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Many individuals are becoming more proactive in caring for their skin and delaying the need for cosmetic surgery. One of the most distressing signs of aging is caused by the loss of volume and elasticity in the skin, which creates a lax or sagging appearance. If you are seeing visible changes in the firmness of your skin, there are some non-surgical skin treatments that can help. This blog will review Sofwave™ ultrasound, Agnes RF (radio frequency) microneedling,  Scarlet SRF Microneedling and SkinTyte II™ infrared treatments: their benefits, what areas of the body they can each treat, and who may be a candidate.

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How Does Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Work?

Tight and taut is how many of us want our bodies described. The face is no exception. Collagen is a protein and building block of the skin, providing its structure and firmness, and decreases as we age. This reduction in collagen leads facial skin to lose its elasticity, causing wrinkles and sagging. While surgical options like facelifts can provide dramatic results, they also come with significant risks, downtime, and costs.

Non-surgical skin tightening procedures use various forms of energy to promote collagen production and enhance skin’s elasticity. By boosting collagen levels, these treatments can help your skin look younger and firmer. The following skin tightening procedures have become more and more popular by offering a less invasive alternative to plastic surgery with minimal recovery time.

Skin Tightening With Agnes RF Microneedling

You can lift and tighten your skin with an advanced treatment that is safe for all skin types. Agnes RF (radio frequency) microneedling delivers RF energy through precise needles with settings that can be customized to treat where you most need it.


  • Effective: Can permanently eliminate unwanted fat and contour the jawline,
  • Targets Trouble Areas: Agnes RF microneedling is capable of eliminating eye bags.
  • Gentle: It can be used to smooth the delicate skin around the eyes, neck, and eyelids.
  • Versatile: This treatment can target underarms and decrease sweating, even for patients who have hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Boosts Your Body’s Healing: By stimulating your body’s collagen production, Agnes RF microneedling enlists your natural ability to heal for results that combine seamlessly to help you appear more vibrant and youthful.
  • Works Quickly: Some patients can see their ideal results after only a single session, while others find that the third one is the charm to achieve their goals.

Ideal Candidates

Although it is safe for all skin types, Agnes RF microneedling is not recommended for anyone pregnant or nursing or implanted with a pacemaker or specific metals (check with us if you have concerns about any of your implants).

Skin Tightening With Scarlet SRF Microneedling

Designed to enhance facial and neck contours through a combination of smoothing, tightening, and lifting effects, Scarlet SRF stands out as a short pulse radio frequency (RF) microneedling procedure. By precisely delivering bi-polar energy beneath the skin’s surface, collagen synthesis is stimulated, fostering a noticeable improvement in skin texture and appearance.


  • Partners Well: When paired with Agnes RF, its complementary treatment, Scarlet SRF employs a dual approach of microneedling and short-pulsed radiofrequency to address aging indicators.
  • Penetrates: The short pulse radio frequency doesn’t merely affect what is visible on the surface; this can treat multiple skin layers.
  • Firms, Treats: Scarlet SRF microneedling can improve loose, sagging skin, stretch marks, and skin texture.
  • Convenient: A treatment session can take up to fifteen minutes, allowing you to continue your day easily.

Ideal Candidates

You should not plan on a Scarlet SRF treatment if you are on blood thinners. It’s important to also cease retinol or tanning treatments for at least two weeks before any Scarlet SRF appointments.  Finally, you should be at least two months out from any laser treatments or chemical peels in the same body area where you intend to get this procedure.

Skin Tightening With Sofwave™️ Ultrasound

Using high-frequency sound waves, Sofwave™️ ultrasound technology targets the deepest layers of skin without damaging the surface. This method is known as High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). The ultrasound energy reaches deep into the skin, creating thermal coagulation points that stimulate collagen production and tightening.


  • Precision Targeting: Sofwave™️ targets specific depths within the skin, allowing for precise treatment of areas with varying degrees of sagging and laxity.
  • Non-Invasive: The procedure is completely non-invasive, meaning no incisions or injections are required.
  • Minimal Discomfort: Most patients report little to zero discomfort during the treatment, often described as a mild tingling or warming sensation.
  • No Downtime: Patients can typically resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.
  • Gradual, Natural-Looking Results: The results develop gradually over several months as collagen production increases, providing a natural-looking improvement.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The effects of Sofwave™️ can last up to a year or more, depending on individual skin characteristics and aging processes.

Ideal Candidates

Sofwave™️ is best for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity looking for a non-invasive solution to improve skin firmness and reduce wrinkles. It can be used on various areas, including the face, neck, and décolletage.

Skin Tightening With SkinTyte II™️ Infrared Treatments

The dermal layers of skin are heated by SkinTyte II™️, which uses advanced infrared light technology. This infrared energy applies controlled heating, which stimulates collagen contraction and new collagen formation. This dual action helps tighten skin, improving its texture and tone.


  • Comfortable Treatment: SkinTyte II™️ is designed to deliver energy in rapid, gentle pulses, making the procedure comfortable for most patients. A cooling mechanism protects the skin’s surface during treatment.
  • Quick Sessions: Treatments are typically fast, often taking 30 minutes or less, depending on the area being treated.
  • No Downtime: Like Sofwave™️, SkinTyte II™️ requires no downtime so patients can resume their normal routine immediately.
  • Versatility: This treatment is effective for a variety of skin types and can be used on multiple areas of the body, including the face, neck, abdomen, arms, and thighs.
  • Progressive Results: Patients can see gradual improvements over several months, with optimal results typically visible after several treatments.

Ideal Candidates

SkinTyte II™️ is suitable for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity who prefer a quick, comfortable treatment with no downtime. It is also an excellent option for those looking to treat larger areas of the body.

Non-surgical skin tightening procedures like Sofwave™️ ultrasound and SkinTyte II™️ infrared treatments effectively improve skin firmness and elasticity without invasive surgery. Each technology has its unique benefits, making it important to choose the one that best aligns with your specific needs and goals.

Consulting with a qualified aesthetic professional can help determine the most appropriate treatment to ensure the best results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Whether you opt for the precision of Sofwave™️ or the versatility of SkinTyte II™️, both treatments can help your skin be more youthful and rejuvenated.

Non-Surgical Skin Tightening in Northwest Washington

Rejuvenation MD Medical Aesthetics Clinic has three convenient locations north of Seattle, providing non-surgical skin tightening. Our doctors offer Agnes RF and Scarlett SRF microneedling, SkinTyte II™️, and Sofwave™️ in Burlington, Bellingham, and Bothell, Washington. If you desire firmer skin without surgery, call us today to schedule your consultation.

Burlington, WA (360) 854-5788, Bellingham, WA (360) 404-7863, Bothell, WA (425) 587-8581