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Top 3 Skin Tightening Treatments at Bella Sante

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

As our lives are filled with adventures and insight, gravity may start to take its toll on our looks. Even though we may feel youthful and energetic, our skin's elasticity may indicate otherwise.

But believe it or not, there are many ways to firm sagging skin before seeking out plastic surgery.

At Bella Sante, we are experts at rejuvenating the skin’s look and feel. We believe that non-invasive skin tightening treatments can be very effective in achieving the results you are looking for.

In this article, we will discuss the three most popular skin tightening approaches: Morpheus8, Thermage and Ultherapy. To begin your journey to a firmer complexion, consulting with one of our experts is the optimal way to choose the right treatment for you, but this list can point you in the right direction.

Skin Tightening

3 Popular Skin Tightening Treatments


Morpheus8 is a cutting-edge technology that utilizes a mix of microneedling and fractional radio frequency to provide rapid visible skin tightening results.

It is important to note that Morpheus8 is often used as an umbrella term for this technology of skin tightening. You may have also heard of Morpheus Burst, Morpheus Resurfacing, and Morpheus Prime.

Each version of Morpheus8 is unique so it is important that the clinic you visit has the treatment you are looking for.

How Does it Work?

By heating the subdermal layer of the skin with bi-polar radio frequency, Morpheus8 triggers the bodies wound healing response which leads to collagen production and skin remodelling, ultimately resulting in improved skin elasticity and firmness.

Approximately three weeks after undergoing Morpheus8 treatment, the skin's connective tissue will become firmer and more supple, resulting in a lifted, fuller look to parts of the face that were previously gaunt. The full effects of Morpheus8 can be expected in six months.

Morpheus8 can produce results within just one treatment for the right candidate. With that being said, everyone’s skin type and skin concerns are unique, meaning it might take multiple treatments to achieve the intended outcome.

What Does it Treat?

Although the Morpheus8 device is primarily a skin tightening treatment, it can also improve skin texture. With that, the device can be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and scars in several areas of the face ...

  • Below the brow bone

  • Under eye (up to the orbital rim)

  • Around the Mouth

  • Cheeks

  • Neck

Morpheus8 can also tighten skin and treat skin texture on several areas of the body such as:

  • Chest

  • Arms

  • Knees

  • Abdomen


Utilizing a non-invasive radiofrequency therapy, the Thermage system can help to make skin look smoother, firmer, and more contoured for a youthful appearance.

How Does it Work?

Thermage uses mono-polar radiofrequency in a stamping motion to heat the deeper layers of the skin. Similar to Morpheus8, Thermage raises the skin temperature 10 degrees in under 2 minutes to inflict controlled injury to the skin.

This is done to target deep collagen fibers while a new cooling tip that slightly cools the surface of the skin for patient comfort. The heat works to separate water molecules from the fibrous collagen, creating a contraction of the skin which results in a lifting affect.

After a Thermage treatment, the process of secondary healing starts, and new collagen is produced in the skin. This new collagen leads to a gradual tightening of the skin over time. Generally, it takes up to 6 months to obtain the full effects.

What Does it Treat?

Thermage helps smooth wrinkles and lift sagging skin on the face, neck, chest, and other areas of the body, such as the arms, abdomen, and knees, to rejuvenate the skin.


Finally, Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound technology to tighten and firm the skin.

How Does it Work?

The ultrasound technology uses sound waves to inflict a controlled injury to the skin. These sound waves target deep layers of the skin tissue to stimulate the production of your bodies collagen to improve skin elasticity.

Further, the ultrasound imaging targets the specific area of concern to ensure that the energy is delivered to the intended area.

As is the case with Morpheus8 and Thermage, it may take up to 6 weeks for the concluding results of this treatment to become apparent. Generally, one treatment is enough to realize the desired results, but this may be contingent upon the person and their personalized treatment plan, which could necessitate multiple treatments.

What Does it Treat?

Ultherapy is a viable option for tightening and lifting the skin on the face, neck, chest, abdomen, arms and knees.

Morpheus8 vs Ultherapy vs Thermage

Book a Skin Tightening Treatment at Bella Sante

After reading this article, you now know more about 3 popular skin tightening treatments at our Bella Sante clinics.

We understand how complex it is to select the right skin-tightening procedure, so we recommend booking a consultation with one of our professionals to make the best decision.

Visit us at either of our Bella Sante locations in Saskatoon; Bella Santa City Park Clinic or Bella Sante Stonebridge Clinic!

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Feb 04, 2023

I have been a patient of Dr. Donna Jubin for 15 years and l love the results of the customized medical skincare treatments she has developed for me. Recently, l had PTD therapy with Laurie. I often find this medical procedure difficult, but with Laurie’s expertise, the entire procedure felt safe and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Jubin and her team: they provide expert skincare treatments with fantastic results. Many thanks.

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