Skin Tightening in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Lift and Tighten Loose, Wrinkly, Sagging Skin

Loose, sagging skin is one of the most common signs of aging. At Shea Aesthetic Clinic in Oak Ridge, TN we offer some of the most powerful and effective skin tightening treatments and products available. These treatments work together to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production which improves skin firmness, tone, strength, and health. We offer skin tightening services to clients in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and the surrounding areas.

What Are Skin Tightening Treatments?

Our skin tightening treatments target the loose, crêpey skin, folds, lines, creases, and wrinkles that result from aging and volume loss. We offer state of the art, effective skin tightening devices. These treatments visibly tighten the skin by stimulating the body’s own natural collagen and elastin production which strengthens the skin’s protective barrier and promotes firmer and tighter skin.

Benefits of Skin Tightening

The number one benefit of these skin tightening treatments is that they work! Please see our before and after pictures. You’ll notice tighter skin within a few weeks of beginning your personalized skin tightening treatment plan. 

Other benefits of skin tightening treatments include:

Before and After

What Causes Loose Skin?

Loose skin is a common sign of aging. It results from several factors, but the primary cause is decreased production of natural collagen and elastin as you age. In the late 20s or early 30s, collagen and elastin production decreases by at least one percent every year. Over time, this leads to loose, saggy skin, lines, wrinkles, creases, facial folds, and uneven skin texture.

Other factors that contribute to skin laxity include sun exposure, genetic predisposition, weight loss, smoking, among others. Regardless of which of these factors have contributed to your skin laxity, most people don’t need a surgical procedure to reverse it. With the right skin tightening treatment protocol, you can expect tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin after just a few sessions.

Each of the following skin tightening treatments are effective because they create what the body perceives as a mild injury. Our bodies respond with the natural healing process of healing the damaged skin. Our own healing process is what improves our skin’s tone and texture after these treatments.


Morpheus8 is a popular device. It tightens the skin by combining microneedling with radiofrequency energy (heat). The treatment depth and energy applied are tailored to the degree of your skin laxity and wrinkles. This is our most effective skin tightening treatment. Morpheus8’s combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy tightens the skin by accelerating cellular repair, regeneration, and renewal. This results in increased collagen and elastin production which are the keys to more youthful, vibrant skin.

We use Morpehus8 to treat loose skin, large pores, lines, wrinkles, skin texture irregularities, stretch marks, and scars. It’s used on the face and anywhere on the body. Results are visible within the first few weeks of treatment and continue improving after each session you schedule.

**Combining Morpheus8 with LaseMD Ultra laser especially improves the skin tightening effect on wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and jowl areas.

One study involving 21 participants compared Radiofrequency Microneedling (Morpheus8) with facelift and found that 1 session of Radiofrequency Microneedling (Morpheus8) achieved 37% efficacy of a facelift. All facelift participants experienced postoperative scarring, and two-thirds developed hypertrophic scarring requiring further scar management. None of the Radiofrequency Microneedling (Morpheus8) treated participants experienced any serious adverse events.
So, ONE Morpheus8 treatment can provide 37% of the results of a facelift AND it leaves NO scars!

Five studies involving 223 participants with facial wrinkles, skin laxity, and textural roughness reported a 20% to 62% improvement after 1 to 3 sessions of Radiofrequency Microneedling (Morpheus8).

One study showed 25% to 43% improvement in periorbital wrinkles after 3 treatment sessions, with those same results still present 6 months after treatment.

EvolveX Tite

Tite is a needleless skin tightening treatment on the EvolveX platform. It is specifically designed to tighten the skin. Tite treatments occur weekly over 4-8 weeks. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin. The skin responds naturally to a mild thermal injury by increasing collagen and elastin production. This improves skin thickness and tone.

Tite is best for Knoxville and Oak Ridge area clients who want to comfortably treat loose skin anywhere on the body without using needles. Areas commonly treated include upper arms, above the knees, inner thighs, abdomen, flanks, bra fat, backs, and buttocks. Smoother, tighter skin results within the first few weeks of treatment and continues to improve after each session.

EvolveX Transform

Transform is another treatment modality on the EvolveX platform. It combines radiofrequency energy and electric muscle stimulation to tighten skin, burn fat, and build muscle. Transform treatments occur weekly over 6-8 weeks. Treatments can help patients contour their bodies by accomplishing multiple goals at once.

Transform is excellent for people who want tighter skin and improved muscle tone. The device uses radiofrequency heat energy to break down stubborn fat cells and tighten the skin while simultaneously using EMS energy to generate intense muscle contractions that increase lean muscle mass and visibly improve muscle definition. Transforms is most commonly used on the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, flanks, upper arms, and legs.


Exilis is another needleless skin tightening treatment that combines monopolar radiofrequency energy and ultrasound to tighten loose skin. Adding ultrasound to radiofrequency energy allows us to apply greater amounts of energy to the skin. This enhances collagen and elastin production. Exilis treats loose skin anywhere from the head to the toes. Patients love the results they get when this treatment is used to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. It helps lift saggy jowls too. Exilis is also used on the neck, décolleté, arms, hands, thighs, abdomen, and more.

The entire treatment process is pain-free and promotes firmer, more elastic skin while reducing lines, wrinkles, folds, and laxity. Treatments are safe and comfortable and usually take about 30 minutes per area. There’s no downtime with Exilis. You can expect visible and natural-looking results after the first 2-3 treatment sessions. Most people receive 4-6 treatments per area.


