Skin Tightening Specialist

Dulles Urgent Care Center and Dulles Health Care

Urgent Care & Primary Care Internal Medicine located in Stone Ridge Neighborhood, Stone Ridge, VA

Do you feel that you can pinch a little bit too much of your skin when grabbing your face or body? Even though skin laxity is a normal part of aging, you might prefer if this wasn’t the case. At Dulles Urgent Care Center and Dulles Health Care in Stone Ridge, Virginia, Anita Chatman, MD, MPH, and her team offer skin-tightening treatments to reduce wrinkles on your face and cellulite on your body. To learn more about noninvasive skin tightening and try the treatments for yourself, call Dulles Urgent Care Center and Dulles Health Care or book an appointment online today.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening is a popular noninvasive treatment that works against wrinkles and sagging skin. These features are related to aging and are often made worse with sun exposure, smoking, obesity or major weight loss, and other factors. 

The skin-tightening treatments available at Dulles Urgent Care Center and Dulles Health Care rely on energy and don’t require any incisions or medications. Your provider helps you choose between these two treatment systems by Cynosure®:

TempSure® Firm

TempSure Firm is a treatment that feels like a soothing massage while emitting radiofrequency energy for skin tightening. It’s specifically designed to target and reduce loose skin and cellulite on your abdomen, thighs, and other areas with dimpled skin. 

TempSure Envi 

TempSure Envi is a skin-tightening treatment that also uses radiofrequency for deep tissue heating. It’s designed to work against facial wrinkles like crow’s feet, smile lines, and frown lines. Many satisfied patients also note that the treatment leaves their skin with a healthy, renewed glow. 

How do skin-tightening treatments work?

During a TempSure skin-tightening treatment, your provider at Dulles Urgent Care Center and Dulles Health Care uses the Firm or Envi handpiece to massage the treatment areas of your choice. The radiofrequency energy waves reach deep into the tissues beneath your skin to stimulate a healing response. Specifically, they heat your tissues and stimulate collagen and elastin development.

Collagen is a plentiful type of fiber in your body that gives your skin and tissues structure and firmness. Elastin is similar, but it keeps your skin tight and helps it bounce back into its original shape after being pinched or pulled. 

How long does it take to see results of my skin-tightening treatment?

Skin-tightening treatments don’t provide the same effect for everyone. However, it does take some time for the results to take shape since the treatments themselves simply begin your tissues’ rebuilding process. 

With TempSure Firm, you can expect to see the full effect in just a few weeks to a month. With TempSure Envi, you might feel or see tighter skin right away that improves with time. Even though the results aren’t permanent, you can come back to Dulles Urgent Care Center and Dulles Health Care for maintenance skin-tightening treatments.

Whether you’d like smoother and more youthful skin on your face, body, or both, call Dulles Urgent Care Center and Dulles Health Care or book an appointment online for noninvasive skin-tightening treatments today.