About Skin Tightening
At birth, you have a full stock of the nutrients elastin and collagen that keeps 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 The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA. With the state-of-the-art Titan laser technology, 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, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown and his aesthetic team will be happy to perform nonsurgical skin tightening to Ashburn, VA 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 at our Ashburn, VA facility to find out more information on nonsurgical skin tightening.
"Dr. Brown and his staff work above and beyond to ensure their patients are happy with their results. Dr. Brown and the esthetician, Amanda, spend time in consultations to ensure the treatment plans pursued are to best meet the patient goals. Overall, a wonderful experience. Having an OR on site helps create a much more relaxing atmosphere than a surgical center or hospital, and his staff add to that atmosphere with their personal touch through the process."- R.B. / Yelp / May 01, 2019
"I had a breast lift with Dr. Brown 10 years ago. I love his new office and the staff is very friendly. I loved my results and will be recommending him to all my friends."- S.B. / Office Visit / Nov 02, 2016
"Dr. Brown and his wonderful staff made me feel at home coming in. We went over everything I wanted done for my lift and liposuction to my chin. Amber made sure I was comfortable and knowledgeable about what I would need to be prepared. The day of surgery the staff made me laugh and made sure I was comfortable because I was nervous. I was blown away by how Dr. Brown did more then I could have ever imagined. I am beyond happy with the results and I’m so great full for Dr. Brown and his amazing staff. Thank you so much."- E.S. / Google / Apr 23, 2019
"Erica Sprecher Dr. Brown and his wonderful staff made me feel at home coming in. We went over everything I wanted done for my lift and liposuction to my chin. Amber made sure I was comfortable and knowledgeable about what I would need to be prepared. The day of surgery the staff made me laugh and made sure I was comfortable because I was nervous. I was blown away by how Dr. Brown did more then I could have ever imagined. I am beyond happy with the results and I’m so great full for Dr. Brown and his amazing staff. Thank you so much."- L.B. / Facebook / Apr 23, 2019
"I don’t even know where to begin! This center has exceeded my expectations! I had a breast augmentation done in February and I absolutely love my results! From the front desk to the Nurses, Anesthesiologists and most importantly Dr.Brown my experience was awsome! I will definitely be going back again for another procedure in the upcoming months ??"- M.D. / Google / Mar 19, 2019
Surgery for skin tightening, or "lifts," like a face or body lift, are still the best option to improve loose, sagging skin. Nonsurgical skin tightening may be a good option if you do not want to have cosmetic surgery. Nonsurgical skin tightening 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 oils and lotions. Local anesthesia options may be considered if you would prefer; however, many patients feel that any pain from the laser energy is temporary and manageable. As soon as you are ready, a handpiece with the laser will be evenly passed over the skin several times for an efficient session. The infrared light from the Titan laser interacts with the natural water in the dermal layer. As the water heats up, it prompts the collagen in the skin to contract. When it contracts, it firms up sagging areas. A session may take around 30 – 90 minutes based on the size and number of areas treated. Once the session is complete, you will 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 you will clear up naturally in several days. In your consult, Dr. Brown will talk about methods to care for the treated skin at home after your session, like keeping the skin protected and moisturized from any sun and environmental damage. Many patients will not have noticeable improvements right after their session. Since the elastin and collagen stimulation and production is a slow process, you should have 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. Brown can help you determine your personalized plan for treatment to meet your concerns and goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does nonsurgical skin tightening cost?
The cost of a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment will vary, depending on the amount and size of the areas being treated. During your consultation, we will talk with you about your out-of-pocket costs and create a customized treatment plan to adhere to your desired goals and budget. Additionally, we can discuss payment methods with you, including low-interest medical financing.
What is collagen?
Naturally produced by the body, collagen is a protein-based tissue that is responsible for keeping the skin firm and hydrated. As we age, the natural supply of collagen begins to decrease, which can lead to increased skin laxity. Through nonsurgical skin tightening, collagen production is stimulated, allowing for firmer and healthier skin.
Is the procedure painful?
While you may notice a slight heating sensation, you should not experience any major discomfort during a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment. However, a local anesthetic may be available if necessary, but this is typically not needed. Prior to your treatment, we will explain what you can expect during the procedure process.
What can I expect after my treatment?
You may experience some slight redness, temporary swelling, and/or numbness following your nonsurgical skin tightening treatment. Typically, this subsides within a few days. The final results from your procedure may take a few months to become noticeable as collagen production increases. In some cases, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve an optimal outcome.
Are there any side effects?
Though they are rare, some side effects of nonsurgical skin tightening may include slight swelling, redness, numbness, and loss of volume in the area. Before your treatment, we will talk with you about what to be aware of after your procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $350 - $750
- Return to Work
- Same Day
- Surgery Time
- 1 Hour
Keep It Tight
When you are trying to keep your skin tight and firm longer while avoiding going under the knife, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Michael J. Brown to hear more information about nonsurgical skin tightening procedures. A noninvasive and effective procedure that calls for no recovery time after the appointment, laser skin tightening may help you rejuvenate the tone and health of your skin when you notice the first signs of lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Receive a unique plan for noninvasive skin tightening at your appointment at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA.