Are you suffering from skin laxity or lack of firmness? Due to stress, sun damage, and aging, our body produces less collagen and elastin over time. These are the proteins that we need to maintain tight, firm skin. Are you wondering which skin tightening treatment is right for you? Our experts at Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa in Davenport, FL provide industry-leading aesthetic treatments that aim to restore and regenerate your skin’s natural firmness.
Our skin tightening treatments are non-surgical, non-invasive, and designed to give you optimal results. These aesthetic solutions will not take too much of your time and effort, but will still provide you with long-lasting results. When it comes to skin refining, we have the most effective treatments that offer visible results that last for about a year or less than two years. No need to deal with daily maintenance or worry about long recovery periods.
3 Skin Tightening Treatments: Which One Is Right for You?
The key factors to consider are your current skin condition, specific goals, and expectations for the treatment. Each one of our unique aesthetic solutions uses advanced technology. To choose the right one, you’ll need to consider the specific benefits of each treatment, how it works, and for how long the results can last.
1. Radiofrequency Treatments for Improved Collagen and Elastin Growth
Radiofrequency (RF) treatments use the power of heat to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. It uses low energy radiation to target the inner layers (dermis) and subcutaneous tissues. This method is supported by research and has been proven safe and effective at erasing mild to moderate signs of skin aging. You can rest assured about the benefits and visible results of this skin tightening option.
The Importance of Collagen and Elastin
Collagen is an essential protein that makes up about 80% of our skin. It provides skin strength and firmness: two things that we slowly lose due to aging. On the other hand, the elasticity and tightness of our skin depend on elastin. This protein is responsible for expanding or stretching the skin in case of weight gain and increased growth.
When you have a healthy combination and amount of both collagen and elastin, you can enjoy supple, firm, and young-looking skin. For this reason, encouraging the growth of collagen and elastin helps reverse sagging skin and reduce the symptoms of skin aging. Also, by avoiding excessive sun exposure, you can prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
What Are Other Causes of Skin Laxity?
If you have lost moderate to large amounts of weight, you are more likely to suffer from skin laxity issues. Those who enjoy outdoor activities are also more prone to early wrinkling, due to the degradation of collagen and elastin caused by sun damage. If loose skin is the primary issue you want to resolve, RF skin tightening treatments are right for you.
With proper treatment and skin care, there’s nothing for you to worry about. Persistent skin issues can be improved with the right choice of aesthetic treatment. By living a healthier lifestyle and seeking professional help, you can reverse the unwanted appearance caused by skin laxity.
What Happens During a Radiofrequency Treatment?
We will use a handheld device to heat your skin tissues and cause a tightening effect. You will find the sensations relaxing, similar to the feeling of getting a hot stone massage. Radiofrequency treatments stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Gradually, you should notice an improvement in the texture and complexion of your skin.
One session usually lasts for an hour and a half, and you’ll notice visible results towards the end of the treatment. For the best results, we recommend that you undergo a series of treatments spaced out for a few weeks apart. Maintenance treatments can then be scheduled after about a year. The final results from RF treatments may take about 3 months before they become fully visible.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
If you are in excellent health and strive to minimize the appearance of fine lines, loose skin, wrinkles, and other signs of skin aging, you are an ideal candidate for RF treatments. We highly recommend this option for treating loose skin in the following areas:
- Chin and neck
- Butt area
Before your treatment, we may advise you to use gentle cleansers and skin moisturizers. Keep in mind that some areas of your body may respond better to RF treatments. Results vary per person, so you’ll need to have realistic expectations, too.
2. Intense Pulsed Light Treatments for Skin Resurfacing
Do you want to tighten your skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin tone? Sun damage may be the reason behind your skin laxity or uneven skin tone. Intense Pulsed Light or IPL is a type of light therapy that also works as a skin tightening and resurfacing treatment, perfectly suitable for reducing the signs of sun damage.
Without undergoing surgery or invasive procedures, you can improve your skin’s color and texture through IPL treatments. It is one of the best skin resurfacing treatments you can choose from. The most common areas for this option include the face, neck, hands, and chest. It can also address other problems such as freckles, rosacea, and acne.
Why Do You Need Skin Resurfacing?
