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Skin Tightening Specialist

Lucia Cagnes, M.D. -  - Aesthetic Medical Spa

Sorgente MedSpa and All Cape Gynecology

Lucia Cagnes, M.D.

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA

As you age, you may develop aesthetic concerns like fine lines, sagging skin, and wrinkles. Fortunately, Lucia Cagnes, MD, at Sorgente MedSpa and All Cape Gynecology, is well-equipped to help patients in the Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, area achieve a more youthful and natural look with TheriSmooth and ThermiTight. To learn more about treatments, call the office to schedule an appointment, or you can request one online.

Skin Tightening Q&A

What Is Laser Skin Tightening?

Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical method of achieving facelift results. It helps to turn back time on aging skin by using laser light to heat up the inner layers of the skin and build collagen.

Who Can Benefit From Laser Skin Tightening?

People with a variety of skin problems can benefit from a laser skin tightening session. Many of the common signs of aging can all be firmed up with a treatment, such as:

  • fine lines
  • droopy jowls
  • neck
  • smoker lines

Additionally, if you have stretch marks from pregnancy or weight gain or would like body contouring to improve your figure, tightening of the skin may be an option for you.

Sensitive areas that cannot be treated with laser, such as around the eyes, can be treated with radiofrequency or skin smoothing treatment.

How Does Laser Skin Tightening Work?

Laser skin tightening works by improving the production of collagen in the skin. As you age, collagen begins to dwindle, leading to sagging skin and fine wrinkles.

By using a laser to deep heat tissues in the dermis and hypodermis, it stimulates your body to make more collagen and fresh tissue, improving the laxity and firmness of the upper layer of skin.

During the procedure, Dr. Cagnes will gently run a handheld laser device over your skin, letting the laser do its work in pulses. To reduce irritation, she will also use a cooling device to soothe the affected areas.

After the procedure, you may only feel a slight warmth or tightness. You’ll be able to go right back to your normal routine without any downtime.

How Long Do Laser Skin Tightening Results Last?

You will require more than one treatment to see the best results. This is because each treatment only focuses on 20 to 25 percent of the skin.

By doing just a small portion of the affected area, it allows healthy nearby tissues to aid in the healing process. Most people end up needing four to five treatments overall, depending on the condition of the skin.

However, the final results will begin to appear six months after the final treatment. Your results will last for about a year, after which you will need a maintenance treatment to keep your youthful glow.

What is ThermiSmooth face?

ThermiSmooth Face™ skin smoothing is a procedure for improving the appearance of aging skin through increasing collagen production.

As we age, we experience volume loss from our face that can result in the formation of wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

ThermiSmooth Face uses radiofrequency to heat the skin and stimulate natural production of collagen. This helps strengthen and thicken the skin to improve its overall quality and appearance.

ThermiSmooth Face is a non-invasive way to lift and smooth skin of the face without any pain or downtime. Treatments can be done for the entire face, including forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth and neck. The application is ideal for the fine skin around the eyes and lips.

We can give each patient the perfect treatment for their particular skin smoothing to get the most effective results while remaining completely safe. Treatments are gentle and quick with little to no downtime.

What is ThermiSmooth body?

ThermiSmooth Body uses targeted radio frequency energy and is delivered by a handpiece on top of the skin. When the skin’s collagen reaches the desired temperature, it reacts by shrinking.

This shrinking effect is what causes the skin to naturally tighten, smoothing skin and reducing the appearance of:

  • wrinkles
  • cellulite
  • skin laxity

At the same time, your skin’s natural inflammatory response to the heat is to produce new collagen, furthering the beneficial effects of the procedure.

ThermiSmooth body is a gentle, non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime. It can be used on the:

  • chest
  • breasts
  • arms
  • abdomen
  • flanks
  • back
  • hips
  • buttocks
  • thighs
  • knees
  • calves
  • ankles

To learn more about how ThermiSmooth and ThermiTight treatments can benefit you, call Sorgente MedSpa and All Cape Gynecology today, or you can request an appointment online.