Skin Tightening Specialist

Elevate Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Petoskey, MI

Tightening your skin can help take years off your appearance. At Elevate Medical Spa, located in Petoskey, Michigan, Marti Goetz, FNP-C, performs a number of nonsurgical skin tightening procedures to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, reduce skin laxity, and more. Skin tightening treatments can give you fresher, younger-looking skin in as little as one session. To learn more about skin tightening, call Elevate Medical Spa now.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What are skin tightening treatments?

Skin tightening treatments are non-surgical and non-laser procedures that can help lift and tighten skin. Most skin tightening treatments are noninvasive or minimally invasive. They work by penetrating the deeper levels of your dermis to stimulate collagen production.

Collagen is an essential protein that helps build your connective tissues. When you’re young, your body produces enough collagen to keep your skin plump and elastic. As you age, however, your skin naturally loses its source of collagen. This loss of collagen results in the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.

By stimulating new collagen production and strengthening existing fibers, skin tightening treatments can revitalize your skin. 

What types of skin tightening treatments do we offer?


Thermage delivers radiofrequency energy directly into your treatment area to tighten skin on the face, neck, abdomen, thighs, and arms. Radiofrequency energy penetrates your tissues to stimulate collagen production, reduce cellulite, and minimize skin laxity. Most people can see an immediate change after the treatment. The full impact occurs @3-5 months after the treatment. It is recommended to do 1-2 treatments per year to maintain good collagen activity. 

Do skin tightening treatments have downtime?

Most skin tightening treatments have little to no downtime. You can typically resume your normal activities almost immediately after each treatment. Mild swelling, redness, bruising, and discomfort are normal side effects of skin tightening treatments and could be experienced for several days after your treatment 

How many skin tightening treatments will I need?

Depending on your treatment plan, you may need one treatment or several. Most Thermage treatments are spaced 3-6 months apart, which gives your skin time to recover. You may start to notice visible changes in the tone of your skin after just one session. 

To learn more about skin tightening treatments, call Elevate Medical Spa.