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Skin Tightening

 

Skin tightening is an excellent treatment to create firmer skin. As a non-invasive treatment, skin tightening improves the thickness, laxity and texture of the skin with no downtime and minimal discomfort and risk.The best candidates for skin tightening are those with early signs of aging skin who desire a more youthful appearance. Good candidates also lead a healthy and active lifestyle, which includes appropriate exercise and diet, and do not smoke.

How does skin tightening work?

The Intense Pulse Light (IPL) device supplies energy to the deep dermis and subcutaneous tissue, resulting in tightening and lifting of the skin.  Light from the IPL device is absorbed by fat and water in the tissue.  This causes heating which stimulates new collagen growth and contraction of fat cells.  This results in a decrease in wrinkles and loose skin which provides for a smoother and more youthful appearance.

What body parts respond to skin tightening?

The face, neck, upper chest, abdomen and thighs respond well to the IPL skin tightening procedure.   

What does the laser treatment feel like?

The IPL skin tightening procedure can cause some discomfort as the skin will tighten more with higher energy.  We use a Zimmer cooling device to help alleviate discomfort. A lidocaine cream can also be applied to the skin prior to the procedure.

How long will the procedure take?

About 30 minutes for one area.  

How long after treatment will I see results?

Some skin tightening will be noticeable immediately after the treatment but additional skin tightening occurs over the next few months.  We recommend three treatments scheduled three weeks apart.

How much does the laser treatment cost?

A full facial skin tightening program is $800 for three sessions. 

Skin tightening on only the left side of abdomen