“Youth is wasted on the young” is a quote commonly attributed to Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, and though the original context surely addressed wisdom and mental maturity rather than physical appearance, it seems to me a fitting characterization of how we tend to regard signs of aging in our skin as we continue to go through life. When we’re young, we take the natural beauty and clear complexion of our skin for granted. It’s only when we get older that we begin to appreciate the days of wrinkle-free, smooth, and tight skin.
Thankfully, there are solutions to the skin problems that plague us as we get older. And, when it comes to skin tightening, there a few services at Skintherapy that rival most other options on the market with their effectiveness, ease of use, and minimal disruption to a patient’s time or comfort.
At Skintherapy, we offer three revolutionary skin-tightening services designed to treat all manner of skin types and individual patient needs. Here is a breakdown of these services and how each one can dramatically improve the appearance of loose, tired-looking, and aging skin.
Commonly referred to as a non-surgical facelift, Ultherapy uses advanced ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin. As collagen production begins to slow because of age and natural and environmental factors, our skin begins to lose much of its structural foundation and elasticity. The erosion of this foundation causes the tissues in our skin to essentially collapse on themselves, resulting in fine lines, deep wrinkling, and sagging facial skin.
Ultherapy helps reduce these effects by invigorating our bodies’ inherent healing responses. This ensures that the results are nothing short of natural; without the exaggerated or plastic-looking effects of surgical procedures. Ultherapy is ideal for both the face and neck.
- Laser Genesis
This treatment is a non-invasive laser therapy that targets dilated capillaries and promotes new collagen production. Because Laser Genesis specifically targets red patches on the skin, it is perfect for lessening skin redness and irritation. Like Ultherapy, Laser Genesis promotes the growth of new collagen, which greatly improves skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Because Laser Genesis is non-invasive and causes little discomfort to patients, it is a perfect adjunct to other skin tightening treatments and products.
- Vi Peel
This medical-grade chemical peel is unique among other skin tightening treatments as it is performed through the physical application of several key ingredients. These ingredients include TCA for deep-scar healing, phenol for cleansing, salicylic acid for exfoliation, Retin-A for wrinkle reduction, and vitamin C for antioxidant protection and improved exfoliation.
The Vi Peel is ideal for patients on the go who have little time for prolonged treatments. As the name suggestions, this treatment causes the skin to peel, which brings with it some discomfort. However, once old skin cells are thoroughly sloughed from the skin to reveal newer skin growth, the results are nothing shy of transformative.
Jennifer Curtin is a medical aesthetician who is nationally recognized for her expertise in medical skin care. With more than 20 years of experience in medical aesthetics, she is dedicated to the aesthetic industry and has received awards of merit including the International CIDESCO Certification, Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner and National Leadership Award. Jennifer is the president of Skintherapy, a leading med spa in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. To schedule a complimentary appointment with Jennifer, call 404-358-2961 or click here to submit a consult request online.