Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Houston, TX and serving patients in Willowbrook, Spring, Tomball, Cypress and Woodland TX
UV light from the sun breaks down proteins within your skin and causes it to loosen and become weaker with time. At Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, Rawan Abu-Zeitoon, MD, provides several high-end skin tightening treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite. To find out if you’re a candidate for one or more of these skin tightening procedures, call or book an appointment online today.
Skin Tightening Q & A
What is skin tightening?
Skin tightening provides a way for you to reduce wrinkles, lines, jowls, and other features associated with the skin laxity that develops with age.
Your face, neck, and hands are a few areas most prone to wrinkles because of their exposure to the sun. However, your body isn’t immune to skin laxity. In fact, certain skin tightening treatments can also target cellulite.
With the high-end skin tightening treatments available at Chrysolite Aesthetics, you can renew your self-confidence and appreciation for your appearance.
Aging, sunlight, gravity, and stress can all loosen your skin over time, slowly altering the way you look. That’s why skin tightening is one of the most popular aesthetic medicine categories.
How do most skin tightening treatments work?
While skin tightening methods vary widely, many of them ultimately work in a similar way. Most of the skin tightening treatments at Chrysolite Aesthetics work by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin deep within your skin.
Collagen and elastin are both structural proteins. Collagen keeps your skin firm while elastin keeps it tight and helps it bounce back to its original shape when you tug on it.
What are my options for skin tightening?
Dr. Abu-Zeitoon evaluates your skin and takes note of your medical history before recommending one or more skin tightening procedures at Chrysolite Aesthetics. Your options are:
Profound is a treatment for cellulite, which is more common in women and usually appears on your thighs and buttocks. Profound uses radiofrequency (RF) microneedling to stimulate skin tightening and smoothing.
VelaShape combines RF infrared light technology and a vacuum to heat the fat cells and connective tissue deep within your skin. Not only does the treatment stimulate collagen growth, it also redistributes fat deposits to make your skin appear smoother and tighter.
Microneedling is a treatment that works well for skin tightening. Its nickname, collagen induction therapy, implies its function. Your skin heals the tiny needle punctures in your skin from microneedling with new collagen growth to minimize wrinkles and fine lines.
How should I care for my skin after skin tightening?
No matter which skin tightening treatment you choose, your skin continues to age after your treatment at its normal rate. However, there are some steps you can take to minimize the speed of your skin’s aging. Dr. Abu-Zeitoon recommends:
- Using sunscreen every day
- Avoiding tanning beds
- Using professional skin care products
- Eating a healthy diet
- Avoiding smoking
- Staying hydrated
Taking these steps won’t halt the aging process, but they might prolong the time it takes for wrinkles and lines to deepen again after skin tightening treatments. You can also book follow-up treatments at Chrysolite Aesthetics.
If you’re unsatisfied with cellulite and wrinkles, call Chrysolite Aesthetics or book an appointment online to explore skin tightening options today.
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