SkinBase Collagen Lift is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses radio-frequency energy to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. However, many people are unsure exactly how radio-frequency works, and so wonder how long the results will last. We’ve got all the answers you need. Read on to find out about the science behind the Collagen Lift treatment and how long-term the effects are.
Collagen Lift – How Does It Work?
The SkinBase Collagen Lift treatment works by using radio frequency energy to heat the skin tissue, triggering a natural response from the body to produce more collagen. The skin is heated using a ceramic wand, which pushes the energy into the deepest layers of the skin, where collagen production occurs. The energy heats the skin tissue to a specific temperature, which triggers collagen production. It is a quick, painless method of skin rejuvenation, and clients report a warming feeling, like a hot stone massage. Collagen is a protein that is responsible for the skin’s elasticity. As we age, our bodies produce less of it, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. By increasing collagen production, the Collagen Lift treatment can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Are Results Permanent?
As with all skincare treatments, Collagen Lift results are not permanent, and vary depending on the individual and on several factors. These factors include:
- Age: As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which means some clients may need a maintenance boost more often than others do.
- Lifestyle: A healthy lifestyle can help to prolong skin tightening effects. This includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Smoking destroys collagen within the skin, which will diminish any results gained from treatment.
- Sun Exposure: Sun exposure can damage the skin and accelerate the ageing process, causing more fine lines and wrinkles to appear on the skin. Always wear SPF, and protective clothing where possible to reduce the effects of UV rays and maintain results.
- Genetics: Genetics play a role in how our skin ages. Some people may be predisposed to developing wrinkles and sagging skin at a younger age. This cannot be prevented, but a healthy lifestyle and monthly maintenance appointments can help minimise any signs of ageing.
How Long Do Collagen Lift Results Last
It’s important to understand that the Collagen Lift is not a one-time treatment. We recommend a course of 6 treatments to achieve the best results. The results from a complete course of treatment can last anywhere from three months to two years. This depends on how well you look after your skin and help the collagen synthesis process. We also advise maintenance treatments after a complete course. The amount of sessions in the course and the frequency of maintenance treatments will be decided by your SkinBase therapist, depending on your skincare goals, the extent of skin laxity and other concerns.