Skin Tightening

Non-surgical Skin Tightening is an alternative to surgery. On those patients who have a lesser degree of skin laxity, it can be performed on the neck and body as a lighter alternative to a surgical neck lift or body contouring surgeries. Bear in mind that the results are subtler, so non-surgical Skin Tightening is preferable for those who need less Skin Tightening than surgery would provide.

That said, these treatments can help you postpone the need for surgery. Dr. Munasifi’s training and years of experience allow him to apply both science and art to determine which Skin Tightening procedure will help you achieve your best result. Your friends and family are likely to say, “You look amazing. How did you do it?”

Below are our Skin Tightening procedures for the neck and body:

Titan™ Laser

Titan is a laser device that uses infrared optical light and thermal heating to penetrate into the dermis, the deepest layer of your skin, stimulating the growth of new collagen.

Collagen is a protein found in your skin that provides the matrix of support for your skin, much like the rafters holding up a roof. When the collagen is weak or damaged, your skin can become wrinkled and sag. Youthful, healthy collagen allows skin to be firm and smooth. The Titan Laser works to smooth and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin by renewing its deepest support structures. As a result, the tightening is gradual and not easily detected by your friends and family.

Titan is especially effective for a non-surgical facelift/neck lift, but it can also be used on the abdomen, thighs, arms, knees, and elbows. Titan’s infrared technology is a great way to safely fight wrinkles and other signs of aging without incisions, injections, or bothersome downtime.

The treatment takes just 10-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. The Titan handpiece cools the skin, protecting the outer layers while the heat reaches the deep layers of skin.

Most patients need 3 treatments at intervals of 4-6 weeks. No anesthetic is needed, and there is no recovery time. You may have some facial redness for about an hour and some minor swelling that should subside within 24 hours. You can return to work or any other activities immediately.

The results from the Titan Laser can be long-lasting, but the aging process continues. You can expect to need regular treatments after your initial series (perhaps 2-3 times per year) in order to maintain your results, although this varies from patient to patient.

Venus Freeze

Venus Concept Freeze® is a revolutionary technology that tightens the skin on the neck and the body and reduces cellulite. It uses multi-polar radiofrequency (RF) combined with pulsed magnetic fields to create what is known as MP². This combination penetrates deeply into the skin. Like the Titan Laser, Venus Freeze stimulates your body’s natural collagen production for a gradual improvement.

There is no need for a numbing or cooling cream. Only a gel is applied to help the device glide along the skin, and the sensation is like a warm massage with no pain whatsoever.

Most patients require 6-8 treatments about once a week, and the results begin to show after about treatment number 3.

No recovery time is needed after Venus Freeze. The results are not permanent, however, so most patients have maintenance treatments on a quarterly basis.

Ultherapy 

Ultherapy usese ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally. It is a non invasive procedure FDA cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depend on the patient although some patients have seen results appear over 2-3 months as new collagen works to lift and tighten the skin.

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Do you think Skin Tightening might be right for you? Contact us for a consultation in Arlington, VA with Dr. Munasifi. He will help you make the right decisions for you. Call us today at 703.841.0399.

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