Secrets to “New Age” Skin Tightening

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In the new age of skin-tightening procedures, there are many ways to firm up and tighten your skin. There are multiple manufacturers that offer different devices, making skin tightening solutions more mainstream to patients looking for the most advanced solutions and non-surgical technologies to tighten and tone these common areas:

  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Face
  • Arms
  • Eyes
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks

Combination Areas Include:

  • Entire Face
  • Abdomen and Love Handles
  • Lower Face and Neck Combined
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Skin tightening equipment will vary and make use of: lasers, heat, ultrasound and radio frequency to provide skin tightening while simultaneously improving skin tone. These are the most popular devices for skin tightening:

Affirm: Cynosure’s Affirm Anti-Aging Workstation and skin tightening system employs MultiPlex technology; Combined Apex Pulse (CAP), the speediest laser-based energy source industry-wide; and Xenon Pulsed Light (XPL) technology.

Cooltouch: CoolTouch’s CT3 Plus laser system has been the Gold Standard for non-ablative laser skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.

Fraxel Repair CO2: The Fraxel skin tightening system includes three machines – The Fraxel re: fine and the Fraxel re:store are both non-ablative laser treatments best for collagen restoration. The Fraxel re:pair treatment is an ablative laser that reduces the effects of photo damage on the skin.

Pellevé:  is a skin tightening system that also uses radiofrequency utilizing the proven Surgitron technology to regenerate collagen and firm skin in many areas.

Thermage: Thermage utilizes radiofrequency (RF) technology to penetrate and heat deep layers to stimulate collagen production beneath, while cooling surface layers of the skin. Thermage is safe and non-invasive and there is no downtime after treatments.

Ultherapy: The Ulthera® System is the latest device and the only non-invasive aesthetic device approved by the FDA that uses micro-focused ultrasound to tighten, firm and lift skin. Ultherapy claims to have advantages over other treatment modalities because” it delivers energy with the optimal Depth, Temperature and Precision necessary to lift skin.”

Skin tightening treatments are safe and effective, and in some cases multiple treatments will maximize results over time. These methods are an affordable, non-surgical alternative, but the results are not permanent. Surgeons and clinics have their device preferences to treat different regions of the face and body. Dr. Louis Cole of Cole Dermatology and Aesthetic Center in Georgia prefers Ulthera to other technologies.

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