(FAQ) Nonsurgical Skin Tightening: Restore Your Skin’s Firmness Without the Scalpel

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Hagopian Plastic Surgery offers nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that tackle mild to moderate skin laxity with no downtime.

1.    What Is Nonsurgical Skin Tightening?

Most nonsurgical skin tightening treatments involve energy-based devices that heat your skin’s deeper layers to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin—the proteins that keep your skin firm and smooth. At our Atlanta practice, we offer Ultherapy® and ThermiSmooth®, evidence-based therapies safe for all skin types.

2.    Am I a Good Candidate?

You’re likely a good candidate if you experience mild to moderate skin laxity but aren’t ready for a facelift or keen on other surgical interventions. Ultherapy and ThermiSmooth offer solutions to various concerns, whether sagging around your neck or fine lines around your mouth.

3.    How Does Ultherapy Work?

Ultherapy targets the deeper tissue layers beneath the skin’s surface using high-intensity focused ultrasound energy. This heat triggers the body’s natural healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin production of collagen and elastin.

4.    How Does ThermiSmooth Work?

ThermiSmooth employs a hand-held device that transmits radiofrequency energy into the skin’s superficial (epidermis) to mid-depth (dermis) layers, to tighten the skin. Like Ultherapy, the treatment accelerates the production of new skin cells, collagen, and elastin.

5.    What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?

Ultherapy excels at lifting and tightening the neck, chin, and brow and minimizing wrinkles on the décolletage. ThermiSmooth is ideal for treating loose, thin, or crepey skin and fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate areas around the mouth and eyes.

6.    What Is an Ultherapy Treatment Session Like?

During an Ultherapy session, a specialized handpiece is gently pressed against your skin, delivering ultrasound energy to predetermined depths—heating the tissue layers while leaving the skin’s surface untouched. You may feel slight tingling or warmth; some people may find this uncomfortable. We’ll take steps to ensure your comfort during your procedure. Treatment sessions typically last 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

7.    What Is a ThermiSmooth Treatment Session Like?

ThermiSmooth uses a hand-held device that transmits radiofrequency (RF) energy. The device is moved in a circular motion over the targeted area, creating a warming sensation as the RF energy penetrates the skin and triggers the body’s natural collagen and elastin production. ThermiSmooth treatments usually last 15 to 60 minutes.

8.    What Can I Expect During Recovery?

One of the perks of nonsurgical treatments is the minimal recovery time. You might experience mild redness or swelling, but most people return to normal activities immediately.

9.    When Will I See the Results?

Both treatments boost your body’s natural collagen and elastin production, and results emerge gradually. After about 2 to 3 months, you’ll notice improved skin elasticity and a more youthful appearance.

10. How Long Do the Results Last?

Results typically last about a year. Periodic touch-up treatments are recommended to maintain your results.

Request a Consultation

If you’re interested in taking the next step toward firm, supple skin, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team. Please call our office today at (404) 885-8542 or request a consultation online.

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