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What is skin tightening

What is Skin Tightening?

Did you pull your skin back while looking in the mirror and wish it would stay there? Fortunately, skin tightening procedures offered by Dr. Ali Gaber’s clinic provide you with incredibly effective and long-lasting tightened skin and a youthful look.

Aging is the most common factor that leads to saggy wrinkled skin, however many other factors contribute to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and then loose skin.

Let’s disclose together the major factors that lead to wrinkled skin and several skin tightening treatments.

What are skin tightening treatments?

Jett plasma for skin tighteningSkin tightening treatments include a variety of procedures, devices, and products that might differ in technique but share the same aim which is skin rejuvenation revealing a youthful, firm, and pretty appearance.

All these treatments tighten the skin by either promoting the production of collagen or causing shrinkages and lifts in the treated area.

Is skin tightening restricted to the face?

The majority of people perform skin tightening treatments for either face or neck or both, and the facelift procedures are the most popular, however, they can effectively be performed on almost all body areas, including arms, thighs, tummy skin, and buttocks.

What makes your skin wrinkle?

Skin wrinkles are those lines and creases formed in your skin, some of them might become deep crevices. Wrinkles are mainly on the face and neck and are highly noticeable around the eyes, and mouth.

What is skin tightening
What is skin tightening

Factors contributing to the appearance of the wrinkles

Wrinkles are formed as a result of a combination of factors, some are controllable and others are not, these factors include:


 Age is the most common factor, as you get older, naturally the skin becomes:

  • more fragile and less elastic.
  • The production of natural oils that dries the skin decreases.
  • Fat deeper in the skin layers is reduced.
  • Elastin and collagen production diminished.

Ultraviolet (UV) light exposure

 Ultraviolet radiation speeds the natural aging process by breaking down the skin’s connective tissue, collagen, and elastin fibers,  lying in the deeper layer of skin.


 Smoking negatively affects collagen and can accelerate the skin’s normal aging process.

Facial movements and expressions

 Repeated facial expressions result in fine lines and wrinkles. And as skin ages, it loses its elasticity and flexibility and so these lines become permanent features on the face.

What makes the skin saggy?

Factors that make your skin sag are:

  • Age
  • Weight loss, that being overweight for an extended period leads to damaging the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. This makes it harder for the skin to get tighter when you lose weight. And as faster you lose weight as your skin becomes saggier.
  • Pregnancy cause sagging of the skin around the abdominal area.
  • Illness and some syndromes lead to saggy skin.

Skin tightening procedures types

Tightening the skin can be achieved by either invasive or noninvasive procedures, and each type has its pros and cons, and the best procedure is the procedure that fits your case including your health conditions, and your expected outcomes.

Noninvasive Skin tightening

All non-surgical skin tightening techniques are generally based on targeting energy to heat deeper layers of the skin stimulating both collagen and elastin production and improving skin tone and texture.

Pros of non-surgical techniques

  • Little or no recovery period.
  • Extremely safe with few side effects.
  • Can be applied to almost body areas.
  • Suitable for smoothing and tightening skin in older patients as well as younger patient who has to postpone the surgical lift.

Cons of nonsurgical techniques

  • Associated with less dramatic outcomes.
  • It takes several weeks or months to notice the final results.
  • Multiple procedures are needed to achieve your targets.
  • You need to repeat the procedure periodically to maintain the results since the outcomes last for not more than one year.
  • Not adequate for more advanced skin sagging, such as sagging skin following pregnancy or rapid weight loss.


Nonsurgical tightening techniques include:


Ultrasound skin tightening procedure

ultrasound energy delivered via a handheld device is focused to heat skin at up to 5mm depth to induce collagen production and help skin become more tighten.


Radiofrequency skin tightening procedure

 In contrast to ultrasound, radiofrequency energy is focused on the epidermal layers to achieve firmer, smoother results.


Laser skin tightening

In this procedure, the energy emitted from the laser beam triggers collagen production.



popularly known as skin needling, is a combination of multiple technologies based on fine needles that puncture the skin, producing controlled injuries that induce the repair system, rejuvenate the skin naturally, and induce collagen production.


Invasive Skin tightening

Unlike noninvasive techniques, skin tightening surgeries provided by Dr. Ali Gaber‘s clinics are associated with:

  • Immediate results.
  • Long-lasting outcomes.
  • More dramatic changes in your skin appearance make it suitable for more advanced skin sagging.

Face Lift

A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that results in a smoother and more youthful look to your face by tightening the skin around the face and jawline and removing the deep creases around the lips and chin, this surgery might include or exclude eyebrow lifts depending on the cosmetic surgeon’s skills.


Blepharoplasty is a type of plastic surgery provided by Dr. Ali Gaber that aims to remove excess skin from the eyelids. As you get older, muscles supporting eyelids weaken and the eyelids stretch, leading to excess skin and fat can accumulate above and below the eyelids. This results in drooping eyebrows and bags under the eyes.

Tummy tuck

tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is the highest effective solution for saggy skin in the waistline due to aging, massive weight loss, or pregnancy. Plastic surgery flattens the stomach area by removing extra skin and tightening the abdominal wall muscles.

Can skin-firming lotions and creams result in Skin tightening?

There are plenty of products that are advertised as skin tightening products, but first of all, you have to know that If you’re waiting for facelift-like outcomes from a jar, you’ll be disappointed, all these products cannot give the same results as surgical and nonsurgical skin tightening.

The immediate results you might notice refer to the product’s highly moisturizing effect since a good moisturizer can plump up the skin, so slightly mask fine lines and wrinkles. This outcome is temporary and you need to apply the product daily to notice this result.


Set your goals before you get caught up in the advertisements, and do not spend much money on skin-firming creams and lotions that cannot penetrate the skin deeply enough to reach skin-tightening procedure goals.

If you need natural younger and tighter skin that lasts surgical or nonsurgical skin tightening techniques safely and effectively help you to reach the target you dream of.

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