Mountain View Dermatology & Aesthetics is Tucson’s expert provider of skin tightening treatments. Skin tightening is an anti-aging measure that can make you look younger. If you’d like to have tighter, smoother and firmer skin, we can help.
We offer a variety of ways to treat loose, saggy skin including lasers and infrared technologies such as the Sciton SkinTyte™ system, or radio-frequency systems like Protégé Elite, as well as ultrasound-based systems such as VASERshape.
Who can benefit from skin tightening?Skin can age dramatically over time, especially here in Tucson’s hot, sunny climate. Many people, both men and women, come to us for skin-tightening treatments when the skin of the neck develops a “turkey wattle” that makes them feel self-conscious, and doesn’t reflect how young they feel inside.
If you’ve noticed that the skin on your chin and neck is sagging down, or becoming thin and delicate, we can probably help. If the loss of a sharply-defined jawline is causing your face to look old, then our tightening treatments can help you look younger.
Likewise, after pregnancies many women suffer from unsightly tummy skin that’s loose after having been stretched repeatedly. Of course, saggy skin can happen anywhere on the body because of time and aging.
Fortunately, we have safe, effective treatments that can tighten sagging skin and help you feel much younger. We usually treat the following areas:
- Face, jawline and neck
- Backs of the hands
- Upper arms
- Over the knees
How does it work?We use a variety of techniques to firm up your skin. For example, we generally use laser, , radio frequency and infrared technologies to help renew the collagen in skin. Collagen and elastin are the foundation of firm, elastic, healthy skin. These treatments can produce increased elastin and collagen creating beautiful skin .
And, we often use these techniques in combination with Lasers, BBL’s , Botox® and dermal fillers to give you the best results.
How long does skin tightening take?Treatment times depend on the size of the areas being treated. For example, we can usually fully treat your face and neck in about forty- five minutes.
Most importantly, you’ll generally see noticeably firmer skin within the first month. Then, longer-lasting firmness develops gradually over about three to six months, as the collagen in your skin continues to strengthen.
With most of the technologies that we use, it’s usually recommended that you receive between six treatments at one-to-four week intervals in order to achieve maximum firmness in your skin.