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Skin Tightening

skin tighteningWhat causes skin laxity or loose skin? The flow of time and long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight causes skin to age — a process called photo-aging. Lax and saggy skin with loss of elasticity is one of the most visible signs of photo aging. Loose and sagging skin anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, chin, jowls, stomach, arms, knees, buttocks or thighs, can add years to your appearance.  Tighten your skin with the most advanced technologies available, Serrao Rejuvenation Center of Orlando offers several skin tightening treatments to help you reverse the signs of aging.

Skin Tightening Procedures

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Thermage ThermaCool Non-invasive procedure using radiofrequency to tighten and improve the skin tone on your face, jowls, neck and body
ThermiTight ThermiRF Minimally invasive procedure using ‘injectable radiofrequency energy’ to reduce fat deposits and tighten the skin of the neck and jawline
ThermiSmooth ThermiRF A series of non-invasive treatments using radio-frequency energy to improve the skin of the face, mouth, jowls and eye area
ThermiVa ThermiRF Non-surgical option for vaginal tightening
Skinfinity RF Ablative and non-ablative radiofrequency energy to improve skin’s texture and tone
CO2 Laser Resurfacing Ablative & non-ablative laser energy resurfacing to improve skin’s texture and tone producing dramatic results
Silhouette InstaLift (Thread Lift) Minimally invasive mini face-lift procedure to gently lift the sagging skin of the face & neck. (Silhouette Insta-Lift) 

We offer many options for skin tightening to the women of Orlando and the Central Florida area, helping them to look good and feel confident.  You will be pleased with the results and will love the care you receive from Dr. Serrão and his experienced team.  Enhancing your natural beauty is our goal! If you want to learn more about skin tightening solutions, call us for an appointment today at 407-896-3772.

Skin Tightening FAQs

How many treatments will I need?

The procedures for Skin Tightening may require a single treatment or a series of treatments depending on the method and the amount of correction needed.  These procedures may be combined with other treatments for optimal results.

Can Skin Tightening procedures be combined with other non-invasive treatments?

The skin tightening procedures that we offer are the perfect complement to other treatments, including Laser Resurfacing, the Thread Lift and cosmetic injectables such as Botox and Facial Fillers.  Dr. Serrão will develop a plan of facial rejuvenation for you during your consultation.

What is the cost of Skin Tightening procedures?

The cost of any procedure varies from patient to patient dependent on the level of correction that is needed.  All of our fees will be discussed with you during your consultation and package pricing is offered.  You will find our fees to be very fair and competitive for the Orlando area.

Several financing options are also available at Serrão Rejuvenation Center.  We welcome you to call our office for more details on fees and be sure to check our current specials.

What type of anesthesia is used for Skin Tightening procedures?

Most Skin Tightening procedures are performed with topical anesthesia and cooling. There is typically minimal pain associated with non-surgical options.  However, some of the minimally invasive procedures and ablative laser treatments may require some form of mild anesthesia. Serrão Rejuvenation Center is an AAAHC fully accredited surgical center that offers topical anesthesia, ice cooling, oral sedation, Pro-Nox device (a safe blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide) and IV sedation if required.  Your comfort and safety is our priority.

What is the downtime for Skin Tightening?

Some of the procedures for Skin Tightening may have minimal downtime, while some of them have no downtime at all. Many of our patients return to work the same day or within 24 hours after their treatment.

How do you avoid unnatural looking skin tightening results?

Creating a natural appearance to the sagging skin requires artistry, good judgment, and excellent technique. We are also proud to offer some of the most advanced and innovative technologies that are available in the aesthetic industry. Dr. Serrão takes pride in creating natural appearing results, and is sought after by patients from around the world for his skin tightening procedures.

Who is a candidate for these Skin Tightening procedures?

The best candidates for skin tightening are patients in good health with realistic expectations and want to improve the appearance of their face and skin without major surgery.  Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity are the best candidates for these non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to improve lax skin.

