Skin Tightening

content-p_laser-skin-tighteningAs we age, our face begins to lose volume and the skin loses its elasticity. Advances in laser and radiofrequency technology used at Liberty Belle have provided us with revolutionary solutions for non-surgical skin tightening in Melbourne.

The effective skin tightening technologies used at Liberty Belle, include the following options:

  • Pellevé – provides proven benefits in firming skin around the eyes and face
  • Thermage CPT – proven to firm and tone loose or sagging skin on the eyes, neck, face and body with just one treatment

Our skin tightening treatments require no surgery, downtime or injections.

All laser and energy based skin rejuvenation treatments are performed as walk-in, walk-out procedures at our comfortably appointed, luxurious and state-of-the-art facility.

Liberty Belle has ample car parking available on-site.

 

Skin Tightening – The Liberty Belle Advantage
  • Highly trained and experienced clinicians who will customise your treatment and care to suit your individual concerns.
  • Skin Centre of excellence directed and overseen by specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Chris Moss.
  • All lasers and energy based technologies are state-of-the-art for the highest levels of safety and effectiveness.
  • We provide a complete range of cosmetic medicine and surgery options for the best possible results.
  • All personalised treatments performed within the privacy, luxury and professionalism of our purpose built facility.

Skin Tightening

Thermage CPT

The latest Thermage Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT) enhances collagen production by safely heating the deeper layers of the skin resulting in a smoother, firmer and more youthful looking appearance without surgery or injections.

Your Treatment with Us

Our experienced clinicians will tailor a Thermage CPT treatment to suit your desired outcomes. Depending upon the area to be treated, Thermage CPT can take as little as 45 minutes for the face and up to an hour and a half for other parts of the body.

What Thermage Treats
  • Loose and sagging skin of the face
  • Jowl formation
  • Hooding around the eyes
  • Wrinkled, crepey or sagging skin on the body
  • Cellulite

It’s important to note that Thermage will only target specific treatment areas and will not tighten or firm fatty bulges or loose muscles. Individuals who want more substantial skin tightening benefits may want to consider a surgical alternative.

FAQ

Here are some common questions our patients ask during their consultation.

What is Thermage CPT

Thermage Comfort Pulse technology is a third generation of the ‘tried and tested’ radiofrequency skin tightening technology. This non-invasive treatment uniformly heats and contracts the deeper supportive dermal layers in the skin to smooth and contour the skin for a more youthful looking appearance. There is minimal to no downtime with natural results achieved in a single treatment. The new generation of Thermage includes the new comfort pulse technology that makes this treatment very comfortable compared to other skin tightening devices.

What do we most commonly treat using Thermage CPT?

We use Thermage CPT at Liberty Belle Skin Centre for skin firming enhancement. We have found Thermage to be a great addition to the other non-surgical treatments we offer for rejuvenation and enhancement of the face and body.  We primarily use Thermage CPT for patients requesting non-surgical alternatives to improve their neck, face or eye areas. We have used RF successfully for facial skin tightening at Liberty Belle for many years and are proud to be able to offer the latest generation Thermage CPT.

Which areas of the face and body do you most commonly treat using Thermage CPT

At Liberty Belle Thermage treatments are most commonly performed for firming of the jawline, reduction of jowls, smoothing skin around the eyes and for treating loose or crepey skin at the front of the neck. The Thermage CPT can also treat poor skin tone in many other areas including wrinkly skin on the stomach after pregnancy and loose skin on the arms or legs.

What are the particular benefits of using radiofrequency energy to reduce wrinkles and tighten skin?

Thermage CPT effectively stimulates collagen and elastin levels in the skin to improve skin tone and elasticity without surgery, needles or downtime and delivers highly pleasing and lasting results. Thermage CPT is a safe treatment for all skin colours making it a better treatment option than laser resurfacing for those with dark skin types. It consistently delivers benefits as a single treatment however for improved results treatment can be repeated after 6 months to 3 years depending on need. Thermage CPT helps counteract the natural decline in collagen production which occurs as we age. By having Thermage CPT at intervals of 6 to 36 months, patients can maintain their skin by remaining one step ahead of the natural decline in their skin.

What can you expect from the actual treatment?

Thermage CPT skin firming treatment is scientifically proven to work by its heating effect on the deeper layers of the skin which tightens and stimulates collagen.  It is performed routinely in our skin centre as a walk-in walk-out procedure. Patients feel a warm to hot sensation and the treatment has been made far more comfortable as a result of the latest 3rd generation Thermage technology so there is no need for topical anaesthetic. At Liberty Belle we have this latest Thermage technology which features a new vibrating tip and advanced “cryo” contact cooling for maximum patient comfort. Patients will usually experience mild plumping of the skin after treatment which can immediately  give the skin a firmer appearance . Mild erythema (redness) can occur but it dissipates after a few hours and is easily covered with a light mineral powder. At consultation we ascertain each patient’s individual aims and special requirements because it is vital that patients have realistic expectations about the improvements expected from Thermage. While this is a straightforward procedure with no downtime, it does not deliver the lift or correction possible with surgery.

