Sometimes eating a healthy diet and daily exercise aren’t enough to keep our skin as tone and youthful as we hope. Sometimes genetics and age play a role in how tight our skin appears. For many of us, despite our best efforts, we still see unflattering areas on our bodies. At Allure Laser & Med Spa, located in Tinley Park, IL, we have the solution to tighten your skin through BTL skin tightening.
What Is BTL Skin Tightening?
BTL skin tightening is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment aimed at reducing fat cells and tightening skin.
The treatment works by stimulating collagen production, thus giving you a more toned appearance. Gentle heat is applied to deep layers of the skin within the treatment area by a handheld device from one of our team members. The heat is delivered by safe and effective radio waves and ultrasound technology to burn targeted fat cells and tighten your skin. The device cools the skin around the treatment area, making this treatment great for targeting specific areas and protecting the skin outside of the treatment area.
Collagen is a protein found naturally in our bodies that is responsible for keeping our skin tight and youthful. It’s the glue that keeps things intact. After a BTL treatment, collagen production is stimulated right away and long after your treatment. As your body continues to produce collagen in the targeted areas, you will continue to see results.
Since these treatments are delivered in a non-invasive method, the handheld device glides effortlessly over the area receiving treatment. Everything is controlled and monitored.
What Are the Benefits of BTL?
There are many benefits to BTL. The biggest benefit is that the treatment is non-invasive and non-surgical. This is great for those that need to tighten areas but don’t want to commit to traditional procedures that require surgery. There is no downtown, and each treatment is outpatient so you can have them done anytime in the comfort of our office. Since the treatment is painless and short, you can go back to your normal, daily activities after your visit.
The handheld device that applies gentle heat can be tailored to meet your specific needs. The heat can be dialed up or down depending on your treatment and custom plan. Since this isn’t a one-size-fits-all device, it makes it truly a tailored treatment option to target your specific problem areas. And you don’t need to worry about the comfort level since someone is there to make sure you are comfortable the entire time. Most people feel the warmth from the energy and compare it to a hot stone massage.
Another great benefit is that the results will keep appearing. After your treatment, your body will continue to produce collagen and the results will gradually appear after time. There may be some immediate results, but you will also get to see results long after you have your treatment.
Show Off Immediately
With many skin treatments, there is a need to remain out of the sun after the treatment is complete; but not with BTL. A great benefit of this treatment is that you don’t have to avoid the sun when it is over. This is great if you are looking to have a treatment before vacation when you plan to show off your newly tightened skin.
BTL is safe, easy, consistent and effective for targeting those areas that won’t tighten with exercise and a healthy diet. While it is not intended to be a weight loss option, it will help the appearance of the skin and give it a more youthful glow.
Why Is There a Need for BTL?
There are many factors that go into our skin not looking the best it can. Many people find that through weight fluctuations and weight loss, their skin has lost its ability to bounce back. Women often find this the case after pregnancy. Aging and time will also play a role in sagging skin. Areas that were once tight may now not be as toned.
Some areas of our bodies are just more prone to sagging. Even if your weight is maintaining and you get healthy and exercise, there may be areas that don’t budge. Stimulating collagen in these areas can help.
Fat cells also accumulate in unwanted areas that can cause the skin to appear loose. The heat from the BTL device helps get rid of the sagging skin, giving you a tone appearance, even in those areas where there is unwanted fat or cellulite.
Sometimes it depends on the part of the body. Some women may be toned elsewhere but notice unflattering skin rolls around their bra line. Diet and exercise may not do anything to help mitigate this area. Despite everything we do to change our lifestyle, the little roll above our bra may still linger. BTL is an option for helping with this problem area.
Who Is the Right Candidate for BTL?
