Skin Tightening And Resurfacing Specialist

Marina Medispa, P.C.

Aesthetic Medicine, Anti-Aging & Wellness Center located in Edgewater, NJ

You’ve lost that extra weight, or maybe you’ve had a baby — both great accomplishments — but now you’re facing loose, sagging skin. A skin tightening or resurfacing procedure at Marina Medispa in Edgewater, New Jersey, can help solve your problem. Book an appointment online with Dr. Marina Metelitsin and her team, or call the office to learn more.

Skin Tightening and Resurfacing Q & A

What are skin tightening and resurfacing?

Skin tightening and resurfacing are FDA-approved cosmetic techniques designed to firm your skin by promoting collagen production. While resurfacing involves the removal of outer layers of skin, tightening delivers heat energy underneath the skin.

How does skin tightening work?

Dr. Metelitsin and her team use the latest innovation in radiofrequency technology for skin tightening. Through the use of electrodes and magnetic fields, hand-held devices deliver heat energy directly into deep layers of the skin. This heat causes the skin to shrink, for immediate firming, and stimulates further collagen growth.

This completely controlled technique allows improved skin tone and elasticity in multiple areas of the body, such as:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Stomach

It’s especially helpful for those delicate areas around the eyes and mouth.

How does skin resurfacing work?

Cutting-edge laser technology provides gentle resurfacing of the skin. Beams of light energy remove your skin’s outer layers, allowing new cells to emerge and grow. Some lasers are designed to deliver the energy beneath the skin without removing layers, but many experts consider this technique to be less effective.

Fractional resurfacing for facial skin is also available. This technique affects only specific zones of the skin, leaving surrounding areas untouched and allowing for faster healing.

In addition to sagging skin, laser resurfacing can improve other flaws, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Sun damage
  • Blotches

Women with pigmentation problems due to hormonal changes might also see improvement in their complexion.

What can you expect from a skin tightening or resurfacing session?

Skin tightening involves little or no pain, although you may receive a topical numbing cream to relieve any discomfort. Each session lasts 15-60 minutes, and you can return to your normal activities immediately afterward.

Besides the initial firming, you can expect to see continued results within 1-4 weeks. A series of procedures will yield optimal results, lasting 6-12 months.

A gentle, fractional laser procedure takes 30 minutes or less to resurface your skin. Downtime depends on the area treated and on your body’s healing abilities, but recovery time is much faster than with traditional laser treatments.

Don’t settle for sagging skin. Achieve the younger look you deserve with a visit to Marina Medispa. Call the office for an appointment or book online today.