Skin Tightening TreatmentBrisbane
At the Fiori Institute of Skin and Body, we use various energy devices to tighten loose, saggy, and aged skin. Brisbane's high UV index predisposes skin to premature wrinkling, as well as laxity, so we use a variety of laser, RF, and clinical grade ultrasound devices to rejuvenate skin and restore a more youthful appearance.*
Can skin really be tightened without surgery?
What areas can be tightened and toned?
Skin tightening can be achieved on almost any area of the body. The most predictable areas include the face and neck areas. The tummy or abdominal skin can also be tightened using radiofrequency devices such as Thermage and the EndyMed PRO Shaper. Mild skin laxity on the arms and knees can be tightened using both radiofrequency and high-intensity focus ultrasound.*
How much skin tightening can I expect?
What is the Fiori Institute’s preferred method for tightening loose skin and wrinkles on the face?
Ultherapy works through a high-intensity focus ultrasound (also known as HIFU). This device creates controlled heating of the deeper layers of your skin, which stimulates collagen.
Thermage also works by using controlled radiofrequency energy to stimulate elastin as well as contract collagen.
How will I know which is the best treatment for my non-surgical skin tightening treatment?
Why does my ethnic skin type influence my skin tightening treatment options?
It is scientifically shown that different ethnic skin types respond best to differing treatment plans. For example, patients of Asian heritage have a thicker dermal layer. They also produce more collagen but also contract more collagen after a series of stimulants, which include heat. In this ethnic skin population, we like the use of Thermage for non-surgical skin tightening.
Alternatively, if you have fair skin with good but loose collagen, then Ultherapy may be the best treatment of choice for you.*
Who is not a good candidate for non-surgical skin tightening?
Can skin tightening be achieved with chemical peels?
Yes, though these peels, known as deep chemical peels, are outdated. Using chemical peels is appropriate to treat conditions which lie on the surface of the skin; however, they provide very little in the way of collagen stimulation. Chemical peels do provide excellent treatment for conditions such as acne and melasma.*
What is the recovery rate following skin tightening procedures?
Is skin tightening painful?
How long does each procedure take?
What lasers do we use to tighten the skin?
If you have mild skin laxity then the Fraxel Dual laser can help with wrinkles and fine lines. This can provide a slight lift; however, devices like Thermage and Ultherapy yield more predictable results.* Laser treatments are designed to treat conditions that lie on the skin surface, while our other devices are designed to stimulate collagen which lies below your skin.
How much do skin tightening treatments cost?
Who assesses what procedure is best for tightening my skin?
The Fiori Institute of Skin and Body specialists are trained by laser and procedural dermatologists as well as plastic surgeons. One of our trained dermal specialists will assess your skin quality and level of sun damage for the best treatment options and realistic expectations. If your skin tightening is not achievable through non-surgical options then we will refer you to our team of doctors for further assessments.*