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.
"Dr. Nguyen is the Best - I can't be happier with the final results, Dr. Nguyen it's very professional and very perfectionist, you are in the best hands. Her team is great too, they make sure you understand the procedure and are always willing to address any concern you may have."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 11, 2019
"Dr. Nguyen & her staff are all GREAT - After researching & deciding on Dr. Nguyen I'm so glad I chose here. Soon as she came in the room she made me feel very comfortable. She is easy to talk to & has awesome bedside manners. The Day of my surgery I was very nervous but my nurse Dianne was GREAT. In the surgery room Dr. Nguyen even held my hand until I was asleep. I cant say enough about here & Dianne. There were GREAT.She is great in what she does. I wish I would have done this sooner. Dr. Nguyen & here staff are all GREAT. There make You feel like Your Family."- 1. / RealSelf / Jul 29, 2020
"Couldn't Be Happier !!! - From the time i stepped in the door i felt welcomed and comfortable by Dr. Aimee Nguyen and her staff. From start to finish everything went great and i couldn't be more happier that i chose her for my procedure and would recommend her to anyone!! I couldn't be more pleased with my results!!! Thank you again! :)"- L. / RealSelf / Oct 31, 2019
"- Great not to soak a pad every 3 hours! - Excellent care. - Questions answered & concerns addressed. - Makes life so much easier & better. - Great team to help me get through this!"- CP / Office Visit / Sep 28, 2020
"Dr. Nguyen + her staff are absolutely the most caring, uplifting, + educating healthcare providers ever! I am over the moon with joy on the level of care I have received. Thank you for confirming that what I was experiencing was "normal" and calming all of my fears. I will be forever grateful :)"- CJ / Office Visit / Sep 28, 2020
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 a wrinkle relaxer 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.