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
"Dr Black is very patient, explains and makes you feel like family."- P. / Healthgrades / Dec 10, 2019
"Please see my full review of Dr. Summer Black on Google. I couldn't post the full review on this site..too much to say and it is limited on space. Amazing surgeon. Wonderful person:)Highly recommend!"- T. / Healthgrades / Sep 17, 2021
"What an experience! This is going to be a long review. My surgical procedure with Dr. Summer Black could not have gone better. She placed the incisions perfectly and the closure was beautiful! I am three weeks post op and can barely see the scars. Not only is she a highly skilled surgeon, she is also a warm and caring person. This concern for her patients continues after discharge. She personally texted me daily to see how I was doing. I have never had a surgeon do this ..it was even more astounding that she was doing it after a category 4 hurricane! Hurricane Ida had landed not quite two days after my surgery. There was no way in or out of Metairie/New Orleans area. There was no power, water, rental cars, buses, or flights. My Mom and I were staying at a hotel across the street from the surgical center. One of the hotel staff had told us that they were probably going to evacuate the hotel and that we needed to find somewhere to go. We had flown in from the west coast and didn't know anyone in the area. Dr. Black graciously offered that we stay at the surgical center until we could find a way out of town. Amazing. This review extends to all of Dr. Black's staff. From the wonderful Patty(another kind and amazing soul) at the office to everyone at Crescent City Surgical Center(separate review coming for all of the angels there). When the roads had cleared later that week, Dr. Shows (an anesthesiologist at Crescent City Surgical) actually volunteered and drove us to Baton Rouge- that is over an hour away! The kindness and generosity that we experienced from these people during the aftermath of Ida was incredible. It was something I'll never forget. I want to go back and visit the area (just not during hurricane season :)) I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Black and Crescent City Surgical Center."- T.M. / Google / Sep 17, 2021
"I have used Doctor Black for Three different procedures and I love everything that he has done for me. He is really a great Surgeon and he has a wonderful caring staff."- A.F. / Google / Aug 21, 2021
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.