Skin Tightening is the process of rejuvenating skin tissue using heating technologies that trigger the production of collagen resulting in skin improvement.

Skin tightening is performed on individuals seeking firmer, plumper and more youthful skin appearance. 

Collagen and elastin are what give skin its firmness and elasticity. As we get older, the production of these slows down resulting in looser skin. On the face, this will appear as fine lines or wrinkles, age spots or discoloration and an uneven texture and appearance. 

On the body, our skin stretches with fluctuations in weight, pregnancy and general aging leading to the connective tissue stretching beyond the limits of its elasticity and loss of collagen which promotes skin laxity (looseness).


Skin Tightening at Body and Skin Clinic?

At Body and Skin Clinic in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Skin Tightening is achieved with the world leading BTL Exilis Ultra 360 radiofrequency technology. It is a head-to-toe treatment that includes vaginal rejuvenation.  The 360 Volumetric Heating energy disrupts old collagen fibers and initiates the process of new collagen formation.

It uses different applicators for the face, body and vagina. The body applicator has a wider surface whilst the face and vagina applicators are smaller. The vaginal applicator can be inserted to rejuvenate internal vaginal tissue, as well as used externally on the labia majora.


What can I expect?

Once your appointment is booked, there are no pre-procedure preparations needed. At your consultation, your desired area of treatment will be assessed to determine the best treatment for your desired results. The process of the treatment will be explained to you. This includes recording your current data, taking before and after pictures and creating a  breakdown of your treatment plan. 

The Skin Tightening is performed a treatment bed. All COVID-19 protocols are observed, please see here for more. Your therapist will begin by adjusting the temperature to a comfortable level for you. You can sit back and relax. Cellphones can be used. 

  • Facial treatments are recommended at 4 – 6 sessions once weekly.
  • Body treatments are recommended at 4 – 6 sessions once weekly.
  • Vaginal rejuvenation treatments are done once a week for 3 weeks.
  • Labial tightening is recommended at 4-6 sessions once weekly.

Each patient responds differently. Improvements can be noticed following one or two treatment sessions, but optimal results will appear after the course has been completed.

It takes at least 90 days for your skin to produce new collagen and 2-3 months for your body to naturally eliminate the damaged fat cells, so you can see full results approximately three months after your final treatment and results will typically last for two years.


Who is Skin Tightening for?

Skin tightening is effective for

  • Double Chin
  • Neck Jowls
  • Flabby Arms
  • Love Handles
  • Thigh Fat
  • Tightening skin in intimate areas


What does Skin Tightening cost?

The cost of the procedure is R550 per 10 minutes and R2750 for a 60 minute session on the face. Skin tightening is not available on medical aid, only cash payments are accepted. 


For more information on the BTL Exilis, click here.


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