Skin Tightening

Skin Tightening Specialist
Skin Tightening is a non-surgical way to help erase aging signs from the face and neck. Lead by Dr. Joseph Mardanzai, Prestige Med practices Aesthetic Medicine in San Ramon, CA with a staff with extensive experience in rejuvenating the skin through tightening.

Skin Tightening Q & A

by Joseph Mardanzai, MD

 What is Skin Tightening?

Skin tightening is a non-invasive way to tighten up skin that has become less elastic and smooth over time. While it is completely normal for skin to become less tight as the years go by, the availability of skin tightening with the Pelleve System helps patients achieve a more youthful and natural look.

How Long Does the Skin Tightening Treatment Take?

The skin tightening treatment generally takes less than an hour. It is done right in the doctor's office, and no invasive treatments are needed.

What Does the Skin Tightening Treatment Feel Like?

Many patients characterize the Pelleve System skin tightening treatment as feeling like a warm massage on the face. It is not unpleasant or painful, but rather delivers a sensation of warmth.

Who is a Good Candidate For Skin Tightening?

People who are unhappy with wrinkles around their eyes, folds in their face, and other effects of aging may be good candidates for skin tightening using the Pelleve System. Patients can expect beautiful results, but they do need to remember that this procedure is not surgery and will not have the same dramatic result that a facelift will. Skin tightening will provide a subtle but very beautiful change to the appearance of the face overall.

When Does the Skin Tightening Treatment Take Effect?

The treatment will show results right away. The skin will look younger, more refreshed, and less lined.

How Does the Pelleve Skin Tightening System Work?

The Pelleve skin tightening system uses radiofrequency energy to bring about a gradual and natural tightening of the skin. The radiofrequency energy is delivered deep within the skin, which causes a buildup of heat in the area where the fat and skin come together. This process alters the bundles of collagen that are hidden deep inside the skin. Over time, this results in the stimulation of brand new collagen. Collagen and elastin are responsible for skin fullness and elasticity, so this creates a much more youthful look overall.

Am I a good candidate for the SmartSkin Plus CO2 laser?

The SmartSkin CO2 utilizes several technologies so that you can have two treatments in one. The SmartSkin CO2 provides:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Dark under eye circle brightening
  • Pigmentation and redness reduction
  • Treatment of age spots
  • Treatment of scars
  • Sun damage, hand, and neckline rejuvenation
  • Skin Tightening

Overall, the SmartSkin CO2 gives patients more youthful-looking skin and the best part is that the procedure involves significantly less downtime and discomfort than other laser treatments.

What is intense pulsed light therapy and what conditions can it treat?

IPL’s treat an array of skin conditions, including:

  • Broken capillaries
  • Sun and smoke damage
  • Veins
  • Mild acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Age spots
  • Redness
  • Liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Patients will have a smoother, more even tone after just one treatment. Patients with rosacea will notice a decrease in redness after every treatment.

What can I expect during a chemical peel treatment?

Chemical peels treat an array of cosmetic concerns:

  • Fine lines under the eyes and mouth
  • Wrinkles caused by the sun and aging
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Dark patches

During a chemical peel, the solution is applied to the skin and eventually “blisters.” It is then peeled off, leaving the patient with softer and cleaner skin. Patients should avoid contact with direct sunlight following treatment. Prestige Med offers a majority of the different chemical peels available, including Obagi, Skinceuticals, and several others. Call the office and schedule a consultation to find the right chemical peel for you.

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Joseph Mardanzai, MD
11030 Bollinger Canyon Road
Suite 240
San Ramon, CA 94582