Skin tightening treatments are a revolutionary and convenient way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, cellulite, sagging skin, aging skin, and more. Board-certified dermatological surgeon and dermatologist, Eliot Y. Ghatan, MD, FRCPC, provides skin tightening solutions — such as the Fotona® laser technology — at Dr. Ghatan Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Ocean Parkway, Midwood of Brooklyn, New York. Boost your confidence and reveal radiant skin with some of the most advanced and effective skin tightening technology. Call or book online today.

What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening treatments are specifically designed to tighten, smooth, and firm your skin while reducing the appearance of unwanted cellulite, fine lines, wrinkles, and other cosmetic concerns.

Skin tightening can be achieved with a number of methods at Dr. Ghatan Dermatology. One of the most effective methods of skin tightening involves laser energy. Fotona laser technology uses safe and precise laser energy that can target specific areas of your skin to address your aesthetic issues on all body areas, including the back, waist, hips, upper and lower abdomen, under the chin, arms, and legs.

Skin tightening is similar to CoolSculpting but instead of using a cold treatment method, Dr. Ghatan uses heat to tighten skin.

Why would I choose skin tightening treatments?

Dr. Ghatan provides Fotona skin tightening to treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Sun spots
  • Sagging skin
  • Cellulite
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged oil glands or pores

Fotona treatments can rejuvenate and revitalize your skin.

How does skin tightening work?

Skin tightening treatments stimulate your skin’s natural healing process to reduce cellulite or reverse the signs of sun damage and aging.

With fat reduction and skin tightening, when fat is melted anywhere on your body, the skin of the area becomes tighter and smoother.

Dr. Ghatan uses Fotona to deliver select concentrated waves of laser energy to irregular skin. The precise laser energy waves remove the outer layer of your skin and heat the underlying skin to stimulate the regeneration of cells and the growth of new healthy collagen fibers. The laser heat from the Fotona system also reduces unwanted fat in the treated area.

New firmer and smoother skin forms over time as your treated area heals, and you need multiple skin tightening treatments for optimal results. Most skin tightening treatments usually last between 15 minutes to an hour. Typically, 3-6 skin tightening treatments are recommended at monthly intervals until you achieve your desired results.

What can I expect during my skin tightening treatment?

Skin tightening treatments can be conveniently performed in office. Dr. Ghatan usually gives you protective eyewear and numbs your skin with a topical anesthetic cream or gel.

Dr. Ghatan glides the skin tightening device over your skin to deliver the laser energy to the target area. Once your treatment is complete, Dr. Ghatan applies a soothing cream and might give you some creams or tools to help soothe your skin. There’s no downtime and you can return to your day as soon as you’re ready.

Following your treatment, you might notice slight skin redness that looks like a mild to moderate sunburn, but it should go away within a couple of days.

Resolve your cosmetic problems by calling Dr. Ghatan Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery or using the online scheduler.