Achieving Youthful Skin: The Ultimate Guide to Skin Tightening

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Skin Tightening

The desire to lift and tighten our skin tends to become a priority as we age. Many clients start to experience thinner, loose or sagging skin by their 40s, particularly in areas such as the neck, décolletage and jowls.

This guide covers some of the skin tightening treatments, products and lifestyle factors that might form part of that treatment plan. We’ll cover:

  • non-surgical treatments like ultrasound, radiofrequency and skin needling
  • cosmeceutical skincare to complement your treatment plan
  • lifestyle factors that influence your skin

With expert care and the right treatment plan, you can achieve a tighter and more youthful appearance.

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The Causes of Loose Skin

Before we delve into the different skin tightening methods available, it’s important to understand the causes of loose skin.

  1. The Ageing Process: As we age, we naturally produce less collagen and elastin. This decrease in key proteins, combined with gravity, causes our skin to become less firm and appear saggy over time.
  2. Excess Sun Exposure: UV radiation from the sun can damage collagen and elastin fibres in the skin, causing the ageing process to quicken and leaving you with looser skin.
  3. Weight Loss: Losing weight can lead to saggy skin as the skin loses its elasticity and struggles to adjust to its new shape, resulting in loose or (with significant weight loss) hanging skin.

Gone are the days when surgical tightening was the only option to help treat sagging skin – a procedure where risk, recovery and pain were involved. Our clinicians know how to deliver natural-looking results with a range of non-invasive treatments to tighten and lift the skin for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.


Skin Tightening Treatment: Ultraformer III

Ultraformer III is an innovation in non-surgical skin tightening and lifting.

It delivers MMFU (Micro and Macro Focused Ultrasound) technology deep below the skin’s surface, precisely targeting multiple deeper layers of the skin – including the layer that surgeons pull back when doing a face lift – causing new collagen stimulation and providing long-term tightening of the skin.

Used to treat all areas on the face and body, this treatment is ideal for tightening sagging skin around the neck and décolletage as well as superficial wrinkles around the eyes and lips.



Described as a non-invasive ‘face lift’, our Thermage® skin tightening treatment tightens and contours whilst reducing the signs of ageing. It gently heats your skin with radiofrequency, tightening and stimulating collagen for a smoother, firmer and more youthful complexion.

Used to treat most areas of the face and body, this treatment is ideal for tightening, lifting and smoothing skin, particularly around the neck and décolletage.



Profound is an energy-based, skin-needling treatment designed to create new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid – the building blocks that keep your skin smooth and elastic.

It works by penetrating the skin at a precise depth with tiny needles, before momentarily releasing a burst of radiofrequency energy (heat). This stimulates collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, resulting in a tighter, smoother, more lifted appearance.

Profound improves the appearance of ageing skin and can also help to reduce cellulite.



Skin needling is a non-invasive treatment that restores and rejuvenates the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin formation to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, tighten and improve elasticity, shrink enlarged pores, minimise scarring, and assist with the management of pigmentation and ageing skin.

Used to treat the face, neck and décolletage, this treatment is ideal for skin that is just beginning to show the signs of ageing or is dull and lacking radiance.



A well-crafted skincare routine from quality cosmeceuticals is an essential component of your treatment plan to tighter, smoother skin. This can help with:

  • Providing your skin with the vitamins, minerals, and active ingredients necessary to support the skin’s architecture
  • Delivering antioxidants to help combat the damage caused by UV exposure, pollution, and poor habits
  • Protecting your skin with a quality SPF to shield it from the sun

When reviewing your treatment plan, your clinician will work with you to find the best cosmeceuticals for you.




While skin tightening treatments can lift and tighten your skin, lifestyle factors can help to prevent the onset of loose or saggy skin. A healthy diet, regular exercise and effective stress management techniques can protect your skin from free radicals and promote the production of collagen and elastin.

Speak to your clinician about how adopting a healthier lifestyle can help you achieve your skin goals.


Your Skin Tightening Treatment Plan

When booking in with Artisan, our clinicians will create a custom treatment plan with you. This treatment plan is a carefully crafted plan of action to help you achieve your skin goals.

Book in for a consult to learn how you can achieve tighter skin for a youthful appearance.

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