Skin Tightening

Skin Tightening Quick Facts
Length:
30-60 mins and may require repeat treatments
Anesthesia:
Topical and/or local injections
In/Outpatient:
In the clinic
Side Effects:
Mild swelling
Risks:
Incomplete improvement, no improvement
Recovery:
Immediate

There have been some remarkable advances in recent years in nonsurgical skin tightening treatments, such as InMode’s FaceTite, SkinTite, and BodyTite, and Morpheus8 RF Microneedling. At our Dallas, TX, practice, Dr. Kenkel uses this technology to help stimulate collagen production and restore skin firmness and tone, for visible improvements to your appearance.

Dr. Kenkel and his team are highly professional, and are clearly experts in the field. I had an excellent experience each time that I visited the office and felt I could call at any time for any issue. I was never kept waiting for more than 5 minutes in the office, and all of my concerns were addressed by the friendly, professional nurses. 

– Real patient review

Skin Tightening Before & After Photos

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Before & After Skin Tightening Case 23 View #1 View in Dallas, TX
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Case 23

57 yo female underwent treatment of lower face and submentum with ulthera. 362 lines were delivered. She is shown here at 3 months post treatment
Before & After Nonsurgical for Men Case 173 View #1 View in Dallas, TX
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Skin Tightening Case #173

66 yo male who is s/p thermi RF to his neck. He is shown here 5 months following his procedure. 

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Am I a good candidate for skin tightening?

For skin tightening treatments, the best candidates have good skin quality with only mild to moderate laxity. In particular, skin tightening is a good option for patients who want firmer, more lifted skin in these areas:

  • On the cheek
  • Along the jawline
  • On the neck
  • Under the chin

Morpheus8 RF microneedling uses a microneedle technology coupled with radiofrequency energy. FaceTite, SkinTite, and BodyTite use a radiofrequency probe that is operated under the skin. All of these create small areas of micro-injury resulting in a healing process with collagen and elastin deposition.

Results are subtle and won’t be as dramatic as a facelift or brow lift. However, unlike those procedures, skin rejuvenation treatments are nonsurgical.

What should I expect from my consultation?

Dr. Kenkel personally performs all skin tightening treatments and is well versed in their capabilities. He sees the consultation as your opportunity to express what you hope to get out of skin rejuvenation treatment. During the consultation, his job is primarily to answer your questions, alleviate your concerns, and listen as you explain your goals for the treatment.

The consultation is also Dr. Kenkel’s time to examine your face and neck. He discusses the results you can expect from treatment — and, depending on your goals, he determines whether you are a candidate for skin tightening procedures or whether surgical intervention would be necessary to achieve the goals you want.

Once you meet with Dr. Kenkel, we will take photos of your treatment areas to save in your file. You will also talk with Debbie, our coordinator, about pricing and financing. She will also be happy to answer any lingering questions you may have about skin tightening treatments.

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Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS

At the apex of an accomplished career, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel is enthusiastic about turning his focus exclusively to facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Known for creating understated yet remarkable results, Dr. Kenkel ranks among the best plastic surgeons in the greater Dallas area.

  • Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern
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  • Past president, The Aesthetic Society
  • Past president of Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons
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What are Morpheus8, FaceTite, SkinTite, and BodyTite?

The goal of these treatments is to stimulate the production of new collagen, the natural protein that keeps skin toned. Morpheus8 couples radiofrequency energy with microneedles, creating small areas of injury beneath the skin. FaceTite, SkinTite and BodyTite use a probe directed under the skin to heat the undersurface of the skin to the desired temperature, allowing for skin injury and, ultimately, tightening.

What happens during a treatment session?

Your session lasts 60 to 90 minutes, depending on how much of the face and neck will be treated. In most cases, Dr. Kenkel will use a local anesthetic to help control discomfort during the procedure. During treatment, Dr. Kenkel uses a handpiece to deliver energy to the tissue layers underneath the skin. This stimulates the growth of new collagen in the target areas, which leads to firmer, smoother skin.

During a Profound treatment, patients report a warm sensation; some patients report sensitivity along the bony areas of the eye socket and jawline. He strives to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Should I expect downtime or side effects?

With skin tightening treatments, there is a small amount of swelling noted for a few days. You may resume your normal activities within 4 hours of treatment. Some swelling and redness in the treated areas is normal, but both should recede fully within a few days.

What should I know about the results?

In most cases, patients will require several treatment sessions to get their desired outcome.

Because these treatments stimulate natural healing processes, the results are subtle and develop gradually. The full effects of a treatment usually take 3 to 6 months to appear.

How much do skin tightening treatments cost?

With Morpheus8, FaceTite, SkinTite, and BodyTite, treatments vary from patient to patient. This makes it difficult to accurately provide a quote without first meeting with the patient. In your consultation, Dr. Kenkel will assess your goals, examine your face and neck, and determine a treatment plan that we can then use as the basis for a written estimate. This estimate will reflect the specifics of your treatment, as well as the fees associated with anesthesia and more. If you decide to pursue a skin tightening treatment, we do ask that you provide a $500 deposit to reserve your session.

Request a Consultation

Women and men considering skin tightening using RF microneedling travel from Fort Worth and surrounding areas to our Dallas and Frisco locations for Morpheus8, FaceTite, SkinTite, and BodyTite treatments. If you would like Dr. Kenkel to evaluate your eligibility for skin tightening treatments, please request a consultation online today or call us at (214) 645-3112 to schedule an appointment.

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