How do I learn more about Skin Tightening?

Schedule a consultation to learn more about Skin Tightening. The educational consultation is of great importance at Serrão Rejuvenation Center and our patients find it to be very informative.  You will meet our caring team and tour our state-of-the art facility and AAAHC accredited surgical center.  Dr. Serrão and his cosmetic nurse, Larissa, are dedicated to answer all of your questions and will make you feel comfortable with their friendly demeanor. After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Serrão will listen to your concerns and expectations, perform a complete assessment, and educate you on the options that you have based on his expert recommendations. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget.

You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. The consultation is about 30 minutes to one hour and the applicable fee will be applied towards the procedure or any purchase in our practice. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can.

* Your results may vary depending on age and skin condition

Thermage ThermaCool for Face & Body

Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure that uses radio waves to lift and firm the skin. It can be used to rejuvenate several areas of your body, including your face, neck, jawline, stomach, knees, arms, legs, hands and buttocks. Thermage, also known as ThermaCool or ThermaLift, is still considered a good option for people who don’t want a full facelift and for those who want a procedure with little discomfort and no downtime.

For women who’ve just had a baby, lost weight or simply want younger looking skin, Tummy by Thermage™ delivers results other non-invasive procedures can’t match.  Thermage Belly treatments can improve the loose and crepey skin on the abdomen after pregnancy.

The results of Thermage can be dramatic and may be the procedure for your skin tightening needs and concerns.

Thermage FAQ’s

What is Thermage Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?

Thermage delivers radiofrequency energy to heat collagen, a structural protein located in the deep layers of the skin, to tone and tighten the skin. Thermage helps build and contract collagen, which in turn tightens the skin for a more youthful appearance and healthier skin.

How Does Thermage® Work?

Thermage® stimulates the renewal of new collagen through the use of radiofrequency technology. This technology heats the collagen rich layers of the skin to help tighten existing collagen and stimulate the formation of new collagen. This process results in the following benefits:

  • Reduces sagging skin
  • Improves crepey skin
  • Renews body contours
  • Improves the tone and elasticity of the skin

The result is subtle, natural looking results that can last years.

Is Radiofrequency safe for skin tightening?

Several clinical studies have been done, and their results have shown that RF technology is safe when used in aesthetics and cosmetic surgery. It is also commonly used for cardiovascular therapy, pain management, and other types of medicine.

What does the Thermage procedure feel like?

The Thermage experience is often described as a deep heating or mild pinching sensation. The new handpiece has led to significantly less discomfort.

Still, oral pain medication and a topical anesthetic may be administered before treatment if needed. Many of our patients utilize the Pro-Nox device during their Thermage procedure, which is a controlled blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen, it is very safe and our patients are comfortable during the entire Thermage procedure.

Where is Thermage performed?

Dr. John Serrão performs Thermage non-surgical skin tightening in the office setting at Serrão Rejuvenation Center located in Orlando.

How long does it take to perform Thermage?

The Thermage procedure is a completely non-invasive, safe treatment that is performed by Dr. John Serrão.  It takes about 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size of the area being treated. If you request a topical anesthetic, please allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes for adequate numbing.

What is the cost of Thermage?

The cost of any procedure varies from patient to patient dependent on the level of correction that is needed.  All of our fees will be discussed with you during your consultation and package pricing is offered.  You will find our fees to be very fair and competitive for the Orlando area.

Several financing options are also available at Serrão Rejuvenation Center.  We welcome you to call our office for more details on fees and be sure to check our current specials.

What are the downtime and risks of Thermage?

There is no downtime with Thermage, your can go right back to your normal activities.

Thermage side effects are rare, but can include swelling, redness, blisters, peeling, bumps or dimpling. If a side effect occurs, it is usually temporary.

When will I see results from my Thermage treatment?

Immediate results are visible, and improve over time. Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a two to six month time period following a single treatment session.  The procedure also stimulates your body’s natural healing process, which produces more collagen over time.

