Portland physician explains how to choose the best skin tightening treatment
Collagen is the one of the prime building blocks in your body, making up 70 percent of your skin and contributing to skin’s elasticity and firmness. Starting at age 18, our body’s production of collagen starts to decrease at a rate of around one percent per year. By the time most people are in their mid-30s, they are seeing and feeling skin sagginess and loss of resiliency.
Advances in biochemical and dermatological research have uncovered a myriad of methods to turn back the skin clock to replace collage loss and even restart its production. Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in northwest Portland is at the forefront of offering a spectrum of non-invasive skin tightening options to patients centered on a holistic approach. These include advanced lasers, chemical peels, fillers, and prescription-grade skin care products.
At Thrive, our philosophy is to invest significant time with our patients during the consultation to learn what type of aesthetic improvements they want to achieve so they will be most satisfied with their skin tightening treatment results.
Skin tightening treatments provided by Thrive to help diminish visible signs of aging include:
- Light-based laser treatments, such as Titan and Laser Genesis. These lasers work by using infrared light energy to infuse the dermis layer, deep beneath your skin’ surface, with heat, to stimulate collage production. Your surface skin stays cool throughout the treatment session. There is no recovery time, so it is an ideal treatment for your face, hands, and Neck.
- Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT). DOT is a form of laser skin resurfacing to treat sagging skin and remove sun spots and scars. It works through micro-ablation to restore skin texture and smooth fine lines.
- Exilis. A new laser technology using ultrasound and infrared radio frequency waves to dislodge and liquefy fat cells and tighten skin.
- Botox, Restylane, and Juvéderm. Botox injections are administered into the muscles below the skin’s surface. Botox blocks nerve sensors that contract these muscles so they relax and drastically soften the appearance of surface skin wrinkles. Restylane and Juvéderm are classified as cosmetic fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, a critical component in retaining skin volume and firmness. Studies show that repeated treatment with hyaluronic acid-based cosmetic fillers can stimulate collage reproduction.
All of our services are FDA-approved and clinically tested.