About Skin Tightening
At birth, you have a full stock of the nutrients collagen and elastin that keep your skin soft, smooth, resilient, and healthy. However, this stock of nutrients becomes depleted, 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 Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans and Metairie, LA. With state-of-the-art equipment, using the ThermiRF system, 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. Jules Walters will be happy to perform nonsurgical skin tightening for his New Orleans, LA 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 with Dr. Walters now to find out more information on nonsurgical skin tightening.
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Surgery for skin tightening (like a face or body lift) is still the best option to improve loose, sagging skin. Nonsurgical skin tightening may be a good option if you don't want to have cosmetic surgery. These 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 dirt, oil, makeup, and lotions. Local anesthesia options may be considered if you would prefer; however, many patients feel that any possible pain from the radiofrequency energy is temporary and manageable. As soon as you are ready, the ThermiRF handpiece will be evenly passed over the targeted skin two or more times for an efficient session. The radiofrequency energy released by the handpiece encourages the body to begin the production of elastin and collagen that will firm and tighten the skin. A session may take around 30 – 90 minutes based on the size and if multiple areas are being 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 it will clear up naturally in several days. In your consult, Dr. Walters will talk about methods to care for the treated skin at home after your session, like keeping the skin protected and moisturized from the 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 see 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. Walters can help you determine your personalized plan for treatment to meet your concerns and goals.
Plan Your Procedure
Keep It Tight
If you're trying to keep your skin tight and firm while avoiding going under the knife, then nonsurgical skin tightening procedures may be the answer for you. A noninvasive and effective procedure that calls for no recovery time after the appointment, ThermiRF with radiofrequency energy may help you rejuvenate the tone and health of your skin when you notice the first signs of lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Get a unique plan for noninvasive skin tightening at your appointment at Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans or Metairie, LA.