About Skin Tightening
At birth, you have a full stock of nutrients (elastin and collagen) that keep your skin soft, smooth, resilient, and healthy. However, this stock of nutrients eventually depletes and the skin of your body and face decreases in resiliency, causing wrinkles, lines, and skin that sags. If you want to improve the firmness and general health of your skin without plastic surgery, look into nonsurgical skin tightening at Youthology Med Spa in Roanoke, TX. With state-of-the-art equipment, nonsurgical skin tightening encourages the production of elastin and collagen in the areas treated so you can develop healthier, firmer skin. During a consultation, attending physician Dr. A. D. Thakkar will be happy to perform nonsurgical skin tightening to Roanoke, TX patients looking to firm the skin on their face and body without the recovery time and expense of a surgical lift procedure. Make an appointment to get more information on nonsurgical skin tightening.
Surgery for skin tightening or "lifts," like a face or body lift, are still the best options to improve loose, sagging skin. However, nonsurgical skin tightening may be a good option if you want to avoid cosmetic surgery. Nonsurgical skin tightening procedures may be done on many areas of the body and face, such as the stomach, neck, thighs, and arms. The ideal patients for this treatment:
- Are in good general health
- Are near or at a stable, healthy weight
- Have light or medium loose skin on the body or face
- Have wrinkles or lines on the body or face
- Want to enhance the appearance and health of their skin
To start the session, the skin to be treated will be sanitized to eliminate any oils and lotions. Local anesthesia options may be considered if you would prefer; however, many patients feel that any pain from the laser energy is temporary and manageable. As soon as you are ready, a handpiece with the subdermal fiberoptic EndoLift laser will be evenly passed over the skin several times for an efficient session. The laser energy stimulates the body to start producing elastin and collagen, which firms and tightens the skin. A session may take around 30 – 90 minutes based on the size and number of areas treated. Once the session is complete, you'll be allowed to leave and get back to your daily routine.
What to Expect
Following your skin tightening appointment, the affected skin can be mildly inflamed, numb, or red. This is expected and will clear up naturally after several days. During your consult, Dr. Thakkar will talk about methods to care for the treated skin at home after your session, like keeping the skin protected and moisturized from any sun and environmental damage. Many patients won't have noticeable improvements right after their session. Since the elastin and collagen stimulation and production is a slow process, you should have the total results of the procedure around several months after your session. However, your results should last a long time and enhance the general appearance and health of your skin. You will probably require several sessions to achieve the most ideal outcome. At your initial consultation, Dr. Thakkar can help you determine your personalized plan for treatment to meet your concerns and goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does nonsurgical skin tightening cost?
The price of your nonsurgical skin tightening procedure will depend on the size of the area being treated. The cost of the procedure, as well as the various payments we accept, can be discussed after your initial consultation with Dr. Thakkar, in which your treatment plan will be created to suit your individual goals.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein produced by the body that has many functions, like helping to keep your skin hydrated, firm, and elastic. As we age, our natural supply of collagen begins to deplete, which results in thin skin with less elasticity. Nonsurgical skin tightening seeks to counteract this by stimulating the production of collagen, leading to healthier, tauter skin.
Is the procedure painful?
A nonsurgical skin tightening treatment may cause you to experience a moderate heating sensation, but it should not cause any major discomfort. If requested, Dr. Thakkar can apply a local anesthetic to the treated area before the procedure to reduce any potential discomfort, but this should not be necessary. If you are nervous about your upcoming procedure, share your concerns with Dr. Thakkar so that he may do his best to accommodate you and let you know exactly what to expect.
What can I expect after my treatment?
Following your procedure, you can expect to see some redness, temporary swelling, and/or numbness of the treated area. However, this normally subsides within 2 – 4 days. As time goes on, your results will be more and more noticeable because your natural production of collagen will gradually increase, giving your skin a fresher, firmer appearance. You may require a few treatments to fully attain your desired outcome.
Are there any side effects?
It is rare to experience any side effects from having a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment. Side effects, such as redness, swelling, numbness, and loss of skin volume, may potentially occur based on the type of technology being used. If you are concerned, you can ask Dr. Thakkar about any potential side effects to be aware of following your procedure.
Keep It Tight
If you would like to keep your skin tight and firm longer while avoiding going under the knife, schedule an appointment with Dr. A. D. Thakkar to get more information about nonsurgical skin tightening procedures. A noninvasive and effective procedure that calls for no recovery time after the appointment, laser skin tightening may help you rejuvenate the tone and health of your skin after noticing the first signs of lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Get a unique plan for nonsurgical skin tightening at your appointment at Youthology Med Spa in Roanoke, TX.