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Skin Tightening or Fillers – Which is Right for You?
Skin tightening or fillers


Oct 13, 2022

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Este Medical Group

In this article, we take a look at the ins and outs of fillers for skin tightening, and treatments such as radio frequency for skin tightening. Get ready to find out how to get skin that’s taut, tight, and totally gorgeous.

How to Tighten Skin without Surgery

As we age, our skin ages too, and by the time you hit 40 it’s more than likely that you’ll be noticing some elements of your skin that you’re just not happy with: wrinkles, pigmentation, fine lines, dullness, and skin laxity. This is totally normal and you’re probably only feeling self-conscious about it because of how much the media portrays perfect youthful skin long into our older years. (Have you seen the L’Oreal advert with Jane Fonda?! - She’s 84 and her skin is incredible).

However, even if you’re no Hollywood A-Lister, you still deserve skin that makes you feel good. That’s where a skin tightening treatment comes in. Whether it’s something minimally invasive such as a skin tightening facial, or a procedure that’s a little more intensive like dermal fillers for jowls, there are multiple ways to address skin laxity concerns.

Skin Tightening Treatments

Laser skin tightening is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s little wonder. This cutting-edge treatment delivers great results without any hard work on your part. At Este, one of the treatments we recommend for skin tightening is Pixel Laser Resurfacing. This therapy works by delivering a laser to your skin via a micro-optics lens. The laser creates pixel-sized ablation dots on your skin. These laser dots then penetrate down into the deeper layers of the skin so that collagen production is stimulated. More collagen means -

  • Improved skin texture
  • Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Correction of hyperpigmentation
  • Scar reduction
  • Rejuvenated skin

At Este, we’re also proud to be the only clinic in the UK to offer the new, and exciting Scarlet RF treatment. Scarlet RF is a combination of microneedling and radio frequency and is often referred to as a non-surgical facelift. This skin tightening facial delivers great results for -

  1. Boosting skin density
  2. Diminishing wrinkles and sagging skin
  3. Improving skin firmness

Scarlet RF works to give skin support from within. It’s a great treatment option for skin folds, crow’s feet, eyebrow drooping, and sagging cheeks or jaw. Downtime with Scarlet RF is minimal, and the treatment process is more tolerable than other anti-ageing options such as injectables.

Dermal Fillers

Skin tightening treatments don’t just come in the form of a laser, radio frequency, or microneedling therapy though. You might, instead, be considering fillers for skin tightening. But do fillers tighten skin?  

These days, dermal fillers are widely used to give skin a boost in areas you’re not feeling 100% happy with. Perhaps you want to address sagging jowls with dermal fillers on the jawline, or maybe you want a chin dermal filler to add a little definition. But dermal fillers on their own don’t actually tighten the skin.  

So, maybe it's not about asking whether fillers or treatments are better when it comes to skin tightening, it’s about combining the two together. While dermal fillers add a structural boost in an instant, skin tightening treatments like laser and Scarlet RF work to improve your skin’s laxity over time. So, when you choose the two types of treatments, you won’t be worrying so much about ‘how long does dermal filler last’, because with skin tightening treatments you’ll be boosting your skin’s ability to become smoother and tighter on its own.

If you’re keen to get your skin looking its best, get in touch with Este to discuss your skin tightening treatment options. We’ll be able to assess your skin, discuss the best course of action, and come up with a treatment plan that will work for you. Great skin can be yours, so find out how by giving us a call or booking in for your free no-obligation appointment.

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