RF Skin Tightening in San Diego, CA

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About RF Skin Tightening

Over time, your body's natural supply of collagen and elastin starts to deplete. When this happens, the smooth, soft, healthy texture of your skin starts to fade away. This is when wrinkles, skin laxity, and other complexion irregularities begin to emerge. To combat this process and restore your youthful glow, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson offers his patients radiofrequency skin tightening treatments with the ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiTight. RF skin tightening at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic is an excellent option to produce tighter, healthier skin without having to endure the recovery time that comes with more invasive procedures, like facelifts. If you would like to firm your face and body skin, or if you'd like to learn all about our state-of-the-art technologies, schedule a consultation at our San Diego, CA office. This noninvasive treatment is known to produce natural and lasting outcomes for women and men alike.

Ideal Candidates

Surgical skin tightening procedures, such as facelifts and brow lifts, remains the most effective method for minimizing the appearance of sagging skin. However, radiofrequency skin tightening could be an excellent option for San Diego, CA men and women who do not wish to experience the lengthy recovery times and discomfort that comes with most invasive procedures. RF skin tightening with the ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiTight can be performed on the face, neck, stomach, arms, thighs, or other areas. Ideal candidates for this treatment are those who:

  • Are in overall good health
  • Can maintain a healthy, stable weight
  • Experience mild to moderate skin laxity on the face or body
  • Have lines or wrinkles on the face or body
  • Want to improve the health and tautness of their skin
  • Have realistic expectations for treatment

Procedure Technique

To start off your procedure, the intended treatment areas will be cleansed to remove any oils, dirt, makeup, or lotions. Anesthesia options can be discussed, but these are generally not necessary. Once you're ready, the ThermiSmooth Face or ThermiTight handpiece will be passed evenly over the skin several times to achieve an effective outcome. The radiofrequency energy will prompt your body's natural healing and increase its production of collagen and elastin, leading to natural results that develop over time. This treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of treatment regions. Once your session is complete, you will be allowed to go home and continue on with your regular day.

What to Expect

After your RF skin tightening treatment session, the affected areas may appear slightly red or swollen. These effects are normal and should subside within a few days. During your consultation, Dr. Laverson or a member of his team will go over post-treatment tips to care for your skin following your session with the ThermiSmooth Face or ThermiTight. Because your body's production of collagen and elastin will increase gradually over time, your outcomes will become more and more noticeable in the weeks following your procedure. Once your final results have emerged, your skin will look more supple, youthful, and natural.

RF skin tightening FAQs

Should I get a facelift or RF skin tightening?

Candidates for radiofrequency skin tightening have a mild to moderate amount of loose skin and wrinkles. Dr. Laverson recommends it for individuals who are just beginning to see certain signs of aging and aren't ready to go under the knife. Patients with severe sagging skin may benefit more from a surgical procedure like a facelift.

How long do results last?

Patients can expect their RF skin tightening results to last a few years as long as they take care of their skin. San Diego Cosmetic Clinic suggests avoiding harmful UV rays to keep your complexion youthful and healthy. We can perform follow-up treatments as new signs of aging develop in the future.

How many sessions do I need?

Some patients need just one treatment to see great outcomes. Others may need a series of 2 or 3 treatments spaced several weeks apart for the best results. We want to make sure side effects like redness and discomfort have subsided before getting the next one. Our team can review your options in full during a skin assessment.

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With advancements in the cosmetic industry being made every day, you no longer have to decide between undergoing an invasive procedure or achieving firm and youthful skin. San Diego Cosmetic Clinic is pleased to offer patients innovative RF skin tightening procedures for the face and body with ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiTight. If you'd like to attain a healthier and brighter complexion, contact our San Diego, CA office and schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson.

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