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What is Skin Tightening?

Skin tightening is a form of non-surgical skin rejuvenation that focuses on reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With a special hand-held radio frequency device, skin tightening treatments address skin laxity that can contribute to the appearance of jowls are facial aging. With skin tightening treatments using Forma, the deeper layers of the skin are accessed to allow for the most comprehensive of rejuvenation. In addition to providing immediate results, Forma also stimulates the production of collagen for long-lasting improvement.  

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Cost of Skin Tightening

Skin Tightening: $1,800-$3,500

Cost for Forma Facial Skin Tightening

Treatments needed: 6-8
Frequency: 1/week
Downtime: None

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Who is a Good Candidate?

Ideal candidates for skin tightening treatments will have sagging skin due to aging or weight loss. It is also important to have realistic expectations for the outcome of your treatment. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rocheford is the first step towards your procedure and can help to determine if this treatment option is right for you.

The Skin Tightening Treatment

During treatment, a special hand-held device will be used to gently massage the skin, allowing heat to penetrate below the skin’s surface. Although you may feel a gentle warming sensation, the treatment is very tolerable and there is no downtime required.  The Forma uses a small, head to specifically treat the face and neck and it allows for more control over the device. Discount packages of six treatments for the face are available now!

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Skin Tightening Results 

Laser skin tightening treatments address sagging or lax skin, producing a noticeable firmness and rejuvenation. The procedure employs advanced radio frequency technology to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, promoting increased elasticity and tighter skin. Patients often experience a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful complexion. The results are gradual, with ongoing improvements occurring over several weeks as the body naturally produces more collagen. Laser skin tightening is particularly effective in areas like the face, neck, and décolletage, providing a non-invasive solution for individuals seeking to restore a more youthful complexion with no downtime. 

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Skin Tightening FAQs 

How does skin tightening work, and what areas can it effectively treat? 

 RF (Radiofrequency) skin tightening utilizes energy waves to heat the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin tightening. This is a non-invasive treatment and can be used to effectively treat the face, neck, abdomen, thighs, and arms. It addresses sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful and lifted appearance. 

The duration of an RF skin tightening session varies based on the treatment area but typically ranges from 30 minutes to an hour. The recommended number of sessions varies depending on individual skin concerns and goals. A series of treatments, usually 3 to 6 sessions, spaced several weeks apart, is often recommended for optimal and long-lasting results. 

Is RF skin tightening painful, and what is the downtime associated with the procedure? 

 RF skin tightening is not considered painful. Most systems incorporate built-in cooling mechanisms to enhance patient comfort during the treatment. There is little to no downtime associated with RF skin tightening, allowing individuals to resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.  

Patient Resources

Whether a new or returning patient, we have plenty of resources to either help you get started or learn more about the procedure process. From patient forms to blogs, we have all the resources you’ll need to prepare yourself for your appointment.

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