Bring the Spring back into your step this Winter
Even though we’re all feeling that winter chill, we can still bring some of that lovely spring to your skin and leave you with the fresh, tight feeling you’ve missed. Over the years we’ve introduced different technologies that focus on skin laxity, we’re spoilt for choice, that we’ve lost count, from eDermastamp to Inmode’s brand new Morpheus8, there is no shortage of fixes to common laxity concerns. Because of this it’s easy to get confused on what the best one for your skin is. So to help take some weight off your shoulders, we had our trained practitioners choose some of the top treatments that everyone should know when considering how best to tighten up.
It’s morphing time with Morpheus8
Out of everything the one technology that stood out immediately was Inmode’s latest Morpheus8, something we have eagerly tried and tested thoroughly, putting it through its paces and learning as much as we can about it’s incredibly vast amount of abilities and functions. This has made it one of the first things we think about when we hear skin laxity as its just that good at what it does, it can be tailored to each person, provides outstanding and long lasting results AND is beloved by so many celebs like Kim Kardashian and Amanda Holden, making it the grade A standard treatment.
Although a wide range of options is not the only thing morpheus8 boasts, it also is one of the first technologies to offer a combination of microneedling AND radio frequency in one simple device. With this, the Morpheus8 is able to effortlessly cure common skin issues like stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines and many others simultaneously.
EDermastamp(ing) out the competition
Another procedure that was highly recommended is the eDermastamp(EDS), similar to Morpheus8 but without the in-built Radio Frequency. This one is the most common form of skin laxity treatment you will hear of as it’s been praised for a long time as one of the top treatments for skin laxity issues. As we’ve had much more time with this device we can confidently say this is one of the best treatments for giving you the youthful feel again.
How EDS works is similar to moroheus8, by having several tiny needles poke into your epidermis. This then stimulates collagen production as your skin works to heal the mpseudo-damage caused by the needles. You may recognise this as a similar procedure to Dermarollers as they are both based on the same science, even made by the same team who made Dermaroller, yet it’s upgraded in all aspects. With a constant electrical charge needed rather than a battery, EDS is able to maintain a constant output so that it can reliably give its maximum output of 1520 micro-punctures a second.
With this extraordinary output, EDS is able to clear up so many common skin issues like pigmentation and acne alongside stretch marks, fine lines, wrinkles and all the other common skin laxity issues you can think of.
Dermarolling out the red carpet
As said the Dermaroller is an oldie but a goldie, while it may not have the same output and professional feel like the eDermastamp, it can be used at home and acquired relatively cheaply, at only £45 for some of the lower end rollers. Dermarollers also have a range of options available from many different companies which, even though it means you can have something for everyone, can be difficult to find the right one for you and with prices that can stretch up to above £100, it does start to get rather difficult to choose. Fortunately, Cosmopolitan has a brilliant blog on what are some good Derma rollers to have in their “13 Best Derma Rollers…” , they also mention some good facts like how you don’t need a long needle as even 0.2mm is enough to be effective according to aesthetician Kerry Benjamin.
Tone out the cellulite with Emtone
If you’re looking for something less sharp and pointy then Emtone may be what you’re looking for. As one of the best non-invasive treatments, Emtone is able to help many common issues of cellulite like dimpled, slack or sagging skin with ease. With thermal and mechanical energy at its disposal, Emtone uses RF, similar to morpheus8, and a targeted pressure system to induce the tightening of lax skin. By heating up the skin through rf, your body is prepared for stress much like a warm up before a workout. After around 4 minutes, the fat cells undergo apoptosis which means they become damaged and are then slowly removed from the body through sweating and the like.
The mechanical part of the Emtone and Gaeber Sculpture Procedure causes your body to begin contracting your muscle fibers at intensities you can’t get with a normal workout, letting you be at the gym for hours in only 30 minutes.
According to the BTL website, you are likely to have 30% less fat on average while gaining 25% muscle, leaving you with the gym feel without the need for a full commitment to a regime. Now this may not be the best for those looking into fine lines and wrinkles but if you’re looking for a quick fix like a lot of sagging skin on your stomach after pregnancy or for some drooping skin around your arms that’s been bothering you then this is perfect.
So as you can see, for the most part, it really depends on your price range and severity of your skin. If it’s something minor like some slight acne, pigmentation or some signs of aging beginning to show, then you should be good with doing some at home treatments with dermaroller. If you’re looking for a treatment that can solve stretchmarks and more severe signs of aging then EDermastamp might be more for you or even Morpheus8 if you have the budget and can serve to benefit from a fix up to slack or sagging skin which can often come hand in hand with aging. Emtone may not be able to help with surface level skin issues like pigmentation and acne scars but if you’re suffering from deeper issues with your cellulite, think dimply or slack skin, then this would be your best bet, especially post pregnancy when you have a lot of sagging skin on your stomach.
I hope this blog helps to inform you on the kind of procedure that would be good for your skin, of course when it comes to actually choosing its best to get a skin consultation and a trained practitioner will advice you more personally but you will at least be more informed on what sort of treatment you’d like to get!