The aging process affects the whole body in a variety of ways. However, few changes are as noticeable as the appearance and texture of the skin. As we get older, our skin starts to show wrinkles, roughness, sagging, and thinness. It’s zapped of moisture, so it loses its soft, supple appearance. In addition, collagen depletion takes place below the skin to compromise its firmness and elasticity. Therefore, the most effective non-surgical skin tightening solutions will treat skin from the inside out.

While you may see some positive results from a new skincare routine or an exfoliating peel or facial, you will need to go deeper to erase more prevalent signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging. If you have moderate to severe wrinkles, dimples, bulges, and sagging, it’s time to call Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care for a non-surgical skin tightening consultation.

What are the available options for non-surgical skin tightening?

Non-surgical skin tightening procedures use radiofrequency energy to kickstart cell regeneration and collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. Radiofrequency waves trigger a healing response when they target the deepest layers of the skin, leaving the surface comfortable and unharmed. There are two procedures we offer in our office that utilize this technology: Thermage and NuEra Tight. Dr. Kay and the Perfection team can help you decide which treatment is ideal for your needs. Thermage is designed for single-session treatment while NuEra is delivered through treatment packages with 6 treatment sessions per target area, so NuEra can yield more dramatic results. In addition, both treatments can be scheduled at annual intervals to maintain results.

Which skin concerns does non-surgical skin tightening treat?

Thermage and NuEra Tight are both used in a wide range of treatment areas. You can utilize non-surgical skin tightening on the face and body. It’s also beneficial for those struggling with cellulite, so it may be used even before you start to have aging skin concerns. Here’s a closer look at some common treatment areas targeted by non-surgical skin tightening:

  • Eyes and brow lines
  • Neck, chin, and jawline
  • Buttocks and flanks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Legs and arms
  • Neck and décolletage

Is this treatment safe?

Both NuEra and Thermage allow the doctor or aesthetician precise control over how and where RF energy is delivered. Therefore, there are few risks involved with either procedure. Because non-surgical skin tightening is non-invasive, there is not a chance of infection. However, you may experience some redness, swelling, or sensitivity following your treatment. Still, there is no downtime, and you should have a comfortable treatment experience. Most patients report no more than a slight warming sensation beneath the skin. Because treatment is so gentle and easy on patients—and it only takes about 15-30 minutes per session—skin tightening is an ideal lunchtime procedure that you can schedule during your work week.

Is skin tightening affordable?

As an alternative to plastic surgery procedures like facelifts and brow lifts, non-surgical skin tightening is an affordable option. For patients looking to budget their aesthetic care, NuEra is priced with affordable treatment packages including 6 separate treatment sessions. Small treatment areas, such as the face, can be treated for $1200, while larger treatment areas are priced at $1600 per treatment package. Following the initial treatment protocol, NuEra sessions may be purchased individually for upkeep at $199 per treatment area.

How long will it take to see results?

Skin tightening is not a procedure with immediate results. Because it works by changing the underlying structure of the skin, results are gradual and will develop over several weeks. If you are seeking a more immediate improvement in your skin tone and texture, a rejuvenating peel or infusion facial can help to brighten and smooth your skin as bigger changes take place underneath.

If you’re ready to see dramatic changes in your skin, call Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care to explore your non-surgical skin tightening treatment options. Reach us at (520) 389-5683 to schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Kay at our Tucson office.