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
"BEST by far.... everything was perfect, scarring was MINIMAL!! I would HIGHLY recommend them!"- D.P. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"Dr Black did my face and its wonderful,!!Great people! he and his daughter."- B.V. / Google / Nov 06, 2019
"Dr. Black and Dr. Summer were amazing leading up to the day of my surgery. Dr. Black gave me his cell phone number and checked up on me. I am more then happy with my results. If you were looking to have any breast surgery I highly recommend Dr. Black and Dr Summer."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 05, 2019
"Excited to See - I'll keep you updated as the results appear, but I can at least review the actual process itself. Black's office is great, wait times are low, they're really nice and very real with what to expect. Dr. Black did a consultation and let me know I would be a great candidate for flank Sculpsure. She specified that Sculpsure works best on thinner women with isolated areas of fat. They were great to talk to and I immediately trusted them and was excited to get rolling, which is unusual for me because I've had a lot of unimpressive consults including for Coolsculpting. Less than a week later I had 2 applicators (or 1/2 a full panel) applied on each hip at the same time. They consulted me repeatedly on where exactly I wanted to be reduced on my hips so they could place appropriately. For me, I just wanted the overhanging "bumps" from my love handles to be reduced so that I didn't have double hips when I wear bodycon dresses. The treatment itself was supposed to be somewhat painful, but I took an Advil beforehand and found it uncomfortable but tolerable. Just when I would start to get close to hurting the machine would cycle back to cool. Afterward, they used a massager to dislodge the fat cells, which was uncomfortable but not painful. I was also told I could return to use this massage machine 3 times in the next couple of weeks for max effect. All told I was in and out in less than an hour and back at work feeling zero lingering pain.For aftercare, I will continue to massage the area and drink water. I will update with before/after photos when I have them, but I don't fully expect results until sometime after my second session 12 weeks from now. Nonetheless, the process was nothing to be upset about so if you're worried about pain, take a couple of Advil before like I did!"- T. / RealSelf / Oct 21, 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.