Put Your Best Face Forward With Skin Tightening
Wishing you could smooth out your saggy-looking skin? We’ve got solutions for you. Our skin-tightening treatments can smooth wrinkles, reduce fat in certain areas, and give you a better silhouette. Aging isn’t the only cause of loose skin, as the end of a weight-loss journey might leave you a little less toned than you imagined.
Whatever the reason for your loose skin, our welcoming professionals at The Wellpath in Midtown Manhattan and West Park, New York, are ready to assist you. Led by Jamé Haskett, MD, we focus on helping our patients look and feel their best. If you’re bothered by your loose skin, we have several options that can help you get a more toned, tightened look.
How did my skin get saggy?
There are several possible reasons your skin doesn’t have the firmness or bounce-back that it used to. One of them, perhaps the most obvious cause, is the natural process of aging. The older we get, the more collagen and elastin we lose.
Collagen and elastin are proteins that help to maintain the structure and flexibility of your skin. You can find collagen in your bones, skin, and throughout bodily tissues, as it is an essential building block for hair, skin, and nails. Elastin is what helps your skin spring back into its proper shape, so when you lose elastin, you get sagging.
Other reasons that skin sags include:
- Long periods of UV exposure
- Drug use, including alcohol and nicotine
- Some medications
- Loss of hyaluronic acid (HA), usually due to aging
Saggy skin can have an impact on your self-esteem and your social life, but there are a number of things that you can do to help yourself. Dr. Haskett is more than happy to discuss the options that best suit your needs.
What can I do about my saggy skin?
You don’t have to leave your skin in a state that doesn’t reflect how you feel inside. The Wellpath is your first stop to rejuvenating and refreshing your skin.
Skin-tightening procedures are usually performed on the face and neck. We have restorative procedures for other parts of your body, too, and we can consider your candidacy for any procedure.
Some of the skin-tightening procedures we offer include:
Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
A minimally invasive procedure that uses your own blood to smooth your wrinkles, microneedling with PRP is a treatment that’s steadily growing in popularity. After taking a small amount of your blood, we carefully remove the plasma and platelets to create your PRP.
With a handheld device that’s equipped with tiny, sterile needles, we make many punctures in the surface of your skin. Then we add your PRP, which is rich in growth factors that help your skin heal more quickly.
A revolutionary skin-tightening device that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy, truSculpt 3D uses a patented process to target and destroy fat cells. With zero downtime and minimal discomfort, this system heats fat cells until they perish. The heat also stimulates collagen production in the area, and the dead fat cells are flushed from your system naturally.
THERMIⓇ skin tightening
A unique RF offering in the fight against saggy skin, THERMI technology attacks the problem of saggy skin from a different angle. Instead of using needles to stimulate collagen production by themselves, this easy and comfortable system utilizes a heated fine tool to stimulate collagen production in your selected areas.
I want to try skin tightening!
We’re always excited to answer questions and to give you as much information about each procedure that we can. We’re also mindful of your overall health, so we require consultations before recommending any treatment to you. Call one of our offices in Midtown Manhattan in New York City or in West Park, New York, or book an appointment with us online.