When asked about the most telltale signs of aging, most people would say wrinkles and sagging. In fact, these two factors are usually caused by the same thing— a loss of volume under the skin. In young, healthy skin, a matrix of collagen and elastin provides support and volume to the skin. This means that the skin easily ‘bounces back’ and remains sturdy and lifted. When the body slows down its collagen production which normally replenishes this matrix, it begins to break down and cause sagging. Although the facelift has been the traditional solution to sagging skin, the market for non-surgical treatments has boomed in recent years. If you’re beginning to experience sagging and fine lines, it’s important to know you’ve got alternatives. Here are some of the best options you can expect at Gilpin Facial Plastics.
Sciton® Laser Skin Tightening
One of the most effective ways to stimulate collagen is through heat. With the Sciton® laser system, you can stimulate collagen production and contraction with a few comfortable treatments. Over time, the skin becomes gradually firmer and tighter which can be augmented with a customized package of treatments (typically three treatments four weeks apart).
Microneedling has become an extremely popular option because of celebrities and influencers who swear by its rejuvenating results. What’s more, it works on all skin tones! Microneedling jumpstarts your skin’s natural wound-healing process which includes generating collagen and boosting skin cell turnover by creating vertical micro-channels in the skin with a specialized sterile tip. This treatment is done in a series for optimal results. In addition, we are able to offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment in conjunction with Microneedling for added benefit.
Although they are often best paired with some of the above options, injectables can be a great way to address the beginning signs of laxity. Botox® is an injectable treatment that can relax muscles that cause fine wrinkles and folds, while hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can restore volume under the skin where needed. Injectables produce temporary results, so it’s important to address the underlying causes at the same time for best results.
Chemical peels can be an effective option in improving a multitude of skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and acne. Chemical solutions exfoliate the skin and boost cell turnover and when paired with the above options, they can be a great way to keep your skin radiant and smooth.
Schedule a Consultation
You’ve got options when it comes to non-surgical skin rejuvenation and tightening. To begin discussing your options, contact our Nashville office by calling or filling out our online form. Our skincare experts can begin planning the ideal treatment package for you during a private consultation.