LaserTouch Aesthetics is committed to being a leader in aesthetic medicine by providing their patients the newest advances combined with the highest quality medical care in New York City and New York.
At LaserTouch, we offer a number of different alternatives for skin tightening in order to provide the most effective solutions. Depending on our patients' age, skin, and availability our medical and aesthetics staff are able to make appropriate recommendations for tightening and rejuvenating skin in any part of the body or face. Can't decide whih one is right for you? Contact us for a complimentary consutation.
Thermage CPT Skin Tightening
GET “THAT LOOK” BACK.
Thermage is a non-invasive radiofrequency therapy that can address the look and feel of aging skin on many areas of your body. Thermage treatments are customized to your needs, and typically require minimal recovery time. It’s a great solution if you want your skin to look sleeker, smoother and younger, but can’t afford a lot of time away from work or your social life.
Thermage is effective on:
The Eyes – treating upper and lower eyelids to reduce hooding and fine lines as well as lifting of the brow line
The Face – smoothing and tightening sagging skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and helping define the jawline and lip. Addresses loose jowls and “turkey neck”
The Body – helping contour loose skin and smooth bulges
"Smart scanning" hand piece ensures consistency and safety
Fractional lasers penetrate top skin layers
Fraxel light energy stimulates collagen, and resurfaces the top skin layer
Your skin's natural rejuvenation process smoothes wrinkles and scars by stimulating collagen
Treatment Facts and Guidelines
Duration: Fraxel treatments usually last between 15-45 minutes
Treatment Regimen: Most patients see the best results with 1-5 Fraxel treatments
Results: Fraxel works with your body’s natural skin cells, so results typically take 1-3 weeks to take effect.
Comfort: Most Fraxel patients report the sensation of a "light sunburn" immediately after treatment, but treatment plans can vary, so ask your physician about the specifics of your treatment.
Titan Laser Skin Tightening
Titan: Skin in a New Light
The Cutera Titan® uses light energy to heat the dermis deep beneath your skin's surface. Without surgery, recovery time, or injections, Titan is an ideal solution for your face, abdomen, arms and more.
How does the Cutera Titan work?
Titan uses a safe infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin's surface. During the procedure, the skin's surface (epidermis) is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan handpiece.
The Titan difference
Titan's light-based platform provides a uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis.
Who can be treated?
Since the Titan procedure heats tissue under the skin's surface, patients of any skin type or age can be treated. Your practitioner can advise you if the Titan is right for you.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening with Reaction Viora
FOR TIGHTER, SMOOTHER LOOKING SKIN
Reaction™'s Skin Tightening procedure utilizes RF energy to stimulate existing collagen and elastin fibers, enhance collagen secretion, and improve skin's elasticity over time. From the very first treatment, collagen fibers are contracted, giving an immediate firmed and tightened appearance. Using proprietary CORE™ technology and an integrated skin cooling mechanism, the applied RF energy stimulates fibroblasts in the dermis to improve the skin's elasticity, enhance collagen secretion and induce the production of pro-collagen for long-term effects.
Fibroblasts are the major cells in the dermis which produce collagen and elastin fibers. The thickness of the dermis varies from person to person and is affected by age, exposure to sun, cigarette smoke and environmental pollution. First signs of skin aging include uneven skin tone and texture, wrinkles and folds around the eyes and mouth, and stretch marks on various areas of the body.
The procedure is suitable for most areas of the face including the jowls, cheeks and forehead as well the sensitive areas of the eyes, neck and decollete. And now, unlike any other system, Reaction™'s skin tightening treatments can also treat stretch marks and lax skin on various areas of the body such as the tummy, underarm, calves and hips.
After the first treatment, you'll immediately notice smoother contours and an overall improvement in skin texture and laxity.
Please click here for Before and After pictures and client results with Reaction Viora.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect during skin tightening treatment?
You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Dr.Vafa will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.
Does skin tightening hurt?
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. For some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner.
How many treatment sessions will I need for laser skin tightening?
The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. Many factors impact the efficacy of individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.
How do I prepare for laser skin tightening treatment?
If you have had a history of perioral herpes prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self tanning products before laser treatment. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for 14 days prior to treatment.
What can I expect after laser skin tightening treatment?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.
What precautions should I take after laser skin tighetning treatment?
After laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.
Are there side effects to laser skin tightening treatment?
Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, and purpura (a laser bruise), in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects
are rare. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your provider