When you are born, your body has a full supply of elastin and collagen that helps to make your skin smooth, soft, healthy, and resilient. In time, this supply of nutrients runs low and the skin of the face and body decreases in elasticity, leading to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If you want to improve the tautness and overall appearance of your skin without cosmetic surgery, consider nonsurgical skin tightening at Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI led by Dr. David Yonick. Employing advanced erbium laser technology, nonsurgical skin tightening with the Sciton Joule system prompts the natural generation of collagen and elastin in the treated areas so you can have firmer, healthier skin. We are pleased to offer nonsurgical skin tightening to our patients wishing to tone the skin on their body or face without the expense and time of a lift surgery. Schedule a consultation in Midland, MI to hear more about nonsurgical skin tightening and we will create your custom treatment plan using the Joule application (Halo, BBL, or SkinTyte) that is best for your needs and goals.
"I had the Forever Clear BBL done by Karen. At 32 years old, I suffer from adult hormonal acne. I was nervous about how this treatment would feel. Karen calmed my nerves and was very professional and informative about the steps she was taking. My pores already look so much tighter/smaller, feels so soft, and my acne looks much lighter in such a short time. I am looking forward to the next 48 hours how my face will look after getting this treatment! Amazing...highly recommend!"- AW / Office Visit / Apr 13, 2018
What Does it Treat?
Skin tightening surgery, or “lift” procedures like a facelift, remain the most effective method to correct sagging, loose skin, but nonsurgical skin tightening can help if you do not wish to undergo plastic surgery. Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments can be performed on most areas of the face and body, including the neck, stomach, arms, and thighs. The best patients for skin tightening treatments:
- Are in good overall health
- Are at or near a healthy, stable weight
- Have mild to moderate skin looseness on the face or body
- Have lines or wrinkles on the face or body
- Want to boost the health and appearance of their skin
About the Technology
What to Expect
To begin the process, the area(s) being treated will be cleaned to eliminate any makeup, dirt, or oil. Options for local anesthesia can be discussed if you want, but most patients find that potential discomfort during the laser treatment is short lived and easy to tolerate. After your skin is prepared, a special handpiece will be passed evenly over the treated areas several times for the most effective treatment. The energy emitted by the handpiece prompts the body’s natural healing properties to start the production of collagen and elastin, which will tighten and firm the skin. The procedure can take about 30 – 90 minutes depending on the size and how many areas being treated. After the procedure is over, you will be able to leave and resume your regular activities.
After your nonsurgical skin tightening session, the treated areas may be somewhat numb, red, or swollen. This is typical and should heal on its own within 2 – 3 days. During your initial consultation, Dr. Yonick will go over the best ways to care for your skin after your procedure, such as keeping the skin moisturized and protected from sun damage. Most patients will not see visible results immediately after the treatment. Since the collagen and elastin production is a gradual process, you can see the final results of your treatment about 2 – 6 months after the procedure. However, these results should be long lasting and improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. You may want multiple treatments to get the ideal outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Yonick will help you create your unique treatment plan based on your needs and goals.
Plan Your Procedure
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 to find out more about nonsurgical skin tightening. An effective, noninvasive treatment that needs no downtime after the session, nonsurgical skin tightening can help you improve the health and tone of your skin when you see the earliest signs of wrinkles, lines, and looseness. Get a personalized treatment plan for nonsurgical skin tightening during your consult at Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI.