Skin Tightening with Refirme: Smooth and tighten skin to reduce wrinkles, scars and loose skin
Revitalize your skin's appearance with Skin Tightening Services by DermaCenter™. This treatment for damaged or aging skin can quickly and conveniently smooth out periorbital wrinkles, acne scars and loose skin. The non-invasive laser procedure, which involves no downtime and minimal pain, causes the existing collagen in the deeper layers of the skin to tighten, leading to improved skin contours and healthier collagen. Skin tightening can be performed on the face or any other part of the body such as the arms, abdomen, thighs and more.
The DermaCenter™ staff is committed to the highest level of customer service, and wants its clients to be informed of their options. Schedule a FREE consultation or call (215) 735-7990 for more information about our skin tightening services.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does Skin Tightening work?
Skin Tightening delivers infrared light, extending up to 6mm into the dermis, to create islands of deep heating. These heated islands coagulate tissue in the dermis and hypodermis, yet preserve the epidermis (the skins surface). The body's natural healing response generates new tissue, thereby reducing skin laxity and causing the skin to appear tighter. (Our Deep IR uses the most advanced cooling system to cool the surface of the skin better than older technologies using radiofrequency, thus allowing the use of higher energies to penetrate deeper into the skin for more impressive results.)
Who is a good candidate for skin tightening?
Anyone with mild to moderate skin laxity who is not yet ready for the expense or the recovery time of surgery is a good candidate.
What areas can be treated?
Skin tightening can be used anywhere on the body. Loose skin on the face, neck, and jowl area are the most popular procedures. Laxity in the abdomen, under the arm and buttocks are also frequently requested areas.
How long does the procedure take?
The skin tightening procedure can take anywhere between a few minutes to an hour, depending on the area treated.
What are the treatments like?
First the skin is cooled. Then the infrared heat is applied. Patients will feel a gradual heating of the treated area, then cooling is applied again. This protects the surface of the skin and also allows more effective penetration of the infrared light. It is one of our most comfortable procedures. Many patients actually find this treatment relaxing!
When will I see results?
With our revolutionary technology results will be seen in two phases. The initial phase consists of tightening of the collagen that is already present. This result is seen immediately. The second phase occurs more slowly as the body initiates a natural wound-healing response and creates new collagen which provides long term tightening. Tightening will continue to improve for four to six months after the last treatment, then will stabilize.
How many treatments are needed?
Many patients see some results after one treatment, however four to six treatments are generally recommended for best results. Treatments are generally recommended 2 to 4 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments and the use of a protective skin regime are recommended to maintain and enhance results.
When can I resume my normal activities?
There is absolutely no down time associated with this procedure. A few people may have mild redness but this usually resolves in a few hours. You can return to your normal activities immediately, although as always sunscreen should be used.