How long will the results of Thermage last?

The Thermage procedure immediately tightens existing collagen and stimulates new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment. Unpublished reports by experienced cosmetic doctors indicate that results may last for years and are based on the patient’s natural aging process.

The Thermage treatment can be repeated if further improvement is desired and when you begin to see the skin tone getting a little looser again.  Many of our patients do Thermage every 18 to 24 months to maintain the results.

Who is a good candidate for Thermage?

Thermage may work best for people who require tightening of the skin on the face and neck with mild to moderate laxity.

Thermage body contouring candidates should have loose or crepey skin in the lower abdomen and includes women who have had children. Women with flabby upper arms, inner thighs and buttocks may also be candidates. Thermage also works great on the crepey, loose skin above the knees.

Dr. Serrão and his caring team at Serrão Rejuvenation Center provide our patients with the highest level of care using the most advanced techniques and procedures available.

How do I learn more about Thermage?

If you are considering Thermage, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the treatment.  Dr. Serrão will listen to your concerns and expectations, perform a complete assessment, and educate you on the options that you have based on his expert recommendations. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget.

You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. The consultation is about 30 minutes to one hour and any fee (if applicable) will be applied towards the procedure or any purchase in our practice. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can. We look forward to meeting you!

ThermiRF Skin Tightening

Serrão Rejuvenation Center is proud to be among the first in Central Florida to offer ThermiRF, a non-surgical option that is FDA-approved and improves the appearance of loose skin!

ThermiRF modalities offered at our practice:

ThermiTight: Minimally invasive injectable radiofrequency for fat melting and/or tightening of the skin of the lower face, jowls, neck abdomen, back, arms, knees, and thighs. Minimal downtime, discomfort and little post-procedure care required

ThermiSmooth: This series of treatments takes care of the crows feet and area around the eyes. It also works on the lines next to the mouth and lips.  No downtime and no pain

ThermiDry: A new treatment for under arm sweating.

ThermiVa: This non-invasive treatment has benefits for improvement in vaginal tone and urinary stress incontinence.  No downtime and no discomfort

The results of ThermiRF can be dramatic and may be the procedure for your skin tightening needs and concerns.

ThermiTight

ThermiTight is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that uses injectable radiofrequency to reverse many of the signs of aging by tightening loose and sagging skin. After a small amount of local anesthetic is injected, Dr. Serrão applies a temperature controlled radiofrequency device, inserted through tiny probes under the skin, to gently heat specific tissues to a pre-determined temperature. An infrared camera is used to monitor your skin’s temperature to ensure that your treatment is both safe and effective.

Most procedures generally take about one hour. Results from your ThermiTight are immediate and will actually improve over time, as your skin and tissues continue to respond to the treatment.

ThermiTight FAQ’s

What is ThermiTight?

ThermiTight is the first aesthetic procedure, which delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging.  ThermiTight is great for problem areas of the face, neck, tummy, arms, thighs and other tissues.  It can work on most areas of the body.

How does ThermiTight work?

ThermiTight is a painless, micro-invasive procedure. A tiny probe is inserted under the skin; then, radiofrequency energy is applied directly to the target tissues causing immediate shrinkage.

Is Radiofrequency safe for skin tightening?

Several clinical studies have been done, and their results have shown that RF technology is safe when used in aesthetics and cosmetic surgery. It is also commonly used for cardiovascular therapy, pain management, and other types of medicine.

What does the ThermiTight procedure feel like?

Because ThermiRF uses local anesthetic, some patients experience minimal discomfort during the injection of the numbing agent. After the area is numbed, however, there is little-to-no discomfort. Patients may feel pressure or warmth, but not pain. Swelling and bruising is likely; adhering to aftercare instructions will minimize these effects.

How is the ThermiTight procedure performed?

