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Skin Tightening in San Diego, CA

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Skin Tightening in San Diego, CA

At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, skin tightening with Alma vShape or ClearLift could provide a host of advantages to invigorate the look of your complexion, including:

  • Lifting sagging skin
  • Alleviating wrinkles
  • Supporting collagen generation
  • Avoiding the need for a surgical procedure
  • Refreshing your overall appearance
  • Obtaining long-lasting outcomes

Who Is A Good Candidate for Skin Tightening?

If you are seeking to diminish the appearance of mild or moderate sagging and wrinkles without surgery or a prolonged downtime period, you could be a good candidate for laser skin tightening at Fontaine MD. For the most part, the ideal patients for laser skin tightening are in good health and are between the ages of 30 – 60. When you're here for a visit to our San Diego, CA location, Dr. Fontaine will carry out a careful assessment of your skin to decide whether laser skin tightening may be a good fit for your individualized goals.

How Does Skin Tightening Work?

During treatment, our team members at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine deliver focused energy to the deeper layers of the skin using a small handheld device. The energy heats the skin tissue, causing it to contract and tighten while also stimulating collagen and elastic production. This results in a firmer and smoother appearance over time. Patients typically see improvements after just one session, with optimal results achieved in several sessions. Our San Diego, CA office will provide personalized instructions about how to maintain the results and keep your skin looking youthful and vibrant long-term.

What Can I Expect After Skin Tightening?

Following a laser skin tightening treatment, some patients may experience mild redness or warmth in the treated area, which typically subsides within a few hours. Unlike more aggressive laser treatments, our laser skin tightening techniques are gentle on the skin, causing minimal discomfort or irritation. Patients can typically resume their daily activities immediately after the session, though direct sun exposure and strenuous physical activity should be avoided in the short term. Over the following weeks, collagen production is stimulated, leading to further tightening and rejuvenation of the skin. Optimal results are usually seen after a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart, with continued improvements in skin firmness and elasticity over time.

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Skin Tightening Q&A

How does radiofrequency tighten the skin?
Our vShape Ultra uses radiofrequency energy for skin tightening to revitalize the mature skin of the face and body, enhancing your natural beauty and revealing smoother, younger, and healthier-looking skin. The RF energy results in heating the skin and tissue below the skin, which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin resulting in firmer, more youthful skin.

Although some results are seen immediately, the majority of the effect occurs over four to six months due to collagen remodeling. This treatment is done through a series of treatments scheduled about two weeks apart. Once the full effect has been achieved, maintenance treatments can be done about every six months to maintain the treatment effect and counteract the effect of ongoing aging.

How does Alma ClearLift tighten the skin?
The Clear Lift laser is considered to be the most comprehensive Q-Switched Nd:YAG treatment solution available today and penetrates deeply, resulting in collagen remodeling. It is based on a unique method of energy dispersion, emitting narrow pulse widths with multiple peaks of energy, resulting in a more effective treatment. Clear Lift is one of Harmony XL Pro's most popular and esteemed treatments. It is known as the “Laser facelift” treatment, “Collagen booster”, “Lunchtime Procedure”.

It treats a variety of age-related skin imperfections including wrinkles, fine lines, photo damage, uneven skin tone, and skin laxity. Clear Lift is safe and effective even for thin and delicate areas of the skin such as the face, neck, and decollete.

Is there any downtime?
No. Both the Clear Lift and vShape Ultra are non-ablative. There is no external injury to the skin and thus no downtime is needed. You can continue your normal activities, healthy lifestyle after the procedure.

Are vShape and ClearLift safe for all skin types?
Yes. Because there is no external injury to the skin, there is no risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. These procedures can be done on all skin types and with a history of recent sun exposure as well.

Can you treat cellulite?
Yes. Cellulite is a common problem as we age, especially in women. Fortunately, vShape radiofrequency treatments smooth skin and improve the appearance of cellulite. Typically, six to nine treatments scheduled one to two weeks apart are done for optimal results. There is no downtime following the treatments so you can continue with your normal exercise and work activities while undergoing the series.

How do you treat stretch marks?
Our Alma vShape has a specialized radiofrequency pixel handpiece that treats stretch marks. The pixel RF handpiece puts microscopic holes in the collagen, thereby delivering the radiofrequency deeper into the skin.

This results in collagen remodeling that reduces the appearance of stretch marks. This procedure is also done without any downtime or activity restrictions. Several treatments may be needed depending on the severity of the stretch marks.

What else can be treated with radiofrequency?
The Alma vShape pixel RF handpiece can also be used for facial skin rejuvenation. This procedure is also known as a MicroPlasma Peel. The focused radiofrequency energy creates microscopic perforation on the surface of the skin allowing energy to be delivered to the deepest layers of your skin and stimulating collagen remodeling.

This technology leaves the skin surrounding the micro-wound intact, which promotes healing and a return to a more natural, youthful appearance. Unlike lasers, radiofrequency is color blind and can be used on all skin types.

*Individual results may vary.

Reshape Your Life Lines and Feel Good About Yourself

As we age, our skin and the underlying tissue lose collagen and elastin, and the reduction in elasticity results in loose and sagging skin. Alma vShape from Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine in San Diego, CA uses radiofrequency energy and our Alma ClearLift uses laser energy to rejuvenate and tighten the skin on the face and body, resulting in firmer and smoother skin.

Our skin tightening treatments in San Diego have minimal discomfort and no downtime and can be part of an active and healthy lifestyle. We are pleased to offer Alma’s vShape radiofrequency and ClearLift skin tightening to women and men. 

To learn more, call the office for a consultation with Dr. Fontaine.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.