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.
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"I went for a small refresher for my face. I was offered a band aid face lift and fillers. This procedure was performed in her office's procedure room under local anesthesia. I was awake and talking to Dr. Lawrence the whole time and did not feel a thing. The end result is amazing. The doctor and staff at this practice are all friendly, knowledgeable, and care greatly. I could not be more pleased. Thank you"- H.M. / Yelp / Aug 06, 2019
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"A true artist and surgeon! I was self conscience about some past acne scars and went in to see Dr. Lawrence on the recommendation of a friend. She went above and beyond explaining to me my options and answering all my questions. I am very satisfied with my treatment and would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Lawrence to anyone in need of cosmetic surgery."- P.P. / Yelp / Jul 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.