Dr. John Serrao performs ThermiTight in his accredited office-based surgical center.  The areas to be treated are numbed with a small amount of local anesthetic. A very small incision is made to allow the radiofrequency fiber under the skin to shrink the tissue. The fiber heats the target tissues in an effective, safe and controlled fashion. It tightens the skin and diminishes lumpy fat pockets.

Dr. Serrao is proud to be one of the first physicians in Central Florida to perform ThermiTight, an evolution of the radio frequency based procedures.  Having used other radiofrequency devices such as Thermage and Skinfinity RF, he has had years of experience with skin tightening procedures.

How long does it take to perform ThermiTight?

The entire procedure is typically done in about an hour to 2 hours depending on the protocol and the treatment zone.

What is the cost of ThermiTight?

The cost of any procedure varies from patient to patient dependent on the level of correction that is needed. All of our fees will be discussed with you during your consultation and package pricing is offered. You will find our fees to be very fair and competitive for the Orlando area.

Several financing options are also available at Serrão Rejuvenation Center. We welcome you to call our office for more details on fees and be sure to check our current specials.

What are the downtime and risks of ThermiTight?

ThermiTight is a micro-invasive procedure performed using local anesthesia. Patients may experience slight swelling, mild bruising and redness after the treatment. Most patients usually return to normal activity within 24 to 48 hours, and some will do lighter activity for 48 hours after the treatment.  You will wear a compression garment or neckband for a few days after the treatment.

There are minimal risks with the ThermiTight procedure and no permanent damage has been reported.  All of these will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Serrao.

When will I see the results from my ThermiTight procedure?

Results can be immediate but usually improvement is noticed at 3 months and continues to improve over time.

How long will the results of ThermiTight last?

The effects have been shown to last several years.

Who is a good candidate for ThermiTight?

ThermiTight is ideal for patients who want more results than non-invasive procedures can deliver and DO NOT want surgery.

If you are beginning to notice some change in skin tone or laxity (looseness) in the skin of your face and body, than you could be a candidate for ThermiTight. To find out if ThermiTight is right for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Serrao and his clinical nurse today

How do I learn more about ThermiTight?

If you are considering ThermiTight, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the treatment.  Dr. Serrão will listen to your concerns and expectations, perform a complete assessment, and educate you on the options that you have based on his expert recommendations. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget.

You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. The consultation is about 30 minutes to one hour and any fee (if applicable) will be applied towards the procedure or any purchase in our practice. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can. We look forward to meeting you!

ThermiSmooth Face & Eyes

ThermiSmooth™ is a non-invasive procedure that is performed in the office by Angelica, our medical aesthetician, to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and laxity.  ThermiSmooth delivers radiofrequency waves precisely heating the skin’s surface to smooth fine lines and improve skin laxity. The system’s handpiece is applied to the skin’s surface and the system is set to a gentle, specific temperature to stimulate collagen production. ThermiSmooth can tighten and smooth the skin in a procedure that can take only 15 minutes but can provides amazing results.

ThermiSmooth FAQs
What areas does ThermiSmooth treat?

ThermiSmooth is ideal for treating fine lines and wrinkles in the problem areas around the eyes, eyelids, mouth, forehead, cheeks and neck. It could also be used as a maintenance treatment after any laser resurfacing or skin tightening procedure when needed.

How many ThermiSmooth treatments will I need?

Treatments with ThermiSmoot are repeated multiple times and the exact number of treatments varies depending on the desired cosmetic result of the patient. During your consultation, Dr. Serrao and his clinical nurse will determine the amount of ThermiSmooth treatments you will need.

What will I feel during a ThermiSmooth treatment?

ThermiSmooth treatments are gentle and patients often say it feels like receiving a warm massage.

Who performs the ThermiSmooth treatment?

ThermiSmooth is a safe procedure that can be performed in our office by our registered nurse or medical aesthetician. Dr. Serrao performs all other Thermi RF procedures including ThermiVa and ThermiTight.

What is the cost of ThermiSmooth?

