Skin Tightening & Sculpting


Average Treatment Cost
$200 to $800 depending on area

Treatment Time
30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on area

Recovery Time
No recovery time

Recommended Treatment Frequency
6 to 8 treatments depending on area

Duration of Results
Long lasting.

What you should know

What is non-invasive skin tightening and sculpting?

Body contouring and skin tightening treatments use non-invasive methods to tighten lax, loose or sagging skin on the face and body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. A variety of devices and procedures are used for skin tightening, including radiofrequency, lasers and cooling.

Radiofrequency use a safe heating method with a tool a bit like an ultrasound (sometimes together with vacuum therapy) to tighten and tone the skin through stimulating new collagen formation and the reduction of fat cell volume. The vacuum works as lymphatic drainage, minimising “lumpy” looking skin.

Laser skin tightening uses a similar method with heating the deep layers of the skin to stimulate new collagen for improved, tighter skin texture.

Cooling body sculpting is another common method, although this is more targeted to body fat and cellulite rather than the skin. The cooling technology targets and destroys fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body.

What else do I need to know?

One benefit of skin tightening is that there is little to no downtime required. A downside is that results come with time. While you may see a bit of an immediate lift, you’ll need to commit to at least six to eight sessions to the best results, and skin tightening will see the ultimate improvement after you’ve waited for the fresh new collagen and elastin to be produced. But if this means you’re avoiding surgical skin tightening as the alternative, it’s a relatively easy option compared to going under the knife!

Common skin concerns treated with skin tightening include reducing cellulite, tightening the “mummy tummy” loose skin around the stomach and tightening up sagging skin around the eyes, jawline, legs, knees and arms. Cooling body sculpting targets excess fat in the body, usually around the legs, buttocks, hips and stomach.

These skin treatments are FDA approved, and best of all they’re usually pain-free (and even relaxing!) with no need for healing. This makes skin tightening a simple treatment, and not too daunting that you’ll need a few sessions, although the cost can be on the higher end if you’re looking for quality.

Where can I get a Skin Tightening treatment in New Zealand?

If you’re looking to book in some Skin Tightening treatments or find out more about them, browse through the clinics listed below to find your nearest treatment provider in New Zealand.