About Skin Tightening
At birth, you have a full stock of the nutrients elastin and collagen that keeps your skin soft, smooth, resilient, and healthy. Over time, this stock of nutrients becomes depleted and the skin on 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 Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, 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 the assessment and consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe will be happy to discuss all the benefits of nonsurgical skin tightening and if it is right for you. Make an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe in Dallas, TX to find out more information about nonsurgical skin tightening.
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Surgery for skin tightening, or "lifts" like a face or body lift, are still the best option to improve loose, sagging skin. However, nonsurgical skin tightening may be a good option if you don't want to have cosmetic surgery. This procedure 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 dirt, oil, makeup, 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 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 you will clear up naturally in several days. In your consult, Dr. Dauwe will talk about methods to care for the treated skin at home after your session like keeping the skin protected and moisturized from 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. Dauwe 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?
Depending on the size and amount of areas being treated, the cost of a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment will vary. Prior to your treatment, we will discuss your out-of-pocket costs and customize a specific treatment plan for your needs. We can also discuss payment options and where to find low-interest medical financing.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein-based tissue naturally produced by the body. Along with other functions, it works to help keep skin hydrated, elastic, and firm. However, through the natural aging process, the natural supply and production of collagen tends to slow down. This then leads to looser, thinner, and less elastic skin. With nonsurgical skin tightening, the production of collagen is stimulated to allow the skin to be healthier and firmer over time.
Is the procedure painful?
During a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment, you may experience a slight heating sensation, but no major discomfort. If necessary, a local anesthetic may be applied to the area prior to your treatment, but this typically is not needed. If you are nervous about your treatment, talk to your technician about what to expect.
What can I expect after my treatment?
After a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment, you may experience some redness, temporary swelling, and/or numbness of the treated area. This will usually subside within a few days. The results of your treatment will continue to develop in the months following your procedure as collagen continues to be produced. Some patients may need several treatments before achieving their desired outcome.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects from a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment are rare and can depend on the type of technology used during the procedure. The most common side effects are redness, slight swelling, numbness, and loss of volume in the area. Talk to your technician before your treatment to learn more about any side effects to be aware of after your procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,800
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 1/2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Keep It Tight
Nonsurgical skin tightening is a noninvasive and effective procedure that calls for no recovery time after the appointment. It can help rejuvenate the tone and health of your skin when you notice the first signs of lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Get a unique treatment plan for noninvasive skin tightening at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. Our cosmetic team looks forward to helping you achieve a fresh new look.
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