The right candidate for BTL is someone who has a healthy lifestyle, eats healthy, and exercises. To maintain your results, it’s important to keep up with your healthy lifestyle. While results do vary, BTL will help tighten areas that need a toned appearance. BTL can help with the following areas of the body and more:
- Lower back
- Upper arms
When we think of tighter skin, many times people only think of areas on their bodies such as thighs or abdomen, but BTL can be applied to the face as well. Because BTL is versatile, it works well on jowls to help give a more youthful appearance. The jowl is one area many people find needs extra tightening as age and time tend to create a sagging effect.
A Tighter Neck
Another area to consider is the neck. Even with a healthy lifestyle, like our face, our neck is one area that shows signs of age and sag. BTL is an option for tightening the skin on and around our neck area to improve the appearance and boost collagen production.
Hands, forearms and knees are another area that should not be ignored. These areas are prone to losing their tightness over time. Because BTL is non-invasive and non-surgical and is delivered via a handheld device that glides effortlessly over an area, it’s a great way to tighten skin in these areas.
If you are interested in more delicate areas, BTL is an option for that as well, and this can be discussed more during your consultation.
Men and Women
Skin tightening isn’t just for women, either. Men can also benefit from BTL treatments. Men often struggle with loose skin on their abdomen and lower back. BTL offers a great option for helping in those areas.
BTL is a great treatment for those of all ages. Many times age brings on loose skin no matter how active and healthy we are. Genetics also play a role in our skin tightening. BTL helps fight against age and genetics by boosting college production, which slows down as we get older.
When you visit our office for a consultation, the treatment options will be discussed to meet your needs whether that is one or many places that need tightening.
When Is the Right Time for BTL?
Many people like to benefit from BTL before and after the holidays to ensure they are looking their best for all that the holidays have to offer. Another great time to consider BTL is around spring and summer and before vacations. Giving yourself an extra edge with tighter, toned skin can help you feel and look more confident.
Because BTL is non-invasive and non-surgical and can be done in a short visit with no downtown, any time is ideal for skin tightening. That is one of the greatest benefits of these treatments. You can easily plan these around your daily life and there is no bad time to get it done.
What Should You Consider Before BTL?
It’s important to commit to a healthy lifestyle to see the best results and maintain your results from BTL. Having a healthy lifestyle means eating healthy, exercising and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated. BTL works best for those that live a healthy lifestyle and maintain that lifestyle through and after treatments.
BTL treatments are monitored with your comfort in mind. The treatment is controlled and tailored to meet your comfort needs and skin tightening needs.
How Many Sessions of BTL Will be Needed?
Results vary with BTL and, depending on your skin and what areas of the body you are having BTL treatments, there may be a need to have additional BTL sessions to achieve your best results.
There may also be times when you have additional areas you would like tightened or special events in which you’d like to have your best self forward. The results from BTL skin tightening can last up to a year for most people depending on how many treatments you have and what areas of the body you have them performed. To maintain results, it’s important you stay healthy and active and maintain a healthy weight.
Can BTL Be Combined With Other Services?
Many people find that BTL works well with other treatments. Some use BTL after other surgeries to reduce fat cells. Another option is to use BTL with treatments that reduce cellulite.
Our offices offer many other treatment options to combat cellulite and unwanted fat. During your consultation, you can discuss our other services such as CoolSculpting, EMSculpt, all of our facial options, and laser hair removal treatments. Many of these combine well to give you the best results.
If you are considering whether BTL is right for you, the next thing to do is meet with someone on our team to discuss what comes next. Most people can benefit from BTL to help tighten their skin in areas where time, age, genetics, and cellulite have taken a toll. These non-invasive and non-surgical procedures are great for those looking for a more youthful appearance and to help contour and tighten areas on the body or face.
The treatments are short and easy and most people can return right back to their daily schedule.
Schedule Your Consultation
To find out if you are a good candidate for BTL and to see if it’s the right time for you to get BTL skin tightening, make an appointment at The Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL for your consultation today. At The Allure Laser & Med Spa, we are here to make sure you are looking for your best. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you have and get you started on your journey to a more youthful, tighter appearance.