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How Can I Tighten My Skin without Surgery?

Loose or sagging skin can make you appear much older than you really are. If you’re looking to achieve firmer, younger-looking skin with minimal side effects and downtime, non-surgical skin tightening treatments may be just what you need. Whether the result of aging, sun tanning, smoking, or changes in weight, skin tightening treatments use radiofrequency (RF) energy or injections to ensure your skin looks as good as possible with minimal pain.

*Individual Results May Vary

What Are My Treatment Options?

New York Skin & Vein Center offers multiple treatment options that take 30-60 minutes to complete. These treatments tighten skin throughout the face and body and are safe for all skin tones.


ThermiSmooth® uses advanced radiofrequency technology to smooth different areas of skin. This non-invasive temperature-controlled treatment heats the dermis to promote the stimulation of collagen and long-term production of new collagen. It is typically used to treat fine lines, skin laxity, and smoothes the skin of the eyelids, and lips.

Treatments, on average, take 30 minutes but can vary depending on how many areas you have treated. Four sessions are recommended per area and should be spaced a few weeks apart.

Results can last a year or more and usually need maintenance to keep the benefit going. Mild swelling and redness usually subside within 24 hours. Normal activities can be resumed immediately following treatment.


ThermiTight® is a minimally-invasive procedure designed to tighten loose or sagging skin around your body. The thermal radiofrequency energy is delivered below the surface of the skin to trigger collagen and elastin production. This treatment is completed in one session and lasts for several years. It is ideal for use on the neck, breasts, arms, abdomen, thighs, and knees.

Depending on how much skin needs to be tightened, your procedure can average one hour following administration of local anesthesia. You should expect to see full results in 6-8 weeks, even though you may experience shrinkage of the tissues immediately during the procedure. You are able to return to work in as little as one or two days, though swelling and redness may occur for up to two weeks.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Exilis Ultra 360

In addition to improving collagen and elastin, Exilis Ultra 360 boosts peptide production, which can temporarily alleviate the appearance of cellulite. These treatments combine radiofrequency and ultrasound technology to tone your abdomen, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tighten deep tissues, or rejuvenate intimate areas.

Typically a session focused on a single treatment area can take 20 minutes. Collagen production allows for continued improvement for up to 3 months. Most patients require weekly treatments for 2-6 weeks to experience their desired outcome, with maintenance procedures recommended annually or as needed. Results can be seen within four treatments. With no downtime required, you’re able to resume daily activities immediately following your session.

Radiesse Biostimulation Treatments

Radiesse is a gel that provides a visible cosmetic improvement in your skin by increasing the skin’s thickness and firmness and elasticity. This treatment also increases the scaffold of the skin and increases type II collagen. You’ll see skin thickness increases by 50% at 3 months after injection. You’ll still see increased tissue volume 2.5 years after injection. These treatments improve the lines on your neck, chest, upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and knees.

Typically one session can take 15 minutes. You will most likely require 3 treatments to see the maximum benefit with maintenance procedures recommended annually. With no downtime required, you’re able to resume daily activities immediately following your session.

What’s Right for Me?

The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to schedule a consult with board-certified Dr. Dohner. During this consultation, he will assess your candidacy and address any questions you may have before recommending a treatment plan that’s right for you.


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person Skin Tightening consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 286-0672 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you!

*Individual Results May Vary.

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