Learn the Science and Safety of Skin Tightening with Pacific Derm 

By Kat Hirsch on July 19 2023

If you’re considering non-invasive skin tightening treatments but feeling apprehensive about the procedure, worry not! At Pacific Derm, we want to ease your concerns by assuring you that non-invasive skin tightening is both safe and effective. 

We understand the importance of being well-informed before undergoing any procedure. That’s why in this blog post, we’ll provide you with comprehensive information about skin tightening treatments. We’ll address common questions such as: What is skin tightening? Are there any potential side effects? What are the advancements in skin-tightening technology? 

By empowering you with knowledge, we aim to instill confidence in your decision-making process regarding skin tightening treatments. 

How Does Skin Tightening Work and What Are the Benefits? 

Skin tightening treatments employ a safe and precise method of controlled trauma to the deeper layers of the skin. This approach stimulates the natural healing process, leading to the production of collagen. 

Non-invasive skin tightening treatments are designed to diminish the appearance of skin laxity, sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles while improving overall skin tone and texture

What’s even more exciting is that these procedures require little to no downtime, allowing you to seamlessly continue with your daily routine. No need to hit pause on your life! 

More importantly, the results are always natural, enhancing your unique beauty and leaving you with a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.  

What is Collagen? 

Collagen is a vital protein that creates structure in our skin. Interestingly, collagen production begins to decline as early as our twenties, gradually causing skin laxity, the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles, and increased visibility of sun damage. 

Are Skin Tightening Treatments Safe? 

Simply put, all our non-invasive skin tightening treatments are FDA & Health Canada-approved, which is a rigorous scientific process to verify the devices’ safety and efficacy. 

More specifically, we are commonly asked about the side effects of ultrasound technology as a method of skin tightening. In a 2023 study published by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, medical researchers determined that ultrasound skin-tightening devices have no long-term side effects. 

With that, some people might experience temporary post-treatment symptoms such as redness or bruising on the treatment area. Fortunately, these will dissipate within one week after the treatment. 

Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Treatments at Pacific Derm 

At Pacific Derm, we offer a variety of skin tightening treatments. Each treatment takes a unique approach and addresses a range of concerns.  

Not only will our experts customize a treatment plan to your unique skin, but they will also adapt their technique to best suit your skin’s needs.  

Our technicians and nurses who perform the procedure use customized techniques and settings to maximize results and they continue to improve their skills through ongoing education supported by companies that own the technology. 

– Pacific Derm Laser Technician 

 Ultherapy (Ultrasound Therapy) 

Ultherapy targets the deep layer of the skin where collagen resides; treating to depths where plastic surgeons go when performing a facelift. It utilizes micro-precision heat energy without affecting the epidermis. This approach triggers collagen contraction and denaturation, kickstarting the skin’s healing process. 

Over a span of six months, as new collagen production is stimulated, the skin gradually tightens and lifts. The visible effects can be remarkable, with lifted jowls and brows, as well as tightened cheeks, neck, and chest. What’s more, Ultherapy’s unique advantage lies in its ability to safely treat all skin types and can be performed at any time of the year. Currently, this is the only laser skin tightening technology that indicates a tightening and lifting effect. 

Thermage (Radio Frequency) 

Using advanced radiofrequency energy, the Thermage device stimulates collagen growth to bring back youthful tightening to your skin. 

The secret lies in the precision of the treatment. By delivering heat to the deep collagen layers, Thermage can bypass the outermost layer of your skin, leaving the epidermis unaffected. The applied heat causes an immediate contraction of collagen which results in the promotion of tightened skin. 

Furthermore, the flexibility of Thermage extends beyond skin type. Whether it’s the peak of summer or the depths of winter, Thermage can be safely performed at any time of the year. 

Bonus tip: Book a ThermaFrax to combine the tightening benefits of Thermage, and Fraxel laser’s ability to improve the skin’s complexion. This treatment is composed of two procedures that work harmoniously to combat signs of aging. Consult with one of our laser technicians to determine if this treatment is right for you. 

Start Your Unique Skincare Journey with Pacific Derm 

Pacific Derm, located in the heart of Vancouver, is a dermatology clinic where science meets art. Being one of the largest skin treatment clinics in Canada, we can provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to your unique skin concerns. 

Want to learn more about skin tightening treatments and which one is best for you?  Schedule a consultation today with one of our knowledgeable treatment designers to receive a personalized treatment plan, exclusive to your skin concerns and goals.