Skin Tightening: Microneedling vs. Radiofrequency

skin tightening treatments Skin Tightening With Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that focuses on utilizing thin needles to reduce skin irregularities and tighten the skin. The plastic surgeon will inject these needles into your skin, which produces small holes in the treated area. The goal of this procedure is to help your body produce more collagen and elastin by stimulating the skin’s healing process. Microneedling is primarily performed on a patient’s facial region, but it can also be done on the thighs and abdominal areas as well.

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Radiofrequency skin tightening is a non-invasive treatment to help tighten sagging skin. This procedure is performed by using electromagnetic waves, which generate heat. These electromagnetic waves are set to a safe, low frequency. The heat produced by these waves is deep into the dermis, so it can help your body stimulate the growth of new skin cells. Radiofrequency is also used to stimulate collagen and elastin production as well. Over time, your collagen will start to remodel, which then creates a firmer, tighter skin. Results build over time, giving you a more natural result.

How to Choose the Right Treatment for Your Skin

Patients often ponder which of these treatments is the best for skin tightening. There is no real definitive answer, as the best treatment depends on the patient. Some patients may only require a small skin tightening on their body, while others may want a more intense treatment throughout various parts of their body. Personal preference is also a determining factor, as a patient may believe one treatment will work better than the other. In consultation, all of your options will be reviewed so you can decide which procedure can help you reach your aesthetic goals. It is also important to choose the procedure that works best for your type of lifestyle. Both microneedling and radiofrequency have little downtime, only slight redness and swelling.

Schedule an Appointment at Lake Charles, LA

If you are someone who has sagging skin and is looking for quality results, then come visit us at Lake Charles, LA. Dr. Shondra Smith is a board-certified dermatologist with years worth of skin-tightening experience. Contact us at 337-477-0011 to schedule your appointment today.

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