The cost of any procedure varies from patient to patient dependent on the level of correction that is needed. All of our fees will be discussed with you during your consultation and package pricing is offered. You will find our fees to be very fair and competitive for the Orlando area.

Several financing options are also available at Serrão Rejuvenation Center. We welcome you to call our office for more details on fees and be sure to check our current specials. ThermiSmooth treatments are sold in a series.

What is the downtime of ThermiSmooth?

ThermiSmooth is a gentle, non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime after being performed. We recommend a series of 4 to 6 treatments to see the full effect and desired result. A small area is treated for about 15 minutes to achieve the goal of sustained heating to the target tissues and stimulate collagen production, all benefits of ThermiSmooth.

When will I see my results from ThermiSmooth?

While multiple treatments may be necessary, most patients will see some result after the first treatment with full results developing over 3 to 6 months.

Who is a good candidate for ThermiSmooth?

If you are beginning to notice some finer lines or laxity (looseness) in the skin of your face than you could be a candidate for ThermiSmooth. To find out if ThermiSmooth is right for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Serrao and his clinical nurse today.

How do I learn more about ThermiSmooth?

If you are considering ThermiSmooth, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the treatment.  Dr. Serrão will listen to your concerns and expectations, perform a complete assessment, and educate you on the options that you have based on his expert recommendations. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget.

You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. The consultation is about 30 minutes to one hour and any fee (if applicable) will be applied towards the procedure or any purchase in our practice. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can. We look forward to meeting you!

ThermiVa

As a result of aging or vaginal childbirth, many women’s vaginal muscles experience excessive relaxation. This muscular damage can diminish sensation during intercourse, and reduce sexual satisfaction. ThermiVa gently heats tissues in the affected areas to restore lost integrity without discomfort or downtime. LEARN MORE

Skinfinity RF ~ Time Machine Technology

Skinfinity RF is an innovative new fractional ablative radiofrequency technology that utilizes a patented rolling ball hand piece design for improvement of fine lines, acne scars, skin looseness and stretch marks. With the ability to control the ablative and thermal effect on the skin, Dr. Serrao can customize treatments for the specific needs of each patient.

Power with Safety

The result observed after a Skinfinity RF treatment is similar to that of a Fractional CO2 laser. Unlike lasers, however, there is no target chromophore with Skinfinity RF.  The utilization of fractional radio frequency energy makes the treatment safe for all skin types. This means that Skinfinity RF is able to achieve gold-standard results with a much lower risk of complications compared to light-based ablative laser treatments.

Dr. Serrao was proud to be the first physician in Florida to offer this innovative “Time Machine” technology.  If you would like to learn more about Skinfinity RF schedule your consultation today!

Skinfinity RF FAQs

What is Skinfinity RF?

Skinfinity RF is an innovative new procedure that uses RF technology with a rolling treatment wand delivery system to target signs of aging in the skin. The result of the treatment is a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.

How Does Skinfinity RF Work?

Skinfinity RF treats the skin by creating microscopic thermal injuries through the use of Directed Radiofrequency Ablation (DRFA). DFRA is a technology that uses a fractionated Radio Frequency energy that only affects treatment areas while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. Previous technologies deployed laser energy to burn off the entire top layer of skin that resulted in extended downtime and several weeks of healing. The risks of complications were much greater. Now with the new Skinfinity RF advancements, Dr. Serrao can deliver excellent outcomes without all the downside risk. This advancement in Radio Frequency energy delivery (DFRA) allows for rapid healing with dramatic results for patients of all skin types.

What does the Skinfinity RF treatment feel like?

Skinfinity RF can feel slightly warm to hot depending on the customized treatment level selected by Dr. Serrao. Any discomfort can be greatly reduced by topical anesthetic. Many patients choose to use the Pro-Nox system of patient controlled analgesia for pain management and find it very helpful in controlling any discomfort associated with Skinfinity RF. Overall, patients find the treatment to be very tolerable. Afterwards, a slight tingling sensation can be expected.

