As we age, collagen breaks down in the skin and leads to an overall loss of elasticity. This causes the skin to sag and wrinkle, resulting in a face or body that may betray your true age. Skin tightening treatments are a great option for patients who desire a more youthful appearance without undergoing surgery. These non-invasive skin procedures help patients improve “crepey” skin texture and restore its previous smoothness. Ideal for working professionals, these treatments result in rapid benefits with minimal to no downtime required. Therefore, busy patients can easily schedule future maintenance treatments that are necessary to keep their skin ahead of the aging process.
An area of constant study and research, modern skin tightening treatments harness the power of ultrasound, radiofrequency or plasma energy to provide optimal results to patients. Over the course of his decade-long career, Dr. Hooman Khorasani has helped improve the skin’s appearance for thousands of patients of all ages and skin types. Always pursuing the best possible treatment options for his patients, Dr. Khorasani consistently invests in the latest technology and mentors other professionals who have sought him out for his expertise in this area. As such, Dr. Khorasani will be able to provide you with a tailored therapy plan that addresses your individual needs and employs the latest therapeutic advances.
BodyTite is a new piece of technology that is designed to deliver excellent skin-tightening results, without actually having to undergo an invasive surgery. It is as straightforward as it seems. The only place it gets a little complicated is in the terminology, so let’s break it down!
BodyTite is both the name of the device, as well as one of the treatments it provides. The BodyTite device comes with a variety of attachments that target different parts of the body. One of the treatments is actually called BodyTite, and that refers to the attachment that is used for subdermal skin tightening on larger areas of the body, like the abdomen, buttocks, back, thighs, and arms.
Then there are smaller attachments: FaceTite and AccuTite, which are designed to target smaller, more delicate areas of the body. The FaceTite attachment is used to tighten the skin subdermally, and target the neck and jowls. AccuTite is the smallest probe, and therefore the most versatile handpiece which can be used on various parts of the body. The AccuTite attachment is often used for the more minute areas of the face, like the lower eyelids or nasolabial folds. AccuTite is also a popular option available for treatment of laxity associated with the labia majora.
Other attachments include Morpheus8 and Morpheus8 Body, which are radio-frequency microneedling attachments used to target tissue and tighten the skin from the surface, increase collagen production, and reduce cellulite across all skin tones and various areas of the body. Morpheus8 Body is most recognized for its ability to reach the deepest layers of the skin, as compared to any other RF Microneedling device. Furthermore, it has the ability to treat at 3 different depths with a single pass of the needles into the skin.
BodyTite relies on probes of various sizes that are inserted underneath the skin's surface to heat the skin from beneath, or subdermally. This heat is used to stimulate cells in our skin, called fibroblasts, to boost collagen production.
No matter the attachment used or area of the body targeted, each procedure is considered to be minimally invasive and has the ability to tighten and lift desired areas of the body without having to undergo an invasive surgery.
How? With the use of RFAL — Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis. This energy heats the skin in a precise and controlled fashion, which triggers cells to produce new and healthy collagen. The device has an internal and an external probe which communicate with each other in order to ensure proper delivery of energy and heat. Therefore, this device is safer than some of the competing devices which can cause skin burns.
The desired treatment area is numbed with a numbing agent, before inserting the appropriate attachment underneath the skin in order to heat it. It’s an outpatient procedure that does not require any overnight stay, nor general anesthesia. Patients can return home that same day.
Certain patients who come in for liposuction are also ideal candidates for skin tightening. In fact, when the two are used in conjunction, the results are rather impressive.
Imagine a balloon. (We're not saying your body is a balloon, but this is the best analogy for what happens to the skin). When a balloon is deflated it looks more wrinkled, which is similar to what can happen to the skin after liposuction. In older patients, for example, when skin elasticity starts to wane, the combo of liposuction and BodyTite can be particularly effective. The two procedures are often done at the same time, which minimizes recovery time.
You can expect optimal results after six months, but you'll start to notice significant change around three months, or maybe sooner. The full effect can take a year to set in.
As with most procedures, swelling and bruising is common, so you will not see results immediately. The best way to minimize downtime is to keep up with your post-care instructions. Depending on the size of the treated area, downtime is usually from one to two weeks. Everyone heals differently, and recovery time also depends on what areas are treated.
For optimal results, it's imperative to wear the recommended compression garments (if applicable), but also keep up with a healthy routine like your diet, resting when instructed, light exercise, and lymphatic massages.
FaceTite is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia and light sedation that tightens and lifts the skin without having to undergo an invasive surgery. The device uses RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) to provide controlled heat to the skin of the face. The radio-frequency energy, sometimes combined with liposuction, works to melt fat and tighten the skin. This non-invasive procedure is the closest result to a surgical neck lift, with a fraction of the downtime.
