If you want to slim and shape your figure, you can consider skin tightening and body shaping treatments. Both options are effective, but they work in different ways, so you will notice different kinds of results. In order to choose the right treatment, it’s important to have an understanding of each, and the following guide will provide you with more details.

Radiofrequency, intense pulsed light and ultrasound are the three main types of skin tightening treatments, all of which are non-surgical. Each of them delivers heat below the skin’s surface, and this targeted heat stimulates the body’s natural collagen and elastin production process once it’s delivered to the deeper layers in the skin. Collagen and elastin are necessary for firm skin that is smooth, so boosting their production will firm up sagging skin, and you will have a slimmer shape as a result.

Body shaping treatments use radiofrequency technology to deliver targeted heat through your skin’s surface, but these treatments do more than stimulate collagen and elastin production and use this heat energy to break down fat cells below the skin’s surface. These treatments are often used when a patient’s goal is to reduce body circumference rather than firming and smoothing the skin.

When choosing the right treatment, you have to consider your needs and what you wish to achieve. If you want to tighten and tone sagging skin or wrinkles on your face or body, skin tightening treatments are best, but body shaping treatments would be ideal if you want to target cellulite and circumference. Skin tightening generally targets drooping skin under the chin or jawline and can help with worry lines on the forehead or laugh lines around the mouth. This treatment is also often used along the underside of arms and legs and to help reduce the look of loose skin on the chest and abdomen. Body shaping treatments tone and slim the contours of the body and reduces body circumference by eliminating stubborn fat cells in the thighs, arms or abdomen. This treatment is not used on the face.

Some clinics will offer both treatments for patients who want to appear slimmer overall. Skin tightening would help firm up and smooth the loose skin both during and after body toning treatments, and advanced radiofrequency technology will be combined with Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields during the appointment to deliver heat below the skin’s surface. This would help kick start collagen and elastin production.

If you have any questions regarding skin tightening and body shaping treatments, FAB Laser and Skin Care experts can provide you with answers. Our team specializes in these treatments, and we will help you look and feel your best. If you’re ready for a change and want results, contact us today!