Skin Tightening Specialist

Columbia Internal Medicine

Padma Sripada, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Spa located in Castleton, NY

As you get older, the inevitable happens: Your skin loses elasticity. Fortunately, skin-tightening technology can make you look like your younger self again. At Columbia Internal Medicine in Castleton, New York, Padma Sripada, MD, a board-certified internal medicine specialist, offers the advanced skin-tightening technology of the Morpheus8 microneedling and radiofrequency system. This unique device stimulates the deep layers of your skin to help it appear firmer, smoother, and younger. Call today to schedule a consultation or book online.

Skin Tightening Q & A

Why does skin lose elasticity?

When you’re young, your skin is full of collagen and elastin — essential elements that keep your skin firm and able to return to its original shape when stretched. As you get older, your skin stops producing as much collagen and elastin, and the collagen fibers you do have loosen and become less organized. This means your skin begins to sag and it also becomes thinner. 

Gravity also plays a role in loose skin, as do genetics, environmental factors like sun exposure, and your diet and lifestyle. And if you smoke and don’t get enough sleep, your body simply can’t repair itself fast enough. Visible signs of skin laxity usually become more prominent once you reach your mid-to-late 40s, and it’s progressive with each passing year. 

What can I do to get tighter skin?

At Columbia Internal Medicine, Dr. Sripada offers the latest, most advanced skin-tightening technology with the Morpheus8 deep fractional remodeling device. This cutting-edge technology combines the power of two treatments into one: microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy. This RF energy penetrates deep into the layers of your skin to stimulate new collagen production, which is essential for tighter, smoother, younger-looking skin.

Microneedling for skin tightening

Microneedling alone can tighten your skin for a more youthful appearance. The Morpheus8 hand tool contains a collection of tiny needles that create microwounds in the surface of your skin. This ignites your body’s natural repair response, which begins to produce new collagen to heal the micropunctures. 

Radiofrequency goes deeper

RF energy is scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles and rebuild collagen. It safely penetrates the deeper layers of your skin while leaving the surface unharmed. 

What kind of skin-tightening results can I expect?

As a result of this unique treatment combination, the new collagen reorganizes itself and helps to replace the loose fibers with newer, tighter ones. Morpheus8 skin tightening treatments offer fast, uniform results that are long-lasting.

Dr. Sripada can use Morpheus8 in any area of your face or body that may benefit from skin tightening. Most commonly, men and women treat the face, neck, and abdomen with the Morpheus8 antiaging technology.

To learn more about skin-tightening treatments with the Morpheus8 microneedling plus RF technology, call the office or request an appointment online.