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Smooth, Tight, and Radiant: The Ultimate Skin Tightening Treatments Columbia SC

Over time, our skin makes less collagen, causing it to droop and sag. This process can be slowed down by avoiding sun exposure and not smoking – but eventually it catches up to us all.

However, the effects don’t have to be permanent: there are scientifically proven ways to boost collagen production in the skin and restore your youthful vitality! When you get your skin tightening treatments at our dynamic, high-energy medical spa you’ll leave looking and feeling like a Rockstar!

What Is Skin Tightening?

Skin tightening refers to a range of treatments designed to improve the firmness and elasticity of your skin. As we age, our skin loses its natural collagen and elastin, leading to sagging and wrinkles.
In the past, skin tightening often meant surgical procedures like facelifts, and there were mixed results. However, today advanced skin tightening treatments effectively address these concerns, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance without requiring any invasive treatments.
Two of the most popular, cutting-edge treatment methods are the CoolPeel CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing and VirtueRF Microneedling.

  • CoolPeel CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing: This laser skin tightening treatment uses precise laser energy to gently heat deeper layers of skin and stimulate new collagen production. The result is smoother, tighter, and more radiant skin with minimal downtime.
  • VirtueRF Microneedling: This microneedle skin tightening treatment combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to penetrate deeper layers of the skin. It boosts collagen and elastin production, providing significant skin tightening and rejuvenation.

What are the Benefits of Skin Tightening?

Skin tightening treatments work by encouraging your body to deploy its natural healing mechanisms. During this healing process new collagen and elastin cells are created, helping you achieve a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

  • Improved Skin Elasticity: Both laser skin tightening and microneedling stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, helping you to maintain firm and elastic skin.
  • Reduced Wrinkles & Fine Lines: Minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and enjoy a smoother, more youthful complexion.
  • Healthier Skin: By promoting new cell growth and collagen production, skin tightening treatments improve the overall health, texture and tone of your skin.
  • Tighter Pores & Less Visible Scarring: Reduce pore size and minimize the appearance of acne scars or other skin imperfections.
  • Non-Surgical & Minimal Downtime: Both CoolPeel CO2 Laser and VirtueRF are non-invasive procedures with minimal downtime, allowing you to return to your daily activities quickly.
  • Customized Treatments: Tailor your skin tightening treatment to your specific concerns and beauty goals!

Our Skin Tightening Treatments

CoolPeel CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with minimal downtime! This laser treatment uses a fractional carbon dioxide laser (DEKA SmartXide Tetra laser) to produce amazing results with only minor discomfort. For best results, we recommend a series of three (3) treatments.

VirtueRF Microneedling

Microneedling with radiofrequency targets fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture, building collagen, and improving/reducing the appearance of scars. This targeted treatment is great for eye bags, festoons, and other areas where precise treatment is necessary.

Other Treatments to Achieve Your Beauty Goals

Skin tightening means different things to different people. When you schedule a consultation with an expert esthetician, you will be able to discuss your beauty goals and develop a customized treatment plan. These are just some of our other services which can be used to achieve firm and youthful looking skin.

  • Botox – offers a subtle tightening effect by smoothing out the skin, especially around the eyes and forehead.
  • Dermal Fillers – perfect for breathing new life into sagging cheeks!
  • BeautiFill (Liposuction + Fat Transfer) – Ever wondered if you could take fat cells from somewhere you didn’t want them and move to somewhere better? That is exactly what BeautiFill body contouring treatment allows, offering amazing slimming and skin tightening results!

Rockstar Results Are Waiting For You

Skin tightening works by encouraging your body’s natural healing functions! By boosting your skin collagen and elastin production, these treatments produce firmer, younger looking skin and provide noticeable and lasting results!

Are you ready to turn back the clock on aging?


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The Vivid Aesthetics Difference

Life’s too short for dull moments, instead, be Vivid!

Vivid Aesthetics is more than just a beauty spa – it is a place where edgy meets elegant, and every visit is a bold and exciting experience!
By choosing Vivid you are getting treatments performed by medical professionals and experienced estheticians – ensuring great, long lasting results!

The Benefits of Being Vivid

Get the best results from our team of medical professionals and experienced estheticians. Have a skin condition or particular concern? During your pre-treatment consultation your esthetician will work with you to understand your skin’s unique needs and develop a treatment plan for you.

