About Skin Tightening
As we age, our collagen and elastin fibrils are depleted resulting in less firm skin on the face and body, leading to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If you want to improve the tightness and overall appearance of your skin without surgery, consider RF nonsurgical skin tightening at Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, Texas. Using advanced radiofrequency technology, nonsurgical skin tightening stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin in the treated areas so you can have firmer, healthier skin. Schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Adean Kingston in Dallas, Texas to learn more about RF nonsurgical skin tightening.
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Surgical skin tightening, or "lift" procedures, like facelifts, remain the most effective way to minimize sagging, loose skin. Nonsurgical skin tightening can help if you do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure or seek preventive treatment. RF nonsurgical skin tightening can be used on most areas of the face and body, including the face, neck, stomach, arms, and thighs. The best patients for this procedure:
- Are in good overall health
- Are at or near a healthy, stable weight
- Have mild to moderate skin looseness on the face or body
- Have lines or wrinkles on the face or body
- Want to improve the health and appearance of their skin
To begin the procedure, the areas being treated will be thoroughly cleansed to remove any oils, cosmetics, and lotions. Anesthesia options can be provided upon your request, but most patients find that any mild discomfort during the treatment is brief and easily tolerated and do not require topical numbing. Once you are ready, the InMode Forma handpiece will be passed evenly over the skin multiple times for the most effective treatment. The RF energy prompts the body’s natural healing properties to produce collagen and elastin, which tightens and firms the skin. The procedure can take about 30 – 90 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. After the treatment is complete, you will be able to leave and resume your normal activities.
What to Expect
After your nonsurgical skin tightening procedure, the treated areas may be slightly red, swollen, or numb. This is normal and should resolve on its own within a few days. During your consultation, Dr. Kingston will discuss the best ways to care for your skin after your treatment, including keeping the skin moisturized and protected from the sun. Most patients will not be able to see visible results immediately after the procedure. Since the collagen and elastin stimulation and growth is a gradual process, you can expect to see the full results of your treatment within 2 – 6 months after the procedure. However, these results should be long-lasting and improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. You will need multiple treatments to get the ideal outcome and is recommended as a treatment series. During your consultation, Dr. Kingston will help you develop your custom treatment plan based on your needs and cosmetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does RF nonsurgical skin tightening cost?
Depending on the size and amount of areas being treated, the cost of an RF 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 tend to slow down. This then leads to looser, thinner, and less elastic skin. With RF 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 an RF nonsurgical skin tightening treatment, you may experience a slight heating sensation, but no major discomfort and most patients actually enjoy their treatments and feel relaxed. 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 Dr. Kingston about what to expect.
What can I expect after my treatment?
After an RF 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 an RF 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 Dr. Kingston before your treatment to learn more about any side effects to be aware of after your procedure.
Keep It Tight
If your goal is to keep your skin firm and tight as long as possible without going under the knife, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kingston to learn more about RF nonsurgical skin tightening. An effective, noninvasive treatment that requires no downtime after the process, RF nonsurgical skin tightening can help you improve the health and tone of your skin at the earliest signs of lines, wrinkles, and looseness. Get a customized treatment plan for RF nonsurgical skin tightening during your consultation at Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, Texas.