Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics
8201 Preston Road #350
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: (214) 631-7546
Fax: (214) 631-8546
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4p.m.

What Is the Best Skin Tightening Treatment for the Face?

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In the quest for youthful, vibrant skin, the market is awash with skin tightening treatments promising remarkable results. From creams and serums to invasive surgeries, it can be overwhelming to determine which option is the safest and most effective when seeking firmer, tighter skin.

What Causes Loose Skin?

That’s a pretty complicated question because skin becomes less firm with age for multiple reasons. Both natural and external factors influence how fast our skin begins to show signs of aging, such as wrinkles, discoloration, and loose skin. As skin ages, the production of 2 proteins that are the building blocks of tight skin—elastin and collagen—slows down.

Coupled with exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, environmental pollutants, and lifestyle habits such as alcohol consumption and an unhealthy diet, the loss of collagen and elastin results in skin sagging.

Facial Skin Tightening Treatment Options

Before the introduction of non-invasive or minimally invasive skin tightening treatments, women and men needed to undergo facelift surgery to reduce laxity. The surge of safe and effective skin-tightening devices in the past 20 years provides nonsurgical options for people with sagging skin.

Skin tightening procedures typically work by creating controlled injuries in the skin that trigger the body’s natural healing response, which includes the production of new collagen. Some procedures, such as microneedling, create tiny punctures in the skin using micro-needles. A treatment such as Thermage®, the first device approved by the FDA in the U.S. to tighten tissue, works by delivering monopolar radiofrequency energy to the treatment area.

How Does Thermage Work?

The key to Thermage’s effectiveness lies in its innovative technology. During a Thermage procedure, a specialized device delivers controlled radiofrequency energy to the skin, heating the collagen-rich layers while simultaneously protecting the surface with a cooling mechanism. This dual-action process triggers the body’s natural collagen renewal process, gradually tightening and smoothing the skin.

Before & After Thermage® Case 12 View #1 View in Dallas, TX
Before & After Thermage

What Are the Benefits of Thermage?

Besides being a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime, Thermage offers many other benefits. These include:

Long-lasting results: Even though results vary depending on individual factors such as age and skin condition, many patients experience noticeable skin tightness and texture improvements that can last several years with proper maintenance.

Versatility: We use Thermage to target areas other than the face. It can also tighten skin on the neck, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.

Natural-looking improvements: Because the results emerge gradually as collagen production increases, friends and co-workers won’t notice an overnight change or suspect that you’ve had “work” done.

Combining Thermage With Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

Many women and men concerned about loose skin have other complexion issues they want to address, such as discoloration or sun damage. In those cases, we may combine Thermage with a chemical peel or laser skin treatment to produce comprehensive results.

Start With a Consultation

If you’re seeking a rejuvenated, youthful appearance, consider exploring the transformative benefits of Thermage and embark on your journey to supple, age-defying skin. Before undergoing any skin tightening treatment, consulting with a qualified provider to determine the most appropriate option for your unique needs is essential. You can request a consultation at Dallas Center for Dermatology & Aesthetics using the online form or call us at (214) 631-7546 to schedule an appointment.

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