Skin Tightening in San Diego, CA

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Skin Tightening in San Diego, CA

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.

These treatments 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.

I don’t give out 5 stars that often and especially to doctors.Had my fair share theses last two years having just recovered from throat cancer. Anyway , I found Dr.Fontaine to be very down to earth and friendly  which gave me a lot of confidence in him. I visited the facility to get the health check for anti aging and living forever pills . After a full review of my blood test it was decided more tests were needed. I really did not expect to hear from him much after that as my prognosis was not what I expected.To the contrary he followed up with e-mails of advice, another tele conference to go through more test and we have a plan in place to fight the normal aging issues of cholesterol, body fat etc while I deal with the extra tests I needed.The simple fact is that the blood test that Dr. Fontaine performed on me were more detailed than the ones your primary care physician does. Theses test found a problem that I probably would not have found for years and maybe by then it would have been too late. In short , probably saved my life. Wow

T.H. Yelp

I cannot say enough amazing things about this place. Doctor Fontaine and the other amazing staff create the most welcoming, comfortable environment. They truly care about you and the results of their patients. Will forever recommend this place to anyone.

A.W. Yelp

I can’t thank Dr.Fontaine enough! Menopause is certainly a subject that is not talked about enough it changes lives and for some it destroys them. I was at a point in my life during menopause where I was ready to die, that’s how bad I felt, only six weeks later after Dr Fontaines program based on MY blood, MY hormones! Not a generalized version for every woman! 🤬WTF is that? I feel better than I have since 2017 which is when I began menopause. Why menopause is not talked about and not covered by insurance for this kind of treatment is beyond my comprehension but I am grateful for people like Dr. Fontaine and his staff! Life changer. If you are on the fence, do it!!!

S.E. Google

Okay so I have been doing Botox and fillers for years. I have never considered doing fillers for my under eyes as I was always nervous to. But naturally with age things have started to droop. Finally I decided to bite the bullet and go in for a consultation. I met nurse Sam and after a detailed consultation I felt enough confidence to jump forward with the treatment. Sam made the entire experience fun, comfortable and educational. Not to mention the results are EXCEPTIONAL. I was afraid of looking fake or overfilled which Sam ensured me that I would not and that I would only look refreshed. Everything she said from the start to finish of what I should expect was on point! Her skill level of technique was so advanced and she made the treatment easy. I couldn’t be happier with my results and my overall experience. Sam isn’t just a nurse, she becomes your friend who will make you look and feel your best. Can’t wait for her to treat me again.

M.C. Google

Dr. Fontaine has been amazing! I have seen several similar doctors in his field prior to seeing Dr. Fontaine, he is by far the best. I highly recommend Dr. Fontaine and his staff is also very professional and knowledgeable. Two Thumbs Up!!

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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.

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