For patients with a moderate degree of skin looseness, radio frequency (RF) skin tightening can improve the elasticity of the skin with a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure. With RF, patients can have tighter skin with fewer lines and wrinkles for an improved overall skin texture and appearance. Dr. Aimee Nguyen, a urogynecologist and plastic surgeon serving Frisco, Plano, Allen & McKinney, typically uses RF skin tightening to treat areas of the patient’s face, including around the eyes, the forehead, the neck, and the cheeks. RF skin tightening can be used on any skin type and color for remarkable results that treats early signs of aging in patients around 30 – 50 years old.
"Labiaplasty - Frisco, TX - I decided to have a labiaplasty with Dr. Nguyen because I was uncomfortable and lacking confidence in my body. After doing heavy research I found Dr. Nguyen and thought she would be the ideal surgeon--and she was! She makes you feel comfortable and relax and goes through the whole process throughly. She's always happy to answer questions at anytime. She's very experienced and that shows through her work. I couldn't be more happier with my results! Anyone seeking to have this surgery done I would highly recommend Dr. Nguyen!"- R. / RealSelf / Feb 10, 2017
"Dr Nguyen is genuine and cares about you, she called me at home several times to help me with my issues!! Very knowledgeable and experienced. I trust her 100%!!"- M. / Healthgrades / Jul 21, 2017
"Best experience! My first visit was with her PA who was amazing, and then I met with Dr Nguyen at the next visit to discuss surgery. I was very nervous about surgery. She is very thorough and took her time with me and my husband to explain everything. She has an incredible staff and everyone really cared. I am so glad that I made the right choice."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 14, 2017
"45 Years Old, 3 Children, Labiaplasty - Dr. Nguyen specializes in vaginal surgery and I felt so confident in her training alone - but it was her kind, genuine bedside manners that I equally value and appreciate."- H. / RealSelf / Jul 14, 2017
"29 Years Old, Happy Labiaplasty Patient - I'm so thankful to have found Dr. Nguyen. After seeing pictures of her work and reading many positive reviews, I scheduled a consultation. Dr. Nguyen strikes the perfect balance of professionalism and warmth. She is skilled in both technical and emotional aspects of surgery - a rare combination. This makes her an exceptional surgeon. As someone who worked in the healthcare field for many years, I can't stress enough how rare and valuable this combination is. Dr. Nguyen and her staff made a potentially uncomfortable situation quite comfortable, putting me at ease and demonstrating competency, sensitivity, and understanding at every turn. Our consultation was thorough and clear. We discussed both technical and cosmetic aspects of the procedure, my anatomy and expectations. Communication was A+ throughout. I would strongly recommend Dr. Nguyen to anyone who is considering labiaplasty or other female reconstructive surgeries."- H. / RealSelf / Jun 27, 2017
ThermiTight is one of the best RF skin tightening tools. ThermiTight is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to treat loose skin. A session with ThermiTight can improve skin laxity more than liposuction or SmartLipo and can be used on some patients instead of BOTOX or a surgical lift. ThermiTight is a safe, nonsurgical treatment that improves the condition of the skin for several years.
The patient receives a local anesthetic before an RF treatment and then Dr. Nguyen makes a small incision into the area of the skin being treated. Dr. Nguyen will thread the RF fiber under the skin and then the fiber will carefully heat the targeted skin tissues. RF skin tightening can be used on many areas of the face as well as the stomach, arms, and lower body for the safe, effective treatment of sagging skin.
What To Expect
Since the procedure only requires a local anesthetic and a small incision, RF treatments are performed by Dr. Nguyen in her well-equipped office. Most patients do not feel any pain or discomfort besides noticing that their skin is hot. Patients are advised to rest for the first 24 hours after the procedure to help minimize swelling and redness. Patients can see tighter skin almost immediately after the treatment, but improvement will continue for several months. The final results typically last for 2 years or more.
One treatment of RF skin tightening costs between $2,000 and $5,000, but the total cost will depend on the size of the area being treated and how many areas are treated. During the initial consultation, Dr. Nguyen will create an individual treatment plan with the patient and then the patient will be given a more accurate estimate of their costs.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 24 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
RF Skin Rejuvenation FAQs
RF skin tightening is best for patients who have moderate skin laxity without a lot of wrinkles and lines. An RF treatment has the best results on patients who want to treat early signs of aging before they are a candidate for a facelift or surgical skin tightening procedure. RF treatments are not meant to reduce fat or minimize discoloration on the skin.
How Long do the Results Last?
An RF skin tightening treatment usually improves the elasticity of the skin for several years. Once the patient feels the results are fading, they can speak to Dr. Nguyen about whether they should continue RF treatments or if they will get better results from plastic surgery.
How Many Treatments?
RF skin tightening treatments improve the skin after only one session. The effects will continue to improve the condition of the skin for several months after the treatment.
RF VS. Lifts?
While an RF treatment is commonly called a liquid facelift, a facelift and RF skin tightening are very different. RF skin treatments heat the skin tissue to increase the body’s collagen productions, which is what improves the elasticity of the skin. A facelift produces more dramatic results by removing excess skin and contouring the underlying skin and muscle tissue.