Beauty & Skin Health  

Skin Tightening | Why You Need It

Though we celebrate life milestones such as weight loss, pregnancy, and even a 40th birthday, an unwelcome effect can be skin laxity – the dreaded appearance of loose and sagging skin. It’s a natural occurrence for our skin to transform and change, these changes do not have to be permanent! In fact, skin laxity can even be prevented with skin tightening treatments. Read on to discover what skin tightening treatments are and how it can help you embrace the best version of yourself.

What are skin tightening treatments?

There were over 9.3 million body shaping and skin tightening procedures in 2018, and this number is estimated to grow by 30% by 20231. This is completely unsurprising! Skin tightening treatments are minimal to non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments that help improve tone and texture to loose, crepey or aging skin. Early in our 30s, we gradually and naturally begin to lose the collagen we had in our youth, and when you add in life events, such as having a baby or experiencing weight loss, this increases the loss of collagen as well. As our collagen depletes, the suppleness of our skin begins to sag. The elastin fibers that strengthen the skin become weak over time and this causes the texture in the skin to change; in turn, cellulite can become more visible on the body in various areas. Some common areas affected by cellulite are the buttocks and legs, (although cellulite can appear anywhere on the body).

Venus Legacy Before/After Arms

When should I consider non-surgical skin tightening solutions?

Today, patients are looking at particular skin tightening treatments as a multi-faceted solution. For instance, skin tightening treatments can be received by patients as early as their 20s, as a preventative measure. In addition, many of our weight loss patients notice that their skin has become less elastic post-weight loss. They deserve to look as good as they feel! We are passionate about partnering with all our patients to become the best version of themselves!

Venus Legacy is the perfect skin tightening treatment to minimize the appearance of cellulite, tighten the skin virtually anywhere on the body or face and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Utilizing Radio Frequency technology, Venus Legacy is the most current solution for non-surgical cellulite reduction and wrinkle reduction.

Convenient at-home skin tightening treatments

We also offer at-home skin tightening solutions. Many of us notice wrinkles and loose skin as we age, and a common concern is in the neck and décolleté area. Did you know that neck wrinkles are five times deeper than wrinkles on the cheeks and that sagging is more severe in the neck area than any other part of the body? We’re excited to introduce SkinMedica® Neck Correct Cream! This is the first neck and décolleté cream clinically proven to deliver significant improvements in the visible signs of moderate to severe neck aging. In as little as 4 weeks, patients noticed improvements in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, crepiness and uneven texture. At 8 weeks there were significant improvements of those deep lines and wrinkles, sagginess, brighter skin tone and radiance. SkinMedica® Neck Correct Cream should be applied twice daily to the neck & décolleté area and may be used alone or as part of a comprehensive treatment plan following a medical aesthetic procedure at one of our full med spa locations.

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1(December 2019). “Energy Based Body Shaping & Skin Tightening”, Medical Insight.