Skin Tightening Treatments
Skin tightening procedures are non-invasive cosmetic treatments that stimulate collagen and improve the skin's tone and elasticity on the face and body.
Wrinkles, sagging, and “crepey” skin conditions occur as your body ages. Production of collagen and elastin, the two proteins that keep skin plump, firm, and smooth, slows down, resulting in slack skin on the face, neck, and body.
The capacity of your skin to create elastin and collagen deteriorates slowly, over time. Before you know it, you may be faced with older-looking skin that doesn’t reflect the youthful way you feel on the inside.
Several non-invasive, non-surgical treatments are available to help tighten the skin on your face and elsewhere on the body. These treatments use a variety of radiofrequency, ultrasound, and lasers to help bring the skin back to its youthful appearance.
Types of Skin Tightening Treatments
Non-surgical skin tightening can temporarily stop the aging process and restore a firmer, smoother, more youthful appearance with little to no downtime.
Contact your dermatologist to learn more about any of the following skin tightening treatments:
ThermiVa is an FDA-approved procedure that uses controlled heat radiation to tighten and regenerate the skin of the labia and vagina.
Are you self-conscious about the look of your genital area, or do you suffer from a reduction in sensations resulting from lax vaginal skin? These issues are generally caused by aging, childbirth, or hormonal changes.
Your dermatologist can enhance labial, vulvar, and vaginal laxity using ThermiVa, a painless in-office treatment that requires no surgery and no anesthesia. The same established radio-frequency technology used in other anti-aging operations feminine rejuvenation therapy to tighten loose vaginal skin.
Emsella is a non-invasive, non-surgical therapy for incontinence caused by a weak pelvic floor.
The Emsella chair generates a high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) wave to induce supramaximal contractions in the pelvic floor muscles. Treatments last about 30 minutes, and you will need about six sessions. Treatment is painless, but you may experience some tingling or pelvic floor muscle contractions.
Most people with urinary incontinence benefit from Emsella treatments, decreasing the likelihood of urinating as a result of sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercising. Emsella eliminates the need to organize excursions and outings around the location of restrooms.
ThermiSmooth Body is a non-invasive, topical radiofrequency therapy performed with a thermistor-controlled handpiece.
The handpiece is softly dragged across the skin, contracting and remodeling the collagen molecules. This prompts fibroblasts to produce new collagen, giving you renewed collagen and encouraging the production of new collagen over time.
The neck, décolleté, arms, abdomen, flanks/love handles, back, hips, thighs, and knees are all excellent areas to use ThermiSmooth Body. Treatments take 6 to 8 weeks, and patients typically compare it with getting a firm, warm massage.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound imaging to activate collagen in the very deepest layer of the face muscle to lift and tighten loose skin.
There is no recovery period, and it is the only FDA-approved technology for lifting and tightening the skin of the face and neck. There is presently no non-invasive equipment that compares to it.
Ultherapy provides proven results for most patients in a single treatment and is an excellent option for those who are not ready for a surgical facelift. Ultrasonic energy has a long track record in medicine and has been used for more than 50 years.
Am I a Good Candidate for Skin Tightening Procedures?
You are a good candidate for skin tightening treatments if you have loose skin that is not responding to exercise or dieting. Skin tightening also works well on older skin with a crepey appearance or any aging skin areas that need rejuvenation.
If you want to improve the look of your loose or sagging skin, you owe it to yourself to talk to one of our professional clinicians at Southlake Dermatology. Contact us today to learn more.