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Skin Tightening

Board Certified OB/GYN, Gynecology, Robotic Surgery, & Medspa in San Antonio, TX

Skin Tightening

Skin Tightening services offered in Alamo Heights, San Antonio, TX

As the years pass your skin can begin to sag, creating new lines and wrinkles and making you look older than you feel. Through her work at Cornforth Gynecology and Medspa in San Antonio, Texas, Katherine Cornforth, MD, helps women achieve a more youthful appearance through advanced skin tightening treatments. Schedule your visit online or call the office today to check appointment availability. 

Skin Tightening Q&A

What causes visible aging?

The primary cause of lines, folds, and wrinkles is collagen loss. During childhood and young adulthood, your face is padded with a thick layer of collagen, which creates the rounded contouring often called a “baby face.” 

As time passes you naturally lose much of that collagen. On its own, your body won’t replace that tissue, and your skin is left to sag and pool into lines, folds, and wrinkles. 

This changes the contours of your face and can make issues like sun damage, roughly textured skin, and hyperpigmentation much more noticeable.  

How does skin tightening work?

At Cornforth Gynecology and Medspa, Dr. Cornforth uses the ThermiSmooth® treatment platform for skin tightening treatments. This technology uses radiofrequency energy to create carefully controlled heat in the deeper layers of your skin. 

Your body responds to that heat with a strong healing reaction. New collagen cells begin developing quickly. That new tissue smooths away lines and wrinkles and creates a more youthful appearance. 

ThermiSmooth delivers energy through a small handpiece. Dr. Cornforth manually maneuvers the device across the surface of your skin in small circular motions. This enables her to target the precise areas where you need new collagen. 

The treatment platform relies on cooling technology to keep the surface of your skin at a comfortable temperature. Patients report a warming sensation, and some liken their treatments to a warming massage experience.

Treatments take just 20 minutes, and most people benefit from a series of 3-5 sessions to achieve optimal results. 

Are there other treatments that align well with skin tightening?

If you are troubled by extra fullness in the area beneath your chin, Kybella® offers a solution. This medical aesthetics treatment relies on multiple shallow injections of synthetic deoxycholic acid, a substance that your body produces naturally to break down fats within your digestive tract. 

When injected beneath your chin, Kybella destroys a portion of targeted fat cells. They soon release stored fat, which reduces the fullness known as a “double chin.” You may need multiple treatment sessions, depending on how much fat you want to eliminate. 

It takes time for the results of Kybella and ThermiSmooth to develop, but your results are well worth the wait. When you’re ready to learn more about these advanced treatment options, call or click to schedule a visit.