Who performs the Skinfinity RF treatment?

Dr. Serrao is proud to be the first physician in Florida to perform Skinfinity RF, an evolution of the radio frequency based procedures.  Having used other radio frequency devices such as Thermage, he has had years of experience with skin tightening procedures.

He performs these non-surgical skin tightening treatments in the office setting at Serrão Rejuvenation Center located in Orlando.

How long does it take to perform the SkinfinityRF treatment?

The treatment time varies depending on the size of the area and the number of areas being treated.  Typically, Skinfinity RF treatments take about 30 minutes to 1 hour to perform.  Always allow an extra 45 minutes to 1 hour for topical anesthesia to become effective after it is applied to your skin.

What is the downtime after a Skinfinity RF treatment?

The skin will be slightly pink to bright red like a mild sunburn, and some slight swelling may be present.  Your skin should return to normal condition in 3 to 5 days and you can wear mineral make-up powder after 8 hours.  Most people return to work in 24 to 48 hours.

Our office will provide you with the simple instructions for post-treatment skin care.

When will I see the Skinfinity RF results?

Immediate revitalization of the skin will be observed followed by improvement that progresses over the course of 6 months.  Dr. Serrao may recommend a series of treatments every 4-6 weeks for optimal results. During that time, gradual improvement will be observed.

What is the cost of Skinfinity RF?

The cost of any procedure varies from patient to patient dependent on the level of correction that is needed. All of our fees will be discussed with you during your consultation and package pricing is offered. You will find our fees to be very fair and competitive for the Orlando area.

Several financing options are also available at Serrão Rejuvenation Center. We welcome you to call our office for more details on fees and be sure to check our current specials. Some SkinfinityRF treatments are sold in a series for best results.

Am I a good candidate for the Skinfinity Time Machine treatment?

Skinfinity RF is safe for all skin types. This treatment can be used to prevent damage to the skin. If you are looking for fresh, smooth and radiant skin then you are a good candidate for Skinfinity RF.

How do I learn more about Skinfinity RF treatments?

If you are considering Skinfinity RF, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the treatment.  Dr. Serrão will listen to your concerns and expectations, perform a complete assessment, and educate you on the options that you have based on his expert recommendations. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget. You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. The consultation is about 30 minutes to one hour and any fee (if applicable) will be applied towards the procedure or any purchase in our practice. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can. We look forward to meeting you!

CO2 Laser Resuracing & Skin Tightening

Laser Skin Resurfacing is an excellent way of improving an individual’s appearance.  Serrao Rejuvenation Center uses the latest advances in laser technology to improve the tone and texture of your skin.  Laser Resurfacing will smooth wrinkles on the face, neck and décolleté, but will also tighten the skin because the laser energy will cause the skin to heal itself, thus stimulating collagen production and a more youthful skin appearance.  LEARN MORE

Silhouette InstaLift (Thread Lift)

Are you suffering from early signs of jowls and skin laxity, but don’t want to commit to a full surgical facelift? Serrao Rejuvenation Center has a solution for you. Dr. Serrao has been performing thread lifts for years and is proud to be one of the first practices in the Orlando area to offer the recently FDA approved Silhouette InstaLift procedure.  Silhouette InstaLift is a non-invasive, non-surgical facelift that takes only 45 minutes to perform and reveals instant, long-lasting results that only improve over time. We are excited to offer it to our patients who want comprehensive lift and rejuvenation without the anesthesia, incisions, scarring, and recovery time of surgery. LEARN MORE


Schedule a Skin Tightening Consultation

If you are considering a skin tightening procedure, let the caring team and experienced surgeon at Serrão Rejuvenation Center help you improve the appearance of your skin and reveal a more youthful and beautiful you! Call Dr. Serrão at 407.896.3772 or schedule a consultation to learn more and begin your rejuvenation today!

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