps you achieve youthful and younger skin appearance with an added advantage of short treatment duration and zero to a little downtime.
- Burning Risks
The incorporation of laser pulses and radio frequency energies in skin tightening has got patients concerned about suffering possible burns from the heat-inducing methods. Essentially, the laser and RF energies heat the deep layers of the skin and consequently damage them. The healing process stimulates the production of collagen, a process followed by the contraction of the underlying skin tissues to cause an overall skin tightening effect. Nonetheless, the burning risks associated with modern techniques are minimal since the devices incorporate cooling mechanisms to keep you comfortable and protect you from high temperature injuries.
The issue of scarring is nothing to worry about when seeking new skin tightening treatments. Majority of the techniques are non-invasive but a selected few involve creating small incisions on the skin to allow for the insertion of the devices’ tubules into the skin, increasing the treatment effectiveness. All in all, the methods are generally safe and will free you from scarring risks associated with the body contouring procedures such as face lifting, abdominoplasty, and Brachioplasty.
- Excessive Bleeding
The non-invasive nature of new skin tightening procedures not only frees you from scarring but also eliminates the risk of bleeding excessively from deep cuts. There have been reported cases of surgery patients bleeding uncontrollably. Moreover, taking medications such as aspirin and blood thinners before surgery is highly risky since the drugs hinder blood clotting. Fortunately, skin tightening using laser, microcurrent massagers, and radio frequency options involve zero or minimal incisions. This frees you from life-threatening blood loss.
- Effects Of General Anesthesia
General anesthesia, commonly associated with surgical treatments, has both short-term and long-term side effects, including headaches, shivering, muscle aches, dizziness, and postoperative delirium among others. Nevertheless, when using new skin tightening procedures, the doctor applies local anesthesia, which is generally safe and doesn’t cause any side effects apart from some tingling as it wears off.
It’s essential to understand that you are not forever doomed to struggle with saggy skin. Skin tightening procedures are there to save you from depression and miseries of living with sagging skin. Most importantly, take note of the new options that have shown effectiveness in reducing or eliminating risks such as burning, excessive blooding, and scarring, which were associated with traditional treatments for saggy skin