Forma is another needleless skin tightening treatment that uses bipolar radiofrequency heat energy. During treatments, the device heats to the skin up to about 109°F. Keeping the skin at this temperature for 20-30 minutes weekly for several weeks is enough of a thermal injury to activate the body’s natural healing system resulting in tighter, smoother skin. Forma is safe for all skin types. It can target loose skin on the face and body. Our Knoxville and Oak Ridge area clients love how Forma can smooth wrinkles around the eyes, forehead lines, smile lines, jowls, and facial creases in general.

Forma can also treat loose skin on the knees, thighs, abdomen, and more. Forma treatments are a comfortable way to reverse visible signs of aging.

Skincare Products that Improve Skin Laxity

The daily use of medical grade skincare products can significantly improve the health and overall appearance of your skin.

To enhance and improve your results of the skin tightening procedures listed above, add medical grade skincare products daily.

Our aesthetic experts will create a customized morning and evening skincare regimen for you based on your goals and skin type.

We offer the most effective professional lines of medical grade skincare products that will visibly tighten the skin and enhance your treatment results.

Some of these products include the following:

Maintaining Your Treatment Results

While patients who begin a treatment plan to target loose skin may love their initial results, we always emphasize just how important it is to take steps to maintain those results and protect their investment in their skin. While each of these treatments deliver long-lasting results, the longevity of the results depends on regular follow-up treatments and the right skin care regimen.

Follow-Up Appointments for Knoxville and Oak Ridge Clients

Scheduling follow-up treatments is a simple yet essential way to protect the investment in your skin. We recommend that patients schedule at least one maintenance treatment every six months to continue encouraging natural collagen and elastin production and extend the longevity of the treatment results.

A Commitment to a Consistent Skincare Regimen

To enhance and improve your skin tightening results, commit to using a skincare regimen with the right products. Our experienced aestheticians will make treatment and product recommendations at your initial consultation so that you know exactly how to care for your skin at home between your treatments.

We will help you choose the right cleanser, antioxidant (Vitamin C), Retinol, and a Hydration/Moisturizer product based on your skin type.

prevent further skin damage

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 expert skincare specialists will help you find the right product for your skin type.

Make sunscreen application a non-negotiable part of your daily skincare regimen. Sun exposure is the number one cause of accelerated aging. By simply wearing quality sunscreen daily, regardless of the weather, you’ll be taking one of the most important steps to protect your skin and prolong your skin tightening procedure results.

Prevent Wrinkles from Ever Forming

Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment that can effectively prevent wrinkles from forming in individuals in their 20s and 30s. In the Knoxville area many people are searching for ways to prevent wrinkles and maintain youthful-looking skin. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. By injecting small amounts of Botox into these areas, the muscles relax. This stops the muscles from repeatedly folding and wrinkling the skin which prevents the formation of deep wrinkles. Botox is a wonderful way to preserve your youthful appearance.

If you’re looking for wrinkle prevention solutions in the Knoxville and Oak Ridge areas, consider consulting with one of our qualified aesthetic experts. We’ll provide you with a wrinkle prevention plan and administer Botox treatments to help you maintain your smooth and youthful skin.

Can Fillers Help Tighten Skin and Erase Wrinkles?

As we age, volume loss in our face contributes to wrinkles and loose skin. Adding volume to the cheekbone area, chin, and jawline “lifts” the lower cheeks (jowls) and opens and smooths out the nasolabial folds. This provides a smoother, more youthful appearing face.

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

The combination of skin tightening procedures, soft tissue fillers, and a daily medical grade skincare regimen can be transformative in erasing wrinkles and restoring healthy, youthful appearing skin.

Can Lasers Help Smooth and Tighten Skin?

Several medical studies demonstrate that the combination of lasers with Radiofrequency Microneedling (Morpheus8) enhances wrinkle erasing effects.

Combining Morpheus8 with LaseMD Ultra laser especially improves the skin tightening effect on wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and jowl areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 (filler) and Botox injections. These beautiful benefits are best maintained by the daily use of the right skincare regimen (always including a sunblock).

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 experienced skin care professionals at Shea.

Our team at Shea has over 75 years of experience in the field of aesthetics. We are the highest rated medical spa between Knoxville and Kentucky. 

Dr. Bass and the skincare specialists at Shea Aesthetic Clinic are looking forward to helping you find the best treatment plan based on your specific skincare needs.

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 help minimize the appearance of:

  • Crow’s-feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Eleven lines
  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Jowls
  • Thin, saggy skin

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 offers to tighten your skin! Your experienced aesthetician at Shea is dedicated to ensuring that your loose, wrinkly skin becomes a thing of the past.

Some treatments require topical or injected numbing medication and/or the use of inhaled ProNox (nitrous oxide) gas. At Shea, we use these pain reducing strategies to ensure that your skin tightening procedure is pleasant and comfortable.

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 and some say that it doesn’t hurt at all.

You should notice that your skin looks and feels significantly tighter beginning about 3-4 weeks after your first treatment.

Maximal results are obtained at about 3 months after completion of your series of treatments.

Your dermal thickness, collagen and elastin content will continue to improve for 6-7 months after your last treatment.

Results from these treatments last from about 12-18 months.

For optimal results, most people need a series of four to eight treatments.

Radiofrequency microneedling treatments are scheduled 5-6 weeks apart.

The needless radiofrequency energy procedures for skin tightening occur every 1-2 weeks.

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 sunscreen and medical grade skincare products.

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