Vivid skin tightening treatments let your natural beauty shine through. By using state of the art equipment, premium skin care products, and scientifically proven methods, your Vivid skin care treatment will enhance your natural beauty by improving your skin health.

Who said beauty has to be boring? Instead of struggling to stay awake in a dark room, the fun, high-energy atmosphere of Vivid Aesthetics means that when you finish your treatment, you’ll leave feeling energized and beautiful!

  • Experienced medical professionals
  • Beauty consultations and custom treatment plans
  • Scientifically proven techniques
  • Enhance your natural beauty by improving skin health
  • Enjoy yourself and leave feeling energized and beautiful


Our Team

Health and wellness treatments are able to do tremendous good – when they are performed by well-trained, knowledgeable medical professionals. Unfortunately, the field of esthetics does not have a central certifying body – and so it is essential for individuals to check that their medspas have well-qualified team members.

Your treatments at Vivid Aesthetics are backed by decades of medical experience, allowing you to reap the benefits of advanced treatment methods alongside the safety and surety of professional medical practices.

Andrea Sarata

Andrea brings a wealth of medical experience to Vivid Aesthetics and is a board certified physician assistant with over 15 years of experience in emergency medicine, urgent care, burn treatment, wound care, and surgery.

Andrea is part of the dynamic duo which founded Vivid Aesthetics, and is deeply passionate about the world of beauty and wellness.

Shelley Simmons

Shelley is the other half of Vivid’s dynamic duo and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the spa. A certified family nurse practitioner with 8 years experience working as an ICU nurse and 2 years of internal medicine practice, Shelley loves being able to help her clients look and feel their best!

Filled with boundless energy and contagious enthusiasm, it’s easy to see why Shelley’s clients love coming back!

Dr. Jeffrey Sarata

After graduating as valedictorian from high school, Dr. Jeff became a pilot at age 18. Not content to stop at that, he became a board-certified emergency medicine physician. After his residency, Dr. Jeff entered the Air Force as an Emergency Medicine attending physician and completed three deployments as a Critical Care Air Transport physician keeping our soldiers alive on overseas flights back to the United States.

Today, Dr. Jeff has over 15 years of medical experience and brings his expertise, excellent bedside manner, and an enthusiasm for health and wellness to Vivid Aesthetics.

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Skin Tightening FAQs

Do you offer appointments on weekends?

Please call us or send us a message to inquire about our weekend and after-hours availability.

How painful is laser skin tightening?

Different laser treatments have different levels of discomfort associated with them. Most of our treatments are extremely easy to handle, and feel like a cool or warm sensation. A few of our treatments produce more of a ‘snapping’ sensation that can be uncomfortable. Our esthetician will guide you through your choices and help you choose the treatment which will get you your desired results with the least amount of discomfort.

We have cooling gels which provide an anesthetic effect for the more intense treatments.

How many sessions does laser skin tightening take?

In most cases, the best results will come from multiple treatments. During your consultation your esthetician will be able to give you a better idea of what to expect from your treatment plan.

Is there downtime associated with laser skin tightening?

This depends on the type of laser used during your treatment. Some of our lasers are incredibly gentle and require little or no downtime afterwards. However, we do have some more powerful treatment options that might require a few days of downtime.

Generally, you will want to avoid applying makeup shortly after your treatment and limit your sun exposure. After a few days you’ll be able to go into the sun as long as you are wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Your esthetician will be able to give you a more comprehensive explanation of your treatment and aftercare during your consultation.

How many sessions of microneedling do you recommend for skin tightening?

Typically, we recommend a series of 3-6 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart for maximum skin tightening. Your esthetician will be able to explain the process to you and recommend a customized treatment plan.

What can I expect during a microneedling treatment?

During the treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to minimize discomfort. The microneedling device will then be used to create tiny punctures in your skin, stimulating the skin tightening process. The session typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

Is microneedling safe for sensitive skin?

Yes, microneedling can be safely used on sensitive skin. Our trained professionals will tailor the procedure to your skin’s specific needs, using different needle depths and techniques to ensure a gentle yet effective treatment.

What is your cancellation/no show policy?

We understand that situations may arise which may force you to cancel or postpone a treatment and are happy to make changes or cancellations as long as we receive notice at least 24 hours in advance.
In the event that you are unable to provide 24 hours notice of your change or fail to keep your appointment, then your credit card may be charged $100 for the visit.