How Long Can Skin Tightening Last?

How Long Can Skin Tightening Last?

Wrinkles and sagging of the skin are effects of natural changes and external factors in the body. Loose and excessive skin may be due to aging, post-pregnancy, weight loss, and lack of exercise. No one wants to develop this kind of problem. Not only it will limit your choices with clothing but it will also affect your confidence. In this blog, you will learn how long can skin tightening last.  

Causes of Loose Skin

The skin is the largest organ and the first defense of the body against external elements that are harmful to the body. Being the vanguard of our body, it constantly faces enemies in all types of environments and receives the most damage. Loose or sagging skin may be a result of intrinsic or extrinsic causes.

Intrinsic Causes



Weight Loss

Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome

Genetics and Ethnicity 

Extrinsic Causes

Prolonged Sun Exposure


Too Much Alcohol Intake

Nutrients Deficiency


Air and Dirt Pollution 

What is Skin Tightening?

Skin tightening is a general term for the treatments to attend to loose skin. There are different categories for skin tightening procedures and treatments. 

Treatments for Skin Tightening:

Chemical Treatments

This type of skin tightening treatment is the most accessible and the first solution a person may try. It comes in different forms like gel, serum, cream, and lotion that anyone can buy over-the-counter. However, the effect of this type of treatment is limited and will depend on the way your skin reacts to the chemicals.   

Ultrasound Skin Tightening

This one is a new technique that is still under development and studies. The ultrasound can pass through the skin and tissues harmlessly and works exceptionally to the skin with more fat. Although the procedure is still quite new, it already has shown impressive results but for some experts, this treatment is not for everyone. As was said, it works better for patients with more fat than those who do not.  

Laser Skin Tightening

This type of treatment is a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that targets the collagen in the skin. The effect of this type of treatment in lifting and tightening the skin is minimal but it works better in improving the skin texture, giving you younger-looking skin.    

Surgical Skin Tightening

This type of treatment for loose and sagging skin is the most effective and shows the most promising result. The surgery will require general anesthesia and longer recovery but it will target the affected areas and have an immediate and long-lasting effect.  

Radio-Frequency Treatment

This is trending among celebrities and normal people who want to get rid of sagging and loose skin without undergoing a surgical procedure. This type of skin tightening allows personalized treatment to patients and targets areas with the right heat. One particular procedure of this treatment is Forma.  

What is Forma?

Forma is a celebrity favorite. It is a type of skin tightening procedure that uses heat instead of the surgical procedure so this is non-invasive and will give a natural-looking improvement in the skin. Tensegrity Health offers Forma to everyone who wants to improve the skin’s overall appearance with smoother skin and a more radiant glow.  

How Long Will it Last?

The results may vary depending on the patient. Many will factor in how long skin tightening can last. Many patients experience a year to a year and a half result while some experience a two-year lasting result of the skin tightening treatment. Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a proper diet and regular exercise feel the results longer than those who do not. If you want to see a longer-lasting result of the radiofrequency treatment, you should consider following these tips.  

Tips to Make it Last:

Hydrate the Skin

Dehydrated skin often leads to saggy and loose skin. By keeping your skin hydrated you can make the result of radiofrequency treatment last longer.  

Avoid too Much Exposure to the Sun

Too much heat and sun exposure can damage the cells and may affect the collagen of the skin. Keep yourself protected against the harmful heat of the sun by using covering protections and sunscreen. 

Get enough Vitamin E

Sun causes sagging of the skin. Vitamin E’s primary role in the skin is its ability to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. The sources of vitamin E can be found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach, cauliflower, and broccoli.  

Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliating the skin does not only sloughs off dead skin cells but also helps with the stimulation of the blood flow. Exfoliating regularly helps the skin in general, but over-exfoliating can cause scarring and breakthrough of acne so better have a schedule for exfoliating.  

Add Retinol

Retinol is great in keeping the skin firm. It has a firming agent and is an anti-aging that will keep away your skin from sagging. It can help the skin stay tight in between and after treatment. Use products that are rich with retinol.  

Massage Your Face

Massaging yourself may come with a specialized massage roller or you may opt to use your hands. You can massage your face before bedtime and during your night routine when you apply moisturizer or night cream to your face and the neck. By doing this, you are helping a good blood circulation of the skin in your face.  

Follow-Up Appointments and Treatments

It’s recommended that weekly sessions are performed for over six weeks. Individuals with mild laxity may be treated in fewer sessions with more weeks between each treatment. 

How to Schedule for an Appointment

Even during the pandemic, you can still get a Skin Tightening Treatment from a reliable clinic in Bangor, Maine. Tensegrity Health and Aesthetic offer Forma for everyone who wants to have firm and younger-looking skin through a non-invasive procedure. 

You can get in touch with us and send us a message or you can talk with one of our representatives through this number: (207)-337-9851.

We can’t wait to see you!  

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Dr. Heather Evans
Author / Tensegrity's Owner and Founder

Dr. Heather Evans is the Owner and Founder of Tensegrity Health and Aesthetics. A native of Maine, she has lived and practiced medicine in the Bangor area since 2006, after graduating from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine following her Summa Cum Laude undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences.

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