What is skin tightening?
One of the most popular requests we receive from patients looking to improve their appearance is skin tightening and lifting. This is a common concern because, as we all know, skin naturally starts to lose its firmness with age, making us feel like we look older, tired and less attractive. Using non-invasive treatments, the staff at Luma Med Spa can tighten and lift your skin without surgery or downtime. With an effective treatment plan in place, you can fight off skin laxity and the other signs of aging.
What is skin laxity?
Skin laxity, or saggy skin, is an unfortunate result of the aging process. As we grow older, the production of elastin and collagen in our bodies slows down. These are the two substances needed to keep our skin tight and supple. The loss of facial contour and definition, hollow cheeks, jowls, and turkey neck are some of the concerns that our patients feel the most self-conscious about. Often they can leave us looking much older than we actually are.
What are the causes of skin laxity?
The inevitable loss of collagen and elastin that occurs after the age of 30 is responsible for skin laxity. Collagen helps our skin stay supple and flexible. The dermis provides the foundation for our skin, and is closely involved in its elasticity because it is the main source of collagen. Elastin is a highly elastic protein in our connective tissue that allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after contracting or stretching. Elastin helps your skin return to its original position after it is pinched or poked. Given the roles that collagen and elastin play, it’s easy to understand how important they are for healthy, youthful skin.
What are the available treatments at Luma Med Spa?
There are steps you can take to delay skin laxity, such as avoiding excessive sun exposure and smoking. You can also use skincare products, but all of these options will only delay the inevitable. The only way to truly turn back the clock on skin laxity is to turn to aesthetic treatments that can stimulate growth of collagen and elastin. At Luma Med Spa in Auburn Washington, we provide the following treatments:
- TempSure Envi skin tightening
- Dermal fillers (Juvéderm and Restylane)
- ICON laser
Request an appointment today to meet with our skin experts and find out which treatment is right for you. In some cases, these treatment options may be combined for optimal results.
Schedule skin tightening treatments in Auburn, Washington
If you would like to tighten your skin and reduce that saggy look without resorting to plastic surgery, schedule a consultation at Luma Med Spa. From our practice in Auburn, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and create an effective treatment plan just for you. To get started, give us a call at (253) 218-6642 or request an appointment online.