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
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"Breast implant removal - very comfortable and accommodating - Dr. Black is an excellent Plastic Surgeon. Her intentionality to listen and discuss thoroughly all of my concerns and questions was my deciding factor in choosing her. She took the time to hear me and share with me pictures, details and procedures thoroughly. I felt confident I was making the right decision. My surgery was scheduled quickly and the surgery center was very comfortable and accommodating. Great staff who communicated all details thoroughly and I was able to speak with her in person outside of office hours regarding any questions/concerns. I am thankful for my experience and my health and recovery."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 22, 2023
"Dr. Summer Black is an excellent Doctor! She removed my implants and I never looked back. It was worth every penny to get my health back and restored !"- K.G. / Google / Feb 21, 2023
"Breast Implant Removal - Dr. Black performed my breast ex-plant surgery. I cannot say enough good things about her & her staff & the surgery center where she performs her surgeries. ALL TOP NOTCH! I went in because my implants were hard & encapsulated. I was having some breast pain & had rashes that would come & go in my breast & abdomen area. I had a few other symptoms but really wasn't sure if they were related to my implants. My main issue was the extreme hardness & pain. She thoroughly examined me & decided I needed both capsules removed & sent to pathology for review after removal. I was on board with this decision & was more than confident she would do the best job out of any other surgeons I had looked into. After ex-plant & full capsulectomy my pathology came back with a rare cancer found in the capsule that surrounded one of my implants. Before my follow up appt. Dr. Black had contacted a physician at MD Anderson who is an expert in the type of cancer I was diagnosed with. She put me in touch with him & I went to see him 2 weeks later. I am happy to report I am cancer free but if it were not for Dr. Black removing the entire capsule I don't know what my outcome would have been. She did such an amazing job meticulously ensuring everything was removed. I am forever grateful for her skills & I highly recommend her as a surgeon. My incisions look beautiful as do my new natural breasts! Thank you so much for taking such good care of me!!!"- V. / RealSelf / Feb 04, 2023
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.