6 Benefits of Skin Tightening

It used to be that surgery was the only way to truly lift and tighten your skin, but modern science has changed that. Today, advanced technologies make it possible to reclaim tighter, smoother skin without the need for scalpels and scars.

A leader in the field of skin tightening, Dr. Michael Tachuk at Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego, California, specializes in several effective noninvasive or minimally invasive techniques that restore your skin’s tautness and texture, including:

Each of these treatments focuses on a specific skin issue and can enhance the look and feel of your skin by increasing the surface tension and texture.. Here are the six top benefits of our skin tightening treatments.

1. More collagen 

Collagen is a protein found in your hair, nails, connective tissue, and skin, providing structure and resilience. Unfortunately, your collagen production rate slows down as you age, and you lose plumpness and elasticity.

But our skin tightening treatments gently heat your inner tissues, triggering increased collagen production and new cell growth. The heat also contracts the fibers of your existing stores of collagen, making your skin immediately firmer and tighter. The heat can be applied externally with ThermiSmooth and ThermiVa or internally with Ultherapy or ThermiTight.

2. Fewer wrinkles

Similar to a latex balloon that was once taut and full but shrivels as it’s deflating, your skin wrinkles and sags, looking used, stretched, and old. Our skin tightening treatments target loose tissues and shore up your skin wherever it looks deflated. As the collagen builds up underneath, the surface smooths out, and your wrinkles disappear.

3. Naturally younger-looking skin

Surgical facelifts force your skin into a certain position, which sometimes results in an unnatural and uncomfortable look. But our noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments work with your body’s own resources to fill in volume where it’s needed and tighten your skin organically, so your results look natural.

4. All-over body benefits

Most people think of facial skin when it comes to tightening and other skin treatments, but age doesn’t play favorites — it affects the skin all over your body. We offer treatments that work on your arms, legs, abdomen, breasts, and even your vagina with ThermiVa. Wherever you have lax, wrinkled skin, we can restore symmetry, contour, and function.

5. Safe and painless

Our treatments are FDA cleared or approved and are safe for treating lax, aging skin. Some are completely noninvasive, like Ultherapy, which sends ultrasound energy through the layers of your skin. With minimally invasive ThermiTight, Dr. Tachuk makes a few tiny needle-sized punctures in your skin so he can direct radiofrequency energy below the surface. 

But rest assured: All of our skin tightening treatments are comfortable and have few or no side effects.

6. No downtime

Traditional facelift surgery or other surgical skin tightening treatments call for significant post-procedure downtime, but not so with our treatments. After your session, you’re free to go about whatever you have planned for the day. This makes it a perfect option if you want facelift-like results but can’t afford to spend a week or two recovering from surgery.

We can help you have younger-looking skin this spring. To learn more about the various skin tightening treatments at Viva Wellness Medical Group, schedule an appointment by phone or by using our online request tool.

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