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Skin Tightening

Favia Primary Care and Favia MediSpa

Primary Care Physicians & MediSpa located in Algonquin, IL & Crystal Lake, IL

The skin tightening solutions available at Favia Primary Care make it possible to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin without surgery. Philip Favia, MD, and his staff use the Alma Harmony XL Pro and take advantage of its ability to treat the different layers of the skin in order to achieve for their clients firmer skin that looks and feels younger. Call the office in Crystal Lake, Illinois, today to see if you’re a candidate for nonsurgical skin tightening, or book an online.

Skin Tightening Q & A

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What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening is a noninvasive treatment option that restores the health and elasticity of your skin. The goal of treatment is to smooth fine lines and wrinkles to keep you looking young and healthy.

Favia Primary Care offers in-office skin tightening treatments using either the Harmony XL Pro laser system by Alma™ or InMode’s Evolve system.  These treatments require no incisions or other invasive procedures to achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Am I a candidate for skin tightening?

The skin tightening technology in use at Favia MediSpa is generally safe and effective at treating a wide range of skin types and textures.

The providers offer comprehensive skin evaluations to determine if skin tightening is right for you. They review your medical history and discuss your goals to ensure the Harmony XL Pro or InMode Evolve lasers can address the issues that bother you most.

You may benefit from skin tightening if you want to treat mild to moderate instances of loose, sagging skin in your:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Arms

If you have severe wrinkles or skin laxity, you might not be a candidate for skin tightening. The providers can discuss your options for other nonsurgical and surgical treatments.

What happens during skin tightening?

Favia MediSpa offers skin tightening treatments on an outpatient basis in a comfortable office environment. The providers apply a specialized handpiece over the treatment area to deliver laser energy into the tissues below your skin.

When using the Harmony XL Pro laser, the energy heats the deep tissues of your body to trigger the production of more collagen and elastin, two essential skin proteins. This is used most effectively in the face, neck and chest regions.  Many people tolerate the treatment with little or no discomfort and no side effects. The Evolve technology can be used to trim down fatty areas by breaking down fat cells and then can be used to tighten the skin in that area.  The result is tighter and trimmer body areas. This is used most effectively in the abdominal, thigh and upper arm regions. 

You can go back to your usual activities after your skin tightening appointment with no limitations or the need for recovery.

You won’t see immediate results after your skin tightening session. New collagen and elastin will take time to grow and fill in the treatment areas. If treatment is with the Evolve system, this will also take time to see results.  As the benefits of your treatments take place over the next few weeks after your treatment, you should notice that your skin feels tighter, and wrinkles and lines are less visible.

The providers also sell Alastin® Skincare products, which protect your skin from the sun and other environmental causes of prematurely aged skin. 

To find out if nonsurgical skin tightening is right for you, call the Favia MediSpa office nearest to you today, or book an appointment online.