Nonsurgical Skin Tightening (Laser Skin Tightening Treatment) – Thermage® – Newport Beach, CA*

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About Skin Tightening

Before you come for a consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Karen Leong encourages you to select a few areas on your body where lax skin troubles you most — these should be areas that may benefit most from skin tightening. At birth, your body has a full supply of collagen and elastin that keeps your skin smooth, soft, healthy, and resilient. However, this supply of nutrients runs low and the skin of the face and body decreases in elasticity, leading to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If you want to improve the firmness and overall appearance of your skin without plastic surgery, consider nonsurgical skin tightening at our facility in Newport Beach, CA. With our advanced Thermage technology, nonsurgical skin tightening encourages the production of collagen and elastin in the treated areas so you can have firmer, healthier skin. After an assessment and consultation, Dr. Leong will offer nonsurgical skin tightening to her patients who qualify. If you are wishing to tone the skin on your face and body without the recovery time and expense of a surgical lift procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong to find out more about nonsurgical skin tightening.

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Ideal Candidates

Nonsurgical skin tightening can help if you do not wish to undergo cosmetic surgery. Nonsurgical skin tightening procedures can be done on most areas of the face and body, including the 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 enhance the health and appearance of their skin

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Procedure Technique

To start the session, the skin being treated will be sanitized to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil. Local anesthesia options can be considered if you would prefer, but most patients find that any mild discomfort during the laser session is temporary and manageable. As soon as you are ready, a handpiece with the laser will be passed evenly over the skin multiple times. The 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 session is complete, you will be able to leave and resume your daily activities.

What to Expect with Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

After your nonsurgical skin tightening appointment, the treated areas may be mildly inflamed, numb, or red. This is expected and you should clear up on its own within several days. During your consult, Dr. Leong will talk about the best ways to care for your skin after your session, like keeping the skin moisturized and protected from sun and environmental damage. Most patients will not have visible results immediately after the session. Since the collagen and elastin stimulation and production is a gradual process, you can have the total results of your treatment around 2 – 6 months after the procedure. However, these results should be long lasting and improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. You may require multiple treatments to get the ideal outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Leong will help you determine your personalized treatment plan based on your concerns and goals.

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening 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 alternative payment options and financial planning.

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 warming sensation, but no major discomfort. If necessary, a local anesthetic may be applied to the area prior to your treatment, but this is not always needed. If you are nervous about your treatment, talk to your laser 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 laser technician before your treatment to learn more about any side effects to be aware of after your procedure.

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Average Cost  
From $950
Recovery Time  
5 – 7 Days
Average Procedure Time  
1 – 2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
2 – 4 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
In Office
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Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Keep It Tight

If you're trying to keep your skin firm and tight as long as possible while avoiding going under the knife, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Leong to hear more about nonsurgical skin tightening. An effective, noninvasive treatment that calls for no downtime after the appointment, nonsurgical skin tightening can help you improve the health and tone of your skin when you notice the earliest signs of lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Get a unique treatment plan for nonsurgical skin tightening during your appointment at Dr. Leong in Newport Beach, CA.

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