Skin Tightening Specialist

Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts

Cosmetic Dermatologist and Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon located in Ventura, CA & Camarillo, CA

Skin laxity shouldn’t take its toll on your appearance — or your self-confidence. That’s why Peter Karlsberg, MD, offers several innovative skin tightening treatments at Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts in Ventura and Camarillo, California. For more information about how he can reverse this sign of aging without the need for any downtime, call the office nearest to you, or schedule an appointment online.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening is an aesthetic treatment that’s designed to firm sagging skin. For decades, people have assumed the primary means to tighten skin involved surgery. Men and women turned to face-lifts and other invasive procedures to reverse skin laxity, a telltale sign of aging. 

Dr. Karlsberg has spent his career offering his patients the latest, most groundbreaking treatments available. And today, that means he can tighten skin virtually anywhere on your body without the need for a surgical procedure. 

How does skin tightening work?

Dr. Karlsberg offers two different nonsurgical skin tightening treatments to best serve his patients: Silhouette InstaLift™ and radiofrequency-based treatments. 

InstaLift is a minimally invasive, highly effective face-lift alternative, while radiofrequency treatments can be used anywhere on your face or body. 

What happens during an InstaLift treatment?

If you’ve thought about a face-lift, but haven’t wanted to deal with the invasive procedure and extensive downtime, this treatment is ideal. 

Before your treatment, you talk with Dr. Karlsberg about the areas you want to lift and tighten. Then, he inserts a self-anchoring thread through the areas that need it, resulting in a notable lift. 

These threads are made of the same material as surgical sutures, meaning your body will absorb the thread over time. 

The thread itself stimulates the production of collagen, the protein in your skin that keeps it tight and plump. As the thread dissolves, your body maintains the lifting action with a new network of collagen. 

What happens during a radiofrequency treatment?

During these treatments, you relax as Dr. Karslberg moves a specific device over or into the skin you want tightened. He has multiple different radiofrequency treatments available:

  • Thermage® for face, body, and eyes
  • ThermiTight® for the neck
  • ThermiSmooth® for the face

With the right device to best help you reach your cosmetic goals, Dr. Karlsberg directs the safe radiofrequency energy into your skin. 

As it reaches the deeper layers, it delivers therapeutic thermal energy. This energy kickstarts your body’s collagen production process, resulting in a new network of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin tight and supple. 

To learn more about the nominal downtime, minimally invasive skin tightening treatments available at both Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts offices, call either office or schedule an appointment with Dr. Karlsberg online.