We all want supple, smooth, and radiant skin. Unfortunately, as we age, our skin starts to sag. Apart from aging, many factors like heredity, extended sun exposure, and air-borne toxins lead to loss of skin elasticity and speed up skin laxity. These factors damage the collagen and elastin proteins in our muscles which are critical to firm skin. The visible signs of skin laxity appear mostly on facial skin because it is most exposed to the environment. Understanding how you can fight off these factors is critical to keep your skin tight.
How Can Skin Tightening Treatments Help You?
Collagen is a structural muscle protein present in abundance in our bodies. However, with every year, collagen production reduces. Elastin is another protein that works like a spring. It coils and recoils back with the elastin fibers. However, with age, the elastin loses its functionality and cannot recoil back to its contracted form.
Both the proteins work together to keep our skin supple and tight. With time, these proteins lose their function or break down, causing skin laxity.
Skin tightening treatments increase total collagen and elastin. They improve skin health either by making the body naturally react and synthesize the proteins or by introducing the functional collagen and elastin proteins themselves.
Here are some of the best skin tightening treatments for you to try-
#1- Fractional CO2 Resurfacing: The CO2 laser enters the epidermis and removes the upper layer from beneath. It helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, freckles, uneven tone, and scarring. The effects of CO2 laser resurfacing can be seen in two weeks.
#2- Laser Skin Tightening: Laser skin treatments are one of the popular options for skin tightening. The lasers penetrate deep into the skin, and the heat constricts existing collagen and induces the body to produce more collagen and elastin. You can see slight results within two weeks of the first treatment, but the best results are seen after a minimum of six sessions.
#3- Ultherapy: It is an advanced non-invasive and non-surgical facelift alternative. Ultherapy uses precise ultrasound energy blasts to target deeper skin layers to remove sagging. The effects require some months to show up with Ultherapy, but you only need a single treatment session. The body gradually produces new collagen and elastin, lifting the face naturally.
#4- Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are the most popular skin tightening treatments for mild skin sagging. The chemical solution applied removes the top layer of damaged and aging skin. Although chemical peels cannot naturally increase collagen and elastin productions, they reveal the new skin underneath damaged skin. Some chemical peels like TCA can tackle sun-damaged and skin laxity issues.
#5- Dermal Fillers: Fillers are the best choice for improving skin volume. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers can be injected into the target site to lift the face. You can also use them to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, hydrate the skin, and stimulate collagen production. They last upto six to twelve months.
About Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics
Get the best laser skin lightening treatment at Ballentyne Medical Aesthetics. We have been helping Portsmouth residents since 2002 with non-surgical cosmetic skin therapies, including CoolSculpting, injectables, laser, and profound RF. Fill our new patient form to find out which skin treatment works best for you.
You can call us at (603) 319-8432 or email to know more.