Skin Tightening

  4.4 /5 (28 Reviews)

Skin Tightening So much of cosmetic surgery has been devoted to battling the natural signs of aging.  Skin care professionals and plastic surgeons have developed numerous solutions to smooth out wrinkles or tighten sagging skin on the face or body.  Skin tightening is a viable answer to taking 10 or 15 years off of your face.  Tightening loose skin can be achieved through traditional methods like surgical facelifts or through less invasive methods like Thermage or Titan.  Non-surgical skin tightening methods have gained popularity because of the small risk and little downtime involved with them.  Non-surgical skin tightening treatments include: 

Thermage® – Thermage skin tightening uses intense radio frequencies to induce natural collagen growth, tighten skin, and restore your youthful facial contours.  Thermage is safe enough for your chin, neck, or the wrinkles around your eyes.  Thermage often only takes one treatment to tighten your loose skin and can be completed in an hour. 

Titan™ —Titan skin tightening uses advanced infrared light to penetrate through the layers of your skin and cause collagen production deep in your dermis.  Laser skin tightening offers a more even energy distribution than radio frequency.  Titan is particularly good at tightening loose skin around the neck and jaw.  It’s usually suggested to undergo 2-3 sessions to achieve maximum results. 

Thread Lift – Thread Lift is a facial skin tightener that uses a thin thread that is inserted into the face with a needle.  These threads stretch your face into a more youthful contour and collagen grows around the threads to help secure them in place.  This has been called the “lunch hour facelift” because the results are on par with more surgically intensive solutions and it can be performed in less than an hour.  The major draw of a Thread Lift is that no anesthesia is used, and with a mirror you can direct the surgeon during treatment by letting him or her know what areas you specifically wish to address. 

Arasys – Arasys inch-loss system is a great way to smooth and tighten your body, but not your face.  Arasys uses electrical waveforms to simulate impulses in your nerves.  Your muscles smoothly contract without the strenuous effort of exercise.  A 17-minute Arasys session is equivalent to 300 sit-ups.  You can expect to lose 2-6 inches per session.  Arasys inch-loss builds muscle while tightening loose skin. 

Refirme™ — Utilizing bi-polar radio frequencies and light energy, Refirme™ has emerged as a leading skin tightening procedure.  Through targeted heat energy, this FDA cleared tightening and wrinkle removal treatment offers dramatic results while being virtually painless. Refirme™ uses elos™ technology that condenses both bi-polar energy and light energy into one effective skin tightening method.  This patented technology offers greater control than standard light-based therapies, is safe for all skin types, and uses less optical energy than conventional lasers. 

Additionally, some cellulite treatments like liposuction or VelaSmooth® don’t offer actual skin tightening, but can give the illusion of skin tightening by eliminating fat deposits.  During a consultation with a skincare professional, you can learn more about each of these skin tightening methods, and choose one that works with your lifestyle.

Typical Minimum Cost of Skin Tightening (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of Skin Tightening (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Skin Tightening:
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Time Required for Skin Tightening:
All skin tightening procedures are relatively fast, but range from 15 minutes to 2 hours.

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Is Skin Tightening an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
All skin tightening procedures are out patient.
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What are the Side Effects of Skin Tightening?
The worst side effect of skin tightening is minor redness and possible blistering.
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How Long do Skin Tightening results last?
Results vary.
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What is the recovery time for Skin Tightening?
Most skin tightening procedures have very little down time and you can return to your daily activities right away.
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Is there much discomfort for Skin Tightening?
Mild discomfort is reported with all skin tightening treatments.
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Skin Tightening Testimonials:

October 5, 2015
"Staff was extremely courteous and the service was very accommodating and friendly. My "negative" review is based ONLY on the final results of my procedure. I was promised at least 50% improvement in my jowl and neck sagging, however, only 20-30% improvement in skin "tightening" was indicated after six treatments."
Customer Rating.... 4.1

September 1, 2015
"The salon is completely out of the way for me, but worth the distance! Definitely will tell all my friends and family about this place!! Amazing service! The entire staff is professional and so nice. Always feel completely comfortable and welcomed."
Customer Rating.... 5.0

October 13, 2014
"Megan and Kelly are one of the reasons I joined American Laser. Megan took so much time with me explaining the meaning of "skin tightening" and answered every question that I had. I don't think I could have been any luckier that having Kelly to do my treatments. She explains everything she is doing and has such precision with her skill. I am hoping and praying that I see the results I have wished for because it took me a long time to decide to have this done because it is a little hard financially for me but with your financing program it has helped so much."
JONI I. - Rochester, NY
Customer Rating.... 4.8

September 17, 2014
"The technician was very thorough and focused on the areas that I had mentioned I was most concerned with. I was very happy with my treatment"
TRACY P. - Secaucus, NJ
Customer Rating.... 4.1

September 4, 2014
"Good session. Thorough and effective."
ROBERTA K. - Woodbury, NY
Customer Rating.... 3.8

