You will see healthier-looking skin once the redness from your treatment dissipates, but full results take a little time. Because skin tightening works by stimulating collagen, your body needs time to respond. Typically, you can expect to see full, lasting results in 3 to 6 months.
What to Expect During Skin Tightening Treatments
Prior to your first skin tightening procedure at our clinic in Birmingham, you’ll start by meeting with an experienced Smart Skin Med Spa provider for a 30-minute initial consultation!
We care about the success of our patients and providing them with the perfect treatment for their needs and goals. To make that happen, we’ll review your medical history and go over all of your unique aesthetic concerns before recommending a treatment.
If you’re a good candidate for skin tightening, we’ll then take you to one of our clean and comfortable treatment rooms to start your procedure! We’ll start by cleaning the treatment area.
If Scarlet SRF is chosen as your ideal treatment, your provider then uses innovative handheld Scarlet SRF device to create a series of microwounds while delivering radiofrequency energy deeply into your skin where it effective stimulates collagen and elastin for effective tightening.
Viora uses CORE (Channeling Optimized RF Energy), which offers 3 radiofrequency channels that your provider can either combine or use alone, depending on your needs. The RF energy delivers heat to all layers of the skin for enhanced skin tightening results.
The entire process for skin tightening generally takes about 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area. Once you finish your treatment with us, your provider will give you a set of aftercare instructions to follow for optimal results.
Usually, you can expect a few days of redness and mild swelling, followed by healthier looking skin. The tightening will develop over the following weeks. For those undergoing Scarlet SRF, most patients will have what looks like a mild sunburn for 2 to 4 days.
A little bit of swelling may follow, but you can typically expect to resume your normal makeup and skin regimen within 2 to 3 days. Viora skin tightening has no healing or downtime.