Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 1)
Perhaps nothing “ages” a person more dramatically than sagging facial skin. One of the number one questions we get from our patients at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is how to tighten facial skin.
The good news is that many new products and technologies can help tighten facial skin – from at-home skin care products, to non-invasive radiofrequency technologies, to minimally-invasive fillers, all the way to the gold standard of facial skin tightening, the surgical facelift.
Why Facial Skin Gets Saggy
Before we delve into how to tighten facial skin, it is important to understand why the skin on the face sags and droops as we age.
Sagging facial skin is due to three age-related reasons: loss of collagen, loss of elastin and loss of fat.
As skin ages, it decreases production of two important proteins – elastin and collagen. Elastin is what gives skin elasticity – or the ability to “snap back” in place when stretched. Collagen, on the other hand, is comprised of tightly-constructed fibers that maintain the skins structure and firmness.
And subcutaneous fat – fat beneath the skin – keeps facial skin plump and tight.
While elastin, collagen and facial fat decline as people age, external factors over time can also accelerate the sagging, including: heredity, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, cigarette smoke and alcohol.
7 Facial Skin Tightening Treatments:
#1. Skin Tightening Skincare Products
Properly nourishing the skin can help provide the essential elements needed to maintain elastin and collagen production. And, the good news, is that this can be done at home using facial skin tightening products from our online store.
For example Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer nourishes and hydrates the skin with a unique combination of peptides that target collagen and elastin. And ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum is formulated with plant and enzymatically derived growth factors, clinically proven to improve skin firmness and elasticity.
#2. Skin Tightening Dermalinfusion
For more intensive infusion of nutrients into the skin we offer skin tightening Dermalinfusion. After exfoliation, nutrient-containing serums penetrate deep into the skin to help support the skin’s natural ability to produce new healthy collagen and elastin, for younger-looking, supple skin.
#3. Skin Tightening Microneedling
Microneedling works on the same principle as fractional lasers. Numerous tiny wounds are created throughout the skin with ultrafine microneedles. As the skin goes into action to repair these micro-wounds, it stimulates the produce of new collagen and elastin.
The new collagen and elastin production remodel the skin by filling in lines, wrinkles and scars, while improving tone and elasticity – visibly tightening facial skin.
#4. Skin Tightening ThermiSmooth
ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive, non-ablative radiofrequency skin-tightening technology that uses a specially designed hand piece to gently treat the skin with controlled heat energy.
ThermiSmooth’s radiofrequency heat waves stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen – which strengthens, thickens and tightens facial skin for a younger appearance.
Facial Skin Tightening – Birmingham, MI
AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is one of the only premier facilities in the Detroit area to offer all of these state-of-the-art facial skin tightening procedures.
The facial skin tightening treatment that is right for you will depend upon your age and your skin condition, as well as factors such as your genetics and your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today – including an at-home video consultation – to discuss your skin tightening options with Dr. Ali.