Effective skin tightening treatments near Portland
Sagging skin affects everyone at some point in their lives, as it is a direct result of aging.
West Linn Aesthetics offers many solutions to address sagging skin. Take care of your skin now and for the future by giving us a call today!
As we get older, collagen production (the protein that keeps our skin smooth, elastic, and tight) gradually begins to decrease. Over time, our bodies can stop producing enough new collagen to replace what’s lost on its own, which can lead to loose and sagging skin.
Fortunately, we can stimulate collagen production with a variety of treatments to fit your needs! Whether you’re looking for a gentle treatment to maintain your tight skin or a transformative treatment to address loose skin, West Linn Aesthetics has you covered.
Loose and sagging skin and why it happens
Sagging skin remains a major indicator of aging as well as unhealthy life choices, such as smoking and excessive sun exposure.
When collagen and elastin production slow down, which happens as you age, it weakens the structure of your skin. Harmful UV rays damage skin cells and break down elasticity. These factors cause skin to sag.
Learn more about HALO
Kalisha Schaper, Aesthetician at West Linn Aesthetics, talks about the HALO laser as one of your options for tightening sagging skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tighten sagging skin naturally?
There are a variety of "natural" approaches to lift sagging skin, but none of them offer reliable, lasting results. Some people attempt mixtures of egg white and honey, ground coffee and coconut oil, rosemary oil and cucumber, and other options that sound more like ingredients to a recipe than skincare treatments. We don't recommend trying these, as many people have bad skin reactions to a variety of those substances and there's no evidence they work.
What causes sagging skin?
Collagen and elastin are important proteins making up the structure of skin. An abundance of these makes skin look plump, radiant, and smooth. Sadly, once you hit 25 years old the body's natural production of collagen begins to slow. Additional factors that decrease collagen production include smoking, too much sugar, and sun exposure. Several treatments offered at West Linn Aesthetics address the root cause of sagging skin by stimulating new collagen production.
What exactly is collagen?
The collagen protein comprises three quarters of your skin and a third of the total protein in your body. We find it in bones, muscles, blood, and skin. It's responsible for supporting the framework of your skin and ensuring healthy joints and skin elasticity.
Which treatments can tighten skin?
Any treatment that stimulates collagen production and promotes cell turnover can effectively tighten the skin. This includes chemical peels, microneedling, and laser treatments. If you have significant drooping caused by volume loss, dermal filler is a great option to replace volume and tighten loose skin.
Are skin tightening treatments safe?
At West Linn Aesthetics, the safety of our skin tightening treatments near Portland is our top priority. Our team of highly trained providers only administers proven, safe, and effective treatments. You can feel confident that you’re in good hands when under the care of our experts!
Who is a good candidate for skin tightening treatments?
Patients with a mild to moderate degree of loose skin can be excellent candidates for skin tightening treatments. During your consultation, we’ll thoroughly discuss your health history and treatment goals. Using this information, we’ll determine if you are a good candidate for skin tightening treatments. If so, we’ll recommend the most effective treatment option tailored to your unique concerns.
How long do results last?
The duration of your skin tightening results will vary based on your treatment, lifestyle, and genetic factors. Spending time in the sun, smoking, stress, and lack of sleep all contribute to how your skin changes over time. To extend your results after our skin tightening treatments near Portland, we recommend wearing sun protection, using medical-grade skincare, and staying on top of maintenance treatments.
Are skin tightening treatments painful?
No. Most patients describe our skin tightening treatments near Portland as very comfortable. If you are concerned about pain, don’t let that hold you back from treatment! We offer pain management (such as topical anesthetics and ProNox) to increase your comfort. Just let us know during your consultation and we will do everything we can to help.
Can I combine skin tightening treatments?
Yes! If you want to enhance the results of your skin tightening treatments, our providers can recommend the perfect combination to fit your needs. We like to call BBL and ClearSilk the “Dynamic Duo” because of the incredible results we see when these treatments are paired together. Based on your specific skin and concerns, we will recommend the most effective treatment for your needs.
Who should not get skin tightening treatments?
We don’t recommend skin tightening treatments near Portland to:
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Patients with active skin infections or open wounds
- Patients with a recent sunburn
About West Linn Aesthetics
As the Portland area’s friendliest and most advanced high-end med spa, West Linn Aesthetics offers the newest and most up-to-date methods of cosmetic injections and other med spa treatments.
Founded in 2006, we are one of the top women-owned businesses in West Linn and our loyal patients and their referrals have allowed us to grow exponentially in the last several years. We are proud to offer safe and effective treatments designed to enhance your natural beauty and boost your confidence. You deserve to feel absolutely amazing in your own skin, and we are here to make that a reality for you!