Skin Tightening Specialist

CareLife Medical

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Fairfax, VA & Richmond, VA

If you’ve ever considered a face or neck lift, you might have hesitated at the thought of excessive downtime or the potential for complications and risks associated with surgery. At CareLife Medical in Fairfax & Richmond, Virginia, Fatima Aziz, MD, provides laser skin tightening procedures that give you similar results without the added difficulties. If you’d like to see fewer wrinkles, a more defined jawline, or even fewer scars, call CareLife Medical or book online today to review your skin-tightening options.

Skin Tightening Q & A

Why do I need skin-tightening treatments?

It’s no secret that aging makes your skin thinner, looser, and more wrinkled. It loses elasticity over time as it produces less collagen and elastin, two fibrous proteins that keep it held up and tight. 

Smoking and sun exposure can accelerate the process, leaving you with papery skin that sags and folds. 

Skin-tightening procedures are elective aesthetic procedures. They won’t improve your health, but their results might help boost your self-esteem and help you appreciate your appearance as it evolves with age. 

Current laser technologies for skin tightening are advanced and give you natural-looking results that make a statement.

What changes will I see after skin tightening?

Skin tightening does more than just smooth a few wrinkles. You’ll discuss your laxity-related concerns with Dr. Aziz, which may include:

  • Eye bags
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Sagging cheeks or jowls
  • Loose skin on your neck
  • Wrinkles and lines around your mouth

Using the same modes of treatment, you can also alleviate scars and sun damage.

How does skin tightening work?

At CareLife Medical, Dr. Aziz uses two laser systems to smooth and tighten your skin. One option, the Xeo® laser by Cutera®, is a versatile and customizable instrument that uses Laser Genesis to heat the deep layers of your skin and promote new collagen and elastin growth. This gives your skin the tightening effect that it needs to look smooth and supple. 

The Pearl Fractional® laser treatment aggressively targets deep wrinkles and acne scars. The laser light from the device makes small holes in your skin that your body quickly heals with new collagen and elastin. 

Are the results of my skin-tightening treatment permanent?

Skin tightening isn’t permanent simply because you cannot stop the aging process. In general, you can expect to see mild to moderate wrinkles and folds stay diminished for up to one year. 

Dr. Aziz may recommend Image® skin care products to help preserve your results. Once you see your wrinkles and laxity return, you can always visit CareLife Medical for follow-up treatments.

If wrinkles, jowls, and other signs of skin laxity concern you, don’t hesitate to book a consultation by phone or online for laser skin tightening today.