What is the #1 Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatment?

By: Chantal Ward, RN, Apr 12, 2016
Skin treatment, face skin tightening, Clarity MedSpa

Skin Tightening Treatments.

These are exciting times for anyone wanting to preserve their youthful appearance. Not only are medical procedures and non-invasive technologies able to satisfy patient demand, they have the ability to meet/exceed patient expectations.

According to a recent ASAPS * survey, surgical procedures are up by 17% and nonsurgical procedures are up 44%. These stats come as no surprise. Whether driven by an aging population, social media or the Kardashians, youth has become a commodity. Men and women of all ages and ethnicities are investing in themselves.

Interestingly, the 2015 survey* also highlights the highest growth treatments between 2014 -2015, citing Non-Surgical Skin Tightening #1, followed by procedures as detailed below:

• Tattoo Removal (up 39%) 
• Microdermabrasion (up 34%)
• Buttock Lifts (up 32%)
• Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia up 26%)

Given predictable outcomes and “zero downtime benefits”, it is no surprise non-surgical skin tightening is as popular as it is.

When to consider Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Options:

• If you have mild to moderately loose skin on your face, neck or decollate.
• If you would like to improve overall elasticity and density of your skin.
• If you notice you are losing the definition along the jaw line.
• If your chest area is showing wrinkles, vertical lines or poor texture.
• If you are unable or choose not to undergo surgery to correct skin laxity.

The Evolution of Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Devices:

As an aesthetic nurse and medispa owner, I’ve had the opportunity to witness the evolution of “skin tightening”. Looking back as early as 2002, devices such as Accent™ RF and Thermage™ were revolutionary, paving the way for their successors. However, as with most technologies, science and further engineering have allowed for “new and improved” options. Now, in 2016, Ultherapy™ is arguably one of the most effective devices in the skin tightening category.

Ultherapy™ (Health Canada & FDA approved) delivers micro-focused ultrasound at precision depths, in turn triggering the production of fresh, new collagen. What patients love most are the natural looking results that Ultherapy™ can produce helping rebuild the tissue at a foundational level. One never has to worry about “looking done”.

Chantal Ward is a Registered Nurse with over 18 years of experience in the aesthetics industry. Ms. Ward is highly skilled in the area of aesthetic lasers, advanced & non-invasive technologies, Botox® and Dermal Fillers.

Chantal has been employed by some of North America’s largest and most respected Aesthetic Laser Manufacturers. Her experience as a Consultant / Trainer to Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Nurses and Alternative Practitioners gives her a unique perspective on evolving technologies and how they best serve her patients.

Chantal currently works at Clarity MedSpa & Laser Centre in Toronto, Ontario.