Do you use Thermage alone or in combination with any other procedures?

While Thermage CPT can be performed as a standalone treatment, it can also be incorporated into one of the combination treatment regimes we offer at Liberty Belle. Advice about what is most appropriate will depend on each person’s individual concerns and of course their skin assessment and based on our experience we advise our clients on their options. To achieve the best possible results Thermage CPT therapy can be combined with treatments including laser treatments, skin care, and cosmetic injections.

What kind of results can I expect?

The process of building new collagen in your skin isn’t an instantaneous one. The collagen building process that the Thermage delivers continues to improve the look and tone of the skin over time with long term results being evident and improving for 2 – 6 months after the initial treatment.

A thickening of the dermis is highly consistent and to the patient this usually feels like their skin is firmer or denser.

Results can vary depending on your immune responses, however many patients have reported:

  • Smoother, tighter skin with less sagging
  • Redefined contours
  • Softening of wrinkles and fine lines on the face and body

How long do the results last?

Patients have noted that improvements remain for around 18 months after one treatment. Patients choosing to maintain or improve results can have repeat treatments at appropriate intervals from between 6 months and 3 years.

Who is your typical Thermage patient?

While everyone can benefit from a Thermage CPT treatment, the best results have been achieved in younger patients in their 30’s or 40’s who are concerned about loose skin. More collagen for all!!

What is the cost?

The cost varies depending upon the area you are having treated and your desired result. Thermage CPT is a ‘once only’ treatment that may be repeated.  We recommend you come in for a consultation and we will tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs and give you a precise idea of cost.

Skin Tightening

Pellevé

Facial skin tightening with no down time.

Lie back, relax and enjoy the Pellevé experience at Liberty Belle Skin Centre – one of only a few providers of this advanced treatment in Victoria. Virtually painless and generally quite pleasurable, Pellevé is a comfortable skin tightening treatment that produces visible results in under an hour.

Pellevé leaves your skin looking more radiant by delivering constant, gradual radio frequency energy deep into the skin, causing heat to build up where the skin and fat layer meet. The application of gradual heat modifies the collagen bundles deep in the skin, causing contraction and stimulating the growth of new collagen.

You will come away from your Pellevé treatment with skin that feels firmer, tighter and looks noticeably younger.

Your skin will continue to show visible signs of improvement for at least six months as your skin continues to produce new collagen.

Your Treatment with Us

We can tailor a treatment plan specific to your skin type. Your skin tightening program can be supported at home with quality medical strength products that treat and nourish the skin. Your skin will be professionally assessed and a treatment plan devised within your desired budget.

What Skin Tightening Treats
  • Slack skin along the neck and jawline (jowls), and under the chin
  • Mild to moderate skin laxity on the backs of the arms
  • Loose skin on the abdomen and inner thighs
  • Skin laxity around the eyes, face and neck

It’s important to note that Pellevé only targets specific treatment areas and will not tighten or firm fatty bulges or loose muscles. Individuals who want more substantial skin tightening benefits may want to consider a surgical alternative.

FAQ

Here are some common questions our patients ask during their skin tightening consultation.

How does the skin tightening work?

Infrared light and radio waves heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface, targeting water in this area. This causes immediate collagen contraction and stimulates collagen growth, which in turn produces tighter, smoother and younger-looking skin. Continuous cooling is provided when using the laser tightening machine during the procedure for added comfort and to protect the top layer of skin.

A course of up to 4 skin tightening treatments is usually required for best results. Collagenesis or production of collagen continues for up to 12 months after the treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Your skin will have redness similar to a mild sunburn and feel tingly for the first 3 to 5 hours following treatment. This will subside quickly and you will still be able to continue with your daily activities.

If you have had treatments to the face, you may like to apply cool packs until the warm sensation has reduced, and then apply mineral makeup to cover any residual pinkness. There is no flaking or peeling of the skin.

How many skin tightening treatments do I need?

The clinician will assess your skin and depending on your skin type and needs, up to 4 treatments may be recommended. These can be spaced 1 to 3 months apart for best results. Many patients who have Pellevé skin tightening treatments also choose dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections for additional anti-ageing benefits.

What are the results?

The result is immediate due to initial tightening. Then, over the next 3 to 6 months, the natural collagen stimulation process creates further new collagen. This in turn causes additional skin tightening.

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