A wide array of non-invasive skin tightening procedures is available at Hillelson-Whipple Clinic Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics. Without the risks or long recovery associated with surgery, Skin Tightening techniques will reduce wrinkles; they can also provide a lift to the brows, cheeks, and jaw line. Sagging skin will be tightening and the appearance of lax tissue will be minimized, taking years off the appearance.
Through the use of concentrated radio frequency, Skin Tightening procedures will safely heat the deep dermis skin. As this layer warms, existing stores of collagen will be tightened. The procedure will also encourage the production of additional collagen, which provides healthy structure to the skin.
Benefits of Skin Tightening include:
- Smoother forehead creases
- An reduction of jowls
- Wrinkle reduction
- Reduced Crow’s Feet and Scowl Lines
- Softening of acne scars
- A more sculpted jawline
- Improvement in skin texture
The Ideal Candidate for Skin Tightening Procedures
Anyone seeking to improve the loss of skin elasticity, due to the early signs of aging, can find this procedures beneficial. The ideal patient will be either a man or woman, in overall good health, which understands the treatment process, and holds realistic expectations for their results. A consultation appointment will be scheduled with Dr. Hillelson prior to treatment, to determine which technique will be most beneficial for an individual’s unique needs.
Skin Tightening Techniques
Thermage – Using the Thermage system, all areas of the face and neck can be tightened and lifted. Thermage Skin Tightening uses concentrated radio frequency to evenly warm the skin, providing excellent results on hard to treat places, such as the eyelids, neck, and unsightly fatty deposits around the body. Dr. Hillelson is an international authority on Thermage and her results have been acclaimed and published internationally. To date, she has performed over 5500 such procedures.
Skin Tyte – As the Skin Tyte tightening procedure is performed, quick pulses of infrared light are directed at the skin. Provided with a Sciton Laser, the Skin Tyte system uses a sapphire cooling element for additional patient comfort. This technique is used for specific tightening needs.
TriPollar – The TriPollar Skin Tightening technique will provide both short term and long term rejuvenating results. This system utilizes a technologically advanced, 3rd generation of radiofrequencies. The skin will be lifted, smoothed, and sculpted. This radiofrequency also shrinks fat cells which becomes an important adjunct for noninvasive treatment of the fatty neck. TriPollar is also utilized on the body for superior results with, among other issues, cellulite.
Patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after their Skin Tightening treatment. Mild redness and inflammation at the treatment site is normal, although this will dissipate a few hours after the procedure. As soon as the Skin Tightening treatment is performed, patients will notice tighter skin and a more rejuvenated appearance. Over the following six to twelve weeks, as collagen production steadily increases, benefits from the procedure will continue to improve.
Risks from Skin Tightening Techniques
The Thermage, Skin Tyte, and TriPollar Skin Tightening procedures have a long history of safety and efficiency. Few complications occur after treatment, but if they arise can include: redness, swelling, tingling, and a burning sensation. There is always the rare chance of skin irregularities to occur after the procedure, as well. The best defense against any complications will be to choose an experienced, well-trained provider, such as those at Hillelson-Whipple Clinic Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics.
Skin Tightening FAQ
Where will my Skin Tightening treatments be performed?
The Thermage, Skin Tyte, and TriPollar procedures are performed in the state-of-the-art office-suite of Hillelson-Whipple Clinic Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics.
Am I a good candidate for a Skin Tightening procedure?
Anyone interested in improving the appearance, without the long recovery associated with a more invasive procedure, can benefit from a Skin Tightening treatment. Dr. Hillelson’s extensive experience with different noninvasive options enables her to choose that treatment or treatments which are optimal for each patient.
How long will a Skin Tightening treatment take to perform?
Normally, the treatments at American self will take between one and three hours to complete.
Will more than one Skin Tightening treatment be necessary?
Patients will generally require three to six treatments spaced over approximately six months, to receive optimum skin rejuvenation results when utilizing the Skin Tyte or Tripollar modalities. Thermage is, generally speaking, a single treatment. Dr. Hillelson performs all Thermage and SkinTyte treatments herself.