Smile-Chic specializes in various areas of medical, orthodontic, and cosmetic beauty from the neck up. Among the many treatments we provide, skin tightening can be used to target areas of loose skin and tighten them, creating a lifting, youthful effect on your face and neck areas.
What is Skin Tightening?
Skin tightening is a nonsurgical procedure that works with energy to target the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin. Deep wrinkles and sagging skin will always appear as your body ages, and while the aging process causes elastin and collagen loss, these effects can be minimized with the technology behind skin tightening.
At Smile-Chic, we offer various skin tightening procedures using the most common FDA-cleared technologies. These types include:
- Ultrasound Skin Tightening: Ultrasound skin tightening works with ultrasound energy to heat the skin at specific depths, about 5mm deep, to induce collagen production. Delivering this energy through a handheld device can be used as a mini facelift without surgery and help younger people maintain their skin profile.
- Radiofrequency Skin Tightening: Radiofrequency treatments focus on the epidermis layers of the skin to help achieve a firmer, smoother appearance. Radiofrequency skin tightening can be used for tightening the skin to postpone surgical lifts and require no downtime.
- Combined Treatments: Ultrasound and radiofrequency can be combined to heat the deeper layers of the skin and induce the body’s natural healing process. Combining these two methods is known to be extremely effective and can treat multiple concerns within one procedure.
Skin tightening can be used for mild to moderate loose skin around the face and neck not impacted by surgery and scars. There are very few side effects with this procedure, and it may not be appropriate for those who take certain medications, have certain medical conditions, or are pregnant. Results can appear gradually over several weeks, but the procedure results can last up to a year. Multiple skin tightening treatments may be needed to achieve desired results.
Some methods, such as the radiofrequency skin tightening procedure, can be combined with other treatments, such as microneedling, to stimulate collagen and elastin further. Because everyone’s skin is unique, It’s essential to speak with our team of estheticians to decide which treatment option will suit your skin the best to resolve issues of skin elasticity and deep wrinkles.
Why Choose Smile-Chic For Skin Tightening?
Our dually licensed estheticians can provide you with a unique experience at our office using leading-edge equipment. At Smile-Chic, our highly trained staff of nurse practitioners, orthodontists, and estheticians can help you feel confident with your appearance, all within a pristine, elegant environment.
Smile-Chic offers you all medical exams performed at no charge. When you schedule an appointment with us, our team can provide a free consultation for you in Corpus Christi, TX. We are open during mall hours and have our full team ready for you, so visit us today to see how we can freshen up your appearance. Walk-ins are welcomed, and consultations are always free.