Skin Tightening Specialist

Adult and Pediatric Dermatology

Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Forest Hills, NY

If you have loose or sagging skin, skin tightening can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds, effectively turning back the clock. At Adult and Pediatric Dermatology in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, New York, the team of medical dermatologists offers skin tightening with Exilis Ultra™. Call the office today or use the online booking feature to make an appointment.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure using radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat your skin. The heating process causes your fat cells to shrink and your skin to contract. When combined, the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin are minimized.

At Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, the team conducts skin tightening with the Exilis Ultra system. Exilis Ultra is a product of BTL Aesthetics, a part of BTL Industries Inc. Treatment with Exilis Ultra is quick, convenient, and pain-free. What’s more, there’s no need for downtime or recovery, so you can return to your routine right away.

What areas of the body benefit from skin tightening?

At Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, the team uses skin tightening to treat various parts of the body, including the:

  • Neck
  • Torso
  • Thighs
  • Arms

Skin tightening can also be used to improve the appearance of your hands.

What are the benefits of skin tightening?

Skin tightening treatment at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology offers several benefits, including:

  • Powerful skin tightening
  • Improved muscle tone
  • No discomfort or downtime
  • Younger looking, wrinkle-free skin
  • Visible results

Skin tightening might even help you fit into your favorite jeans, as it’s scientifically proven to fight excess curves and cellulite.

What does skin tightening involve?

At Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, the team does skin tightening on an outpatient basis. If your provider determines that you can benefit, they apply a topical anesthetic to the area of skin to be treated.

Next, your provider runs a hand-held device across one (or several) areas of loose, sagging, or wrinkly skin. The device sends out radiofrequency energy that heats the tissue beneath. The heating process destroys fat cells and encourages the production of collagen and elastin –– proteins that keep your skin firm and supple.

The entire procedure takes 30-45 minutes. During treatment, you lie down and relax. Many people compare the sensation of skin tightening to a hot stone massage.

How many skin tightening treatments will I need?

How many skin tightening treatments you need depends on several things, including your age, goals, and the area of skin to be treated. Typically, the Adult and Pediatric Dermatology team recommends a series of 2-4 treatments spaced 7-10 days apart.

To see if you can benefit from skin tightening, make an appointment today at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature.