Meet Jacquie! Like many of us, she has felt the effects of time on her skin, from battling adult acne to noticing the natural impacts of aging and gravity. 

Jacquie has always dreamed of having beautiful skin. She expressed her concerns about the lines in her face that have become more prominent in photographs and how they impacted her self-esteem.

“They really bug me in pictures and stuff. So I mean, a lot of it is, yes, I’d like to look better, but a lot of it is my inner struggle that I’ve always had.”

Embracing Skin Tightening to Boost Confidence and Combat Premature Aging

“As I’m getting older, I’m thinking, am I ever going to have nice skin? I mean, if there’s any time it’s now just would like to look and feel more confident.” 

Confronting the visible signs of aging as well as taking steps to feel more empowered against self-perception issues, Jacquie was motivated to seek a treatment that promised noticeable results without extensive downtime.

Determined to start enjoying beautiful skin today, and for as long as possible, Jacquie proactively decided to come in to receive treatments and care for her skin now. 

Discovering Skin Tightening in Winnipeg


Under the expert hands of Caressa, our skilled skin technician, Jacquie has experienced multiple treatments designed to target deep layers of the skin to trigger natural skin tightening through the stimulation of collagen and elastin production.

The treatment starts with a thorough cleansing followed by the strategic placement of a neutral pad to facilitate the transfer of RF energy, which is important for stimulating the dermis layer of the skin. 

What is the science of how RF Skin Tightening works?

We use RF Skin Tightening Technology called TempSure, created by the world leader in energy-based technology, Cynosure. TempSure RF harnesses the power of radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production and achieve skin tightening through a process known as soft tissue coagulation.

Situated below the epidermis, the dermis acts as a production center for two vital proteins: collagen and elastin. These proteins are key to maintaining the skin’s firmness, elasticity, and structure. Our laser and RF treatments are designed to target this dermis layer and stimulate more production of these proteins.

Stimulating collagen helps firm and smoothen the skin, while extra elastin production helps delay the formation or deepening of creases created by natural facial movements. Keep on reading to understand how this works. 

What are Collagen and Elastin?

Collagen: Think of your skin as a trampoline. The trampoline’s fabric mat, which provides strength and firmness, is akin to collagen in the skin. Over time, just like the fabric mat that can wear out and become less robust, our skin produces less collagen. This reduction in collagen leads to increased visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.

Elastin, in comparison, is similar to the springs connecting the fabric to the trampoline’s frame. These springs give the trampoline its flexibility, allowing it to stretch and return to its original shape after each impact. In our skin, elastin functions similarly – it helps the skin stay flexible and return to its original shape after movements like smiling or frowning. As we age, our skin’s elastin production diminishes, leading to increased sagging and less ‘bounce-back’, making signs of aging more apparent.

Together, collagen and elastin play important roles: collagen maintains the skin’s firmness and structure, while elastin provides flexibility and resilience, allowing the skin to return to its original state after movement or expressions.

Keep on reading to discover how RF energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

What is Radiofrequency (RF)?

Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a type of electromagnetic energy emitted from a machine at a specific frequency, known as radiofrequency. Here’s how it works with the skin: Our skin contains water molecules, and when RF energy is applied, it causes these molecules in the dermis (the skin’s middle layer) to move rapidly. This movement creates friction, which in turn generates heat.

Why do we use RF to heat the dermis specifically?

Consider this: if you visit a sauna or apply a hot pack to your skin, you are primarily warming the outer layer. However, RF energy targets deeper, focusing on the dermis without excessively heating the surface. This precise heating stimulates the dermis, where collagen and elastin – the skin’s key structural proteins – are produced.

How does RF stimulate natural processes to tighten the skin?

The heat generated by RF energy encourages the skin’s cells to ramp up collagen and elastin production. Picture that trampoline’s worn fabric mat starting to weave fresh fabric again. This new collagen, developing over time, helps to tighten and refine the skin’s texture, akin to renewing the trampoline’s strength and firmness, while the elastin helps it retain some stretchiness.

Our recommendation typically involves starting with a series of 3-5 treatments.

Your laser technician will carefully customize a plan tailored to your specific needs and advise scheduling these treatments ideally every 10-30 days. This strategic approach allows you to maximize the cumulative advantages of continuous collagen production during each triggered skin cycle and progressive skin tightening, ultimately unveiling the most remarkable and enduring outcomes for your skin.

By undergoing a series of treatments spaced apart over a period of time, we can harness the cumulative effects of these energy-based treatments, allowing for continuous improvement in skin texture, tone, and tightness. This approach ensures that the skin is consistently stimulated and rejuvenated throughout its natural cycle, leading to more noticeable and transformative outcomes over time. 


As an additional effect, RF treatment enhances blood circulation, contributing to a healthier, more glowing, and dewy skin appearance. This overall improvement in skin health and appearance is another key benefit of incorporating RF into your skincare regimen.

Immediate and Progressive Results of RF Skin Tighetning

After this treatment, Jacquie experienced minimal redness, which subsided within an hour, allowing her to resume her daily activities immediately—highlighting one of the significant advantages of RF skin tightening: no downtime.

Caressa advised Jacquie to return for follow-up treatments every 4 to 6 weeks to achieve optimal results, including a firmer and smoother complexion, until she achieves her desired outcome. After that, sporadic maintenance treatments are perfect.

Esthetician in a black smock giving a facial RF skin tightening treatment to a woman lying down.

Addressing Common Questions About Skin Tightening

What is the best non-surgical skin tightening treatment? 

RF skin tightening is renowned for its efficacy and safety, providing substantial improvements in skin elasticity and firmness.

How painful is skin tightening? 

Jacquie’s reports: “It’s a nice and warm as if you’re getting a massage to your face. Basically, it’s very comforting and very soothing.”

Does skin tightening really work? 

Yes, as evidenced by Jacquie’s ongoing improvements, which include diminished fine lines, plumper skin, and a more contoured facial profile.

She reports: “I came here a disaster and I’ve really noticed a big difference. [Caressa] has really helped me for a year now.”

RF skin tightening is a nonsurgical, ‘slow and steady’ approach to rejuvenating skincare, offering cumulative effects. Over the past year, Jacquie has consistently received several treatments to enhance her results.

Is skin tightening expensive? 

At Total Wrapture in Winnipeg, we offer this transformative treatment starting at *$250, making it an accessible option for those seeking effective results.

*Prices are subject to change without notice. Please check our Skin Tightening prices on our online booking system for the latest prices. 

The Celebrity Approach to Skin Tightening

Celebrities such as Kate Bosworth and Kim Kardashian have openly praised RF skin tightening for its ability to enhance skin tightness while maintaining a natural appearance.

This treatment is a staple for red carpet preparations, providing a non-invasive option for maintaining youthful, glowing skin.

Esthetician in a black smock giving a facial RF skin tightening treatment to a woman lying down.

The Real Results of Skin Tightening

Jacquie’s journey with RF skin tightening at Total Wrapture Medi Spa exemplifies how the cumulative effects of advanced treatments can significantly enhance one’s appearance and self-confidence without the need for surgical interventions. 

I’ve already seen results from what [Caressa] has done. The lines aren’t as deep and it just seems I’m like fuller a more rounded”.

Her ongoing treatments promise even more dramatic results, showcasing the profound benefits of modern esthetic technology.