September 4, 2014
"Treatment was thorough and effective. "
ROBERTA K. - Woodbury, NY
Customer Rating.... 3.8

June 16, 2014
"The staff can't be more accommodating and pleasant. The treatment is comfortable and I was very relaxed. Looking forward to my next treatment."
PHYLLIS T. - Westbury, NY
Customer Rating.... 4.3

June 12, 2014
"Linda the nurse is extremely diligent and caring with her treatments. My skin tightening treatment last for almost one month."
ROBERTA K. - Woodbury, NY
Customer Rating.... 4.3

March 28, 2014
"I am a fan of the service, no question, but the staff at New City promote the service and make the experience truly a pleasure."
PATRICIA S. - Garrison, NY
Customer Rating.... 4.7

March 28, 2014
"Laser hair removal: It has been sometime since I had the treatments for my chin and lip and I can attest to the permanence of the success of the treatments; however, it did take the entire two year "guarantee period" (monthly visits) in addition to the package of six treatments to subdue very tenacious whiskers. Skin Tightening: Many packages, I am addicted! I am very happy with the results; my face no longer feels like it is dripping off my skull! The staff in New City is delightful and the treatments are very relaxing."
PATRICIA S. - Garrison, NY
Customer Rating.... 4.7

March 24, 2014
"They did a really good job!"
LINDA F. - Great Neck, NY
Customer Rating.... 4.9

March 22, 2014
"I enjoy coming to the white plains, ny office. They are very professional and I always feel like they are truly interested in giving me a good session, jenn takes her time and explains things to me, she makes sure that I am not in pain etc."
MARIA K. - Scarsdale, NY
Customer Rating.... 3.7

February 18, 2014
"My skin looks good. The technician commented that my skin looks better and hydrated."
ILENE S. - Bayside, NY
Customer Rating.... 5.0

February 15, 2014
"My skin looks smoother with no signs of age. This effect lasts approximately 2 months after, after that, the procedure has to be repeated."
NILDA P. - Rockville Centre, NY
Customer Rating.... 4.0

August 21, 2013
"I'm still in the process of have treatments done, so far the service has been great. I am noticing an improvement in the areas being treated, but still have two left and was told that improvement will take place up to six months after the treatment is finished. So far so good. Glad I took this step for self-improvement."
KIM A. - Federal Way, WA
Customer Rating.... 3.6

June 21, 2013
"I am basically happy but I just wish people would stop leaving. I just get comfortable with someone and they leave. I've had 4 different people work on me, and they have all been very different. I hope the new folks are as good. As far as how I look, I think I expected better results than I got, but I did notice an improvement."
NANCY B. - Rochester, NY
Customer Rating.... 4.5

June 6, 2013
"So far everything is falling into place. The stockings that I purchased fall down and I'm going to return them. The elastic doesn't hold. "
BRENDA M. - Bronx, NY
Customer Rating.... 5.0

June 6, 2013
"I get the skin tightening. I noticed my skin has fewer wrinkles. I go back once a month. "
ROBERTA K. - Woodbury, NY
Customer Rating.... 4.3

June 6, 2013
"I think they take time. I do see results after several treatments. I had several treatments done. The recovery time is exactly what they told me to expect. "
TANIA S. - New York, NY
Customer Rating.... 5.0

June 6, 2013
"I've lasered my whole body. I have not had any problems. I'm very light and my skin is dark. I get good results. "
JENNIFER S. - Middle Village, NY
Customer Rating.... 5.0

June 6, 2013
"I'm happy. It met my expectations. "
MARY B. - Congers, NY
Customer Rating.... 5.0

June 3, 2013
"It was the best thing I ever did for myself, I don't have to worry about shaving anymore. Thank You."
STACY A. - Waldwick, NJ
Customer Rating.... 5.0

April 9, 2013
"I am not finished with the treatments, but so far I am seeing some results with the treatments I have had."
CYNTHIA M. - New Buffalo, MI
Customer Rating.... 3.9

March 22, 2013
"Very quick and painless. Very satisfied."
ROBIN D. - New York, NY
Customer Rating.... 5.0

May 20, 2012
"I don't have much of an issue just that the results wasn't totally satisfactory. It seem like an illusion that this method works because with exercise is the only weight loss I see but the main issue is my stomach and with this I don't see a difference."
LA TASHA A. - Queens Village, NY
Customer Rating.... 3.3

February 10, 2011
"I already had the procedure right after the consultation. Everything is better than I hoped for. I saw results right away and cannot wait until my next appointment."
REBECCA W. - Danville, VA
Customer Rating.... 5.0

September 30, 2010
"Adela, the office Manager, was very inclusive with the information. Angelina and Xotchil who have provided the treatments have been very accommodating. The treatment seems to be working..."
Customer Rating.... 4.4

October 28, 2008
"It was fantastic and the results are exactly as they promised! I am a skeptic and have tried many other products and procedures, but this by far surpassed any and all expectations. The cost is very expensive. The staff is a plus, professional and super friendly."
CARLA T. - Lubbock, TX
Customer Rating.... 4.8


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