Laser Skin Tightening

Laser Skin Tightening (Ultherapy and Thermage) - Westchester / New York

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Overview

Laser skin tightening procedures improve the laxity of the skin without surgery using different types of laser energy. Nonsurgical skin tightening can help patients who have mild to moderate loose skin and would like a nonsurgical procedure that gives them firmer skin. Laser skin tightening is often used on the face, neck, and stomach, but certain lasers work better on different areas of the body. At Dr. James Gordon’s plastic surgery offices, he has two laser skin tightening systems to better serve his patients in Westchester County and New York City.

Ultherapy®

Ultherapy tightens the skin with noninvasive ultrasound energy that can reduce the lines and wrinkles in the treated areas. Ultherapy is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to be used on all areas of the skin, including the neck, eyebrows, and chest. Results from Ultherapy can be seen immediately after the treatment, but the effects will continue to improve over 2 – 3 months.

Thermage®

Thermage treatments use focused radiofrequency energy to stimulate the skin’s healing and renewal process. Thermage uses heat energy that is more comfortable than some other treatments thanks to its cooling bursts throughout the session. Most patients will see improved contours in as little as one day after the treatment and the effects will continue for up to 6 months. 

About The Procedure

Dr. Gordon will discuss the different methods of laser skin tightening during the patient’s initial consultation and he will develop an individualized treatment plan based on the patient’s needs, concerns, and goals. Pain medication or local anesthesia may be used during the procedure, but most patients only feel mild discomfort. The length of the treatment will depend on the technology being used and the amount of skin being treated, but it is usually 30 – 90 minutes.

During/After The Procedure

Before the treatment can begin, the skin will need to be cleaned of any cosmetics and lotions. Then the treatment chosen by the patient and Dr. Gordon will be passed over the skin’s surface. Once the procedure is complete, patients are able to return to their normal schedule. Patients may have temporary swelling, redness, and numbness in the treated areas, but it should subside quickly. Improvements to the skin will be immediately seen, but the final results will develop 2 – 6 months after the procedure.

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Average Cost  
$500 - $2,000
Recovery Time  
1 - 2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
30 - 90 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
1 - 2 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Laser Skin Tightening FAQs

More About Ultherapy?

The safe ultrasound energy used in Ultherapy affects the three different layers of skin tissue without pain or discomfort. The energy heats the skin tissue to the point that the skin begins to naturally produce more collagen. One treatment can last from 30 – 90 minutes and most patients will only need one session.

More About Thermage?

Thermage treatments usually take 45 – 90 minutes and can be used on the eyes, face, and body. Most patients only need one treatment to get their best results. Thermage promotes collagen production, so the improvements increase over time and last for years.

What’s Collagen?

Collagen is a protein found naturally in the skin tissue to improve the strength and elasticity of the skin. The body naturally slows collagen production with age, which contributes to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. 

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*Stock images are models. Case photos are actual patients of Dr. Gordon. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.