How to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate for Skin Tightening

May 10, 2023
How to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate for Skin Tightening
Sagging, lax skin is one of the earliest and most common signs of aging skin, and, unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do to prevent it. However, there are nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can roll back the years.

When we’re young, it’s easy to take firm, toned skin for granted. But, as we start to age, skin loses some of its natural elasticity and buoyancy, leaving us with sagging and laxity that can quickly make us look a lot older.

Fortunately, there are solutions that can help. At Vein Specialists Institute in Palm Desert and La Quinta, California, Ken Jesser, MD, and his team offer several nonsurgical skin tightening options that can give you firmer skin and help you feel more confident about the way you look. If you’re tired of your sagging, loose skin, here’s how skin tightening treatments can help.

Quick facts about nonsurgical skin tightening

When we’re young, our skin produces plenty of collagen and elastin, which are proteins that form strong networks to support the skin so it feels — and looks — firm, resilient, and smooth. But as we get older, we produce less collagen and elastin — a lot less. Furthermore, years of sun damage, chronic stress, and illness can take a toll on collagen and elastin production, too.

Nonsurgical skin tightening uses state-of-the-art technology to ramp up the natural production of these two important proteins, so skin forms new supportive networks. In addition to toning up lax skin, nonsurgical skin tightening can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles to help make skin look younger and rejuvenated.

Our team offers several options for nonsurgical skin tightening, including techniques that use radiofrequency (RF) energy, laser energy, and intense pulsed light (IPL). We also offer innovative microneedling therapy. Because we offer multiple options, our team can select the best option based on your skin’s needs, your treatment goals, and other factors. 

Best candidates for skin tightening treatment

Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments are a great solution for many people who want to enjoy firmer, smoother skin. However, not everyone may be a candidate. Here are some things our team considers when patients consult with us about nonsurgical skin tightening treatments.

Skin type

Generally speaking, nonsurgical skin tightening is best for people who have a mild to moderate amount of sagging. However, the techniques can be used on skin that has more than a moderate amount of sagging. During your consultation, your provider will examine your skin and discuss if you’re a good candidate.

Underlying medical issues

Skin tightening might not be a good choice if you have a chronic skin condition, such as eczema. Other medical conditions and taking certain medications might also preclude you from treatment. During your initial consultation, it’s important to discuss your medical history and any medicines you’re taking, so we can make the right recommendation for you.


Before any cosmetic procedure, it’s very important to know what the treatment can — and can’t — do. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and expectations to make sure nonsurgical skin tightening is a good match for you.


There’s no real upper age limit for skin tightening treatments. Instead, our team will base our recommendation on a careful evaluation of your skin and your goals to make sure these treatments will provide you with the results you’re looking for.

Learn more about nonsurgical skin tightening

Nonsurgical skin tightening can restore more than just your looks — it can restore your confidence, too. To find out if nonsurgical skin tightening can help you, request an appointment online or over the phone with Vein Specialists Institute today.