Facial Skin Tightening
As the skin ages, it loses its elasticity and firmness. Lines, wrinkles and sagging skin are the result of lost collagen and elastin, as well as the effects of sun damage and gravity. Most people want to look youthful as long as possible, but you cannot stop the aging process. However, many advanced skin treatments can slow skin aging and help you look younger for longer. At 4Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mendieta and our medical spa team offer a wide selection of effective anti-aging treatments. One of the best ways to rejuvenate your face is with facial skin tightening treatments at our medical spa in Miami, FL.
Am I a Candidate for Facial Skin Tightening?
Most people begin making less collagen in their late 20s or early 30s. Collagen is found in many tissues, including the skin, and it plays a significant role in the skin structure. If you begin to notice that your skin has fine lines and wrinkles or seems to look less firm than it did in your younger years, it may be due to lost elasticity and lower levels of collagen.
You may be a good candidate for skin tightening treatments if you have lines or wrinkles on your neck or face or a slight sagging of the skin. Most ideal candidates for facial skin tightening treatments are in their late 30s to early 50s. This can be an excellent treatment for those that want to maintain a more youthful appearance but are not ready for surgical lift procedures, or want to delay the need for a face or neck lift surgery. Those with excessive jowling or sagging skin are better suited for surgical lift procedures than non-surgical skin tightening treatments.
How Does Facial Skin Tightening Work?
Stimulating the production of collagen and elastin can help promote better skin elasticity. Injuries or damage to the skin can trigger collagen production to repair the skin, but with certain treatments, we can trigger the healing response without actually damaging the skin. Skin tightening treatments use heat energy directed deep into the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This can be an effective treatment for a variety of aging skin issues including lines, wrinkles and lost firmness. Some of the benefits include:
- Improved laxity for mild to moderate skin sagging
- Improvement for some lines and wrinkles
- Firmer neck, jowls and jawline
- No scars
- No downtime or recovery needed
- Treatments are painless
Facial skin tightening can be a beneficial treatment for those with early signs of aging skin. It can improve skin firmness without the need for surgery, but it cannot remove excess skin. For moderate to severe sagging or excess skin, a surgical lift procedure like a facelift, neck lift or brow lift are needed. Dr. Mendieta can perform these procedures at 4Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery in Miami.
What Results Can I Expect from Facial Skin Tightening Treatments?
Facial skin tightening treatments can be performed at our medical spa with no recovery or downtime needed after your appointment. Most skin tightening treatments take less than an hour – some larger areas may take longer. Our aesthetic team will ensure that the treatments are comfortable with no pain or discomfort.
The results of facial skin tightening treatments occur in the weeks following each treatment. For the best results, multiple sessions are usually needed to be spaced a few weeks apart. The skin will slowly improve in firmness and laxity as collagen and elastin levels increase. The results can last for several months or longer but will require ongoing treatments to maintain the results. For more information, contact our medical spa to schedule a facial skin tightening consultation.
Dr. Mendieta has been featured on numerous domestic and international television programs and publications, as well as a frequent lecturer in various professional society meetings.