It is very common to experience skin laxity after undergoing significant weight loss or simply growing older. Although surgical techniques are certainly very effective, some patients are looking for treatment options that do not involve surgery. Non-surgical skin tightening involves the tightening of crepey skin that may be found on the face, neck, or body. It has helped many patients enhance their appearance and prevent or postpone traditional surgical procedures.
Tighter Skin with Microneedling
Microneedling is a new procedure to many people. It has actually been used for a couple of decades to reduce the appearance of common skin problems like fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, facial blemishes, and scars caused by acne, injury, or surgery.
We perform a microneedling procedure by first numbing the skin to ensure patient comfort. Then we move a microneedling device over your skin. This handheld device is covered in many fine needles that penetrate the skin to a very shallow depth. While the punctures produced by the process are virtually invisible, they trigger your body’s production of collagen to renew the appearance of your skin and visibly reduce wrinkles and tighten sagging skin.
Good Candidates for Microneedling
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin due to wrinkles or sagging, you may make a good candidate for a microneedling procedure. The best candidates are those who are not currently experiencing skin breakouts or a skin infection. If you are taking blood thinning drugs, you may be asked to refrain from taking them for a period of time before and after your treatment.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening with Ultrasound
Ultrasound for skin tightening involves the use of focused ultrasound energy that is delivered under the surface of your skin at specific locations and depths for the induction of new collagen fibers. The result is a new layer of skin that is tighter and firmer.
We transmit the ultrasound energy with the use of a handheld device that safely and effectively helps to tighten your skin over time. This technology has been in use for quite a few decades and has a documented record of safety and effectiveness.
Ultherapy is the most popular brand of ultrasound for skin tightening and has been approved by the FDA for this purpose in the areas of the neck, chin, brow, and chest.
Good Candidates for Ultrasound Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Ultrasound skin tightening procedures are best suited for those who wish to treat early signs of aging or postpone facelift surgery. The treatment itself takes around one hour and involves no downtime. You should notice results within three months that can last for up to one year if you maintain a good skincare routine.
Setting up Your Consultation
For the final word on whether you would make a good candidate for a non-surgical skin tightening procedure, please contact us today to set up your initial consultation. This will be your first step on the road to smoother, tighter skin that lets you look like a younger version of yourself. Gold Skin Care Center is conveniently located in Nashville, TN.