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How Can I Tighten My Skin Without Surgery?

If you have mild to moderate loose skin on your face, neck, or elsewhere on your body, you have options for tightening it with no surgery involved. Your non-surgical skin tightening options give you firm, youthful-looking skin. If your loose skin bothers you, but you want to avoid surgery, these treatments can restore and maintain and firmer, more sculpted appearance. 

How Can I Tighten My Skin Without Surgery?

Younger skin looks tight and firm because it has an abundance of collagen and elastin. These proteins give the skin strength, resilience, and elasticity. As we age, collagen and elastin levels decline. The skin becomes looser and develops lines and wrinkles. If you want to see tighter, smoother skin and more defined features, Premier Vein & Body offers a range of treatments to meet your specific needs.

Skin Tightening Kansas City

What is Opus Plasma®?

This innovative technology uses a combination of radiofrequency (RF) and microplasma energy to resurface and tighten the skin. The RF energy reacts with the air to generate microplasma. This energy causes controlled fractional damage to the skin, stimulating cell turnover. The RF energy also penetrates deeper into the skin and heats the collagen fibers, causing them to tighten. Your skin looks brighter, smoother, and firmer. Opus Plasma® makes an excellent choice for anyone seeking resurfacing and tightening, especially on the face. 

What is Venus Freeze™?

Sometimes called a non-surgical facelift, the Venus Freeze™ uses radio frequency and magnetic pulse energies to stimulate collagen production. The RF energy triggers the cells in the skin that make collagen, while the pulsed magnetic fields direct the flow of energy and improve blood flow to the area. This procedure works by itself to tighten skin with new collagen or can be used with other treatments to provide tone and texture improvements. 

What is SkinTyte™?

This treatment uses intense pulsed light (Broadband Light or BBL) that penetrates the skin and produces deep heating of the collagen fibers and collagen-producing cells. The collagen fibers respond by pulling tighter and producing lift, and the cells increase their collagen production to add more strength and resilience to the skin. 

How Many Skin Tightening Treatments Will I Need?

Most non-invasive skin tightening treatments tighten collagen fibers and trigger collagen production. Both processes can take weeks to months to reveal your final results. Most patients require three Opus Plasma® treatments, while Venus Freeze™ can require eight to ten treatments to see your desired results. Most people will need up to five SkinTyte™ treatments for their best results. Like most non-invasive procedures, these may require maintenance treatments once or twice a year to keep your skin tight and firm. 

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

What is Skin Tightening Treatment Like?

These treatments may produce a feeling of warmth as the collagen-producing layers of skin become heated. Most people find this easy to tolerate, and many report that it feels like a hot stone massage. Treatment can take anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour or more, depending on the treatment areas and the type of treatment. Results can start to appear after a few weeks, but collagen development can take up to three months to reveal your best results. 

Where Can I Have Skin Tightening?

You can have skin tightening on your face or almost anywhere on your body. People choose non-invasive skin tightening to address loose skin after liposuction or tighten any problem areas. Popular areas for skin tightening include the face, neck, jowls, and upper arms, but you can have skin tightening wherever you have concerns about skin laxity. 

Which Skin Tightening Treatment Will Work for Me?

Dr. Schwartz and his team will help you decide which treatment will work best for you. If your goals include improving skin texture and tone, Opus Plasma® can tighten and resurface. SkinTyte™ is often recommended for loose neck and jowl skin. A complete assessment will help determine which treatment will meet your goals and work best with your skin needs. 

Is There any Downtime With Skin Tightening?

These non-invasive procedures have little to no downtime. You may have some redness or sensitivity in the treatment area that lasts a few days. Due to the skin resurfacing, Opus Plasma® can involve more redness and minor peeling in some people. You can return to work after your treatment sessions. Since UV rays will damage your developing collagen and hinder your results, use sun protection and avoid sun exposure while healing. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Skin Tightening?

Most people make good candidates for non-invasive skin tightening. The variety of treatment methods allows us to customize treatment for you. Good candidates have mild to moderate laxity. If you have severe loose skin, Dr. Schwartz may recommend a different procedure. Before treatment, skin tightening candidates should tell their team about any active skin conditions. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about skin tightening, call us at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier facial and aesthetic laser center can help you!

Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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