As we age, the skin becomes loose and begins to sag due to the breakdown of collagen in the deeper layers. We use state of the art technology to deliver energy and heat the deeper layers of skin and stimulate the production of new collagen. Our practice utilizes the Cutera Titan®, which delivers infrared light to the deeper tissues for skin tightening.
Part of the appeal of this procedure is that it is safe, comfortable, and requires no downtime. There is no need for anesthesia, but some patients may choose to have a numbing crème applied for improved comfort. During the procedure, a hand piece is guided over the treatment area, delivering heat to the deeper layers of the skin; the surface is simultaneously cooled for protection and comfort.
Some patients experience mild redness following their procedure, but this typically fades within a few hours. Although some patients experience immediate tightening, most see results emerge between several weeks and 6 months as the new collagen grows. Some patients will benefit from a series of treatments spaced at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks. Dr. Ptito and her staff will work with you to determine the best approach for your skin tightening goals.