Our skin tightening options are long lasting, but can’t actually stop time. With the use of medical-grade skincare products and yearly maintenance treatments, you can extend your results for years.
Skin tightening in Philadelphia
Tightening Things Up
Skin Tightening at a Glance:
Number of Sessions:
1 - 8
Duration of Results:
8 - 12 months
What it Treats:
Loose Skin on Face, Arms, Legs, & Neck
Skin Tightening Treatments
Reverse the sag with noninvasive skin tightening
Are you noticing loose skin on your face or body? As we age, collagen breaks down and causes skin to grow thin and slack. A lot of people first notice this around their eyes and jaws, and it can be a pretty overwhelming “I’m getting older!” kind of feeling. Fear not!
About Face Aesthetics offers totally nonsurgical, low- to no-downtime skin tightening procedures.
Skin Tightening About Face
Your Treatment Options
Explore skin tightening treatments
At About Face Aesthetics, we offer different modalities of skin tightening to ensure every patient receives exactly what they need.
Thermage is a noninvasive radiofrequency (RF) powered treatment that smooths, tightens, and contours skin for overall younger-looking skin.
SculpSure destroys fat in common problem areas, like the tummy and love handles, while tightening skin for a contoured and slim look.
Morpheus8 RF Microneedling
The addition of radiofrequency energy to microneedling penetrates more deeply for collagen stimulation and skin-tightening action.
Ensure a comfortable experience
Topical numbing creams provide effective pain relief for moderately uncomfortable skin treatments.
Pronox is a 50/50 mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Often called “laughing gas,” it relieves anxiety and pain.
For a deeper level of numbing, we can utilize lidocaine injections.
About Face Skin care
Philly’s Premier Med Spa Destination
For a med spa that you can feel confident trusting, About Face Aesthetics is the best in the Philadelphia area, serving Main Line, Delaware County, and surrounding suburbs for more than a decade.
We offer a wide variety of laser treatments, microneedling, chemical peels, facials, acne options, and cosmetic injections with personalized care others cannot match.
Maximize your skin tightening results
Following our pre-care and post-care advice helps ensure successful results from your skin tightening treatments.
Tell us if you have previously had to endure facial cold sores or herpes break-outs. We can prescribe medication to minimize the chances and duration of a possible break-out.
Please tell us when scheduling if you know you bruise easily, and we can make suggestions for products to take beforehand to reduce the risk of bruising. For example, eating fresh pineapple a week prior to your appointment can help reduce the likelihood of bruising.
Try to eat a small snack before your appointment. Having food in your stomach during a skin tightening treatment will help prevent you from feeling light-headed or faintish.
Use cold compresses like ice packs that help reduce bruising and swelling.
Use a mild moisturizer or healing ointment on the treatment area.
Sleep on a clean pillowcase until you're fully healed, this prevents any bacteria from entering your skin.
Use a mineral-based SPF 30 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen 24 hours after treatment
Make sure to stay hydrated and drink lots of water, as this will help everything work to its full capacity.
Remember to ask about follow-up appointments!
Contact us if you’re experiencing any severe side effects after your appointment. Fevers or chills, discolorations around areas or areas warm to the touch, and severe pains are all issues that require immediate attention.
Remember your results won't be immediate and generally appear about 2 weeks after your second treatment, then continue to improve over the following months.
Anything potentially irritating, like alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), benzoyl peroxide, vitamin C, or retinol for at least 48 hours after treatment.
Applying makeup for at least 2 days after treatment (and always clean your brush before use!)
Skin Tightening FAQs
Because our skin tightening options are totally noninvasive and gentle, they require little to no downtime at all.
Our different options will feel different, but none are painful. The Thermage RF treatment includes integrated cooling for a comfortable experience, and Sculptsure feels like working your muscles. Morpheus8, while it may seem intimidating with the use of needles, is actually surprisingly comfortable. If you’re worried about hurting, just let us know and we will ensure you have the most comfortable experience possible.