Do you have wrinkly, lax skin or cellulite on your body? You don’t have to live with this condition! Skin tightening procedures on the body can smooth lax skin and cellulite, contouring your skin and greatly improving your appearance non-surgically. These are not weight reduction techniques, but they are especially effective in areas that do not respond to diet and exercise.
At Natural Foundations, we use four devices for body skin tightening. We suggest the best one for you based on the area you wish to treat, the condition of your skin, and the results you’re after.
Venus Legacy Skin Tightening
The Venus Legacy device use NanoFractional Radio Frequency and SmartScan technology, as well as pulsed magnetic fields, to tighten the skin. Gentle heat causes the skin to safely contract and tighten for a more youthful look. The result? You look better quickly with little discomfort and no downtime.
The Venus Legacy combines VariPulse™ technology with 3D™ MP2 energy to give you a deeper treatment that stimulates circulation and immediately plumps your skin to reduce wrinkles and make the skin firmer.
You can expect to see some results after the third treatment, but you will need a series of treatments that take less than 30 minutes each.
The sensation of Venus Legacy is like a hot pulsing massage on the face but is not painful. Most patients experience facial redness for about an hour after the treatment.
The results have been shown to last 18 months or longer, and they can be maintained if treatments are done quarterly.
Venus Viva Skin Tightening
The Venus Viva device is a “fractional” laser that targets only the skin that has been damaged, leaving the surrounding skin untouched, allowing for a faster recovery.
Most patients need a series of Venus Viva treatments every 2 weeks, although this can vary depending on your particular case. We apply a numbing cream a half hour before the Venus Viva Laser device is passed over your skin. The treatment itself could take less than a half hour, but this depends on the size of the treated area.
No downtime is required after Venus Viva, but you might experience some redness and discomfort similar to a mild sunburn. This does not usually last for more than a day and a half. Your skin will be more prone to sunburn after your treatment, so please use sunscreen on any exposed treated skin when outdoors.
Microcurrent Skin Tightening
Microcurrent treatment is a non-invasive procedure that tightens the skin through gentle electrical stimulation. It promotes collagen and elastin production, while also increasing blood circulation and cell regeneration, for an overall more youthful look.
It actually “reeducates” the muscles as a tiny electrical current is administered through two Q-tipped probes and applied to the treatment areas on the body, improving muscle tone and smoothing skin. In the process, no harm is done to the skin, and all you will feel is a gentle tingle.
A series of treatments are usually required over a period of months. Your treatments will take an average of 60-75 minutes, and you will begin to see results after the very first appointment. Thereafter, booster treatments every few weeks (which take a shorter time) are necessary to maintain your results.
Regenlite Laser Skin Tightening
The Regenlite laser is our most versatile device. It has the ability to improve a host of facial skin issues and can also tighten skin on the body. It stimulates collagen and elastin production so that you will look better naturally and will continue to see improvement for months after your procedure. Gentle and non-ablative, Regenlite doesn’t burn the skin and doesn’t require any downtime.
Both you and the operator will wear eyewear to protect you from the laser light as the SmartPulse hand piece is slowly moved over the treatment area. The hand piece is held close to your skin, but it is not painful. Most people report only a slight warming sensation.
Your treatment should take no longer than 30-45 minutes. You might experience some slight bruising in the treated areas for a day or two, but otherwise, there are no side effects.
Most people require a series of treatments every other week for optimal skin tightening.