Understanding the Different Types of Skin-Tightening Treatments

Gravity has been tugging on your skin with the same force all your life, but it’s suddenly starting to have an effect. What changed? Gravity isn’t getting stronger, your skin is getting weaker. 

As you age, your skin thins out, you lose the plump fat layer just beneath the surface, and your body stops producing two essential proteins that once gave your skin its structure and resilience — collagen and elastin.

At Gago Wellness in Brighton, Michigan, we focus on restoring your inner skin to improve the look of your outer skin. Our master aestheticians expertly evaluate your skin’s health, tone, type, and tendencies to determine the best way to tighten it up and give you a smoother, younger appearance. Here are two of the top-performing skin-tightening treatments we trust.

How does skin tightening work?

In severe cases of sagging skin, surgical facelifts remove excess skin and suture the rest so it stays in position. But that’s an extreme step most of us aren’t willing to take.

A safer, simpler way to shore up loose skin is to restore the structure within by replenishing the collagen and elastin. Here at Gago Wellness, we believe that your own body is the best source of these critical elements, so we use technologies that stimulate their production and then let nature take its course.

Forever Young BroadBand™ Light (BBL)

One of the most popular solutions for loose skin is intense-pulsed light (IPL) therapy. This is different from traditional laser therapy, which uses only one wavelength of light and focuses on only one skin issue, such as red blood vessels or brown sun spots.

We use Forever Young BroadBand Light, which is a highly effective form of IPL that delivers infrared light at multiple wavelengths into the depths of your skin. This jack-of-all-trades addresses age spots, large pores, broken capillaries, and yes, sagging skin. 

Whether your main complaint is droopy eyelids, sunken cheeks, a turkey neck, flappy arms, or a sagging tummy, BBL triggers skin cell renewal at the molecular level and prompts your natural flow of elastin and collagen to restore volume and firm up your skin.


Our Fractora treatment offers similar results but uses a completely different technology. Instead of visible light wavelengths, Fractora uses radiofrequency energy. When we direct that energy down through the layers of your skin, it heats up the cells and prompts your body to release collagen in the area, plumping up the insides so the surface of your skin is pulled taut and firm.

We typically use Fractora on your face and neck, but it can work on other body parts as well.

Which is better: BBL or Fractora?

Choosing between Forever Young BBL and Fractora isn't a matter of determining which is better, it’s about deciding which is better for you

Our team takes the time to get to know you and discuss your aesthetic goals. We also learn about your current health and health history to make sure we have a complete picture of your unique needs. That alone may answer the question about which treatment to choose. But if the medical factors are neutral, here’s a quick side-by-side comparison that may help you decide:



Two treatments can be better than one!

Together, these treatments can be synergistic, offering even greater stimulation of collagen and skin tightening. We are offering combination packages for Fractora and BBL at this time.

If you still have questions and want to learn more about Fractora and BBL, call us at 810-315-6863, or set up a consultation online with one of our experts at Gago Wellness today.

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