Skin Tightening

Shea Aesthetic Clinic

Medical Spa & Medical Weight Loss located in Oak Ridge, TN

If you want to get rid of wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, or crepiness, Shea Aesthetic Clinic offers solutions. Shea provides several treatment options for nonsurgical skin tightening and rejuvenation that will bring resolution to your wrinkled skin. The skin care experts at Shea Aesthetic Clinic in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, provide in-office skin tightening treatments to help reverse the effects of aging without surgery. Click on the online scheduler to book your skin tightening consultation today, or call or text the office to speak with a team member directly.

Skin Tightening: To lift and tighten wrinkly, loose, sagging skin

Why do we get wrinkles?


Wrinkles are a natural part of aging.  But why? 

Well, our genetic makeup is the main determinant of skin structure and texture.

However, there are several things that cause our wrinkles.

Sun exposure (ultraviolet, or UV light) is the primary cause of early wrinkling. UV light damages and breaks down the collagen and elastin fibers in our skin. Without the support of these fibers, the skin loses strength, flexibility and elasticity. This makes the skin become lax, lose, wrinkly and fragile.

Our skin also becomes dry as we age due to decreased production of natural oils. Fine lines and wrinkles are more apparent when the skin is dry.

Another issue, is that the fat in the deep layers of our skin decreases over time. This loss of fat leads to loose, saggy skin over the thinned areas, making lines and crevices much more noticeable.

Smoking accelerates the normal aging process of the skin and increases wrinkles.

The muscle movement from facial expressions we make repeatedly (i.e. smiling and squinting) leads to wrinkles. These repeated muscle movements cause the skin to fold a particular way, over and over again. With time, the skin loses its elasticity, or the ability to spring back to its normal, smooth appearance.  Eventually, these folds become permanent.


How does skin tightening work? 


“Skin loosening” and wrinkles come from the breakdown of collagen and elastin, sun exposure, volume loss and repeated muscle movements. Wrinkles are most obvious when the skin is dry. The goal of your skin tightening specialist at Shea is to help you address each one of these issues.

Skin tightening procedures will be performed to increase the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. Quality sun screen MUST be used DAILY. Volume is replaced with injectable fillers and muscle movement can be calmed down with Botox. Finally, your skin must be well moisturized as part of your daily regimen.

At Shea Aesthetic Clinic, there are several different procedures to help increase the collagen and elastin in your skin. Each of these procedures works well to smooth out wrinkles. Additionally, each works by a different mechanism. You’ll receive the very best results with a combination of these procedures. This is because your skin cells will receive messages by each of the different mechanisms utilized to build and increase new collagen and elastin. The more messages your skin receives, the more collagen and elastin it will produce.

Some of the procedures we’ll use to help you have the smooth skin you want are:

  • Forma® and Tite® by InMode (radiofrequency energy)
  • Exilis® by BTL (combination of radiofrequency energy and ultrasound)
  • Microneedling with radiofrequency energy (Fractora® by InMode)
  • Microneedling with platelet enriched plasma


Evolve Tite® 

BTL Exilis® 

BTL Exilis® 


Microneedling with radiofrequency energy (Fractora)

Another vital step in wrinkle treatment is to prevent further skin damage by using a medical grade sunblock product. This MUST become part of your daily routine (rain or shine, winter or summer). At Shea Aesthetic Clinic, we offer scientifically tested sunblock products that are oil-free, non-greasy, and water-resistant. Our skin care specialists will help you find the right product for your particular skin type.

As we age, the face is where volume loss causes wrinkles and loose skin. Adding volume to the cheekbone area “lifts” the lower cheeks (jowls) and opens up and smooths out the nasolabial folds.

At Shea Aesthetic Clinic, our experienced injector will work with you to determine:

  • Where the filler should be placed
  • How much filler should be used to reverse your volume loss

Next, for those areas where wrinkles are due to repeated muscle movement, the muscles can be calmed down using Botox®. Botox® will decrease or stop the movements that cause skin folds (particularly frown lines and crow’s feet).

Finally, our skin care specialists will help you choose the right moisturizer for your skin type.


What is the best way to tighten my skin?


A combination of different treatments is undoubtedly superior when it comes to smoothing out wrinkles and tightening loose skin. Our patients look and feel years younger when they combine several skin tightening procedures with volume restoration and Botox injections. These beautiful benefits are maintained by daily use of sunblock and moisturizers. 

You may wonder if one of the treatments mentioned above is THE very best compared to the others. The answer is: possibly. The only way to truly know what’s best for your skin is to meet with the professionals at Shea.  Dr. Bass and the skin care specialists at Shea Aesthetic Clinic are looking forward to helping you find the best treatment plan based on your specific skin care needs. 



Which areas can be treated with skin tightening?


Shea Aesthetic Clinic proudly offers skin tightening treatments designed to enhance your skin’s appearance just about anywhere on your body.

Skin tightening procedures for the face: minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet, forehead lines, sagging eyelids, jowls and other age-related facial imperfections. 

Skin tightening procedures on the body:

  • Upper arms
  • Décolleté
  • Abdomen
  • Knees
  • Neck

No area is too large or too small for the full toolbox of treatments Shea has to tighten your skin! Your aesthetician at Shea is dedicated to ensuring that your loose, wrinkly skin becomes a thing of the past.


Are skin tightening procedures painful?


Patients describe the skin tightening treatments at Shea Aesthetic Clinic as feeling like a warm stone massage. None of these treatments require numbing or medications for pain control.

The fillers are mixed with lidocaine so you’ll initially feel a little sting, then you should be numb and comfortable. A very tiny needle is used for Botox® injections. Most people feel a tiny sting with each Botox® injection. Some say that it doesn’t hurt at all.


When can I expect results with skin tightening? 


You should notice that your skin looks and feels significantly tighter shortly after your second or third skin tightening session. For optimal results, most people need a series of four to eight treatments, each scheduled one week apart. You will see maximal results six to eight weeks after completing your skin tightening treatment series. 

The results of Botox take place about 3-4 days after injection. The results of volume restoration with filler is immediate and exciting!

The effects of aging will continue to take a toll on your skin. So, to maintain your beautiful results, you’ll need to keep building your skin’s collagen and elastin. This is done best by visiting Shea for maintenance skin tightening treatments every 6-12 months. Of course, you’ll want to protect your smooth skin by keeping it covered with sun screen and well moisturized. 


Are you ready?


Are you ready to tone and tighten your skin? If you’re ready, we’d be honored to help you book your initial consultation. Feel free to schedule an appointment online. You can also call or text us to make an appointment, or just to learn more.  

*Individual results may vary. 


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