Houston & Pearland, TX

Skin Tightening

Introduction to Skin Tightening

As you age, your skin begins to lose its elasticity, resulting in loose skin that tends to hang or sag, especially in the face and neck areas. Skin tightening treatment via infrared light energy is a non-invasive therapy designed to help tighten up that “crepey” skin look. Dr. Christopher Hankin’s at Premier Plastic Surgery can help diminish signs of aging on the faces and necks of men and women all around Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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What is Skin Tightening?

Premier Plastic Surgery offers infrared light technology for non-surgical skin tightening treatments on the face and neck with the Cutera® Titan™, an FDA-approved device for treating skin laxity, facial wrinkles, and sagging skin. The therapy is a form of skin rejuvenation and can help create a younger facial appearance. Patients with mild signs of aging will see the best results with nonsurgical skin tightening treatments.

What are the Benefits of Skin Tightening?

Our patients who have received Skint Tightening treatments in Houston at Premier Plastic Surgery have reported back some of the following benefits: 

  • Facial slimming
  • Fast procedure
  • FDA-approved
  • Minimal downtime
  • Noninvasive
  • Noticeable skin tightening begins within one month of treatment
  • Only one to two treatments are needed for optimal results
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin contouring
  • Stimulate collagen production

Who are the Best Candidates for Skin Tightening?

There are various characteristics to consider before considering a Skin Tightening treatment. You might be an ideal candidate for a Skin Tightening treatment in Houston if you have some of the following:  

  • Fair to medium skin tones, some of the treatments might not be as effective on darker tones
  • Moderate to mild skin laxity
  • No history of hyperpigmentation
  • No sunburn or eczema
  • No underlying medical condition
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Realistic expectations
  • Stable body weight
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Skin Tightening First Step

What’s the
first step?

The first step in getting a Skin Tightening treatment is to schedule an in-person appointment with Dr. Hankins at Premier Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hankins will talk to you about your skin’s health history, including any past or chronic skin conditions, your aesthetic goals, the target area, and any concerns you might have. He will then examine your skin’s laxity and discuss the best way to tackle the procedure for your medical profile.

This consultation is a valuable opportunity to ask questions or express concerns.

Should he deem you a suitable candidate, Dr. Hankins will make a treatment plan for you, which you can then take to our patient coordinator to schedule and price out for you. 

You might also receive pre-operative instructions, which you should take seriously to ensure the most comfortable procedure experience and fastest recovery.

What to Expect from a Skin Tightening Treatment

On the day of your skin tightening treatment, Dr. Hankins and his staff will receive you and make sure you are well-settled in the treatment room. He will go over the treatment plan once more, and you will get started.

The idea behind skin-tightening treatments is that localized heat shocks can stimulate the skin to release proteins that help produce skin-tightening proteins such as collagen.

Skin tightening treatments are delivered via a handheld device, which transmits radiation through the skin’s top surface. Most devices release a cooling gel to help you bear the sensation of temporary heat. This procedure is non-invasive, fast, and has a low downtime, so it is prevalent in older and younger patients who want to get a head start on maintaining their skin’s elasticity.

The procedure takes thirty to ninety minutes on average, and if there are no complications.

Skin Tightening Recovery

Your results will be evident immediately following skin tightening procedures. Your skin may be reddened and slightly warm, but this usually dissipates within a few hours. There’s no downtime needed when you tighten loose skin, and patients can typically resume their normal activities as soon as the treatment is finished. Dr. Hankins may advise you to protect the freshly treated tissue with sunscreen for a week or two.

You’ll receive specific post-treatment instructions based on the treatment you’ve received and what Dr. Hankins feels is the best way to ensure your skin heals properly and as quickly as possible. Stimulated collagen and elastin production can improve skin laxity and tone.

Skin Tightening Cost

How much does a Skin Tightening treatment cost in Houston, TX?

The cost of a skin tightening treatment in Pearland and Houston can vary depending on several factors, including the target area being treated, the complexity of your case, and the surgeon’s fees. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hankins to discuss your specific goals and receive personalized quotes from our Patient Coordinator for the procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Dr. Christopher Hankins should be your choice for your skin tightening treatment in Pearland and the surrounding Houston area. He believes in offering patients only treatments that are in their best interests. His commitment to his patients is to always carefully evaluate the patient, not just the plastic or aesthetic surgery issue under consideration. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Christopher Hankins specializes in face, breast, and body aesthetic surgery. He also has advanced training in hand surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, and other reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Hankins completed five plastic surgery fellowships with highly distinguished physician mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a Plastic and Microsurgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his General Surgery training prerequisite for Plastic Surgery as established by the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. 

In addition to his practice in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hankins is actively involved in the study and clinical application of anti-aging medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine and a member of the American Board of Pathology (ABP), American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (AAAAM), and the Texas Medical Association (TMA).

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Skin Tightening FAQ’S

Schedule a Consultation

The staff at Premier Plastic Surgery would like to invite you to our comfortable, attractive clinic to learn more about our skin-tightening treatments. Contact our office today to schedule your free, personalized consultation. We’re delighted to offer all our services to the residents of Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston.

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