When it comes to anti-aging treatments, there are a lot of options out there. You may have heard of some of them but don’t know which one is right for you. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. We would love to help you find a treatment that will be a good fit for your specific skin concerns and goals. A final decision is, however, best made in consultation with a certified medical aesthetic professional.
Here at Rejuvenate Med Spa, we provide extensive care to each of our patients- whichever part of your skin journey. Our medical director, Dr. Robert Marshall, is an active member of the Center of Anti-Aging. Each of our fully trained nurse injectors, aestheticians, and staff is specialized in providing the best treatment for you in line with your goals.
As the premier med spa in Oakbrook, you can assure that we provide the best non and minimally-invasive technologies and techniques to give you the best outcome possible while minimizing complication risk factors.
Keep reading to learn more about skin tightening and soft lift.
Skin tightening treatment vs. soft lift—two popular anti-aging options
Skin tightening treatments are designed to firm up loose or sagging skin. Soft lift, also known as liquid facelift treatments, combines neuromodulator injections and dermal fillers to address multiple signs of aging.
Skin tightening treatments
Many medical aesthetic clinics offer different skin tightening treatments, each with its own unique benefits. Skin tightening treatments are non-surgical procedures that trigger the skin’s natural anti-aging response using heat or energy-based technology.
With this process, the skin regenerates itself and replenishes its collagen and elastin deposits, so results appear gradually over time. Results may take several months to become fully apparent but are always natural-looking and discreet.
Due to their benefits and performance, some of the most popular skin tightening and lifting options include Ultherapy and VirtueRF.
Ultherapy, also known as Ulthera, is a treatment that uses ultrasound technology to heat the same deep skin tissue layer as a modern facelift. It uses microfocus precision to deliver heat at an optimal temperature for collagen contraction. A couple of weeks after the procedure, the skin remodels itself; this part is responsible for tightening and lifting the skin.
Visible results are prominent a couple of months after the procedure, though you will feel a slight tightening almost immediately after an Ultherapy session. This treatment has no downtime; however, expect the skin to feel tender for the next couple of weeks.
The effects will continue improving for the next 6 to 8 months as the body’s collagen production remains boosted. Results from Ultherapy appear gradually and last for up to two years before a touch-up is needed.
VirtueRF is a microneedling and radiofrequency device. It is designed to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin and deliver radiofrequency through these channels to directly target layers of our skin responsible for collagen production and elastin remodeling. This approach produces skin tightening results and addresses texture, tone, overall complexion, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
The skin will look brighter and more radiant within a week after the treatment. Although you will see some results on your first treatment, for best results, we recommend starting with at least three treatments spaced one month apart. VirtueRF results will keep improving along with the skin’s continuous collagen production- boosted by microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) combinations.
Soft Lift Treatments
Soft Lift treatments are a combination of neuromodulators, for example, Botox, and dermal filler injections, that are designed to address multiple signs of aging at once. Neuromodulators work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injected into the skin to add volume to areas such as cheeks, temples, lips, and tear troughs to create a rejuvenated look or to address asymmetries.
When used together, neuromodulators and dermal fillers can produce a range of benefits, including smoother skin, reduced wrinkles, and improved facial contours. Soft Lift treatments are fully customized to your own anatomy and skin goals.
How long will the results last for both types of treatments?
Factors affecting treatment effectiveness and longevity:
- Lifestyle choices: Making the right lifestyle choices, including a healthy diet, regular exercise, and good skincare habits, can contribute to a more youthful appearance.
- Immediate results: Soft Lift treatment provides immediate results, while neuromodulators may take at least two weeks to show noticeable effects.
- Long-lasting rejuvenation: Enjoy a beautiful and rejuvenated look for up to 12 months with Soft Lift treatment. However, neuromodulators may require touch-ups every 3-4 months to maintain optimal results.
For skin tightening treatments, the results vary per individual but on average. Patients enjoy the results of Ultherapy and VirtueRF for a year and maintenance as required for the following year.
Which approach is best for you?
The answer depends on various factors, including your budget and goals. If you are considering a non-invasive way to tighten loose or sagging skin, a skin-tightening treatment like Ultherapy or VirtueRF may be a good choice. However, if you want to address multiple signs of aging at once, a soft lift treatment may be a better option.
For the most beneficial long-term treatment plan, a combination of Soft Lift and skin tightening treatments are the best options. Both types of treatments have their own strengths, but together, they can softly lift skin instantly and continue building this lift for years to come, helping patients keep a youthful appearance as they age.
Schedule a consultation with Rejuvenate
Ultimately, the best way to determine which approach is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our skin care experts at Rejuvenate. They can assess your skin and help you determine which treatment or combination of treatments will best help you achieve your desired results.
By working with a qualified aesthetic professional and taking a comprehensive approach to anti-aging, you can achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance that helps you feel confident and beautiful at any age.