So, you Googled “skin tightening” and tried those “natural remedies” to tighten your skin – under the arms, on the stomach, under your jaw, on your face – and there are no results – or your results vary drastically from what you expected. You are not alone. It all boils down to pinpointing the root of the problem and picking the right treatment for your specific issue.
Let’s dig a little deeper and find out about the essential elements that make your skin tighter and younger, and the available technologies to achieve those results – so that you can make an educated decision when the right moment comes.
How do Skin Tightening Work?
There are three basic factors which contribute to a great skin look: Collagen, Elastin, and Hyaluronic Acid.
Collagen is a protein which promotes strength to your skin, helping it to appear more youthful and healthier. About 80% of the dermis – the part of your skin that’s under the outer layer — is collagen. As you get older and collagen production declines, you develop fine lines, loose skin, and dryness.
Elastin, as its name implies, enables your skin to stretch and bounce back; it is elastic.
Hyaluronic acid alleviates dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and speeding up wound healing.
When one or more of these elements is not in enough supply there are a variety of issues you might notice in your mirror:
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Skin Tightening Treatments
Fortunately, modern technology is capable of achieving miracles in modern skin tightening. The best news is that most of these methods are minimally-invasive or non-invasive at all. To tighten your skin, we have a number of cutting-edge technologies, depending on your specific condition. We don’t use the outdated Thermage technique and skin tightening lasers don’t work as well as the treatments that we use.
VShape™ uses cutting-edge medical technology to heat your skin’s inner layer and cause cells to produce new collagen. You’ll feel your skin grow thicker, tighter, and smoother. There are absolutely no side effects or even any downtime with VShape™ treatments. VShape gives you the wonderful opportunity to shape and contour your face by painlessly tightening your facial skin and getting rid of any excess fat. It can be used on all skin types, at all times during the year.
Profound If there is any treatment out there which recreates ALL THREE essential elements of healthy skin (collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid), it’s Profound. Profound tightens the skin but also creates more volume and elastic tissue especially in the area around the jowls and the wrinkles around the mouth. Studies have shown that the Profound procedure produces one-third the effect of a surgical face-lift. It is extremely effective at treating sagging skin, especially (but not limited to) under the arms. Also, currently, it is one of the only two FDA approved treatments for cellulite.
Facial Fillers As the skin matures in the face, it loses volume and starts to sag. Fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, are substances injected into the superficial layers of the skin. They fill the skin, adding volume and plumping sagging skin.
Botox Injections How to get rid of crow’s feet? Botox is the famous injectable medication that relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles. This is a perfect treatment to get rid of all wrinkles above the cheeks.
With so many skin tightening treatments to choose from, you’ll need the guidance of the experts at Vivesse Med Spa in Bloomfield. And the best thing is that you can get that advice for free. Call (860)-286-8000 to arrange your free consult and take the first step.
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About Vivesse Med Spa
Vivesse is a medical spa in Bloomfield, Connecticut dedicated to bringing the most up-to-date cosmetic medical spa treatments to the Hartford area including the communities of Avon, West Hartford, Simsbury, South Windsor, Hartford & Manchester. We offer cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal, IPL photorejuvenation and laser resurfacing. We specialize in dermal filler treatments including Botox and Juvederm. We also offer fat reduction treatments such as Kybella, HCG weight loss and skin tightening treatments. Vivesse is led by Dr. Lori Greenwald, who is recognized as one of the best surgeons in the country by both Money Magazine and the Consumer’s Research Council of America and is recognized as an Alma Laser Luminary for laser therapy.