Skin Tightening

What is skin tightening?

Loss of collagen and elastin can be mainly due to sun damage, other causes such as aging, gravity, lead to laxity of the skin. Stimulating new collagen in the skin and dermal remodeling results in skin tightening. The degree of skin tightening depends upon the heat delivery modes such as Ultherapy, Radiofrequency or lasers. Other non-heat based devices for stimulating the new collagen are micro needling, PDO threads, Instalift, PRP injection, Sculptra, Radiesse, Bellafiill. Most of the fillers are biostimulators and helps with new collagen formation.

Where can you do skin tightening?

  • Eyes
  • Brow
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Legs
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Hands
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Arms

Who is a candidate for skin tightening?

Collagen loss occurs as early as age 20. Anyonein the early 30s should consider prophylactic treatments to prevent aging process.

The following procedures help skin tightening.

CO2RE is a fractional therapy CO2 laser for skin resurfacing. Your skin is treated with a matrix of laser light points that vary in intensity, depending on your skin type and desired treatment results. The result is a treatment that is fast, more comfortable and requires less downtime than traditional resurfacing – enabling you to get back to your daily routine much quicker.

Clear + Brilliant® is a powerful treatment you can add to your regimen to make it a little easier to keep your skin looking its youthful best. Clear + Brilliant® is proven to help improve tone, texture and pore size appearance. You’ll see and feel the difference; smoother skin that will make you look and feel great.
  • Safe, Non-Surgical And Non-Invasive
  • Helps Improve Tone And Texture And Gives Skin A Radiant, Youthful Glow
  • Is A Perfect Complement To Individual Beauty And Lifestyle Regimens


Ultherapy uses safe ultrasound energy to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin, under direct vision, resulting in lifted and tightened areas such as the eyebrows, neck, and under the chin in only one treatment
  • Non-Invasive
  • Results After One Treatment In Younger Patients
  • Perfect For Both Men And Women

Using tiny microneedles, the device creates invisible micro perforations into the epidermis. The skin uses its natural repair mechanism producing collagen and elastin to repair themicro-perforations. Your skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity.

  • Lifts And Tightens
  • Rejuvenates
  • Minimizes Pore Size

5. Platelet Rich Plasma

A cutting-edge form of regenerative medicine using the body’s own plasma to restore collagen in the skin.

A PDO Thread lift is a type of face lift that is often referred to as the “lunch hour lift”. Absorbable threads stimulate collagen growth in the skin, thus creating a lifted appearance.

Skin tightening is a method of compacting the collagen you have (immediate effects) while stimulating new collagen to grow around it (delayed effects by 3-6 months). This firms and repositions the skin. Tissue tightening is available for almost every part of the body and face. We can lift the brow (causing those drooping eyelids to be more open) as well as work directly on the upper eyelids to shrink the skin. We can also get the jawline to be more toned and reduce the jowling. Other concerns that can be addressed are elevating drooping of the cheek wrinkles and sagging above the knee, loose skin on the abdomen, cellulite, post-partum belly, and neck looseness. One great feature of skin tightening procedures is that they require no downtime, and you can return to ALL of your daily activities immediately. In addition, no matter your skin color, you can achieve results safely.

Dr. Shanthala Shivananjappa MD

Dr. Shanthala is a board-certified, Harvard trained anesthesiologist, assistant professor at Yale University, and staff at Massachusetts General Hospital prior to opening her cosmetic medicine clinic. Her extensive experience working with plastic surgical patients in the operating room for more than 25 years, paired with years of training in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, has enabled Dr. Shanthala to have a unique perspective on Anti-aging treatments.

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