The Best Skin Tightening Treatments
Learn more about the causes of skin laxity and the various skin tightening treatments, both surgical skin tightening and non-invasive skin tightening available to you.
Often times, skin laxity, especially loose facial skin makes a person look old and tired. Fortunately, invasive cosmetic surgery is no longer the only option for men and women who suffer from loose and sagging skin. Breakthroughs in cosmetic technologies now provide non-invasive treatments that safely and effectively lift and tighten areas with skin laxity.
What Causes Skin to Sag?
Skin laxity has 3 main culprits.
- Extrinsic factors, such as the cellular damage from exposure to UV radiation, which accelerates the rate at which skin begins to lose its firmness and sag.
- Circumstantial factors, like losing weight or pregnancy can result in skin that is loose and stretched out.
- Intrinsic factors, known as chronological aging or the inevitable break down of proteins, the loss of fat deposits, and the slowdown of cellular renewal.
With chronologically aging, the structural proteins, such as collagen, which fortifies skin and keeps it in place, and elastin, the coil shaped fibers that provide our skin with elasticity so it can spring back into place and not droop, begin to break down and cannot rejuvenate the way they use to. Besides the breakdown of collagen and elastin, age related volume loss in the facial region also contributes to the appearance of drooping eyelids, a sagging brow and the formation of jowls near the jaw line.
Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Treatments
Fortunately for men and women suffering from loose and sagging skin, numerous technologies now allow skincare professionals to strengthen structural proteins and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
Ultherapy Skin Lifting Treatments
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that is FDA cleared to lift skin. It uses advanced ultrasound technology to renew and rejuvenate collagen to stimulate the gradual lifting of the brow, the neck, and the chin. Ultherapy is also FDA cleared to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the décolletage area. Ultherapy is ideal for moderate skin laxity and touts an impressively high 95% patient satisfaction rateⁱ.
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Laser Skin Tightening
Non-invasive laser treatments can stimulate tissue firming, such as the SkinTyte Laser. Laser Skin tightening uses infrared energy, in a scientifically proven process known as selective thermolysis, to safely heat the collagen that constitutes the skin’s structural framework. This thermal energy stimulates the contraction and remodeling of collagen. Unlike Ultherapy that is FDA cleared to lift loose neck skin, sagging brows, and loose skin under the chin, laser skin tightening with the SkinTyte laser can firm tissue anywhere on the body suffering from skin laxity, such as the stomach following a pregnancy or weight loss.
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Until recently, CoolSculpting was prescribed for body contouring and non-invasive fat reduction. But recent FDA clearance now recognizes CoolSculpting’s ability to improve the appearance of skin laxity underneath the chin. This follows clinical findings showing the majority of patients receiving CoolSculpting to reduce double chins also “showed improved appearance of lax tissue and 75 percent of patients reported their chin looked more toned following treatment.”
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Popular Skin Tightening Surgeries
Non-invasive skin tightening treatments are ideal for treating moderate skin laxity. For drastically loose and sagging skin, surgical intervention may be a better approach.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in America. Eyelid surgery involves the removal of excess skin that sags over the eyelid. It is the most effective way to improve droopy eyelids, but also the most invasive and expensive, costing $4,000 on average.
The Face lift is another popular cosmetic surgery. There are different types of face lifts. Some face lifts just require the surgeon to pull up sagging facial skin, leaving horizontal scars on each temple. Other types of facelifts may require a plastic surgeon to remove excess skin or even reposition fat pads to areas with volume loss. A face lift is an invasive surgery that requires ample downtime and can cost around $8,000.
Skin Tightening in Dallas / Fort Worth
If you are suffering from loose and sagging skin and are interested in learning more about non-invasive skin tightening treatments, call Santé Medical Aesthetics today at (817) 305-0050 or sign up online to schedule a free consultation with a skin tightening specialist. Santé Medical Aesthetics is a premier medical spa located in Southlake, TX and specializes in anti-aging treatments using non-invasive cosmetic technologies. As the premier provider of skin tightening in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, Santé can restore loose and sagging skin so it is tighter, firmer, and more toned.
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