AccuTite is a smaller version of FaceTite (see description above). It is targeted toward the more delicate areas of the face and body, like the area under the eyes, and the nasolabial folds. The radio-frequency technology is the same — the only difference is the size of the probe used to administer the RF energy. AccuTite provides dramatic improvement to skin laxity in these smaller, more delicate areas of the face, without having to use traditional fillers or surgical skin tightening procedures. The most popular areas to treat include the nasolabial folds and the lower eyelid bags.
Morpheus8 is an FDA approved medical device, offering the ultimate skin rejuvenation solution from a single system with minimal downtime. Morpheus8 is a revolutionary combination powered by fractional radio frequency (RF) and state-of-the-art micro-needling to help stimulate and tighten the skin, even in the deepest layers. This two-in-one device is best suited for patients who desire improvement in skin laxity or wrinkles, but it can also target other structural problems. These include, but are not limited to, cellulite, sebaceous hyperplasia, acne scars, and stretchmarks.
The device works by incorporating radio frequency energy into each individual sterile needle, driving the rejuvenating energy deep into the skin and stimulating the healthy growth of new collagen. This minimally invasive procedure is tolerated with the use of a topical numbing agent and can be performed in less than one hour per treatment.
Morpheus8 uses the same technology as FaceTite radio-frequency energy. The difference is the handpiece used for each treatment. The Morpheus8 handpiece offers radio-frequency micro needling with different exchangeable tips with various length needles, depending on treatment area. It can be used on the face, as well as the body. However, unlike the FaceTite handpiece, which is subdermal, the Morpheus8 generates RF energy on top of the skin through tiny needles.
The needles heat the skin and signal to the body to start producing collagen, which is what helps to tighten and firm sagging skin.
There are different Morpheus8 tips that can be used to treat different areas of the body. For the smallest areas, like the area around the eyes and nose, a 12 needle tip is traditionally used. The face is usually treated using 24 needle tips, and larger areas on the body use 40 needle tips.
Renuvion (J-Plasma) is a non-surgical skin tightening and resurfacing device that utilizes the energy of helium-derived plasma and radiofrequency energy to remodel your skin, promote collagen production, and improve your overall appearance.
This device can be used both on superficial and deep skin. When used on the skin’s surface, the helium-derived plasma and radiofrequency energy selectively remove columns of superficial skin layers and stimulate the deeper layers to completely replace these areas with new, healthy skin. The combination of heat from the radiofrequency device and cooling of the plasma serves to contract the skin so it adheres more closely to the underlying surface. These combined effects lead to an improvement in discoloration, fine lines, and texture, coupled with mild skin tightening. Using the device under the skin’s surface (subdermally) has more pronounced skin tightening effects but is not accompanied by the other benefits seen with superficial treatments. This subdermal treatment is particularly efficacious when coupled with a liposuction procedure.
The Ultherapy device derives its name from the technology it uses: ultrasound energy. The ultrasound energy released from the device selectively heats the deep layers of the skin to awaken your body’s natural collagen producing systems. As your cells generate new, fresh collagen, your skin will begin to recover its elasticity that was gradually lost with age. The result? Tighter, smoother and more youthful appearing skin.
Ultherapy is FDA-approved for non-invasive lifting of the eyebrows, cheeks, chin, neck and upper chest; however, Dr. Hooman Khorasani has always been committed to advancing the number of therapeutic options available to his patients. As such, he has extensively studied the Ultherapy technology and has pioneered novel off-label applications of the device to address skin laxity in areas like the arms, abdomen or buttocks. Armed with this expertise, Dr. Khorasani is able to work with your specific health profile and aesthetic goals to create a non-invasive skin tightening treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Dr. Hooman Khorasani is quadruple board-certified in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery. Additionally he led the Division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery at Mount Sinai for over ten years. His passion for providing patients with cutting-edge treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals has led to his involvement in multiple research projects investigating novel applications and advanced clinical techniques for various skin tightening devices.
As an academic and clinical physician, Dr. Khorasani is constantly investing time and energy to research, acquire and master the latest skin tightening technologies. You can rest assured that any treatment received in our offices adheres to the highest standard of medical care and is optimized to provide you with the greatest results possible. Additionally, over the course of his decade-long career, Dr. Khorasani has developed expertise in treating a broad range of other cosmetic complaints. As such, you have the ability to address multiple issues with one provider who has dedicated his practice to helping patients feel like their most beautiful self, inside and out. Each treatment plan is tailored to your personal needs - we never employ a “cookie cutter” approach!
From the moment you contact our office, you are a priority. Dr. Khorasani and his staff are there for you at all times to ensure all your questions are answered and needs are met. We look forward to working with you as a team to transform your goals into reality.
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