Skin Tightening

Moulton Group PC

Dermatology Practice located in Monroe, MI

Elastic skin that bounces right back into place is an attractive feature on anyone, but aging can lead to wrinkles and drooping areas that are no longer tight. At Moulton Group in Monroe, Michigan, Paulette Moulton, MD, and her team offer research-based skin tightening treatments like Thermage®, Ultherapy®, and platelet-rich plasma. To explore these treatments and select the right one for your skin, call Moulton Group PC, or book an appointment online today.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening treatments help lessen the effects of aging on your skin’s laxity. As you age, the collagen and elastin within your skin dwindle. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps your skin stay firm, and elastin keeps it tight and elastic. If you spend lots of time in the sun, you’ll see wrinkles and fine lines develop even faster because of sun damage. 

With three highly effective skin tightening treatment options at Moulton Group PC, you can enjoy tighter, smoother skin further into your life. These treatments can minimize features like wrinkles, fine lines, jowls, turkey neck, chest wrinkles, and droopy eyelids. Your provider can help you choose a skin tightening treatment that aligns with your goals.

What are my options for skin tightening treatments?

Moulton Group PC offers three advanced skin tightening treatments with long-lasting effects. They can help you compare the three and select the best one for your treatment plan. Your options include:


Thermage is a skin tightening therapy that uses radiofrequency to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin. You don’t have to schedule downtime after a Thermage radiofrequency treatment as the procedure is completely noninvasive.


Ultherapy is an FDA-approved noninvasive skin tightening treatment that uses soundwaves, or ultrasound, to stimulate collagen and elastin growth. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma contains liquid plasma, platelets, and growth factors from your own blood. By injecting PRP with micro-needling, your skin and tissues can rebuild themselves and repair damage that leads to wrinkles and laxity.

Are the effects of skin tightening permanent?

You might need several initial skin tightening treatments to get the effect you want, but the results can last for months at a time. Skin tightening treatments aren’t permanent because you can’t fully stop the process of aging.  However, you can get regular skin tightening maintenance treatments to keep enjoying smoother, tighter, and less wrinkled skin. 

Your provider at Moulton Group PC can also recommend tips and products to keep your skin tight and smooth for as long as possible. They might suggest:

  • Using sunblock daily
  • Avoiding harmful UV rays as much as possible
  • Using a gentle moisturizer
  • Using serums and other nourishing products
  • Avoiding overwashing your skin

At Moulton Group PC, you can also target certain wrinkles and lines with neuromodulators like BOTOX® and dermal fillers. Your provider helps you create a treatment plan with one or more procedures to help you look more youthful despite the inevitable loss of collagen and elastin.

To find out if you’re a candidate for skin tightening treatments, call Moulton Group PC or book an appointment online today.