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Skin Tightening

 

SKIN TIGHTENING PROCEDURES

Skin tightening procedures can be performed on nearly any part of the body to improve the elasticity and texture. Skin can be tightened either through our advanced Cool Touch Laser Treatments (also known as the Cool Breeze Laser) or through surgical tightening of the skin. Dr. Smiley will discuss which type of treatment is best for you during your complimentary consultation.

 

LASER SKIN TIGHTENING

For mild skin laxity around the face, neck, hands and in some cases the arms and around the knees, you may be a candidate for laser skin tightening.

The Cool Touch Laser can also help to enhance the results of a face lift by stimulating collagen which also enhances the color, tone and texture of the skin. Cool Touch laser skin tightening procedures are performed as outpatient treatments in our fully accredited facilities.

You will first meet with Dr. Smiley who specializes in laser treatments to discuss your goals, treatment plans and realistic expectations. Treatments are performed using precise lasers to target deep into the dermis. The heat from the laser stimulates deep tissues, triggering cell rejuvenation which both tightens and improves the appearance of the skin. Sometimes this is referred to as a non-surgical face lift.

Many patients prefer Cool Touch Laser Skin Tightening because it results in less swelling, redness and discomfort. Results are immediate and collagen regeneration may continue for up to 6 months.


SURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING

Pregnancy, weight loss or just the natural process of aging can take a toll on the body. As we age the elasticity and firmness of the skin begins to weaken and the skin begins to sag. Pregnancy and weight loss can speed up this process, particularly around the abdomen and breasts.

Various skin tightening procedures are available to help rejuvenate ones appearance. For concerns with sagging facial skin, patients can opt for laser skin tightening, dermal fillers or face lift surgery. Sagging breasts can be enhanced with either a breast lift or breast reduction, while sagging skin around the mid-section is corrected with a tummy tuck.

Other popular skin tightening procedures include the arm liftthigh lift or Brazilian butt lift. Fat transfer procedures are also becoming significantly more popular to add volume to particular features for more fullness and a tighter appearance.


SKIN TIGHTENING AFTER WEIGHT LOSS

After gastric bypass, lap band surgery or any type of massive weight loss patients often experience a large amount of excess sagging skin. Surgical skin tightening can be performed after sustained massive weight loss to provide more appealing contours which can improve both the aesthetic of the body and also eliminate discomfort and skin irritation. In many cases skin removal after gastric bypass is covered by insurance.


 
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