Age can make us wiser and calmer, but it can also bring with it unwanted effects like loss of elasticity in the skin, which leads to wrinkles and loosened areas. Fortunately, cosmetic treatments like skin tightening are offered at the Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline and Andover, Massachusetts. This non-surgical procedure uses your body's own processes to give you a more youthful appearance. Learn how Dr. Alan Rockoff and his staff use skin tightening to help their patients here.
What is skin tightening?
Like some other cosmetic procedures performed by your Brookline and Andover dermatologist, skin tightening uses heat technology to help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines and restore tautness to sagging skin. The difference is that this treatment uses radiofrequency energy instead of laser. The radiofrequency, or RF waves, stimulate the collagen underneath the skin to begin reproducing at a faster rate than before. The high-energy waves penetrate through the upper layer of skin, keeping those cells untouched by the heat. The result is toned, tightened skin that looks and feels young again!
What are the benefits of skin tightening?
Also called tissue tightening or collagen remodeling, skin tightening is non-invasive, which means that there are no cuts made or stitches needed. This eliminates the downtime and discomfort associated with facelifts and other plastic surgery procedures. Radio frequency is also a great alternative to laser treatments, especially for those patients who have tried laser procedures without satisfactory results.
How long will it take skin tightening to work?
The RF skin tightening appointment itself only takes approximately an hour. It may take several months, and several sessions with your Brookline and Andover dermatologist, before the stimulated collagen has completed its regrowth cycle and the results begin to show.
To learn more about skin tightening, contact us to make an appointment with our medically-trained dermatology staff at The Rockoff Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. We also have a convenient location in Andover. We look forward to hearing from you!