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Philadelphia Neck Tightening  Before & After Pictures

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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Last updated: 10/13/2021 5:43 PM

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The doctor explained treatment options

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What WE DID WELL

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The doctor and physicians assistant were both very professional and knowledgeable.

#12020-11-09

Ambiance and cleanliness of the office; informative, highly professional staff. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience.

#22021-03-12

from the minute I walked the reception was wonderful and I saw my doctor very quickly... very little waiting.

#32021-07-22

speed of the apt. Dr. Took time to share thoughts

#42021-06-12

everything is so gracious and lovely ....just add a fountain to complete ambience

#52021-02-19

I liked how the doctor gave me the prices of procedures that we discussed. Every doctor should do that!!

#62020-12-18

The MD had a conprehensive plan for the dermatological care of my son

#72021-08-19

Jill is competent, friendly, encouraging and I really have enjoyed having her work with me

#82011-11-02 12:34:06

Very efficient, quiet, and clean.

#92021-01-24

The help desk (reseptionist/m.a) was phenomenal!

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What can we do better?

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sometimes I feel the phone staff is not as helpful as it could be, but that is not reflected in the quality of services. Front office is very professional overall.

#12010-11-04 13:29:14

You can't improve upon excellence.

#22021-08-25

I have a suggestion: I noticed that two of the lovely rugs pose hazards to patients using walkers or who may have other mobility issues. The large rug placed at an angle and the narrow rug placed in front of the reception desk leave no room for these individuals to safely manuveur around the reception area and are likely to contribute to fall risks. I would suggest leaving these areas clear.

#32010-10-04 12:14:56

I have a suggestion: I noticed that two of the lovely rugs pose hazards to patients using walkers or who may have other mobility issues. The large rug placed at an angle and the narrow rug placed in front of the reception desk leave no room for these individuals to safely manuveur around the reception area and are likely to contribute to fall risks. I would suggest leaving these areas clear.

#42010-10-04 12:14:56

I do not like waiting long periods of time in either the reception area or exam room fort he Dr to come in. The exam with the Dr should be relatively close to the appointment time

#52021-06-08

It's a little warm in the office.

#62021-09-17

I had requested an email for appointment purposes. Was never sent. Other than that - Excellent!

#72021-04-25

Hard to say, this was a short visit and the service and treatment, as far as I can tell, were excellent

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Shorter wait

#92021-07-20

It was a perfect experioence, I wouldn't change a thing!

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