Dr. John D. Stover DDS, MD, PhD
TRIPLE BOARD CERTIFIED:
Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Diplomate, National Board of Dental Anesthesiology
Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii
Most comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedures in Hawaii
Skin tightening procedures can take years off your appearance without the need for surgery!
For men and women in their 40s and 50s who are showing mild to moderate signs of aging, skin tightening procedures offer a more youthful look without the incisions and recovery time of a surgical facelift.
There are several skin tightening procedures available that refresh your skin "from the inside out." These procedures reduce wrinkles and mild folds, tightening the skin of your face and neck without surgery to create a smoother appearance. Some of them also have the capacity to reduce the appearance of acne and other scars, as well as improve skin tone and texture.
The procedures are minimally invasive, and the results are long-lasting – sometimes for years. These treatments are generally offered as a package of more than one type in order to give you the best possible outcome. While skin tightening techniques are primarily used on the face and neck, they can often be used on other parts of the body as well.
How do they work? Younger skin contains more collagen than older skin. These skin tightening procedures use various technologies to reach the deep layers of your skin, stimulating your body's natural production of collagen. While there are immediate visible results, your body continues to produce more collagen in the weeks or months following the procedure.
In the case of older people with more significant wrinkling, sagging skin, or age spots, skin tightening may not be sufficient to achieve the desired outcome. For these patients, a facelift, neck lift or other surgical procedure may be recommended.
Skin tightening procedures require less downtime than surgery. In most cases, you can return to work and other activities immediately or in less than a week.
The most common skin tightening procedures include:
Thermage – A treatment that is especially effective for people in their 40s and 50s, Thermage utilizes radiofrequency energy to heat the deep layers of your skin and stimulate collagen production.
Fraxel Restore – A revolutionary laser procedure, Fraxel is so precise that it has been compared to photograph retouching. It is also an excellent treatment for sensitive skin areas, like arms and hands, and requires very little downtime.
Deep FX – This laser procedure utilizes very precise micro-beams and not only reduces deeper wrinkles and folds, but also decreases the appearance of scars and improves skin tone. It is ideal for fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes and is usually done in combination with Active Fx for optimal results.
Active FX – Utilizing the same technology as Deep FX, the Active FX laser targets the outer layers of skin and provides fast results that create an overall smoother appearance. It is especially excellent for reducing acne scars and small lines around the lips and eyes. This treatment gives the skin a refreshed look and even complexion.
Total FX – This procedure combines Deep FX and Active FX for a comprehensive laser treatment that is most effective on people with deeper wrinkles and loose facial skin.
Liposonix – A revolutionary non-surgical body sculpting technique that reduces fat around the waist and abdomen, this treatment involves ultrasound energy that penetrates deeply to destroy the targeted fat cells without damaging the skin. It takes just an hour, and you can return to work right away. Results take place gradually over a 2-3 month period.
Skin tightening procedures are often combined with Dysport or Botox Cosmetic injections, dermal fillers (such as Restylane, Radiesse, Perlane or Juvéderm), and/or other non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. During your consultation, Dr. Stover will discuss the benefits of these procedures with you and recommend the best ones to give you the overall look you want.
For an alternative to a surgical facelift, Skin Tightening can tighten and refresh the skin of your face and neck with little downtime and no scarring!
Dr. John D. Stover is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with offices in Kona, Hilo, and Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Ms. Marné CarMichael Walsh, M.S., PA-C, a certified physician assistant, supports Dr. Stover in diagnosing and treating a variety of skin conditions. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has attained special recognition in Surgery. Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii offer the most extensive variety of non-invasive cosmetic treatments in the state.
Hilo 784 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720 808.969.1818 Fax: 808.969.1838
Waimea 64-1035 Mamalahoa Hwy., Surgery Suite K, Kamuela, HI 96743 808.885.4503 Fax: 808.885.4371
North Hawaii Medical Spa - Suite I & J 808.885. SKIN(7546)
Kona 81-6627 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808.323.2600 Fax: 808.323.2608