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Changes to the look and feel of your skin can leave you looking more aged and tired than you really are. Whether you have moderate skin laxity or dull, rough skin, Facial Aesthetic Concepts has non-surgical treatment options that can address your specific skin concerns. Early intervention can possibly prevent or postpone the need for plastic surgery in the future. Check out all of our non-surgical treatment options to see how they may be able to help you rejuvenate your skin.
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Why Choose Facial Aesthetic Concepts?
We perform a free and comprehensive skin analysis in order to determine the current state of your skin and the improvements we would like to address to accomplish your skin care goals.
We address your skin concerns and provide a customized treatment plan that considers your lifestyle and aesthetic goals.
Our team of medical estheticians and dermatologic specialists partner with you to manage your skin care regimen and treatment plan and ensure that your skin is always at its glowing best.
We have created a stress-free environment in which you can be treated by a professional who addresses your needs and provides comfort and privacy.
Request a complimentary consultation to find out what your options are to restore your skin to a firmer and smoother texture. We offer convenient appointment times at 3 locations in Southern California to accommodate your needs.
An experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Brandon is actively involved in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery research. He’s devoted to excellent patient care and outcomes. Select appointment times are now available!
With over 30 years of experience in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Gangnes knows how to deliver fantastic results. Join the ranks of his 15,000+ happy patients by requesting a consultation today.
Facial Aesthetic Concepts is professional, very nice and not pushy at all. Their FREE consultations are relaxed and they answer all your questions and give you all the options. I decided on the Fractional Co2 Laser for my face and I am 100% pleased with the results. I took a friend after she saw my results and she is doing the same thing!
The Dynamic Variable Depth Radio Frequency (DVD RF) procedure is a non-surgical radio frequency treatment designed to tighten the skin. The device delivers columns of radio frequency energy to targeted tissues via individual needles, effectively stimulating the healing response in the body to build collagen and elastin. Since the device essentially combines microneedling with radio frequency treatment, you will see improvement with skin texture as well as firmness. DVD RF can also be combined with IPL (Photofacial) for enhanced results with skin tone.
This minimal downtime procedure is designed to treat various skin conditions to improve the skin’s texture and leave the skin feeling firmer and tighter. It improves skin tone and brings other textural benefits, such as reductions in: fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, photo damage, and light scarring from acne. Most patients see improvement after just one treatment, but additional benefits will be seen after multiple sessions. Follow up treatments help maintain your results.
Fractional CO2 lasers work by targeting the areas of skin that need help without harming healthy areas of skin. A Fractional CO2 laser “scatters” the energy in the light beam so that the energy still reaches deep into the skin but is spread out more evenly. This kind of resurfacing produces more dramatic results than previously possible, and it can be safely used on the face, neck and chest.
Fractional CO2 laser treatments typically require only a topical anesthesia to minimize discomfort and pain. Some patients do experience a feeling akin to mild sunburn for a few hours to a few days, but that is the primary extent of discomfort.
With fractional CO2 laser treatment, facial skin heals in only 3 to 5 days, and skin on the neck and chest will typically heal within 5 to 7 days.
Fractional CO2 Laser skin resurfacing at Facial Aesthetic Concepts is a safe and effective option for people who are looking to reduce certain skin problems and improve the look, feel, and health of the skin on the face, neck, and chest.
Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses radio frequency energy to penetrate deep into the skin’s tissue, heating the treatment areas and stimulating the formation of new collagen. Our Thermage System uses Comfort Pulse Technology™ to ensure comfort and treatment efficacy.
Thermage can be used on the face, neck, and body, and it provides significant tightening and lifting of loose, wrinkled skin. It can be used as a treatment for:
- Anti-aging skin treatment
- Crows feet treatment
- Face wrinkle treatment
- Neck skin tightening
- Skin tightening
- Tightening loose skin
- Wrinkle treatments
The new Thermage CPT system heats four times more tissue to therapeutic temperatures than current technologies, and the heating is more evenly distributed across the treatment area. The new system uses a vibrating treatment tip to confuse pain receptors, substantially reducing discomfort associated with older technology, and it also uses a new cooling profile to cool the skin before, during, and after each pulse. This allows more energy to be delivered without discomfort.
The effects of Thermage skin tightening continue over time by stimulating new collagen growth that supports and firms skin. Your final result is a more youthful, refreshed appearance. This safe and established technology can provide you with remarkable results without any downtime. One treatment will provide visible and lasting results, and depending on your aesthetic goals, additional treatments can enhance results.
Most patients will see and feel noticeable results in the first 24-48 hours. Your treated area will continue to tighten for up to 6 months as your body forms tighter, stronger collagen, and your results can last for several years.
For more information contact us or visit www.thermage.com.
Pellevé™ Wrinkle Reduction System with GlideSafe™ technology safely and effectively treats facial wrinkles and supports smoother, tighter facial skin. Pellevé precisely delivers energy to the dermal tissue by using advanced radio frequency technology to induce collagen contraction without damaging the epidermis. This produces immediate skin tightening and firming effects for most patients with a noticeable improvement in skin quality and texture.
