By Aesthetica Med Spa
Are you looking for the best skin tightening treatments in 2017? One of the most common and frustrating side effects of getting older is the loss of volume beneath our skin, which leads to laxity, lines, and wrinkles. The problem occurs because our connective tissues – namely collagen and elastin – break down and deplete. These tissues are responsible for skin being springy and elastic, so when they’re depleted, our skin is more likely to droop from our bone structure and give in to the effects of gravity. With skin laxity and thinness being one of the biggest signs of aging, there’s no wonder that skin tightening treatments are so popular. Here, we take a roundup of the hottest, most effective methods for tightening up skin and banishing pesky lines and wrinkles.

Skincare Products

In the quest for the best skin tightening treatments, the first place to start when trying to achieve smooth, youthful skin is to establish a high-quality skincare regimen, so spend some time finding the right products. Look for products that contain clinically proven anti-aging ingredients – the likes of retinol, hyaluronic acid, and growth factors. Choose brands wisely, too – dermatological-grade products will give you the best results, so look out for companies that are dedicated to research and develop their products based on proven science. Revision Skincare is a fabulous company which incorporates high-quality peptides and antioxidants into their products. Skin Medica – a pioneering brand in the arena of growth factors – also have some fantastic products for tackling lines and wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers

A brilliant way to restore lost volume to sagging skin is to have dermal fillers. They’re injected below the skin to lift and plump problematic areas and are commonly used to tackle deep set wrinkles, hollow areas in the cheeks, and thin, flat lips. We recommend the likes of Restylane, Juvederm, and Voluma for restoring shape and contour throughout the face, but one of our lesser-known treatments is fillers in the hands, an area which commonly shows signs of aging because the tendons and veins become very prominent when we lose collagen in that area. Radiesse is a particularly wonderful filler for this because not only does it create an instant fill, but it also creates a kind of scaffold for your natural tissues to build around, leaving you with longer term results.


This form of collagen induction therapy uses very fine needles to create minute channels on the surface of the skin in order to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process which involves the production of new tissues, collagen, and elastin. This helps to thicken the skin, leaving your complexion looking tighter and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Microneedling is commonly performed using a pen-like device such as the SkinPen, which is designed to deliver the treatment incredibly quickly and with fantastic results.

Laser Skin Tightening

Laser rejuvenation procedures work in a very similar way to microneedling, only it uses laser technology to penetrate through the skin’s surface and heat deep layers of tissue without damaging the upper layers of dermis. The heat works to break down existing tissue and stimulate elastin and collagen regeneration. Forma by Invasix is an example of laser skin tightening; over the course of several sessions, the laser works to replace sagging skin with firmer, tighter tissues. It’s completely safe and absolutely pain-free, and it provides incredibly long-lasting results. Come in for a free consultation and we’ll help you find all the best skin tightening treatments!