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Skin Tightening Specialist

Medical Institute of Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging Medicine Clinic & Alternative Medicine located in Walnut Creek, CA & Napa, CA

Tightening your skin doesn’t have to involve surgery, sutures, or injections of any kind. At the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging’s offices in Napa, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco, California, skilled aging MIHA physicians treats wrinkles, jowls, cellulite, and more with TempSure™ Envi, a radiofrequency skin tightening system. To find out how to add skin tightening to your beauty routine, call the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging, or book an appointment online today.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening is an aesthetic treatment that uses energy to make your tissues contract and cause new collagen and elastin fibers to grow. Collagen and elastin are both proteins: Collagen makes your skin firm while elastin keeps it tight. You lose both as you age, so your skin loosens and becomes less firm. Over time, this process results in features like:

  • Jowls
  • Marionette lines
  • Smile lines
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Turkey neck
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Cellulite 

At the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging, MIHA physicians use TempSure™ Envi by Cynosure® for gentle, comfortable, and effective skin tightening treatments. TempSure is safe for skin types and tones of all kinds and is completely noninvasive. The treatment takes only 45-60 minutes in the office, and you can go home or even back to work as soon as it’s finished.  

How does skin tightening work?

TempSure Envi skin tightening uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate a regenerative response within your skin and tissues. The energy heats your skin, which causes it to contract and show an initial improvement right away. The energy also causes new collagen and elastin fibers to grow over time, so you’ll see an increasing difference in the tightness of your skin for several weeks after your treatment. 

This process is far from uncomfortable and even feels therapeutic to many satisfied patients. Some even compare the sensation to a hot stone massage. For the best possible results, MIHA physicians usually recommends a series of TempSure Envi skin tightening treatments. He evaluates your skin during a consultation to predict how many treatments you’ll need initially to see a big difference. 

How often can I get skin tightening?

To keep enjoying tighter skin after your first few TempSure Envi treatments, you should book regular visits to the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging to touch up your skin. Adding skin tightening treatments to your self-care routine can help you slow down the process of aging, which continues even after you undergo your initial treatments. MIHA physicians might recommend getting TempSure Envi once every six months or once a year. 

Am I a good candidate for skin tightening?

Skin tightening with TempSure Envi is a gentle enough treatment for nearly anyone to enjoy. As long as your wrinkles and skin laxity are mild or moderate, you can see a difference with TempSure Envi treatments. You won’t have to worry about any daunting recovery time or side effects, even if you have a suntan. 

To add TempSure Envi skin tightening to your anti-aging routine, call the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging, or book an appointment online today.