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Non-Surgical Skin Tightening: Everything You Need to Know
non surgical skin tightening


Jan 31, 2023

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Este Medical Group

Wonder what wizardry is at work when a woman who gave birth less than a year ago steps out in a bikini with zero tummy overhang on show? It could be genetics, but then again, it could be non surgical skin tightening.

Non Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments

Non surgical skin tightening procedures deserve to be on everyone’s wish list. If you suffer an allergic reaction just thinking of the gym, or you’d like to turn back the years on your face without the use of surgery or dermal fillers, then our range of skin tightening non surgical procedures are ideal.

At Este, we offer a number of different non surgical procedures to tighten loose skin. They are -

  • HiFu
  • Fat Freezing
  • Emsculpt
  • Fat dissolving injections
  • Microneedling
  • VelaShape

Let’s look at each of them in closer detail...


HiFu stands for high-intensity focussed ultrasound. It’s a non-invasive body contouring and tightening treatment that destroys fat cells in the skin’s fat layer. HiFu is a great example of non surgical body skin tightening, and can be used on the thighs, under the buttocks, on upper arms, post-pregnancy stomach, and on abdomen fat.

It offers a two-pronged approach of targeting fat cells and tightening the skin. HiFu can also be used on the neck to give a non surgical neck lift. We recommend a course of treatments ranging from three to six sessions for the best results. Treatment time varies between 30 minutes to an hour.

Fat Freezing

Fat Freezing treatment involves the use of a handheld vacuum and freezing technology. Stubborn fat is targeted, and then your body’s lymphatic system gets to work removing and reducing the stimulated fat cells. Because this treatment stimulates a natural process within the body, your figure changes gradually over time.

For the best results, we recommend a course of one to three fat freezing treatments per treatment area, at intervals of six to eight weeks. Results are long lasting and best results are seen around 90 days post treatment.


For the ultimate in non surgical tummy tuck skin tightening, it has to be Emsculpt. This procedure in non invasive and uses HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology to make your body’s muscles perform supramaximal contractions. As a result of these contractions, muscle tissue is forced to adapt and change and the result is one of impressive body sculpting.

Emsculpt is most commonly used on the abdomen and buttocks. We recommend a course of six treatments and results will last for six months to a year. Combine your results with a healthy lifestyle and you could increase that!

Fat Dissolving Injections

Fat dissolving injections is another one of our popular skin tightening non surgical procedures. Fat dissolving injections, which are made from natural ingredients, are administered at the targeted site.  Your body’s lymphatic system then kicks in to eliminate the fat. Fat deposits are broken down, after which a localised inflammation occurs in response, and this then destroys the fat cells.

How many treatments you’ll need depends on your body’s response. Some clients get good results after just one treatment. We recommend three treatments spaced at four-week intervals for the best results. To maintain your results, you will need to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle. You can treat the following areas with fat dissolving injections -

  1. Stomach
  1. Thighs
  1. Flanks
  1. Underarms
  1. Double chin
  1. Love handles
  1. Jawline


If you’re looking for non surgical skin tightening face procedures, microneedling is a great choice. At Este, our Scarlet RF treatment provides a non surgical facelift using a combination of microneedling and short pulse radiofrequency. If you suffer with saggy, loose and wrinkled skin on your face, this is a popular choice for non surgical loose skin tightening.

This treatment targets a range of skin concerns including acne scars, skin folds, wrinkles, crow’s feet, smile lines, drooping eyebrows and more. After your treatment, your skin may look a little red for up to 24 hours, but you can go about your normal routine. Treatment time is about an hour, but can be quicker depending on the size of the treatment area. We recommend a course of three treatments, and results should last from six months to a year.


The last of our non surgical skin tightening treatments is the VelaShape. This treatment is designed to temporarily reduce cellulite and reduce the circumference of thighs and abdomen. It is ideal as non surgical skin tightening after weight loss.  

The VelaShape uses vacuum technology alongside infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency to heat up fat cells and surrounding tissue. Fibrous bands that are caused by cellulite are relaxed, and fat cells are shrunk to give visible, measurable results. We recommend three to six sessions spaced out once a week until treatment has finished. You can expect to enjoy temporary results that last for one to two months, however, with top-up sessions you can enjoy results that last longer. The VelaShape and Emsculpt machines can also be used to create a non surgical bum lift.

A Whole New You

A course of skin tightening treatments combined with an active and healthy lifestyle can give you the results you crave. If you’re keen to find out how you can transform your body, or an area of your body, fill in our short booking form and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Last Updated:

January 31, 2023

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