About Skin Tightening
When you're born, your body has a full supply of collagen and elastin that make your skin smooth, soft, healthy, and resilient. Eventually, this natural 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 tightness and overall appearance of your skin without surgery, consider nonsurgical skin tightening at Plano Aesthetics in Plano, TX. Using advanced InMode technologies Morpheus8, Fractora, and/or Forma, nonsurgical skin tightening stimulates the natural production of collagen and elastin in the treated areas so you can have firmer, healthier skin. During the initial consultation, Dr. Jeffrey Caruth will be pleased to offer nonsurgical skin tightening to his Plano, TX patients wishing to tone the skin on their face or body without the time and expense of a surgical lift. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Caruth in Plano, TX to learn more about nonsurgical skin tightening.
Forma is the first noninvasive, skin tightening treatment for moderate to severe wrinkles on the face and body. Forma uses radiofrequency energy via a handheld applicator to provide a comfortable, warm treatment that yields beautiful results. There is no downtime in this effective procedure that can make patients appear years younger.
Morpheus8 is a cutting-edge, exciting technology that is considered a subdermal adipose remodeling device (SARD). This SARD uses energy to contour the face and body by penetrating deep into the skin and fat, revealing a smoother appearance. Morpheus8 is safe and effective for all skin tones.
Fractora is an advanced laser skin tightening treatment that improves complexion, reduces pigmentation and irregularities, and restores youthfulness to the face. Fractora is highly effective in the treatment of cystic acne and scars.
Surgical skin tightening, or “lift” procedures like facelifts, remain the most effective way to minimize sagging, loose skin. Nonsurgical skin tightening with Fractora, Forma, or Morpheus8 can help if you do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure. Nonsurgical skin tightening can be used 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 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 cleaned to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil. Anesthesia options can be provided upon your request, but most patients find that any mild discomfort during the treatment is brief and easily tolerated. Once you are ready, the handpiece of the chosen technology will be passed evenly over the skin multiple times for the most effective treatment. 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 technology used, as well as 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 you should resolve on its own within a few days. During your consultation, Dr. Caruth 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 may need multiple treatments to get the ideal outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Caruth will help you develop your custom treatment plan based on your needs and cosmetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does nonsurgical skin tightening cost?
Your nonsurgical skin tightening treatment cost will depend on the technology used, and the size and number of treatment areas. During your private consultation, Dr. Caruth will help you understand your out-of-pocket costs after customizing a treatment plan that meets your needs. We can also discuss payment options and where to find low-interest medical financing.
Fractora, Forma, or Morpheus8?
Plano Aesthetics is proud to provide the most innovative, nonsurgical skin-tightening treatments on the market. Fractora, Morpheus8, and Forma all provide beautiful results without surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Caruth, he can assess your treatment area and your aesthetic goals and help choose the procedure that is most likely to help you achieve them.
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
- $300 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 – 4 Weeks
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. Jeffrey Caruth to learn more about nonsurgical skin tightening with Fractora, Forma, and/or Morpheus8. These effective, noninvasive treatments require no downtime after the process and can help you improve the health and tone of your skin at the earliest signs of lines, wrinkles, and laxity. Get a customized treatment plan for nonsurgical skin tightening during your consultation at Plano Aesthetics in Plano, TX.