Nonsurgical Skin Tightening in San Diego, CA

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About NonSurgical Skin Tightening

When you're born, you have a full stock of vital nutrients (like elastin and collagen) that work to make your skin soft, smooth, resilient, and healthy. Eventually, this natural stock of nutrients becomes depleted and the skin on your body and face decreases in resiliency, which ultimately causes wrinkles, lines, and skin that sags. If you want to improve the tightness and general health of your skin without surgery, look into nonsurgical skin tightening at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic in San Diego, CA. Using the intuitive Luxar CO2 laser, nonsurgical skin tightening stimulates your body's natural production of elastin and collagen in the treated areas so you can develop healthier, firmer skin. During your initial consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson will be happy to perform nonsurgical skin tightening for San Diego, CA patients looking to firm the skin on their face or body without the time and expense of a surgical lift. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Laverson to learn more about nonsurgical skin tightening.

Ideal Candidates

Surgical skin tightening or "lifts," like facelifts, are ultimately the best way to minimize loose, sagging skin. Nonsurgical skin tightening can still be an excellent option if you don't want to have a surgical procedure. Nonsurgical skin tightening can be performed throughout several areas of the body and face, such as the stomach, neck, thighs, and arms. The ideal patients for this treatment are typically those who:

  • 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 improve the appearance and health of their skin

Procedure Technique

To begin your procedure, the treatment areas will be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any dirt, oil, makeup, and lotions. Anesthesia options may be provided upon your request; however, many patients find that any pain that results from the treatment is brief and easily tolerated. Once you are ready, the Luxar CO2 laser handpiece will be evenly passed over the skin several times for an efficient outcome. The laser energy stimulates the body to start producing elastin and collagen, which firms and tightens the skin. A session could take around 1 – 2 hours, depending on the size and number of areas being addressed. Once your treatment is complete, you'll be allowed to leave and get back to your normal routine.

What to Expect

Following your skin tightening procedure, the affected skin can be slightly red, swollen, or numb. This is normal and will resolve naturally within a few days. During your consultation, Dr. Laverson will go over tips to care for your treated skin at home, which could include keeping the skin moisturized and protected from the sun. Many women and men won't see their fullest improvements immediately after their procedure. Since the elastin and collagen stimulation and growth is a slow process, you should expect to see the full results of the procedure within 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 need several sessions to achieve the most ideal outcome. At your initial consultation, Dr. Laverson can help you develop a customized treatment plan that meets your needs and cosmetic goals.

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening FAQ

How many treatments will I need to achieve the look I want?
Your ideal amount of treatments will depend on the initial condition of your skin, in addition to your cosmetic goals. During your exam, Dr. Laverson will ask about your needs and objectives in order to assess how many appointments would be recommended.

Can I have nonsurgical skin tightening with other treatments?
Most definitely. Nonsurgical skin tightening can be done as the only treatment or to pair with other treatments. Our patients commonly choose to undergo nonsurgical skin tightening with other effective procedures.

Does nonsurgical skin tightening hurt?
At San Diego Cosmetic Clinic, we strive to make sure you feel comfortable during your treatment. While the majority of individuals find that this nonsurgical procedure doesn't cause pain, our staff can provide a local numbing ointment to help you feel at ease so you can have a pleasant experience.

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Recovery Time  
1 – 2 weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1 – 2 hours
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Keep It Tight

If your goal is to enhance the firmness and tightness of your skin without surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Steve Laverson to learn more about nonsurgical skin tightening with the Luxar CO2 laser. A noninvasive and effective treatment that requires no downtime, laser skin tightening can help women and men alike rejuvenate the tone and health of their skin after noticing the first signs of lines, wrinkles, and looseness. Receive a customized treatment plan for noninvasive skin tightening during your consultation with Dr. Laverson at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic.

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