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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Skin Tightening

Facial skin tightening with Infini - after two treatmetns
Facial skin tightening with Infini - after two treatmetns

Treatment Options

Infini® CO2 Laser DeepFX® Titan Thermage Nd:YAG
Results ++++ ++++ +++ ++ + +
downtime 1 days 7-14 days 2-3 days None None None
# Treatments 2-3 1 1 1-3 1-3 3-6
Lasting results 10 years 10 years 10 years Unknown 2-3 years Unknown
Avg. total cost $2000-3000 $3000 $3000 $4000 $4000 $2000

Treatments: Surgical revision, CO2 laser, Deep FX, Titan, Thermage , Nd:YAG, fractionated lasers

What is laser skin tightening

Laser skin tightening is a minimally or non-invasive process that uses an infrared light source (a laser) to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin's surface, causing the skin to contract (tighten).

Neck - Skin Tightening

Extremely effective treatmeant with Infini®

  • Infini® - breakthrough technology (fractionated RF microneedling)
  • Quick recovery - minimal downtime
  • Creates new collagen to smooth wrinkles and improve aging and sagging skin

Skin tightening is a unique option for facial and body rejuvenation that produces dramatic results. Skin tightening effectively reduces the appearance of loose skin or fine and intermediate wrinkles for a smoother and more youthful appearance. Sometimes, surgical correction (face lift, tummy tuck etc) is the only option. However, most of the time, laxity of the skin is mild or moderate, and a less invasive treatment can achieve the desire results.

Who can benefit from skin tightening

People who start noticing loose skin in their cheeks, neck, chest, abdomen, buttocks, legs, and arms as a result of aging or weight loss could consider skin tightening treatment. Laser skin tightening is appropriate for men and women of all skin types and skin tones who wish to achieve dramatic results without painful surgery and lengthy recovery.

Skin tightening expected results

Skin type, body area, and downtime play a role in the outcome. Also, various laser technologies provide different degrees of skin tightening. In general, the more aggressive the treatment the more noticeable the results are.

CO2 laser treatment is the most aggressive approach and is usually used when skin tightening and skin rejuvenation are desired. It delivers the most drastic results. It is effective for the treatment of the face, and neck in fair and Asian skin.

A newer technology that is based on the CO2 laser is fractionated CO2 laser (DeepFX). It delivers similar results for skin tightening with greatly reduced downtime. In addition, it treats effectively other body areas such as the chest and the lax abdomen after pregnancy.

Titan laser can treat all body parts. In comparison to CO2 laser treatments, the downtime is much shorter but it requires multiple treatments to achieve substantial results. Results can last up to 2 years and additional treatment can follow to maintain the desired look.

Nd:YAG, Thermage™ ( radiofrequency), ReFirme™ are also used for tightening lose skin. These products use lower energy levels to deliver reduced patient discomfort. Consequently, multiple treatments are required to achieve significant results.

Skin tightening down time

If the 7-14 day-downtime of the conventional CO2 laser is unacceptable, fractionated CO2 with a downtime of 3-6 days may be used with minimal sacrifice of results.

Nd:YAG, Titan, Thermage™ do not harm the surface of the skin. Therefore, those treatments do not involve downtime. However, allocating time for multiple treatments should be considered.

Skin tightening pricing

Skin tightening cost depends on the desired results (number of treatments) and the size of the treated area and can vary between $500 to $7000.

CO2 laser or fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing require usually a single treatment with an average cost of $3000.

Thermage™ and Titan treatment cost structure is similar. A single session usually costs around $1500. As two to three treatments are usually needed, a patient should expect an average cost of around $4000.

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What WE DID WELL

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Dr was very approachable and answered all questions and didn't seemed rushed as so many are these days.

#12021-11-01

Dr. Ringpfeil appeared concerned about me.

#22021-02-18

The freindliness of the staff!

#32011-06-01 13:35:16

The friendly people who work here are great. Probably the best thing, though, is the timeliness of service. Most physicians make me wait far past my appointment time. I appreciate on-time service immensely!

#42021-03-22

I liked the modern office look, and how the doctor was very friendly and listened to everything I said.

#52021-03-15

The doctor was very friendly and made everything relaxing.

#62021-04-20

EXCELLENT SERVICE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVISE & ASSISTANCE. VERY CLEAN, NICE & CONFIRTABLE OFFICE SETTING. VERY KNOWLEDGEBLE DOCTOR. THANK YOU AGAIN. I WILL RECOMMEND YOU GUYS TO OTHERS. EXCELLENT JOB!!!

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professional staff

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#92021-05-26

Overall friendliness of the staff. Atmosphere was very comfortable.

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What can we do better?

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The entire visit was just perfect so I had no suggestions at this time.

#12010-10-05 12:14:11

less waiting time for follow up appointments

#22021-08-27

it's a little thing, but when you enter an office and ask the receptionist attending to you how are you, she say fine, but does not inquire how you are, and is not engaging, I just think its rude.

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Everything was perfect today

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everything was great

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DO NOT CHANGE A THING- YOU FOLKS ARE WONDERFUL!!!!!

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Everything was great.

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Can't think of a thing. I was very impressed.

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N/A. Everything was great!

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No recommendations - very satisfied/pleased with everything about the visit and the office and the Doctor and her assistants. thank you to everybody for makinng me feel so comfortable (i was verrrrrry nerous)!!

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