Skin tightening procedures have become very popular in recent years because they provide a nonsurgical alternative to non-invasive procedures for correcting skin laxity and improving skin quality.
Why choose WellMedica Skin Tightening?
At WellMedica, Dr. Dima Ali can choose among a number of different devices and technologies that provide non-invasive skin tightening solutions based on your skin type.
Dr. Dima Ali has over 20 years of experience in providing the best skin tightening solutions for her patients. As a board-certified cosmetic laser surgeon, Dr. Dima Ali can ensure superior results and a welcoming experience at WellMedica.
Pick Your Complexion Treatment
Venus Freeze & Legacy
Venus Freeze is suitable for various face and body applications including circumference reduction, cellulite improvement, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
During the ThermiTight® treatment, a tiny probe is used to gently heat specific tissues to a pre-determined therapeutic temperature. After the treatment, a gentle wrap is applied and you may resume normal activities the next day.
The Contour Lift is an innovative procedure that diminishes the signs of aging. This minimally invasive procedure provides many of the benefits of a facelift — it can elevate brows, cheeks and mid-face area and soften the appearance of jowls.
VelaShape provides a highly effective solution for comfortable, non-invasive, body contouring for a wide range of patients and treatment areas. VelaShape enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body in as few as 4 treatment sessions; making you look and feel more youthful.
Profound RF is a One-of-a-Kind Wrinkle & Cellulite Treatment System. It’s the First and only RF microneedling device with FDA clearance for face and body.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Non-surgical skin tightening treatments, more often than not, utilize targeted energy (whether through ultrasound skin tightening or laser and radiofrequency devices) to heat the deeper layers of skin. These treatments help stimulate collagen and elastin production which gradually improves skin tone and texture for a rejuvenating experience. Some other treatments affect fibrous tissues to reduce the presence of cellulite and deep wrinkles. At WellMedica, we use numerous FDA-approved, high-tech, skin tightening treatments and technologies. Each uses unique mechanics in order to achieve the best, desired aesthetic result.
Skin Tightening Treatments
When we are born, our skin is full and rich with proteins called elastin and collagen. Each of these proteins gives our skin its structure and elasticity. As we age, our body begins producing these proteins in smaller quantities. As a result of the natural reduction of these proteins, our skin loses its youth and elasticity.
In addition, the effects of gravity, exposure to pollution, stress, and the way our skin and muscles respond to our everyday movements and growth, we may notice our skin becoming stretched, wrinkled, or sag over time. Other factors may also contribute to changes in our skin: pregnancy or weight-loss being some of the more common culprits of stretch marks and skin sagging.
However, there are many effective, non-surgical treatments that target the areas of skin that have become loose over time and encourage the body to produce collagen and elastin naturally. Below, we will address some of the more popular skin tightening procedures that we utilize at WellMedica.
Radio Frequency & Laser Skin Tightening
Some of the most popular skin tightening treatments are those which use radio frequency (RF) or laser technologies to heat the skin and trigger an increase in collagen production. Both laser and RF treatments focus on deeper, epidermal layers to achieve a more firm, smoother appearance. RF tends to address a larger patch of skin, while laser treatments address a more specific, targeted area. Each of these procedures are non-surgical, office-based treatments that boast little to no recovery time. Some of the procedures and technologies used at WellMedica include:
Venus Freeze™ & Venus Legacy™
Both Venus Freeze™ and Venus Legacy™ stimulate the body’s natural healing response by causing a thermal reaction within the deeper tissues. Both utilize multi-polar radio frequency technologies that induce new collagen, elastin fibers, and fibroblast production – resulting in a tighter and more smooth-looking appearance.
ThermiTight™ is formally described as “thermistor-controlled subdermal skin tightening,” which basically means that regulated heat is targeted at the collagen layer of the skin. To get under the skin, the ThermiRF™ system is used along with a tiny probe, called the SmartTip™ thermistor probe, which is inserted just below the surface. Dr. Dima Ali delivers radio frequency energy into the area through gentle movements, which heats the subdermal tissue to a specific internal temperature. She uses the Thermal Image Guidance™ to monitor external temperatures and ensure the safety of the skin. Most procedures last less than an hour and are followed up with a gentle wrap. As for downtime post-ThermiTight treatment, you should be able to resume normal activities as early as the next day.
Venus Viva®/ MD
Venus Viva® is a device that allows us to gain the results of full-face laser resurfacing without downtime and risks. Venus Viva is like getting a CO2, Erbium, Fraxel®, and VBeam® laser all in one.
