Skin Tightening Treatments at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic in Bangalore 

Skin Tightening Treatments at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic in Bangalore 

Skin Tightening Procedures In Bangalore

Face is the first site to present signs of skin ageing in an individual. The neck and lower face are the two areas where skin sagging can be noticeable at first. However, most people find it difficult to notice their appearance changing as they age. If an individual is concerned about sagging facial skin, they should consider skin tightening procedures in Bangalore performed by Dr. Rasya Dixit, the anti-ageing expert, and dermatologist at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic.

Skin-tightening treatments are usually acknowledged before the skin begins to sag. They are helpful as a preventive option for skin ageing and help boost the skin’s collagen levels. There are numerous surgical and non-surgical procedures available for tightening the loose skin. This blog details three non-invasive skin tightening treatments offered at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic, the best anti-aging clinic in Bangalore- HIFU, Thread lift, and Laser therapy. 

1. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

HIFU is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment in Bangalore that stimulates collagen and elastin production using the strength of deep ultrasonic waves.

HIFU treatment requires no use of creams, fillers, or toxins. It works by converting ultrasound wave energy into thermal energy which is bypassed into the skin's surface to provide focused energy to the deep, structural tissues and muscles in the skin. Skin treated with HIFU gets heated to the extent required for the skin to start producing fresh collagen. The collagen makes the skin firm.

The ultrasound waves emitting device can be adjusted during HIFU treatment to target the upper dermis, lower dermis, and, most significantly, the SMAS layer that lies between the muscle and the fat. The SMAS layer is more difficult to reach with other modalities such as lasers, radio frequency, and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures. It is the area that a plastic or cosmetic surgeon would usually pull and tighten under the knife.

HIFU treatment allows doctors to treat any skin layer dependent on the patient's condition, which is extremely important when dealing with patients with varying facial tissue thickness and textural quality.

As HIFU targets different skin layers without requiring any surgical incisions, it is considered a no-downtime, lunchtime facelift for the patient. This means patients can achieve visible incredible results instantaneously without the risks of surgery.

HIFU Procedure

  1. Before treating the sagging skin, the site to be treated is washed properly and an anaesthetic cream is also applied. 
  2. Subsequently, the skin to be treated is applied with an ultrasonic gel.
  3. The HIFU device is now used on the targeted skin to transmit ultrasonic energy into deep layers of the skin. 
  4. Medical professionals tune the HIFU equipment to the optimal setting.
  5. Ultrasound energy is applied to the targeted skin for around 1 minute and 30 seconds.
  6. Once the targeted tissues have achieved the desired temperature, the HIFU device is removed. Now, the treated site is left undisturbed for new collagen synthesis to take place. 

Benefits of HIFU

  • Reduce facial wrinkles
  • Tighten sagging skin around the face or the neck
  • Provide subtle lifts to the cheeks, eyelids, and brows 
  • Smoothen the treated skin, minimise pores and target the creation of 'V' lines and jowl lines
  • Improve the general tone, brightness, and suppleness of the skin.

Read Also:  Effectiveness of HIFU: For Facial Contouring

2. Thread Lift

All the terms 'thread lift', suture lift, and stitch lift are interchangeable. A thread lift can effectively reverse any sagging or drooping skin. It involves placing a thread with the help of a thin needle just beneath the skin to reposition it and provide a gentle lift to the skin. A thread lift aims to draw the skin back slightly to tighten the skin and give it a more youthful appearance. 

Thread lifting is not a new concept, but it has gained popularity in recent years, due to the development of novel absorbable threads. The earliest procedure used non-absorbable threads or medical suture material to tighten the skin.

The most recent threads are resorbable and feature barbs or cones along their length that aid in pulling back the skin when the thread is pulled back and positioned. PLLA (poly L-lactic acid sutures), PDO (polydioxanone sutures), and PCA (polycaprolactone sutures) are three regularly used threads. All of them are biodegradable. Resorbable threads can be broken and absorbed by the bone structures in the face.

The first impact of a thread lift procedure is skin lifting and softening of the tissues of the face. Long-term, the sutures are resorbed and new collagen formation is promoted, which helps to improve the quality and thickness of the skin.

Thread lifts activate the body's healing reaction, which causes the skin to create more collagen and become stronger. Furthermore, the fibrosis caused by the threads serves to lift and tighten the skin in the long run.

Thread Lift Procedure

Absorbable suture materials are used in the thread lift treatment to revitalise and lift drooping skin. This simple, non-surgical facelift procedure takes less than 60 minutes and is performed under local anaesthesia. The experienced doctor will place threads deep beneath the skin using thin needles or cannulas, and patients typically report that this is painless.

Benefits of Thread Lift

  • It is a non-invasive process, the best alternative to facelift surgery. 
  • The thread lift procedure is performed under local anaesthesia for people who are nervous about using the knife for an extended period.
  • Thread Lift skin tightening treatment in Bangalore performed at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic removes the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin, resulting in youthful skin.

3. Laser Skin Tightening

Laser skin tightening is a procedure that makes use of a non-ablative laser that generates heat that does not harm the tissues surrounding the targeted skin. This therapy uses thermal energy not only to activate cells but also to slightly retract the skin and its rapid firmness. After laser tightening, the doctors notice an increase in blood flow and lymphatics, so the treated area looks and feels healthier and younger.

YAG laser technology is useful in skin-tightening laser treatments. It promotes new collagen formation. This laser generates heat that is passed through the skin to reach the dermis and promotes fibroblasts to produce fresh collagen and elastin. This makes the skin rejuvenated and tighter. The YAG 1064 nm laser's longer wavelength is well-known for its non-invasive, non-ablative approach to boost collagen production and improve skin texture. A series of regular laser treatments results in smoother, firmer, and more rejuvenated skin.

Laser Skin Tightening Procedure

  1. The YAG laser skin tightening is a non-invasive laser skin tightening treatment that does not require incisions or general anaesthesia. 
  2. The treatment commences with the cleaning of the skin and its preparation for the procedure. The practitioner provides the patient with a shield or a set of glasses to protect the eyes from laser light. 
  3. To protect the skin from laser heat and relieve any discomfort, the practitioner applies a soothing balm or gel. 
  4. Handheld YAG laser equipment is hovered over the targeted skin to deliver heat into deeper skin layers. 

Benefits of Laser Skin Tightening

  • The laser tightens and strengthens the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and creases while improving skin tone and texture.
  • New collagen production is encouraged as the laser heats the dermis. This makes the skin firmer, healthier, and more refined, resulting in a more even skin texture and visible scar reduction.
  • Enlarged open pore size is significantly improved, after 2-5 sessions.
  • With improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, as well as extra fat, the skin appears youthful. 

Please contact Dr. Rasya Dixit, an anti-ageing specialist in Bangalore, to explore a range of treatments designed to address unwanted skin sagging.

Dr. Rasya Dixit and her team at the clinic offer various anti-ageing procedures, including but not limited to Vampire Facial, Microneedling, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels, Growth Factor Treatments, and Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Procedures. Feel free to reach out for additional information and details.