Skin Tightening

Refined Dermatology | 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 Refined Dermatology today and make it your new, gorgeous reality.

Skin Tightening at Refined Dermatology

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 esthetic solutions. Consider the playing field leveled.

Ultherapy Treatment | Refined Dermatology and Dr. Steven Swengel, Los Gatos

Demonstration: Ultherapy Treatment at Refined Dermatology

New Look Before/After Photo Simulation*

Get Your New Look

Refined Dermatology has partnered with New Look to allow you to see what your skin tightening transformation can look like through a simulation. That’s right – upload your “before” photo and you’ll receive an email with your “after” photo. You’ll receive recommendations to accomplish your New Look with skin tightening technologies such as Ultherapy, Exilis, ThermiTight, Inifini, and a thread facelift. Your New Look will also be sent to our office and one of our patient care coordinators will happily reach out to talk about your results and perhaps schedule a consultation.

Get started by uploading your photo and see what’s possible from skin tightening treatments. It’s like a real-life filter so you can bring your Instagram bad self to life.

Skin Tightening Simulation | Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos, CA

Before/After Photo Simulation* with Skin Tightening. Because individual results may vary, we invite you to explore your New Look and schedule a personalized consultation with our team.

About Face

Facial Skin Tightening at Refined Dermatology

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:

New: 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.


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.


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. With flow needle tech delivery, it’s also a great treatment to pair with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) treatments, which uses your own growth factors and cells to stimulate collagen growth.

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.


Refined Dermatology is Los Gatos’ premier destination for face, skin, and body treatments. Whatever your goal may be, Refined Dermatology can be your partner to help you look and feel your absolute best. Learn more about the wide variety of treatments we offer by scheduling a consultation today.

“Looking tight” has never been more literal. Facial and Body Skin Tightening could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

All About The Body

Body Skin Tightening at Refined Dermatology

Many men and women experience skin laxity as we age – it’s perfectly normal after all. Refined Dermatology 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.

Skin Tightening | Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos and San Jose, CA

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

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