Even though the face is the most common part of the body most celebrities and those concerned about physical beauty focus on, skin tightening can work for other saggy parts of the body as well. For example, the arms, chest, stomach, and thighs are other parts of the body that needs attention.
The same is true in Singapore; facial lifts are popular among beauticians and also lifting for specific body parts. In this article, we will focus on the body. One thing that should be kept in mind though is that since the other parts of the body like the stomach and thighs are thicker than the face, the same principles of skin tightening can still be used.
The Skin Tightening Principle
For most of the skin tightening therapies and procedures, the underlying principle is to treat it from the very foundations- the dermis. The deepest part of the skin is treated because therein lies the collagen which is responsible for the structure and strength of each person’s skin.
When a baby is born, the tissues are very rich in collagen, a protein present in the skin. As the child grows the collagen increases and helps the dermis to tighten up and contract. That is why each person looks handsome and beautiful with well-toned skin and shape.
As time goes on the collagen present in a person’s skin stops multiplying and it starts decreasing. This is experienced at some point during adulthood. If left untreated, wrinkles and other effects of aging are noticeable.
The skin tightening procedures will look to boost a person’s body production of collagen which will keep the firmness of the skin for a long time thereby delaying the aging process.
Body parts that can be tightened
When you think about all the parts of the body that are covered by the skin except the face, they can all be tightened. These body parts are, but not limited to:
- The buttocks
- The thighs
Ablative Skin Tightening
This is skin tightening procedures that involve the ablating or removal of the skin layers with light and heat energy. Once the depth of the skin has been reached, the heat is then applied to the dermis to boost the production of collagen which is responsible for the firmness of the skin. These procedures are always controlled as the correct amount of light and heat is needed to achieve the needed result.
As soon as the controlled heat reaches the dermis, it causes a controlled injury. As soon as this injury heals, more collagen is produced. A tougher, more improved skin is the result. These procedures might involve some recovery time.
Non-Ablative Skin Tightening
These are procedures that do not require the removal of the skin layers but use specialized beams to reach straight through these skin layers to the dermis. There has been much argument that these types of procedures are not as effective as the ablative procedures, but over time they often smoothen the skin and delays the aging process. Another advantage these types of procedures have over the ablative procedures is that patients recover faster.