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.
"Feel Beautiful is an amazing clinic consisting of kind-hearted people from the moment you enter & through & after the end of all your procedures. I had a great experience with Dr. Laverson who did my breast augmentation & I could not be happier with my results. He took the time to make sure I was sure about exactly what I wanted & provided me with great knowledge. Cherise at the front desk is so sweet & Kourtney is wonderful, too. Thank you for my wholesome experience! (:"- D.S. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"Dr. Laverson exceeded my expectations. He truly cares about you and your results. He is a dedicated, thoughtful, and compassionate Dr. Upon entering the medical office, the staff was kind and welcoming. Dr. Laverson took the time to answer all of my questions. He properly informed me about my procedure including pre-op, surgery and post-op. After my surgery, Dr. Laverson also followed up to ensure I was on a good road to recovery. Dr. Laverson and Courtney's professionalism, dedication and hard work made this whole process wonderful experience! They were also very easy to get a hold of and have questions answered right away.Dr. Laverson is incredible and I would highly recommend Feel Beautiful San Diego Cosmetic Clinic to anyone looking for an exceptional Dr. and staff."- I.I. / Google / Mar 29, 2022
"Dr laverson is an amazing doctor. He’s professional, respectful & caring of his patients. He’s professional but not where you are scared to ask questions. He will give you his doctor opinion and consider what you are asking for. What I appreciate about dr laverson is he’s not money hungry. He’s not gonna say yes you because he wants your money. He has realistic expectations and tells you what they are. And the after care is exceptional from him and his staff. 5 stars for Feel Beautiful & Dr Laverson !"- M.B. / Google / Mar 29, 2022
"6 weeks post op - happy with my results so far - From my initial consult with Dr Laverson I knew I was going to choose him as my surgeon. I had consulted with multiple plastic surgeons before my consult at Feel Beautiful and Dr Laverson put me the most at ease and I was most comfortable with the treatment plan he suggested. I thought I had an idea of what he would suggest because of my other consults (under the muscle implants and an anchor or lollipop lift and a tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck as one dr suggested, muscle repair and lipo) but Dr Laverson was the first dr to recommend less invasive procedures. He recommended over the muscle implants and a donut lift, a tummy tuck and muscle repair but did not recommend lipo. This sealed the deal for me because it was obvious he didnt just care about selling more procedures but cared more about his patients and their recovery and results. After I scheduled my surgery everyone at Feel Beautiful was amazing and helpful whenever I called with any questions. At my pre op Dr Laverson went over all the aspects of my surgery( donut lift and 415cc mod+ implants over the muscle and a tummy tuck and muscle repair) and I was able to ask any questions I had. At my pre op I picked implants but a few days later I called because I had changed my mind about size and this was not a big deal at all. The morning of my surgery everything went smoothly and all the other nurses and staff who I met for the first time that morning were all great. My recovery has been smooth so far and any issues I have had Dr Laverson has responded to quickly and had me come in if he felt it was necessary just to be safe. I have spoken to several other of his patients who have all said that he is quick to address any issues that come up and although I was already happy with my choice this gave me extra reassurance about my choice.I am currently 6 weeks post op and while I am happy with my results so far I will wait to post photos until I am further along in my recovery and not so swollen anymore. I would 100% suggest Dr Laveron without any reservations to anyone considering cosmetic surgery."- T. / RealSelf / Feb 23, 2022
"Over a year since surgery - tummy is gorgeous - After consultations with several other doctors I met Dr. Laverson and I knew immediately that I would trust him with my tummy tuck. He listened, did not try to upsell to more extensive procedures (as both previous surgeons had done), was very thorough and meticulous, set realistic expectations, supported me during every step of the process, had a really fantastic staff (Kourtney is amazing) and he's absolutely masterful at his art. It's been over a year since my surgery and I couldn't be happier with the finished product. My tummy is gorgeous!"- R. / RealSelf / Jan 27, 2022
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
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
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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