RF Skin Tightening Overview
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
"Great bedside manners, professional, best in her industry. Two years later and I am returning for more services and recommending everyone I know."- A.B. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"I highly recommend Dr. Nguyen - Dr. Nguyen has great bedside manners, thorough explanation and holds her work to the highest standards. I had a vaginoplasty along with a bladder sling two years ago to help with incontinence and Interstitial Cystitis after having 4 kiddos. I recently returned to her office and had the G shot and Vaginal Rejuvination Shot. I would highly recommend her for any female issues you are having. I've referred two friends who have also worked with her and all of us have been extremely satisfied."- A. / RealSelf / Feb 21, 2020
"She is courteous, caring, professional and made very comfortable about getting surgery. Great staff!!"- L.A. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Kybella - I’ve been wanting Kybella for a little over 2 years and decided to take the plunge and do it on my 29th birthday (January 17, 2020). For reference I’m 109lbs and 5ft. I’ve always had a small double chin but it got worse with each pregnancy (2) and never went away like the rest of my pregnancy weight. During the consultation I was recommended 2 sessions (2nd session scheduled March 6th) 3 vials each time. We did the 1st session immediately after the consultation. The numbing was the most painful part, after that everything was a breeze.I’ll post pics of my journey. Today is day 1 following treatment (not 24hrs post yet) and I have some sensitivity and my “double chin” is jiggly. Some slight bruising but other than that no issues. I was advised to sleep elevated which I did and will continue to do so for the next 2 nights at least. I iced 3-4 times yesterday and so far 1 time today. I’ll post pics today of a couple months before/a couple weeks before/immediately after procedure/today (1 day after)."- E. / RealSelf / Jan 18, 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.
RF Skin Tightening Procedure Process
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.
RF Skin Tightening Expected Cost
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.