With the use of advanced cosmetic technology, we perform skin resurfacing to precisely remove the topmost layers of your skin. The goal is for new skin tissues to form during the healing process, so you can have rejuvenated, tighter, and younger-looking skin. Skin resurfacing also promotes collagen remodeling, which works to treat fine lines, skin laxity, and uneven skin tone. The result is an overall reduction of blemishes and increased skin firmness.
IPL treatments are most effective in treating specific types of wrinkles and skin laxity issues. These include lines around the eyes or wrinkles on the mouth area. Are you looking to tighten your skin and improve its smoothness? IPL treatments can give you promising, superior results. They are even better when compared to some chemical peels.
How Does an IPL Treatment Work?
We use a high-technology device that delivers directed pulses of heat under the skin. Just like RF treatments, IPL helps tighten your skin by stimulating the production of collagen. This protein works to tighten and improve the appearance of your skin.
With consistent treatments and proper care, you’ll soon achieve a more youthful, healthier appearance. Visible improvements continue as you go through a series of treatments. About a week after each session, you should notice visible results. The frequency of your treatments affects the overall results as well. If you have IPL treatments every month, the best results show within 3-5 months.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
If you are dealing with sun damage and need help with tightening and improving your skin tone, IPL treatments may be suitable for you. This treatment is best for those who have issues with discolored, blotchy, or sun-damaged skin. IPL works best for stimulating collagen production while improving skin texture. If you’d like to have a more radiant complexion, this treatment must be right for you.
However, some people are not good candidates for IPL therapy. If you have very dark or tanned skin, this option may not be ideal for you. We will also check your current medication because this treatment can cause drug interactions. Pregnant women may also need to wait for childbirth before undergoing an IPL treatment.
3. Injectables and Fillers or Replacing Lost Volume
The breakdown, degradation, or lack of collagen in the skin can cause facial volume loss. Collagen is an essential protein for maintaining the structure of the skin. Without enough of it, you’ll notice skin sagging and lost facial volume. Collagen deficiency creates an “older, unwanted appearance” that we inevitably suffer from as we age. Those who are prone to excessive sun exposure and smoke tend to suffer from this issue the most.
Do you want to look younger and have tighter skin? To improve your facial volume and look younger, there are many non-invasive options you can consider. One of them is the use of injectables or dermal fillers. To achieve a more youthful look, you’ll need a little bit of facial volume to create a more supple appearance. If this is your goal, injectables and dermal fillers are your best choice for tightening your skin. This treatment can successfully replace lost volume and improve skin elasticity in your face.
What Can Injectable Fillers Do for Your Skin?
Dermal fillers work to tighten your skin by replacing the function of collagen. This helps reduce the appearance of volume loss and diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. Do you notice that some areas of your face (underneath the eye or lower cheeks) start to look “hollow” over time?
By the use of dermal fillers, we can help you smooth out laugh lines and diminish lip lines. The result is a more youthful appearance, thanks to more supple skin. This treatment also has other benefits and advantages to offer. If you are suffering from acne scars, fillers can also disguise the unwanted marks on your face.
How Do Injectables Work?
The active ingredients in injectables or fillers add volume to the skin and facial tissues. Usually, these ingredients include Hyaluronic acid (HA), Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), and Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). These work to stimulate collagen production in the skin. They also increase facial volume at the same time. The result is tighter, plumper skin. Ultimately, you’ll minimize the appearance of wrinkles and treat loose, sagging skin.
One treatment session takes less than an hour. There is a minimal 24-hour recovery period, where we’ll advise you to limit sun exposure, use of makeup, and alcohol consumption. Within two weeks, you can expect the injectable fillers to have softened and settled into your skin. During this time, you’ll have noticed the full effects of the treatment, which can last anywhere from 6 months up to less than two years.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Cellular changes that can cause facial volume loss typically occur during our 40’s and 50’s. However, some people as young as those in their 30’s can also experience this issue. Do you worry about fine wrinkles, accompanied by volume loss and skin laxity issues? Then dermal fillers might be the right treatment for you. The best candidates for this option are those who do not smoke and are generally healthy. They must also have realistic goals about their physical appearance.
Are you ready to see improvements in your skin? It starts with choosing the right skin tightening treatment and meeting with the right professional team. With decades of experience in providing world-class skincare, our experts use only proven technology to provide superior aesthetic treatments. Do you look forward to enjoying a comfortable, relaxing treatment environment that will rejuvenate both your body and mind? Contact Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa in Davenport, FL to schedule an appointment today!