About RF Skin Tightening
We offer radio frequency (RF) microneedling to our patients at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. RF microneedling combines traditional microneedling that involves tiny needles penetrating the dermis of the skin with the heat associated with Radiofrequency. This combination allows your body to naturally kick in and boost collagen production. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Elliott Black and Dr. Summer Black provide this treatment for patients who have mild to moderate skin laxity, but are not ready to have a surgical procedure for their loose face and/or body skin. RF energy targets the deep layers of your skin to boost the skin's elasticity, smooth out wrinkles, and repair damage from stretch marks and cellulite. During a private consultation in our office in Metairie, LA, we will discuss with you that safest approach to your skin tightening needs.
"I've been a patient of Dr Summer Blacks for about 4 years and I would never go anywhere else. I am ALWAYS ecstatic with her work and have had Botox and Restylane filler in my cheeks and lips. Dr Black is not only a total perfectionist but she becomes a friend you feel comfortable confiding in and sharing your life with. I would recommend Dr Black to my own mother....and in fact I did! Now we are both her patients who regularly visit her for all our anti-aging facial perfecting cosmetic work."- A.R. / Google / Feb 06, 2017
"Excellent communication and professionalism: Dr. Black showed genuine concern and interest in my special case and she made me feel like I was getting the best of her talents and medical care. She was recommended by another very well respected doctor who had all the confidence in the world in Dr. Black. I also greatly appreciated her asking her father to concur with her on my case and he was also there for my surgery. You have no doubt that her excellence runs in the family. Her skills are the best in the industry which means she's definitely no.1 in New Orleans!"- B.B. / Google / Jul 10, 2019
"Dr. Summer Black is wonderful. Her calming, encouraging bedside manner eased all my concerns. Dr. Black was patient as she answered all of my questions and Dr. Black was very accessible as she personally followed up with me numerous times after my procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Summer Black!"- J.A. / Google / Jul 06, 2019
"Dr. Summer Black was compassionate, caring, and accessible. My surgery was a success and her calming and encouraging bedside manner took aware any fears I had. She took her time answering any questions I had and followed up with me numerous times after my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Black."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 06, 2019
"I would recommend Dr. Black to anyone. She took her time at each appt, explained things throughly, and made me feel extremely comfortable. Her office staff was always friendly and eager to help when I called. More than satisfied with the outcome of my surgery from start to finish!!"- N.L. / Healthgrades / Jul 04, 2019
Do I Qualify?
Men and women both seek nonsurgical skin tightening procedures at our office. We see patients with:
- Mild to moderate skin laxity on face and body skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Damaged skin (from stretch marks and/or cellulite)
What to Expect
During your treatment at our practice, you will be taken to one of our treatment rooms designated for your complete privacy. A numbing cream will be applied to the skin to act as a barrier for the skin's protection. Using a targeted (radio frequency) heat, your plastic surgeon will implement your minimally invasive skin tightening treatment in the area discussed at your consultation.
Your number of treatments will be dependent on the location of the treatment on your body, size of the area to be treated, and the extent severity of your skin's condition.
- A full face treatment generally takes a minimum of 2 treatments spaced 8 weeks apart for optimal results.
- We do offer maintenance sessions for patients who would like to continue benefiting from the skin tightening before switching to a more aggressive intervention.
Your plastic surgeon may offer this procedure before attempting an invasive procedure such as a facelift or a neck lift where the skin would be excised off and sutured. Keep in mind that the less invasive treatments may not meet your desired goals. The most effective treatment for loose skin is a surgical lift of the affected area. The good news is that the RF skin tightening treatment will still boost collagen within your skin. Your treatment will not be painless, but we will offer numbing agents for your skin if needed. You may still experience redness and swelling in the treatment area, which will subside in a few, short weeks. The pay off in the end will be smoother, softer skin that looks tighter.
Plan Your Procedure
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Tighten Up Your Skin!
We are so excited to offer our patients radio frequency microneedling skin tightening. We can help you tighten up mild to moderate loose skin. If you would like to learn more about the different options we have available, please call and schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.