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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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# of surveys: 3802
Last updated: 07/02/2020 7:44 PM

PATIENT RATINGS

Would you recommend us?

definitely
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probably
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Compare our service to other similar practices

excellent
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Overall doctor performance

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

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The doctor explained treatment options

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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The reception was warm and welcoming. I felt like I had been here before and it was the first time.

#12020-01-17

Dr. Ringpfeil took her time and was attentive to my concerns. Writing all options on paper was very helpful and will help me when I start my regimen

#22019-08-13

The doctor saw me exactly when i was scheduled.

#32020-01-15

efficiency, carefulness, thoroughness very much in evidence.

#42019-10-29

I love the Edith Piaf music being piped in - that was an awesome touch.

#52019-07-07

Everyone was friendly, yet professional

#62019-08-31

as a man and coming in to see a doctor is usually awkward especially a female doctor to look over your entire body. The staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Thanks so much.

#72019-10-10

Everyone is so warm and welcoming! great ambience, great music The lovely doctor is perfect- highly skilled, warm and a great mother!

#82020-04-21

The staff was knowlegable in answering any additional questions I may have

#92020-02-14

Receptionist friendly and helpful and cheerful {shawna}. Emily was very friendly and professional and cheerful and puts patient at ease. Dr. was very thorough and explained everthing on patients level and also cheerful. I will definately reccomend to friends!

#102012-12-10 09:51:20

What can we do better?

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Coffee, Tea? only kidding. Hope I gave the reader a smile today.

#12011-02-21 10:56:55

Can't imagine any better first impression.

#22011-02-24 14:49:37

There was some wait between my initial interview with the medical assistantand my meeting the physician. This wait could have been shorter.

#32019-09-15

A sign in front of office to locate parking for first timers would be helpful.

#42020-05-02

this is my first time so will let you know as time progresses

#52010-11-02 11:02:24

Shorter wait, but not much else.

#62020-02-04

nothing everything is fine as is.

#72019-10-28

Parking was a little tight.

#82011-06-09 15:52:46

N/A. Everything was great!

#92019-12-15

I think I was served most excellently. I cannot thing of anything to add.

#102020-06-30