Skin Tightening

Skin Tightening Specialist
When you’re ready to fight aging and regain firm, toned skin, Dr. Alex Giannakakos can help using a noninvasive procedure that effectively tightens skin. Contact his practice in Staten Island, New York to learn how the Venus Concept system tightens skin in your face and neck.

Skin Tightening Q & A

by Alexandros Giannakakos, MD

How does aging cause loose skin?

Several changes take place as skin ages that impact your appearance. First, it’s harder to keep your skin hydrated, because fewer natural oils are produced. The amount of collagen and elastin also goes down, so skin loses strength and elasticity. The underlying muscles lose tone and the protective layer of fat diminishes. All of these changes work together to loosen skin, which leads to sagging and jowls, and also makes lines and wrinkles more dominant.

What is skin tightening?

Thanks to advances in technology, a variety of treatments are available to tighten and rejuvenate skin. They work by using some form of energy, whether from radiofrequency, lasers or other sources, to raise the temperature of tissues deep in your skin. The heat breaks down old collagen, which causes an immediate effect as skin tightens. Then the skin’s natural healing process kicks into high gear, triggering the production of new collagen. As the new collagen replaces old collagen, skin regains strength and tone. The overall effect is that skin naturally tightens, wrinkles are diminished, and your skin looks revived.

What skin-tightening treatment does Dr. Giannakakos use?

Dr. Giannakakos is an expert in the use of many different types of medical devices used for aesthetic procedures that improve skin quality and reduce wrinkles, but for skin tightening, he uses the state-of-the-art Venus Legacy™ system. Venus uses a patented combination of multi-polar radiofrequency and pulsed magnetic fields to produce the thermal reaction that starts the rejuvenation process. Energy from the Venus Legacy penetrates to deep layers of the skin, where it can effectively stimulate collagen, without harming top layers or surrounding tissues.

The Venus system can be used to tighten skin in the face, neck, and almost anywhere on the body where you want to fight aging and get firmer skin. You’ll see noticeable results within a few months, then the results are expected to last at least 18 months.

When you’re ready to improve the appearance of your skin, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Giannakakos. In addition to skin-tightening treatment, he may be able to perform other aesthetic procedures at the same time using a wide variety of lasers.

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