Skin tightening treatments are performed to contour, smooth, and tighten loose skin to give you a firmer and more youthful appearance. We offer several options that can be tailored to you and your goals.
In recent years, we have brought on the BTL Exilis Ultra™ and truSculpt® iD for non-invasive skin tightening. We also offer other non-invasive devices, such as Ultherapy®, and minimally invasive technologies like Fractora™ and Secret™ RF, and Smartskin®+ CO2 laser resurfacing.
Ideal Candidates for Skin Tightening
Those seeking tighter, firmer, and more youthful skin who do not want to undergo surgery are good candidates for non-invasive and minimally invasive skin tightening solutions. We offer a variety of methods to address skin laxity in many areas of the body. The procedure that is right for you will depend on your desired results and individual skin type. This will be discussed with you during your consultation appointment. In general, patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about what these treatments can achieve.
- Skin Tightening Options
BTL Exilis Ultra™
Exilis Ultra™ uses a combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound energies to provide a safer, more comfortable body contouring experience.
Exilis Ultra™ can be used for tissue tightening anywhere on the body. The radiofrequency and ultrasound energies heat the underlying layers of the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein in the body that helps give skin its strength and elasticity
Ultherapy® is a non-invasive option for the face, neck, and décolleté that uses ultrasound and the body’s natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin.
This FDA-cleared device utilizes ultrasound energy to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface. Ultherapy® is quick, and there is no downtime.
truSculpt® iD is a revolutionary, non-invasive radiofrequency platform that can be used to reduce fat and tighten skin. With truSculpt® iD, you can get the definition you want, even in areas that are difficult to target, such as the upper arms and the inner and outer thighs. Treatment can be completed in as few as 15 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated. truSculpt iD and truSculpt 3d also address underlying fat and cause reduction.
Fractora™ is a non-laser fractional resurfacing option that reduces wrinkles and tightens the skin to slow the effects of aging and sun damage, restoring a youthful appearance to the skin.
The device uses radiofrequency energy delivered through a matrix of micro-pins to create small channels in the skin and heat the underlying layers in a controlled fashion. This process activates the body’s healing response and stimulates the production of collagen. A variety of micro-pin matrices is available to allow customized approaches depending on your condition and desired results.
Secret™ RF is a microneedling procedure that improves signs of aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks with little downtime. Secret™ RF uses microneedles to deliver fractional radiofrequency (RF) energy into varying levels of the skin, including the deeper layers. This unique delivery of energy allows us to achieve optimal results for all skin types. Treatment can be completed in about 30 minutes.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser technology can be used to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Smartskin®+ CO2 utilizes focused light energy to create micro-channels in the skin, similar to a microneedling treatment. This process allows for improved resurfacing and cell turnover with less discomfort and a shorter recovery period than traditional ablative laser treatments.
Many of our skin tightening techniques do not require downtime or a recovery period. Procedures that utilize microneedling, such as Secret™ RF and Fractora™, may involve a recovery period that can last for two to three days. Dr. Hotchandani and/or Denise Bianco, FNP-C, will provide you with any necessary aftercare instructions specific to your treatment plan.
Patients may notice some slight improvement within 24 hours, depending on the treatment performed. The final results will continue to refine over time. The skin will appear tighter, smoother, and more youthful. Multiple sessions may be recommended for optimal results.
*Results and patient experience may vary
Are skin tightening procedures painful?
Most patients find skin tightening comfortable, and most undergo treatment without the aid of a topical anesthetic for non-invasive procedures. If your pain threshold is very low, a topical anesthetic can be applied before the procedure for added comfort. For minimally invasive procedures, several different methods are used for pain control.
How can I improve and maintain my results?
You should try to avoid direct sun exposure and always use sunscreen. Your Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery professional can recommend a home skincare regimen and maintenance treatment plan that will help keep your skin tight for years to come.
Are skin tightening treatments safe?
All of the skin tightening methods offered at Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery are safe. The therapy that is appropriate for you will depend on the condition of your skin, your aesthetic goals, and other factors. Dr. Hotchandani will develop a cosmetic plan tailored to your needs.