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Skin loses elasticity with age, which is what allows lines, wrinkles and sagging to appear. Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes, laxity around the jowls and drooping under the chin are common first signs of aging facial skin. While you cannot stop the aging process, there are med spa treatments to improve skin firmness and slow the appearance of aging skin. At Maia Plastic Surgery, we offer facial skin tightening treatments to improve skin elasticity at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

One of the main reasons skin loses elasticity is waning levels of collagen. Starting in the twenties, the body can begin producing less collagen, impacting the volume and firmness of the skin. Over time, wrinkles begin to form, and the face loses its youthful firmness. In order to restore a more youthful, toned appearance without surgery, facial skin tightening treatments can be used. These sessions can increase collagen and improve the elasticity of the skin, helping smooth away lines and wrinkles while tightening the skin.

Minimally Invasive Skin Tightening

Skin tightening treatments use thermal energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Ultrasound or radiofrequency energy is directed to trouble areas through a hand-held device, heating the deeper layers of the skin. This procedure is minimally or non-invasive – it can be performed on a lunch break and usually takes less than an hour. A series of treatments is recommended to achieve the desired results over several months. As the levels of collagen increase, the skin tightens and firms, smoothing wrinkles and reshaping the face for a more youthful appearance.

If you have lines, wrinkles or the beginning stages of sagging skin, you may be an excellent candidate for facial skin tightening. To learn more, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery to schedule a skin rejuvenation consultation at our clinic in the Washington, DC, metro area.

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