Skin Tightening

RefinedMD | Los Gatos + Greater San Jose

“Looking tight” has never been more literal. Whether it’s from age, sun damage, or maddening genetics, our skin gets laxer over time. However, the process is often so slow we don’t realize what’s happened until the effects take a serious toll on our skin—and self-esteem. Get in touch with RefinedMD today and make it your new, gorgeous reality.

Skin Tightening at RefinedMD

Depending on your goals and skin, there are a bevy of treatments available. There are fat reduction options including CoolSculpting, which can help you contour your face and body before adding that finishing tightening touch. There are dermal fillers to add volume to the face, and Botox or Dysport to temporarily paralyze facial muscles while banishing lines and wrinkles. For those who prefer a natural touch, a number of collagen stimulators can put your collagen production in overdrive to restore youth, dewiness, and plumpness.

Skin tightening isn’t just for women. We offer services for men who have realized that lax skin is putting a damper on their personal and professional life. Numerous reports have popped up regarding ageism in hotbeds like Silicon Valley, which has brought more men to aesthetic solutions. Consider the playing field leveled.

Ultherapy Treatment | RefinedMD and Dr. Steven Swengel, Los Gatos

Demonstration: Ultherapy Treatment at RefinedMD

Facial Skin Tightening Treatments

Tightening Skin On The Face

The face and neck is where you’ll first notice the signs of aging. These areas are most often exposed to the sun, feature thin skin, and they’re simply what people notice first. Through a number of treatments, we can address different concerns—especially when injectables aren’t enough. Skin can be tightened with non-invasive options like:

J-Plasma Skin Tightening

Are you looking for tighter, firmer skin without the risks, recovery period, and incisions associated with surgery? Renuvion J-Plasma is a revolutionary technology that allows tissue to be heated at very high temperatures in less than one second to leave optimal results without leaving burns or blisters, and having virtually no downtime. Thanks to the novel use of RF energy and helium-based plasma technology, J-Plasma can heat the under-surface of the skin and fibroseptal network to ensure prime contraction. The results? Skin that looks like it’s had a lift but without any need to remove skin.

Thermage FLX

Tighter skin can be yours. The postponement of aging, or “prejuvenation,” is best accomplished by taking an active stance in the fight against aging in the ’30s and ’40s when the collagen and elastin begin to break down leading to the appearance of fine lines. Thermage FLX is the newest generation of radiofrequency skin tightening and is ideal for the delicate skin around the eyes, lower face, dreaded jowls, the abdomen, and the pesky wrinkles and loose skin above the knees. All the situps in the world can’t tighten loose skin, but Thermage FLX can!


Using heat and ultrasound energy, targeted areas on the face, neck, and/or body can be treated by penetrating deep into the skin to shrink fat cells while simultaneously stimulating collagen growth. It’s the whole enchilada of skin tightening plus there’s an added benefit of targeted fat reduction.


Dubbed a mini-lift, Ultherapy is an ultrasound treatment used to reverse the effects of gravity. It stimulates the body’s regenerative response and is best for under the chin, the neck, décolletage, and eyebrow area. Christie Brinkley is a fan (PS: we are so not promising you’ll look like Christie Brinkley. But you’ll still look stunning).


Go to “Infini” and beyond with this radiofrequency tech that can tackle saggy skin, skin texture trouble, and wrinkles. A 3-D approach causes tissue volumization by combining fractional radiofrequency with Microneedling.


Designed specifically for the face and neck, radiofrequency is used to kick-start collagen production. It’s suitable for all ages, and a popular “starter” pick if you’re looking to tighten the skin on the face and neck.


ThermiTight is designed for the face and body and works by using radiofrequency to heat the skin and cause collagen shrinkage for a tighter, smoother appearance. Your body is producing new collagen to fill in dimples and wrinkles caused by cellulite.

Thread Facelift

Say hello to your new, little friend. A thread facelift is a non-surgical alternative to the full facelift, and works by gently placing absorbable threads into the skin to immediately lift sagging areas. Enjoy an instant, pain-free facelift with no down time. The threads aren’t barbed like old-school thread facelifts, but do have tiny little cones that “puff out” to further enhance your lift.

Body Skin Tightening Treatments

Tightening Skin On The Body

Many men and women experience skin laxity as we age – it’s perfectly normal after all. RefinedMD is pleased to offer body tightening treatments for patients, in addition to fat reduction, cellulite treatments, and feminine rejuvenation for the ladies. Take a look at three popular body skin tightening options:


Exilis works by using heat and ultrasound energy applied to specific areas of the body (this treatment can also be used for the face and neck). The device penetrates deep into the skin causing the fat cells to shrink and encouraging the growth of collagen.


This treatment is designed exclusively for the body to treat cellulite, lax skin, and stubborn fat. The abs, hips, thighs, and back are all notoriously tough to keep looking young and tight. With radiofrequency to work these challenging areas, you’ll enjoy fast tightening, shrinking of the area, and a collagen boost for plumpness (in all the right ways).


ThermiTight is ideal for the body and utilizes a radiofrequency technique that heats the skin causing collagen shrinkage—followed by a rush of collagen production—is just one option in the Thermi family for body tightening.

Ready to tighten things up? Get in touch with RefinedMD today by calling (408) 688-2082 and schedule a consultation where you’ll get matched with the perfect treatment plan for your goals.