What Are Skin Tightening Treatments?
Skin tightening treatments are cosmetic treatments designed to promote tighter and healthier-looking skin. These treatments can reverse the signs of aging and sun damage and promote skin health without requiring that patients undergo a surgical procedure. We offer versatile treatment options to meet the needs of our patients, including injectable treatments and energy-based devices that stimulate natural collagen and elastin production to tighten the skin.
What Are the Benefits?
Our skin tightening treatments are completely non-surgical. They don’t require significant downtime or a lengthy recovery but instead, use advanced energy-based technology and different cosmetic techniques to stimulate the body’s natural collagen and elastin production abilities. Some of the treatment benefits include:
- Results will appear gradually weeks after the treatment
- Treatments are versatile
- We can customize treatment plans based on each patient’s degree of skin laxity
- Treatments can also accomplish other aging-related and cosmetic goals
VirtueRF microneedling uses radiofrequency energy to deliver an FDA-approved, minimally invasive treatment. The treatment method stimulates natural collagen production. While VirtueRF can treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, and body, it can also target the source of many signs of aging by strengthening the skin’s foundational layers and tightening the skin.
During the treatment, we use a compounded numbing cream to promote patient comfort. We also use a first-in-market, electro-current mask, which we apply post-treatment. Our treatment protocol ensures an unprecedented recovery, and patients can expect to resume their normal daily routine without social downtime. Results are immediate and continue to improve in the weeks following treatment.
Saving With Special Treatment Packages
Our specialized treatment plans allow patients to save on packages and combination treatments. Virtue RF microneedling pairs well with CoolPeel™ and SkinWave™, both of which can maximize the treatment results.
SkinTyte™ by Sciton®
SkinTyte™ by Sciton® is a unique skin tightening treatment that uses advanced infrared light technology and patient-tailored filters. During the treatment, the device heats the dermal collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and can firm loose and sagging skin. The treatment doesn’t require a topical anesthetic, and patients can expect a comfortable treatment as the device delivers quick and gentle pulses of energy into the dermal layers.
The treatment results in an immediate contraction of existing collagen and the initiation of the healing process within the body, which eventually results in increased collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling is a treatment that uses a device packed with tiny, sterile, thin needles that create micro-injuries in the skin and promotes a healing response from the body to address several cosmetic and aging-related concerns.
Microneedling can treat acne scars, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, address skin texture issues, shrink the pores, tighten loose skin, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and correct discoloration. The most common treatment areas include the face, neck, and décolleté.
Enhancing Your Treatment With PRP
We can enhance the results of a microneedling treatment by adding PRP to the process. When we do, we accelerate the healing process and capitalize on the skin’s increased absorption rate. PRP is derived from the patient’s blood and contains a concentrated blend of growth factors and plasma cells.
It is regenerative by nature, can accelerate the body’s natural healing processes, and enhances the results of a standard microneedling treatment. We can use it for skin rejuvenation, to improve skin tone and texture, and to promote tighter and firmer skin.
The PDO threadlift is a popular anti-aging treatment that uses polydioxanone barbed threads to promote collagen production. During the treatment, we use an injectable to strategically insert the barbed threats into specific areas of the lower face and neck based on each patient’s treatment goals and concerns.
The barbed threads are barely visible and, once injected just below the skin’s surface, can begin a skin transformation by tightening and retracting, the skin in the treatment area. In the weeks following treatment, the body will respond to the threads’ presence by increasing collagen and elastin production. Over time, the body will break down the threads and reabsorb them. Patients can expect tighter, lifted skin for up to 18 months post-treatment.
Sculptra® is a collagen-stimulating injectable known as a biostimulator that we use to tighten the skin. Since it contains poly-L-lactic acid, a collagen-stimulating ingredient, we can inject it into different areas to tighten the skin. After treatment, results develop gradually and look completely natural. The results also last much longer than most cosmetic injectables.
Patients who choose to undergo a skin tightening treatment plan with Sculptra® can expect to receive a series of four injections over several weeks. We administer these injections in different directions, creating a mesh-like pattern beneath the skin to build a foundation on which the body can produce new collagen. Natural collagen production takes time, so most patients expect to see results within the first few months of treatment.
Hyperdilute RADIESSE® Injections
Hyperdilute RADIESSE® is a customized treatment that we can use to tighten the skin. The injectable contains RADIESSE®, the collagen-stimulating filler, mixed with saline to tighten the skin and improve skin texture and overall elasticity. This treatment is skin rejuvenating by nature and can dramatically improve the appearance of fine lines, correct crêpey skin, and reduce skin laxity.
Hyperdilute RADIESSE® injections provide an effective treatment for patients who want to tighten the skin, specifically the neck. We typically recommend the patients undergo three treatments with four weeks between each and one treatment annually for optimal results.
Experience Tighter, Younger-Looking Skin
Our effective treatment options can meet the needs of patients who want to tighten their skin without surgery, discomfort, or downtime. Whether you want to address loose skin on your face, body, or both, we can help. We can schedule an initial consultation to give you more details about our treatments, confirm whether you’re a good candidate, and design your skin tightening treatment plan.