About RF Skin Tightening
Did you know we can use heat to firm and tighten up lightly loose skin? With radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening, your skin can fight the signs of aging by creating an environment under the skin with heat. This encourages the skin to produce more elastin and collagen needed to tone it up. SkinMD providers can consult with you about sagging skin at SkinMD in Hurst and Weatherford, TX. Utilizing state-of-the-art RF devices (JuVaShape and Accent XL Aesthetic System), our noninvasive skin tightening can remodel the skin from the inside without the expense and time of a lift surgery. You can also expect to not have downtime while your body responds and recovers from the RF skin tightening procedure.
Everyday stress, sun damage, fluctuations in your weight, and gravity can break down your skin so that it loses its shape, wrinkles appear, discoloration happens, and the texture changes. With the addition of newly produced elastin and collagen, your skin will improve naturally. If you would like to see how RF skin tightening can work for your skin, contact our team at SkinMD in Hurst or Weatherford, TX for a private and confidential consultation.
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Skin tightening surgery, or "lifts" like a facelift, are still the best method to correct loose, sagging skin. Nonsurgical RF skin tightening at SkinMD may be a beneficial option if you do not want to have plastic surgery. Our JuVaShape and Accent XL treatments may be performed on many areas of the body or 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 boost the appearance and health of their skin
Before the RF skin tightening process begins, the area(s) to be treated will be cleaned to eliminate any oil, debris, and lotions on the skin. Options for anesthesia may be discussed at your treatment planning session if you are concerned about being uncomfortable. Many patients who have had RF skin tightening say that pain from the treatment is short lived and easy to tolerate.
After your skin is prepared, a handpiece with controlled heat will be evenly passed over the skin several times and at varying depths for an efficient session based on your skin's condition. The emitted energy stimulates the skin to start producing elastin and collagen, which firms and tightens. A session may take around 30 – 90 minutes based on the size and number of areas to be treated. Once the procedure is over, you'll be allowed to leave and get back to your regular routine.
What to Expect
Following your RF skin tightening session, the affected skin can be somewhat numb, red, or swollen. This is typical and you will heal naturally in 2 – 3 days. In your initial consultation, we will go over methods to care for the treated skin at home, such as keeping the skin protected and moisturized from sun damage. Many patients won't see noticeable improvements right after their treatment. Since the elastin and collagen reproduction is a slow process, you should see the final results of the procedure several months later. However, your outcome should last a long time and enhance the general appearance and health of your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does RF skin tightening cost?
Depending on the size and amount of areas being treated, the cost of RF skin tightening treatments will vary. During your private consultation, 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.
Is the procedure painful?
When you have a RF skin tightening treatment at SkinMD, you will provided an anesthetic before the thermotherapy reaches your skin. However, many of our dedicated RF skin tightening patients say it feels like a warm sensation from the device.
What can I expect after my treatment?
There are minor side effects after your RF skin tightening treatment such as redness, a slight swelling, and/or a numb feeling in the area. These side effects will wear off in a few days. However, as your body heals over the next few months, you should see the difference the treatment at SkinMD made in your tighter skin.
When you want to keep your skin tight and firm longer but without going under the knife, make an appointment with one of our providers at SkinMD for RF skin tightening. As a noninvasive and effective procedure that needs no recovery time after the session, RF skin tightening may help you rejuvenate the tone and health of your skin when you see the first signs of wrinkles, lines, and looseness. Get a personalized plan for RF skin tightening at your consult at SkinMD in Hurst or Weatherford, TX today.