Turn Back Time with the Top Skin Tightening Treatments (Part 1)
Nothing ages a woman or man’s face like sagging skin. Botox can stave off wrinkles and dermal fillers can plump up lines – but loose, lax sagging skin can be much more challenging to repair.
This is because skin is composed of protein building blocks that give it the structure to stay in place (collagen) and the elasticity to snap back (elastin). As we age, collagen and elastin production decreases dramatically causing lax, saggy skin that doesn’t snap back. So, to improve the appearance of loose or sagging skin collagen and elastin production must be stimulated and increased – which takes more than a simple injection. It must be done on a cellular level deep within the skin’s lower layer (dermis).
The good news is that AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in the West Bloomfield, MI area offers the latest and most advanced skin tightening treatments that activate and improve collagen and elastin production to tighten skin and restore more youthful tone and tightness to the face.
In this two-part article the skin care experts at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the West Bloomfield area discuss seven of our most effective skin tightening treatments, including their benefits, expected results, relative cost, discomfort, downtime, and results. Few other medical spas in the entire Birmingham and West Bloomfield area offer so many of the best technologies in state-of-the-art-skin tightening.
Profound laser, Co2re, IPL PhotoFacial, Morpheus8 Microneedling, ThermiSmooth, Frax 1550 laser, and PRP facials are all non-surgical cosmetic procedures that are used to tighten the skin. While they share some similarities in terms of their effectiveness for skin tightening, each procedure also has unique features and benefits – so let’s take a look.
IPL Photo Facial Skin Tightening
Let’s start with the IPL PhotoFacial because it is generally among the most affordable skin tightening treatments. This light-based treatment works by promoting collagen production, which can help to tighten the skin. During an IPL PhotoFacial treatment, intense pulsed light is delivered to the skin, which tightens skin and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as age spots and sun damage.
Some patients may experience mild discomfort or redness following the procedure but there is no downtime. However, multiple sessions are typically required to achieve optimal results. The results of IPL PhotoFacial can last for several months to a year, depending on the individual.
ThermiSmooth for Face Skin Tightening
ThermiSmooth for Face is a non-invasive radiofrequency treatment that delivers heat to the skin to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. The treatment is gentle and painless, with no downtime or recovery period. It can deliver excellent results for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity.
ThermiSmooth for Face can effectively tighten loose skin, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and tone. Patients typically see results after two to three treatments, although additional sessions may be required for optimal results. Results can last up to a year.
ThermiSmooth for Face is a comfortable treatment, with many patients describing the sensation as a warm massage. There is no downtime associated with ThermiSmooth for Face, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.
Morpheus8 Radiofrequency Microneedling Skin Tightening
Morpheus8 Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. It can also be combined with PRP treatment (below) for maximum skin rejuvenation and tightening.
During the Morpheus8 skin tightening procedure, small needles are used to create micro-injuries in the skin, which stimulate the body’s natural healing process and promote collagen production. Radiofrequency energy is then delivered to the deeper layers of the skin to further tighten and smooth the skin’s surface.
The results of Morpheus8 Microneedling can last for up to a year or more, depending on the individual’s skin condition – and often a single treatment may be all that is needed to deliver dramatic results.
Patients may experience some redness or swelling following the procedure, and those with more severe skin laxity may require multiple treatments.
PRP Facial Skin Tightening
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) facials – also branded as the “Vampire Facials™” by some – involves injecting the patient’s own growth factors (derived from their blood) into the skin. The concentrated natural growth factors in the PRP stimulate collagen production, which tightens the skin.
PRP facials are generally well-tolerated and free from reactions or side -effects because they come from the patient’s own body. Patients may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising following the procedure. PRP can be administered on its own as a PRP Facial, or can be combined with other treatments, such as Morpeus8 Microneedling (above). The results of a PRP facial can last for up to a year or more, depending on the individual.
In terms of effectiveness for skin tightening, Morpheus8 Microneedling and PRP facials – especially when combined – are generally considered more effective than ThermiSmooth or IPL PhotoFacial. This is because they penetrate the skin and therefore stimulate collagen production at a deeper level than Thermi or IPL, which mainly target the surface of the skin.
Best Skin Tightening Treatments | West Bloomfield Area
Thanks to these revolutionary skin tightening technologies, you do not have to live with sagging skin, a turkey neck, or jowls that make you look years older! AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the West Bloomfield area is the Detroit area’s premier facility for state-of-the-art facial skin and neck tightening treatments.
The facial skin tightening treatment that is right for you will depend upon your age, your skin condition, and degree of skin laxity – as well as factors such as your skin type and tone, genetics, and lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your skin tightening options with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, to see which of our seven state-of-the-art tightening procedures is right for you … and look like a younger version of you!