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.
"Best people, best surgeon! And he’s a REAL, board certified, residency-trained plastic surgeon. Go to someone you can trust, like Dr Laverson! Sensitive to patient needs, kind, extremely knowledgeable & professional who wants the best, most natural results for all his patients."- S.B. / Google / Sep 14, 2019
"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"From the first time I walked through the doors and all through my recovery I was treated so nicely. Dr. Laverson spent a lot of time talking with me to really understand what it is that I want and what will be best for my body. Cherise was so friendly and made me feel so comfortable. She was easy to get ahold of and super quick to respond to texts and always answered the phone. The nurses couldn’t have been more friendly or welcoming, they were relatable and down to earth. The anasthesiologist, Dr. Landon was very informative and kind and put me at ease. On the day of my surgery I knew I was in good hands and was not nervous at all. Throughout the process I felt as if I was their most important patient and am so glad I decided to get my breast augmentation surgery at Feel Beautiful."- C.C. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
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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