Which Skin Tightening Treatment Is Right for You?

Sometimes the aging process just doesn’t seem fair — soon after you finally feel confident in your own skin, it begins to sag. Starting in your mid- to late thirties (or early forties if you have good genes), your body produces less collagen and elastin, the main proteins that give your skin its structure and shape.

Collagen, the primary building block for skin tissue, helps your skin stay strong, toned, and supple. Elastin allows your skin to stretch and contract as needed, without losing its tautness in the process.

As collagen and elastin production declines over time, it can make your skin appear loose, saggy, and more wrinkled. Lose, saggy skin is also a common byproduct of rapid or significant weight loss.

In the past, cosmetic surgery was the only way to correct poor skin laxity and restore a more youthful appearance. But thanks to continuous advances in aesthetic medicine, nonsurgical skin tightening has become a safe and effective option for women and men who’d like to improve the appearance of their skin without having to go under the knife.

Here at 23 Sandstone Body and Mind Spa in Jackson, Tennessee, we’re pleased to offer a wide range of the most innovative nonsurgical skin tightening treatments available. No matter what your aesthetic goals, we have a treatment solution that will meet your needs.

Clinical corrective skin tightening treatments

If you’d like to improve the appearance of mild to moderate skin laxity on your face and neck, you may be a good candidate for one of our clinical corrective skin tightening solutions. These mostly noninvasive treatments deliver near-immediate results with minimal downtime.

You can also easily incorporate any one of these treatments into your regular skin care routine to help you maintain gorgeous, youthful skin.   

Light chemical peels

A light chemical peel involves the application of a therapeutic solution that gently “peels” away the top layer of your skin. Because the process stimulates collagen and elastin renewal, it leaves your skin looking firmer, healthier, and more luminous.

Besides addressing mild skin laxity, chemical peels also help reduce the appearance of sun damage, uneven tone and texture, age spots, wrinkles, and other common skin issues.


This popular treatment uses a slender handheld device to gently sand away your skin’s thick, irregular outer layer. Microdermabrasion exfoliates your skin and stimulates collagen production and elastin renewal for smoother, tighter skin and a younger-looking complexion.

Like chemical peels, microdermabrasion also helps improve the appearance of common skin problems including ages spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and visibly large pores.


Also known as collagen induction therapy, this revolutionary treatment uses a special device to gently create micro-injuries across the surface of your skin. As your body’s healing mechanisms trigger collagen and elastin renewal, you’ll see noticeably tighter skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling also helps improve the appearance of acne scars and other minor surface scars.

Because microneedling creates superficial micro-channels in your skin, it provides an ideal way to deliver customized skin care serums directly into the deepest layers for optimal benefits and results.  

Vampire facial®

A vampire facial combines microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to deliver complete facial rejuvenation and maximal skin tightening results. Derived from your own blood, PRP is a highly concentrated serum of bioactive substances that promote healing and rapid regeneration.

During a vampire facial, the microneedling device creates tiny channels along the surface of your skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and help tighten underlying skin structures. When the PRP is delivered through these channels to your deepest dermal layer, its growth factors encourage active skin cell growth and healing.

Dr. Alice Mckee Dr. McKee grew up in Leland, Mississippi, before attending both the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Barnard College of Columbia in New York City, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Before beginning medical school, she worked at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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