Do you yearn for tighter, younger-looking skin? Are you overwhelmed by the many skin tightening treatments out there? For most people, electing to undergo a skin-tightening treatment is easy. The difficult part is choosing the right treatment!
If you’ve ever felt confused by all the different skin tightening options available, you’re not alone. The good news is that there aren’t many bad options. And with the help of a qualified plastic surgeon, you can discover the treatments that are most likely to produce the results you’re looking for. Need a place to get started? Here are some popular skin-tightening treatments that can help you rejuvenate your look.
If you’ve been looking for a non-invasive skin-tightening option that really works, Thermage is a tried-and-true option that could be perfect for your needs. Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to heat layers of skin deep beneath the surface. This makes the body’s collagen production response kick into high gear. The result is a gradual tightening of the skin, without needles, surgery, or downtime! Many patients are happy with the results of just one treatment. Better yet, the effects can last up to two years as the body continues to create more collagen that tightens and lifts the skin.
Harnessing the power of broadband light (BBL), SkinTyte not only tightens the skin but improves the overall texture and appearance as well. Fine lines and wrinkles near the mouth, lips, and eyes can be improved. In addition, areas like the jowls, arms, thighs, and knees can be tightened. Better yet, treatment involves no surgery or downtime. The increased collagen production from the treatment ensures long-lasting improvement for months after the procedure. Usually, a series of 3-6 treatments is recommended for optimal results.
TriPollar is another radiofrequency treatment for face and body contouring and skin tightening. It’s a great option for all-in-one rejuvenation. TriPollar can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, provide subtle contouring, and tighten the skin. Some patients have also seen good results in treating cellulite and stretch marks and isolated pockets of unwanted fat! This non-invasive procedure isn’t going to make you lose pounds or snap severely sagging skin back into place, but it can provide subtle yet significant results you’ll love.
If you’re like most people, sagging skin isn’t the only sign of aging that’s creeping up on you. Sun damage, lines and wrinkles, volume loss, and dull, weathered skin are all common problems as we age. Many skin-tightening treatments are most beneficial when they’re combined with other anti-aging treatments for comprehensive results. Here are just a few examples of treatments you can combine with skin-tightening procedures:
- Kybella injections for resolving stubborn fat under the chin
- Botox for temporarily relaxing “dynamic” facial wrinkles
- Soft tissue fillers for softening deep static wrinkles caused by volume loss
- Laser skin rejuvenation for overall improvement in skin tone, texture, and fine lines
- Chemical peels for skin refreshment
As long as your surgeon says it is safe to do so, you can combine just about any procedure you like with skin-tightening treatments! Though they may need to be spaced apart, combination treatments can help you look and feel great.
Choosing an Expert Provider
Whether you’re most interested in Thermage, Skin Tyte, TriPollar, or one of the many other options for skin tightening, your first step should be choosing an expert provider. A qualified provider can help select the right treatments for your specific needs. Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon is important because it takes a great deal of skill to provide optimal results with these minimally-invasive procedures.
Looking for a skin expert in Richmond, VA? Come to Hillelson-Whipple Clinic and meet with acclaimed, board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ruth Hillelson. Dr. Hillelson has dedicated years of her professional career to providing the best in skincare treatments and developing powerful skincare products. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call 804.290.0060 today!