Sagging Skin? Popular Skin Tightening Treatments

female-receives-Laser-TreatmentsWe all know that as we age, our skin will begin to droop and sag. While this is an inevitable result of gravity and the loss of firmness in aging skin, there are plenty of ways to push back and minimize skin sagging. Whether you’re seeing skin laxity throughout your face, your neck, or both, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is here to help with several popular types of skin tightening treatments.

Laser Treatments

Thanks to advancements in technology, laser treatments are now versatile enough to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns from age spots to unwanted hair. Fortunately, they can help to tighten aging skin too.

The two primary laser treatments we use to reduce signs of aging are called Fraxel® and DOT™ Laser Therapy. While each procedure is slightly different, both of these procedures use a technique called fractionated laser skin resurfacing. They break down damaged surface skin in small dots or sections to stimulate new collagen growth throughout the entire area, leaving your skin firmer and more youthful than it was before.

Microneedling with Radiofrequency Energy

Microneedling is a popular treatment for minor skin imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, and certain acne scars. At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we offer three types of microneedling. One type is called Réjuvapen® microneedling. However, some technologies combine microneedling with another technique, targeted warmth from radiofrequency energy, to stimulate collagen production. We’re proud to offer two treatments that use this combined technique: Fractora™ and Infini.

In both of these procedures, an advanced applicator uses ultrathin needles to trigger your skin’s healing process. While these needles are in your skin, the tips emit a directed warmth that reaches deeper layers of your skin for more extensive skin tightening results.

Ultrasound Skin Tightening

Precise warmth is known to activate your body’s natural collagen production to lift aging skin and restore firmness and thickness to your skin. While Infini™ and Fractora™ put this knowledge to use with radiofrequency energy, there is another highly effective treatment that uses warmth as well: Ultherapy® skin tightening.

Ultherapy® is a procedure that uses a unique handpiece to apply ultrasound energy to your skin. That ultrasound energy generates heat in the deeper layers of your skin, triggering that collagen production process.

Getting the Skin Tightening Treatment You Want

As natural as aging may be, you don’t need to let genetics or nature choose the pace for your facial aging. Non-surgical skin tightening treatments can restore youthful firmness to your skin and give you a rejuvenated, refreshed facial contour.

These are only a few of our most popular skin tightening treatments, and our skin care experts can consult with you to determine which is the best fit for you. Additionally, keep in mind that skin tightening is a process that often requires multiple treatments, and it takes weeks for your body’s collagen production to create the results you want. To learn more about what you can expect and to find out which of our skin tightening treatments is the best fit for you, call Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule your consultation today. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more cosmetic skin care tips as well as our latest special offers and events.