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Skin Tightening

Genetics, sun damage, and lifestyle choices can have a dramatic effect on skin elasticity. Over time, our skin inevitably develops visible signs of aging, including wrinkles and sagging. At AesthetiCare in Orange county, San Diego, and Riverside, we provide several non-invasive skin tightening procedures that improve sagging skin without the downtime, pain, or cost of surgery. During your facial rejuvenation consultation, your aesthetic surgeon will evaluate your unique cosmetic desires and discuss which modern, cutting-edge technologies can revitalize your appearance.

What Can Skin Tightening Treatment Improve?

  • Facial, neck, and body skin laxity
  • Jawline definition
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin discoloration
  • Pore size
  • Poor skin texture

Skin Tightening Options for You!

LimeLight™ Photofacial

LimeLight™ photofacial is an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment that focuses on smoothing out poor skin tone caused by sun damage and boosting collagen production. The benefits of this procedure begin to emerge two to three weeks after treatment as the outer layer of the skin flakes off to reveal the newer, healthier skin underneath. The result is a smoother, firmer exterior and a more youthful appearance.

Laser Genesis™

Laser Genesis™ triggers regenerative responses in the skin as well as the production of collagen. This technology minimizes the appearance of textural problems, such as fine lines and enlarged pores, in addition to pigmentation concerns. Laser Genesis™ treatment does not require the use of an anesthetic to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure.


TITAN® is a patented modality that was one of the first FDA-approved aesthetic devices proven to tighten skin on the face, neck, jawline, arms, and some areas of the body. It involves using cutting-edge infrared light to heat the deeper layers of the skin gently. The heat stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, rebuilding healthier, tighter, and smoother skin. Patients usually need two to three treatments to obtain the desired result.

3D Revitalize Therapy

At AesthetiCare, we offer 3D Revitalize Therapy from CUTERA®, a three-tiered approach that involves the LimeLight™, Laser Genesis™, and TITAN® technologies to produce comprehensive skin rejuvenation. The 3D Revitalize Therapy is designed to target multiple cosmetic concerns, including skin laxity, pigmentation issues, poor complexion, freckles, and sun damage. Additionally, this treatment helps stimulate collagen production for long-lasting effects.

Fractional CO₂

Fractional CO₂ laser technology triggers skin rejuvenation by treating small areas of skin while keeping the surrounding tissue intact. This type of treatment also prompts collagen production that naturally smooths fine lines and wrinkles over time. Most patients notice an improvement in skin tone and texture after their first session, but some obtain optimal and longer-lasting results with regular treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my recovery be after skin tightening treatment?

The length of your recovery depends on the technique used and depth of your skin tightening treatment. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions that include how to cleanse your skin and whether you should apply any ointment to the treatment area. Redness is likely to subside after a few days, and your fresh, new skin will begin to form over the first two weeks of recovery. You should avoid direct sunlight for up to eight weeks, but normal activities may be resumed soon after your procedure.

Does skin tightening treatment hurt?

You may experience some minor skin irritation and swelling for several days after a skin tightening treatment. A topical anesthetic may be applied before the procedure to ensure that you are comfortable during your treatment. Oral medication may be provided to treat any associated discomfort you may experience during the initial stage of recovery.

What are the potential risks associated with skin tightening treatment?

Significant complications from skin tightening treatment are uncommon. However, some of the risks may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Cold sore breakouts
  • Blotchiness

What results can I expect from skin tightening treatment?

The final results of your skin tightening treatment will be apparent four to 12 weeks after you have completed your last session. By that point, you will have regenerated a smoother, younger facial surface. More in-depth skin tightening treatments tend to produce longer-lasting results than superficial ones. Superficial treatments are best maintained through regular touch-up sessions. These procedures do not halt the natural aging process that causes wrinkles and other imperfections to develop after the treatment, therefore maintenance treatments are necessary to maintain your results .

How much does skin tightening treatment cost?

Cost is determined by several factors, such as the number of treatment sessions required and techniques used. While price is an important element when choosing a cosmetic surgeon, you should never sacrifice quality. Financing options are available for qualifying patients.

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