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Skin Tightening

TragerMD & Trager MediSpa

Pediatrician & Adolescent Medicine Physician located in Great Neck, NY

Loose skin around the face and neck is common for men and women as they get older. Dr. Jonathan Trager of  TragerMD & Trager MediSpa in Great Neck, New York, and his expert cosmetic dermatology team can remedy the appearance of loose skin with laser skin tightening treatments. Dr. Trager is the only physician in the country who is board certified in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, pediatrics, and adolescent medicine, and he performs nonsurgical skin tightening procedures in his office. Call today or go online to schedule a consultation.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What is laser skin tightening?

Laser skin tightening is a nonsurgical cosmetic process that uses light and heat to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Lasers also can help reduce fat and cellulite. These treatments are popular with men and women who want to tighten the skin on their face or other areas without undergoing painful surgeries or extensive downtime and recovery. Adult patients usually can achieve desired results in two or three treatments over the course of a few months.

Laser skin tightening is an FDA-approved method for reducing wrinkles, diminishing lines, tightening facial skin, and reducing the appearance of stretch marks. Light from a laser heats up the collagen under the surface of your skin and causes the skin to contract for a tighter, more youthful appearance. The results are noticeable immediately following treatment, and there is no downtime.

How do I know if skin tightening will produce the results I want?

Skin tightening is an ideal alternative to painful cosmetic surgery. You may want to consider this nonsurgical treatment for mild to moderately loose skin on your neck, face, abdomen, or arms and for Improving overall skin quality. Cellulite and stretch marks also respond well to skin tightening procedures. Dr. Trager can advise you on the nonsurgical treatment options he performs.

What should I expect during a skin tightening treatment?

Depending on the specific procedure, plan to be at your appointment for 30-90 minutes or more. Arrive at Dr. Trager’s office without makeup, oils, or skin lotions of any kind on the area you’re having treated. Dr. Trager applies a topical anaesthetic cream to the area to prepare you for treatment. You wear protective eyewear while the laser is being used.

Some handheld laser devices administer cool air to help you feel comfortable under the heat of the laser, although you shouldn’t feel any pain during the process. Some patients experience a mild stinging sensation that feels like the snapping of a rubber band. After the treatment, you can return to your normal activities with minimal side effects such as redness or warmth on your skin. These usually go away within a day or two after the procedure.

To discuss all the nonsurgical options for skin tightening procedures, including fat reduction, call the office or make an appointment with Dr. Trager online.