What Are the Different Types of Skin Firming Treatments?

  • posted: Jul. 22, 2022

Do you ever wish you could minimize some of the age-related changes that your skin has undergone throughout the years? If your skin has lost the soft and supple allure it once had, skin firming treatments could help you get it back.

But not all skin tightening treatments are the same. In fact, there are over a dozen different skin firming devices, each with small differences that make them ideal for addressing different problem areas or cosmetic concerns.

Keep reading to learn about a few of the skin firming methods we use at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN.

Skin Firming Treatment for Face

Many people share some of the same concerns regarding their changing faces as they age. At Gold Skin Care Center, we frequently hear from people who wish they could change or minimize the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Smile and frown lines
  • Sagging skin
  • Droopy neck or jowls
  • Crow’s feet
  • Hollow or sagging cheeks

Luckily, we have plenty of skin firming treatments to choose from to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Below, you can find more information on our highly effective skin firming treatment for faces.

Radiofrequency (RF) Assisted Skin Firming

RF-assisted skin firming is the most commonly used method, both on the face and body. In fact, most skin firming devices fall under this category.

RF skin firming devices use pulses of heat and energy under the skin to spur collagen production. This encourages skin tightening from within. These devices also allow Dr. Gold to fine-tune the temperature setting to meet your specific needs.

Some devices combine radiofrequency technology with microneedling or ultrasound technology to enhance the effects of treatment.

At Gold Skin Care Center, some of the RF skin firming devices we use to treat skin concerns on the face include:

  • EndyMed 3Deep
  • TempSure Envi
  • ThermiSmooth
  • InMode Forma

It’s worth noting that all of the devices we use have been FDA-approved and are meticulously maintained to provide consistent results between treatment sessions.

Ultrasound-Assisted Skin Firming

Ultrasound devices, such as Ulthera, have been proven to reach deep layers of skin to help create a smoother and younger-looking profile.

Most RF devices, even microneedling ones, only go up to two or three millimeters deep. But ultrasound devices can penetrate deeper — up to five millimeters below the surface of the skin.

This deeper penetration can lead to more noticeable results because the tightening effects begin to take hold further under the skin.

Ulthera is most commonly used on the face, neck, and chest areas, but other ultrasound devices can be used to target other areas.

Silhouette InstaLift

The Silhouette InstaLift is a unique, minimally invasive procedure. Dr. Gold will carefully place dissolvable sutures formulated with poly-glycolic acid and poly-L-lactic acid in carefully mapped-out points around your face.

These sutures instantly pull the skin tighter. As they dissolve, they are replaced by strong collagen fibers that act as a sort of natural suture, keeping your skin in place to maintain your new smoother, tighter visage for up to two years.

Its results have some people touting it as the best skin firming treatment available today.

Skin Firming Treatment for Body

Skin firming treatments are not just for your face. Similar RF technology can be used to achieve significant results across various parts of your body. This is especially useful for people who have undergone a significant weight loss and are left with a little bit of loose skin, as well as mothers who want to get their pre-baby bodies back.

What Areas Can Skin Firming Treatment for Face and Body Target?

At Gold Skin Care Center, our skin firming treatments can target your:

  • Neck
  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Stomach
  • Waist
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Back

The eyes can be a tricky area to target because there are so many delicate structures in the area. But small, precise, handheld RF devices, like ThermiSmooth, are perfect for smoothing out crow’s feet and fine lines.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Typically, treatment doesn’t take more than 45 minutes, but it depends on what area or areas you are targeting. For example, a simple treatment to target sagging neck skin will take significantly less time than a session targeting your abdomen, thighs, and upper arms.

How Many Treatment Sessions Are Needed to See Results?

There is no single answer to this question that can be applied across the board for everybody.

On average, most people need about three to four rounds of treatment before the full desired effects can be seen. However, depending on the current state of your skin and what you’re hoping to achieve, that number could go higher or lower.

Additionally, you may want to schedule a couple of touchup sessions further down the road if the effects start to wear off.

When you come into our Nashville office, we will evaluate your skin and discuss all of your concerns in order to determine what skin firming treatment is right for you and how many sessions you will need.

Best Skin Firming Treatment

Don’t go just anywhere when you can get the best skin firming treatment right here in Nashville, TN, at Gold Skin Care Center. Led by renowned dermatologist, Dr. Michael Gold, Gold Skin Care Center has been helping residents of Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas achieve their cosmetic aspirations for over 30 years.

Our team is happy to answer any questions you still have about our skin firming treatments. Give us a call to learn more and to get started by scheduling your skin firming consultation today.