The Viva device uses patented nano fractional radio frequency and SmartScan® technology to deliver energy to the dermis. This generates heat in a controlled manner to initiate skin change, rebuilding collagen and fibroblast stimulation, all resulting in tissue remodeling. This achieves results with minimal discomfort and very little to no downtime.
The state-of-the-art patented tip allows for a depth of penetration up to 500 microns and provides varying energy densities, enabling simultaneous ablation of the epidermis and coagulation of the dermis area resulting in skin resurfacing with minimal discomfort.
It treats everything from fine lines and wrinkles to skin laxity, tone, and texture, large pores, hyperpigmentation (even melasma), acne scarring, redness/rosacea, and age spots. It sounds too good to be true, but it really works.
CO2RE is a fractional therapy CO2 laser for skin resurfacing. Your skin is treated with a matrix of laser pulses that vary in intensity, depending on your skin type and desired treatment results. The result is a treatment that is fast, more comfortable and requires less downtime than traditional resurfacing — enabling you to get back to your daily routine much quicker. CO2RE has been proven effective in enhancing skin tone and texture, eliminating the effects of the sun and aging on the skin, smoothing out lines, wrinkles, and scars. Treatments can vary based on the extent of skin resurfacing you’re looking for.
Skin Tightening & Body Contouring Treatments
Some treatments combine intense pulsed light (IPL) with radio frequency in order to reach deeper layers of skin in order to induce the same natural healing response to shape and tighten the skin. Combining IPL with RF allows for us to treat skin on multiple levels for a more effective treatment. At WellMedica, we use VelaShape®.
It is the perfect, non-surgical answer for treating those ‘problem areas’ that cause women to feel so displeased with their body image. VelaShape® provides a highly effective solution for comfortable, non-invasive, body contouring for a wide range of patients and treatment areas. VelaShape® enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured, and well shaped body in as few as 4 treatment sessions; making you look and feel more youthful. The results are gradual, smoothing of the skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite, and circumferential reduction with noticeable reshaping of the treated area.
Wrinkle & Cellulite Treatment
SkinPen® can also be referred to as microtherapy, microneedling, micropen, dermapen or skin needling. The at-home version called derma roller is also classified as microneedling. As a consumer, the options and information can be overwhelming. WellMedica has done the research and homework for you, and chose the SkinPen® for many reasons, most importantly the patient’s safety and sterility.
The at-home use of derma rollers can be a breeding ground for bacteria or hepatitis, so we usually advise that patients steer clear of that option. Other in-office devices do not have the patented bio-sleeve technology that eliminates cross-contamination and SkinPen® is the only stainless steel medical grade device for microneedling on the market.
SkinPen® needle stamping creates thousands of micro channels or micro-injuries in the skin, which causes the skin to produce new collagen. The micro-injuries also create channels that allow products to penetrate more effectively into the deeper layers of skin. Essentially, SkinPen® can trick your body into producing a large quantity of chemicals that are designed to heal. Since there is no significant injury to your skin, the healing chemicals are usually able to rejuvenate instead.
The Profound treatment delivers a precise time and temperature combination to the skin and uses your body’s natural healing process to create new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. It stimulates your body to naturally revitalize and smooth the skin’s appearance. The Profound treatment is your alternative to surgery for improving the appearance of cellulite, reducing wrinkles, and eliminating sagging skin.
Reasons why Profound RF may be right for you:
- 1 nonsurgical treatment with a 100% response rate for facial wrinkles.
- 1 nonsurgical treatment with a 94% response rate for cellulite.
- Creates up to 5x the elastin to bring the snap back to aging skin.
- Naturally reproduces collagen to revitalize your skin.
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Why Choose Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
Benefits of Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
- Tightens loose skin on the face, neck, or body with no scarring or plastic surgery required.
- Multiple treatments can also provide a “lifting” effect.
- Little to no downtime.
- Very low risk of adverse effects if done in-office by our board-certified doctor.
- Treatments are usually short and last just about an hour or more.
- Often, results can ast up to a little over 1-3 years.
- Often the best results appear gradually over time (at times up to a couple of months post-treatment).
- Multiple treatments are often required to achieve your desired results.
- Treatments may need to be repeated annually to maintain results.
- Some non-surgical procedures may be limited when treating advanced sagging and stretched skin (i.e. extreme weight loss, or stretching from pregnancy).