How to Tighten Saggy, Loose Skin
If you suffer from saggy, loose skin, you’re not alone. Whether it’s on your face or body, loose skin can put a real dent in your confidence. At Dermacare, we don’t have a magic wand to stop the clock on the aging process… but we have the next best things: the Exilis Ultra and BBL SkinTyte.
If you read our previous blog on body contouring, you’re already familiar with Exilis Ultra’s fat melting abilities. But did you know it is also a non-surgical, pain-free way to reduce loose, saggy skin and restore a smoother, more youthful appearance with no downtime? Yep! And it’s not our only method to tighten the skin. So whether you’re seeking out ways to prevent skin laxity before it happens, or you’re looking to correct already-saggy skin, we can help.
At Dermacare, the two main treatments available to help tighten your skin are Exilis Ultra and BBL SkinTyte. Both offer lasting results, and our Dermacare Experts take great care and consideration in determining which would be best for your specific skin concerns. (To be fair, Vivace is another treatment where you might get superficial skin tightening, but if skin laxity is a problem Exilis Ultra and BBL SkinTyte are the options to treat!)
Exilis Ultra v. BBL SkinTyte
Exilis Ultra tightens skin through the use of radiofrequency and ultrasound waves that heat up the skin and promote collagen and elastin production (the proteins that are the “fill” and “tightness” of your skin). BBL SkinTyte uses BroadBand Light technology to tighten the skin and promote both collagen and elastin.
Both treatments are non-invasive and have zero down time. Each can also be customized to your needs and focused directly on the areas you want to improve upon. Exilis Ultra is able to be used across the entire body to tighten skin in areas such as hands and feet, inner and outer thighs, neck, chin/chin straps/jawline, under and around the eyes, and the forehead. Similarly, BBL SkinTyte can be used on any area of the body where firmer skin is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen, and arms.
Another area where Exilis Ultra or BBL SkinTyte can be performed is in intimate areas. Either modality can be used to tighten labia skin that has gone lax over the years. Tightening skin in this area can help increase female pleasure and heighten sexual function. Most of our patients who opt for the Exilis Intimate or BBL diVaTyte treatment in intimate areas have it in combination with diVa Therapy, which can help with vaginal dryness, strengthening the pelvic floor, and improving inner wall tightness. (For more, check out the diVa Laser Vaginal Therapy page.)
Overall, Exilis Ultra tends to deliver very consistent and robust skin tightening results in the majority of our patients. But because every patient is different (and responds differently to treatments) we recommend booking a consultation with one of our Dermacare Experts so that we can go over your needs and goals and design a treatment plan that’s best for you.
Now that we’ve covered treatments for sagging, loose skin, let’s go through the most common questions we get!
How long will my treatment take?
Treatment times for tightening loose skin all depend on the treatment type and the areas being treated. It could take as little as 30 minutes or over an hour. We recommend asking your Dermacare Expert how much time your appointments will take.
How many treatments will I need to achieve my desired results?
Exilis Ultra – For treating skin laxity (loose skin) on face, neck, or body, the recommended number of treatments is between 3 to 4 sessions.
BBL SkinTyte – We offer this treatment in packages of 5.
Will the treatment be painful or uncomfortable?
Both Exilis Ultra and BBL SkinTyte feel about the same. Most of our patients describe the sensation of these therapies as being comparable to that of a pain-free, hot stone massage.
Is there anything I should do prior to my treatment?
Exilis Ultra – Drink lots of water! Radiofrequency travels best through hydrated skin, so pump up that water intake 3 days before and up to your treatment.
BBL SkinTyte – You can’t have a sunburn or any significant amount of sun exposure prior to receiving this treatment.
What should I know after my treatment is complete?
For both Exilis Ultra and BBL SkinTyte there is no special aftercare required. However, it’s good to remember that periodic maintenance treatments will be required in order to stay ahead of the ever-present aging process.
For more information, call us at 757-330-5798 or click here to book a virtual consultation!