Yes, you can! In fact, you have several proven options for tightening lax skin and smoothing lines and wrinkles without invasive measures or downtime. The trick is knowing which combination or type of treatments are right for you.
Here’s a closer look at proven skin tightening solutions, along with treatment tips for getting your best possible results.
Neuromodulators like Botox® help to relax wrinkle-rousing muscles, smoothing forehead lines, crow’s feet and brow furrows, while dermal fillers literally fill in lost volume, plumping up lips, lifting cheeks and defining jawlines within minutes. If you’re looking for almost immediate age-defying results with minimal social downtime, you can’t beat injectables!
- Less can be more!
When it comes to fillers, it can be easy to overdo volume replenishment, especially if you’ve been getting the same injections for years. Volume is not always your friend; too much can lead to imbalanced-looking facial contours. If you find yourself going for more and more filler to get the same lift and tightening effect you need, it may be time to turn to a more invasive solution like a mini-facelift with liposuction.
- Don’t forget about treating the health of your skin, too!
While we love injectables for smoothing dynamic wrinkles and restoring lost volume, injectables don’t address the thickness or elasticity of your skin. To enhance the health and appearance of your skin from within, we recommend treating your skin to periodic skin rejuvenation treatments (i.e., BBL® photofacial, Halo® laser skin resurfacing, microneedling or chemical peels), which stimulate new collagen and elastin, the building blocks for strong, supple, youthful skin. Professional skin treatments help to boost the health and vibrance of your skin and can help you enjoy your best results when used in combination with injectables. Please note: We don’t recommend scheduling your injectables at the same time as your skin treatments; we will help you strategize your treatments for optimal results during your consultation.
Kybella® submental fat reduction
The neck and chin area can betray our age well before our face and body, so we love having an injectable treatment like Kybella that’s dedicated to slimming and trimming this notorious area! Kybella uses a modified form of deoxycholic acid, a fat-dissolving molecule, to eat away unwanted fat under the chin. A series of injections is needed to achieve your optimal results.
- For your best results, we recommend pairing Kybella with microneedling, injectables or other skin rejuvenation treatments to help further improve contours and tighten and smooth skin texture. Kybella helps reduce fat, which is a huge win, but it’s equally important to address the condition of your skin after your treatment. We can work closely with you to design a neck and chin tightening regimen that fits you perfectly during your consultation.
SkinPen® microneedling is ideal for improving all skin texture concerns (for all skin types!), including acne scars, lines and wrinkles and crepey skin.
- The more the better
You can’t really overdo microneedling because what it’s literally doing is super healthy for your skin — it spurs new skin growth and vibrant new elastin and collagen! These are all wonderful things for your skin that help you to look younger. Also, with microneedling, you get buildable benefits with every treatment you do, along with gradual skin renewal, which means you will start noticing your skin getting better and better over time. It’s truly a gift to yourself that keeps on giving!
- Pair your microneedling with medical-grade skin care products to boost your results at home! Once your treatment is finished, you have just begun the skin renewal process! This means you have weeks and months to look forward to new collagen and elastin growth and impressive improvements to the texture and tone of your skin. You can boost this natural healing response by using active skin care ingredients, formulated to help your skin repair and revitalize itself.