Skin Tightening

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC -  - Dermatologist

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC

Dermatologists & Plastic Surgeons located in Fairfax, VA

Skin Tightening Specialist
If you live in the area of Fairfax, Virginia, you can fight age-related wrinkles and sagging skin with skin tightening treatments performed by Dr. Shabnam Shahabadi at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates. She uses a radiofrequency system that doesn’t require any recovery time, so you can get right back to life as soon as the treatment is over.

Skin Tightening Q & A

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC

Pellevé® Wrinkle Reduction and Skin tightening system

FDA-approved treatment requires no anesthesia, causes no pain and requires no downtime. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment, with only minimal pinkness or swelling for a few hours.

In a quick 30- to 40-minute in-office treatment, Pellevé uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin in a way that stimulates new collagen creation. The treatment, which feels similar to a warm massage, typically yields temporary improvement within 24 to 48 hours. Because collagen regeneration takes time, however, results continue to improve over the following weeks and months. Pellevé may be combined with other treatments as needed, depending on a patient’s particular situation.

What is skin tightening?

The skin on your face, neck, and other places on your body can be tightened and rejuvenated using laser, pulsed-light and radiofrequency treatments. All three work by raising the temperature of tissues deep in the skin. The heat makes old collagen break down and triggers the production of new collagen — a vital boost since aging skin produces less collagen.

Old collagen contracts as it breaks down, producing a skin-tightening effect. Then the new collagen continues to tighten and strengthen skin. All of this tightening helps diminish wrinkles, while new collagen helps your skin look fresh and revived.

What device does Dr. Shahabadi use to tighten skin?

Dr. Shahabadi is an expert in laser, pulsed light, and radiofrequency skin tightening, but she often recommends treatment with the Pellevé wrinkle reduction system. Pellevé gently transmits radiofrequency energy through the top layer of skin into the deeper dermis, where it heats the targeted tissues.

In the first few days after a treatment, you may see a subtle glow in the treated area, but it takes a little time to see improvement because collagen rebuilding really kicks into high gear about 15 days after treatment. Since collagen regrowth continues for weeks or months, you’ll continue to see renewed skin.

A big advantage of treatment with the Pellevé system is that you won’t have any down time. Once the procedure is finished you can go back to your regular daily activities.

Why get your skin tightening procedure at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates?

If you’re considering a skin tightening procedure, remember that one of the most important criteria is the experience of the person doing the treatment. That’s where Dr. Shahabadi shines. She’s board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has performed many skin tightening procedures.

During your consultation, she’ll explain your options, provide details about the skin tightening procedure you choose, and take the time to answer your questions. This personal attention is the hallmark of Dr. Shahabadi and all the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, so give us a call and to talk about your skin care needs.

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