Skin Tightening Specialist

Wallace Skin & Body Institute

Dermatologist located in Ladera Heights, Los Angeles, CA

Taut skin with little or no wrinkles is a given while you’re young, but wrinkles and sagging appear for everyone eventually. If you’re unhappy with your skin’s increasing laxity, celebrity dermatologist Paul Wallace, MD, MPA, can recommend noninvasive skin tightening treatments and therapies at Wallace Skin & Body Institute in the Ladera Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. To explore your skin tightening treatment options, call Wallace Skin & Body Institute, or request an appointment online today.

Skin Tightening

What is skin tightening?

Tighter skin is a common goal among aging individuals, some of whom are younger than others. Your skin’s aging process involves the gradual loss of collagen fibers, which keep your skin firm, and elastin fibers, that keep it tight and help it bounce back into shape after you stretch it. If your skin ages faster than others’, it may be due to factors like:

  • Genetics
  • Sun exposure
  • Smoking 
  • Dehydration
  • Alcoholism
  • Diet

In any case, wrinkles, jowls, and eyebags probably aren’t on your list of favorite facial features. You can also develop wrinkles on areas besides your face, like your neck, chest, and upper arms. At Wallace Skincare & Body Institute, Dr. Wallace evaluates your skin health and helps you select a skin tightening treatment for your face, body, or both. 

What are my options for skin tightening?

Various cosmetic dermatology services can address wrinkles and other features that appear because of increasing skin laxity. Dr. Wallace can answer your questions and make treatment recommendations based on the condition of your skin and the treatment areas you want to target. 

Skin tightening is possible with these treatments:

Microneedling

Microneedling induces collagen production in a unique way: Using a matrix of extremely fine needles, Dr. Wallace punctures microchannels into your skin. Your skin must heal these tiny injuries by producing more collagen and elastin, which results in tighter skin with fewer scars and blemishes. 

You can also opt to add platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to your microneedling treatment for a deeper and more drastic enhancement. 

Are the results of skin tightening permanent?

Modern skin tightening treatments can provide more stunning results than ever before and allow many people to forgo skin tightening surgeries like facelifts and neck lifts. While the results can last for months or even years depending on how well you care for your skin, the natural aging of your skin continues to occur. 

While your skin laxity is still mild to moderate, you can get follow-up skin tightening treatments regularly. Dr. Wallace can also recommend products from his Wallace Skincare product line to help slow your skin’s aging. 

Skin tightening is effective for nearly anyone with declining elasticity and increasing wrinkles. To set up a consultation, call Wallace Skincare & Body Institute today or request an appointment online.