Typically, 1 to 3 sessions are recommended for optimal results, depending on the severity of wrinkles and skin laxity. Many patients see lasting improvements for up to 18 months with a single treatment.
Pellevé treatments can be used on all skin types and unlike other treatments, Pellevé doesn’t require anesthesia or skin cooling. It’s a virtually painless, non-ablative, and non-invasive procedure with no needles or surgery. Pellevé does not cause peeling, bruising or swelling, so patients can resume normal activities right away with NO social downtime.
Pellevé can be combined with other treatments like BOTOX, Sculptra, Restylane, Radiesse, and JUVEDERM for additional results and is an amazing maintenance treatment following Thermage CPT.
The Pellefirm™ Body Treatment System is a non-surgical, non-invasive, pain-free treatment that can help you get firmer skin on the body and temporarily improve the appearance of unsightly cellulite. Pellefirm is an FDA-approved treatment that can be safely and effectively used on almost any area of the body and on all skin types.
Pellefirm delivers results that are visible, with no discomfort or downtime following your treatment. By using the technology of radio frequency waves combined with mechanical massage, the tissues deep within your skin are heated. This heat breaks down existing collagen and encourages the growth of new collagen, which helps your body maintain tight, toned skin.
Results can be seen after just 1 treatment, but most people will need multiple sessions to get the best possible and longest-lasting results.
Pellefirm can improve skin tightness and reduce the look of cellulite for up to 6 months, all thanks to a treatment that is pain-free and takes only 30 minutes.
ThermiTight is a painless, micro-invasive procedure that uses injectable radio frequency energy — the science of heat — to reduce the appearance of sagging skin on the neck and jowls.
ThermiTight works by delivering precisely controlled thermal energy under the skin to the targeted tissue, causing immediate shrinkage. ThermiTight tightens skin, stimulating collagen production and reducing fat. Dramatic results are usually achieved after just 1 treatment. Because there is minimal discomfort and downtime, you can usually return to your normal activities in a matter of hours. You may be asked to wear a chin strap after your procedure in order to optimize your recovery.
ThermiTight is perfect for patients who want a tighter neck and jowls but do not want surgery. The recovery time for ThermiTight is very short when compared to surgery in the same area, and it provides natural-looking results. Results improve over time, and the effects have been shown to last several years.
How Much Does Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Cost?
The price of your laser treatment for skin tightening will depend on the type of technology and how many sessions are necessary to reach your desired results. You can discuss the cost of non-surgical skin tightening during your consultation with our facial plastic surgeons. Facial Aesthetic Concepts can provide a price estimate for your individualized treatment plan that considers your cosmetic concerns and budget.
We are dedicated to offering our patients exceptional surgical and non-surgical procedures with transparent pricing. We offer financing options, such as CareCredit, to help you reach your aesthetic goals with affordable monthly payment plans.
Do I Need to Take Time Off Work for Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
Most of our skin tightening treatments require little to no recovery, so you can return to your daily routine without disruptions. However, it depends on how intensive the laser treatment is for your skin laxity. Some laser technologies may cause skin redness, minor swelling and other visible marks, so you may wish to stay home for a day or more while your skin heals. Our office can work with you on scheduling your skin tightening treatment around an important event or at the end of the week so you can take the weekend to heal.
Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing is one of our more invasive options at Facial Aesthetic Concepts, and patients may want to spend a few days at home to allow the face, neck or chest to heal. Pelleve™ treatments, on the other hand, require no social downtime. It all comes down to the type of technology and your comfort level in public with redness or swelling.
When Will I See Results From Skin Tightening?
Some technologies, such as Pellefirm and ThermiTight, may provide visible results after one treatment, but most laser treatments take multiple sessions for noticeable improvements. Skin tightening results improve over time as your body creates more collagen for firmer skin.
Patients who choose Thermage for skin tightening may see results in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Pelleve™ may also provide smoother, tighter skin after one session.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
The recommended number of treatment sessions for skin laxity on your face and body depends on the severity of your loose skin and the type of technology. Most skin tightening technologies offer the best results with multiple treatment sessions and maintenance treatments to enhance or maintain results. Laser skin tightening treatments are cumulative, so the more treatments you have, the more your body will respond with increasing collagen for the best outcome.
Can I Combine Face Tightening Treatments With Other Cosmetic Procedures?
Yes, skin tightening for the face pairs well with other cosmetic treatments to address multiple concerns. Injectables are often a good follow-up treatment to fill facial hollows and smoothen lines and wrinkles, and platelet-rich plasma treatments may also provide complementary results.
What Precautions Do I Need to Take After Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
Our facial plastic surgeons will discuss precautions to take after skin tightening and provide skin care instructions for the treated area. Typically, women should avoid makeup for the first day or so, and patients need to use sunscreen and cover their skin when outside because the treated skin is more sensitive to sun exposure while it heals.