Skin Tightening Specialist:
Dr. Jay Amin is a board-certified physician serving the residents of Tustin, California and nearby towns and neighborhoods. He specializes in performing a wide variety of cosmetic procedures including skin tightening and Botox®.
Disclaimer: Results varies on every patients. *
Skin Tightening Q & A
What Happens During a Skin Tightening Procedure?*
During a skin tightening procedure, the first thing a doctor will do is to measure and mark the area to be treated. Once the markings are in place, the skin will be cooled and prepped for the procedure. A device that emits ultrasound waves, radio waves or, in some cases, light waves will be passed over the skin. This not only affects the skin, but also the muscles and connective tissues underneath. The treatment is designed to stimulate the production of collagen. Once the procedure has been completed, the skin will be cooled one more time to help alleviate any discomfort and irritation.
Is Skin Tightening Painful?*
Although the procedure is minimally invasive, there may be some slight discomfort once it is finished. Most patients feel various levels of vibration, accompanied by fluctuating sensations related to the temperature of the device being used. Once the procedure is over, the patient may feel slight irritation and minimal discomfort near where it was performed. The area may also be tender for several days after the procedure. As the tissues under the skin begin to heal, the muscles and connective tissue may be somewhat sore. Most skin tightening procedures do not produce intense pain, only minimal discomfort in and around the tissues that were treated.
How Long Will a Skin Tightening Treatment Last?*
Skin tightening treatments can last up to three years if the skin and tissues are properly taken care of. New collagen continues to be produced long after the procedure has been performed. This generally means that within the first one or two years, the level of collagen that is created will continue to increase. It can take up to three years for the amount of collagen to begin to dissipate. Each time a skin tightening procedure is performed, the stimulation of collagen continues to increase. This means that the more often the procedure is performed, the longer the results will last. With proper care of the skin, these techniques can improve the elasticity of the skin and dramatically slow down the aging process.