The loss of elasticity in skin that comes with age is inevitable — but not irreversible. As skin loses the essential proteins collagen and elastin, it becomes looser, thinner, and more fragile. Surgery used to be the only treatment option for reversing skin laxity. However, now there are non-invasive ways to restore skin’s firm, youthful appearance.
A Younger You Medical Spa offers advanced skin tightening and renewal treatments. With two convenient locations in Brookfield and Burlington, WI, patients in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and New Berlin all have easy access to our premier medical spa treatments.
What Is Skin Tightening?
Most non-surgical skin tightening procedures stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin to gradually restore the skin’s tone, texture, firmness, and resilience.
Many non-surgical skin tightening procedures are available, from injectables like Sculptra to laser treatments like Venus Concept. While each procedure uses a unique method to rejuvenate skin, they all target the same proteins: collagen and elastin.
How Do Collagen and Elastin Tighten Skin?
Collagen is found in the joints, bones, tendons, and skin. It keeps the skin firm and youthful by giving the skin’s deeper layers their structure and thickness. Elastin, another abundant protein in the skin, provides stretch and resilience.
The skin’s dermis layer begins producing less collagen around age 20, with the amount of elastin and collagen in the skin declining by 1% each year. As these proteins decrease, skin becomes thinner and looser, so aging skin becomes wrinkled and sags.
However, collagen production is part of the body’s natural healing response. Skin tightening procedures trick the body into believing the skin is damaged. The body then produces more collagen and elastin to heal it. As a result, skin becomes firmer, thicker, and more supple.
Can Dermal Fillers Tighten Skin?
Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity can restore a more youthful look and feel with hyaluronic acid and biostimulatory fillers. Both Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers and Sculptra Aesthetic injectable treatments are FDA-approved to smooth lines and restore firmness and volume to the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Injectable hyaluronic acid fillers reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and creases and plump the skin. They can also restore definition and structure to the face so that your skin appears younger, smoother, and fuller. We offer the Restylane line of hyaluronic acid fillers for mild skin laxity.
Biostimulatory fillers like Sculptra work in the skin’s deeper dermis layers to trigger collagen production, rebuild the skin’s inner structure, and restore volume.
As the skin absorbs Sculptra’s microparticles, they stimulate the creation of collagen and elastin, filling in lines and wrinkles and restoring a more youthful, fuller look.
Our patients love the long-lasting skin rejuvenation results of Sculptra injections for mild to moderate skin tightening.
Plasma Energy Skin Rejuvenating Treatments
The Plasma IQ skin pen is an FDA-cleared device that tightens mild skin sagging, smooths fine lines, and creates a tighter, smoother, younger-looking appearance.
This minimally invasive treatment uses controlled plasma energy to create micro-injuries on the skin’s surface and stimulate the healing process, triggering collagen and elastin production to tighten and lift the skin.
Plasma IQ is a popular option for restoring drooping skin around the eyes, lips, neck, and décolletage and is best for mild skin laxity.
Skin Tightening Through Laser Skin Resurfacing
One of the most effective ways to tighten skin is through laser resurfacing. We offer the Venus Concept laser skin resurfacing tool for skin rejuvenation and tightening, restoring firmness and contouring without downtime or invasive procedures.
How Does the Venus Concept Work?
The Venus Concept features two functions to improve skin’s appearance and firmness. Through multipolar radiofrequency (RF) and magnetic pulses, this procedure achieves some of the best results for our patients who hope to restore a more youthful appearance.
The multipolar RF methodology uses electrodes applied to the skin, which send an electrical current to stimulate collagen and elastin production, improve skin texture, and tighten skin laxity.
Venus Concept’s multipolar applicator offers even energy distribution between the electrodes, with advanced features to help our patients feel comfortable throughout their treatment.
Venus Concept also uses pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). PEMF is a widely used therapeutic treatment that stimulates wound healing, bone growth, pain relief, and the regeneration of tissues like cartilage and tendons.
By combining PEMF with the Venus Concept’s multipolar RF function, patients experience enhanced collagen production through the development of new dermal fibroblasts and blood cells. As a result, patients experience dramatic skin tightening and contouring results.
Venus Concept is a popular choice to tighten the skin of the neck, jawline, abdomen, arms, and thighs, though it can be used almost anywhere on the body.
Skin Tightening Through Ultrasound Technology
Ultherapy is a groundbreaking ultrasound technology used to lift, firm, and rejuvenate your appearance. In addition, Ultherapy stimulates collagen production to restore strength, structure, and tightness to aging and sagging skin.
How Does Ultherapy Work?
Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy into specific skin depths to stimulate collagen production and firm skin.
The treatment is administered using a handheld device that sends ultrasound waves into the skin’s surface without incisions, needles, or downtime. Ultherapy is a popular choice for patients looking to restore the skin on their necks, under the chin, over the eyebrows, and on the décolletage.
Ultherapy offers gradual but dramatic results. Patients will see tighter, firmer skin about two to three months after treatment.
Discover the Best Skin Tightening Treatment for Your Needs
A Younger You Medical Spa ensures our patients always have the best options to look and feel their best. We offer a wide range of highly effective skin tightening treatments so our patients can find the best procedure for their specific skin concerns.
Are you ready for tighter, firmer, younger-looking skin? If you’re in or around Waukesha, Milwaukee, or New Berlin, schedule your consultation at one of our convenient Brookfield or Burlington, WI, locations and learn how we can restore your youthful skin today.