When each of us is first born, our bodies have a full supply of collagen and elastin that helps to make our skin healthy, soft, and supple. Over time, these nutrients begin to diminish and the skin on our face and body begins to decrease in elasticity, allowing lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin to occur. If you want to improve elasticity and the appearance of your skin without undergoing aesthetic surgery, you may be a candidate for nonsurgical skin tightening by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence at one of her facilities in Alpharetta and Atlanta, GA. Our practices proudly offer ThermiTight, which uses regulated radiofrequency heat energy to prompt a natural collagen and elastin response so you can have firmer, healthier skin. ThermiTight can tone the skin on your neck, breast, arms, abdominal wall, thighs, and knees without the expense or recovery time of a lift or skin removal surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lawrence today to discover more about nonsurgical skin tightening at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery.
"Dr. Lawrence truly has the skills of a surgeon but the touch of a woman. So knowledgeable and kind. I was particularly impressed by how well she listened. She was not in a rush like most doctors. She sat and listened to me. I felt respected. She's the best!"- L.B. / Yelp / Jun 14, 2019
"Dr Lawrence did my tear troughs this winter and I LOVE it. I had dark circles and hollowing - 1 cc of filler has been amazing. I recommend her all the time. Thank you Dr Lawrence!!!"- C.D. / Google / May 23, 2019
"So knowledgeable and efficient. Check was quick and easy. Wait time was minimal. The information given to me regarding the procedure was informative and thorough. I highly recommend Dr Marisa Lawrence's office."- C.M. / Yelp / May 03, 2019
"Best Decision I’ve Ever Made - I was 12 years old the first time I saw my facial profile in a picture. I gasped at my “beak” which I felt was much too large for my face. I was self-conscious about my dorsal hump and bulbous tip ever since. I’ve always angled my face a certain way to minimize my insecurity about my nose when talking to people in person, taking pictures, etc. It consumed my life. I had a single consultation with Dr.Lawrence and knew she was the surgeon for me. The entire staff is professional and friendly, which immediately put me at ease. Dr.Lawrence addressed correcting the parts of my nose I was insecure about to increase facial balance. She is a double board certified and fellowship trained surgeon, so I was confident in her skill and intuition. My operation was seamless, my recovery was shockingly easy, and Dr.Lawrence has been there every step of the way throughout my recovery. I am only 4 months post-op and I’m IN LOVE with the results of my rhinoplasty! I look balanced and so natural. I’m also wearing less makeup since my procedure. My only regret is not having the rhinoplasty sooner! It looks even better than I imagined. My confidence has been restored. I feel like ME for the first time in my adult life. I would recommend Dr.Lawrence to anyone considering plastic surgery. I am forever grateful!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 26, 2019
"I had breast implant removal surgery (capsule removed) about a month ago and am very pleased with the results. Dct. Lawrence, office staff, and surgery location staff were all very kind, gentle, professional & detailed. A++"- C.U. / Facebook / Apr 26, 2019
Lift and skin tightening surgeries, such as a facelift, are the most effective solutions for correcting loose skin. However, nonsurgical skin tightening offers drastic improvements if you do not wish to undergo plastic surgery. ThermiTight can be used to treat most areas of the face and body, including the neck, stomach, arms, and thighs. Ideal candidates for ThermiTight:
- Are healthy overall
- Are able to maintain their goal weight
- Want to boost the health and appearance of their skin
- Experience skin laxity on the face or body
- Have lines or wrinkles they wish to diminish
At your treatment planning appointment with Dr. Lawrence, she will help you decide what type of anesthesia or sedation you'd like to have during your ThermiTight treatment. While the procedure is minimally invasive, it involves the insertion of a probe beneath the skin, requiring anesthesia. Before your procedure, we will escort you to one of our treatment rooms where we will prep the treatment area for the session. When you are comfortable, Dr. Lawrence will insert the ThermiTight electrode beneath the subdermal layer of your treatment area. The electrode will gently and comfortably heat the layer to stimulate a collagen response. Results may take a few weeks to appear. In the meantime, you will enjoy your normal activities and no large surgical incisions.
What to Expect
You will need to have a responsible adult drive you home from your ThermiTight treatment as you will be recovering from some sort of anesthesia or sedation. You should be fine once you are alert and recovered from the sedative. Dr. Lawrence will discuss how to best care for your skin after the procedure, such as keeping the skin clean, protecting yourself from infection, and taking your medications as prescribed. Your results should be long-lasting and improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. Keep in mind that this is not permanent as your skin will continue to change as you age. ThermiTight allows you to age slowly and with grace, helping you to maintain your youthful skin for a while longer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does nonsurgical skin tightening cost?
Depending on the size and amount of areas being treated, the cost of a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment will vary. Prior to your treatment, we will discuss your out-of-pocket costs and customize a specific treatment plan for your needs. We can also discuss payment and financing options if you qualify.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein-based tissue naturally produced by the body. Along with other functions, it works to help keep skin hydrated, elastic, and firm. However, through the natural aging process, the natural supply and production of collagen tend to slow down. This then leads to looser, thinner, and less elastic skin. With ThermiTight, this procedure will bolster your collagen production and create healthier, tighter skin.
What kind of side effects can I expect after my treatment?
After a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment, you may experience some redness, temporary swelling, and/or numbness of the treated area. This will usually subside within a few days. The results of your treatment will continue to develop in the months following your procedure as collagen continues to be produced. Some patients may need several treatments before achieving their desired outcome.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,000 - $3,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Keep It Tight
If you want to keep your skin firm and tight as long as possible but without going under the knife, schedule an appointment with Dr. Marisa Lawrence to find out more about nonsurgical skin tightening. This effective, noninvasive treatment can help you improve the health and tone of your skin when you see the earliest signs of wrinkles, lines, and skin laxity. Get a personalized treatment plan during your consultation at one of her private practices in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA.