Oklahoma City plastic surgeon, Dr. Clinton Webster, is proud to offer patients non-surgical skin tightening, which is considered one of the biggest breakthroughs for the anti-aging market. This technology helps patients who are struggling with skin irregularities such as texture, tone and laxity. Our office utilizes the E2 Matrix Skin Tightening system, just one advanced technology among many that can help patients attain the softer, tighter, younger look they desire. Non-surgical skin tightening using a system such as the E2 is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, the mid-face and neck. It is suitable for most skin types, and appropriate for men and women who are in their 30’s to 50’s.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Procedure Process
Non-surgical skin tightening uses a rejuvenation system that heats the skin to the optimum temperature to stimulate the production of collagen. The practitioner will mark the targeting areas, apply a cool gel to the surface of the skin, and gently roll the skin with a small circular hand piece that emits energy waves that reach deep into the skin’s layers. This treatment can be used on the face, neck, stomach, upper inner arms, legs, thighs and buttocks. In areas such as the legs, the treatment is performed to treat cellulite imperfections, while loose skin and surface wrinkles are targeted in the facial regions.
What to Expect With Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
All non-surgical skin tightening sessions are performed on-site in our Oklahoma City cosmetic surgery practice. No discomfort is felt throughout the surgery, although the patient will feel the skin heating. Although redness and minor tingling in the treated areas are common, patient’s undergoing this treatment can resume normal activity quickly. Results start appearing within a few hours of treatment, and the full effect typically shows within a few months and may last for 2 full years.
Non-surgical skin tightening is a procedure that improves loose skin and wrinkles, and some surface irregularities. Individuals who are not comfortable with a surgical procedure such as a facelift but still hope to slow down the visible signs of aging, likely benefit from this technique. Patients with excessive loose and sagging skin will be better candidates for a body contouring procedure.
How long do the results last?
The results following this treatment can last up to 2 years. Like many other noninvasive anti-aging skin treatments, non-surgical skin tightening can be repeated per Dr. Webster’s discretion. Due to these reasons, non-surgical skin tightening has become a popular choice among both patients and cosmetic surgeons.
How many treatments?
This depends on the condition of your skin, the results you wish to attain, age and the size of the area being treated. In general, it could take as few as 4-6 treatments for the face, and upwards of 10-15 treatments for the body. For optimal results, ongoing maintenance sessions are recommended.
Isn’t this similar to a lift?
While it is sometimes touted as a liquid facelift, the honest answer is no. While this treatment stimulates collagen and tightens underlying structures, which result in a firmer skin appearance, a surgical facelift will produce a more dramatic effect. Patients usually consider a treatment such non-surgical skin tightening, or another noninvasive procedure such as BOTOX or fillers, prior to undergoing a surgical procedure.