As your skin begins to age, it loses the ability it once had to produce collagen and elastin, the fibers which allow your skin to stay tight and supple. When skin loses its elasticity, it can make you look much older than you would prefer. Skin tightening from Larson Plastic Surgery harnesses powerful technology to tighten your skin – and restore your confidence.
There was a time when loose, hanging skin could only be corrected with invasive surgery. Thanks to technological advances and our understanding of how skin can be revitalized from within, it is possible to call upon your body’s own healing power to restore skin’s tone and elasticity. At Larson Plastic Surgery, we use both CoolSculpting and Renuvion (formerly known as J-Plasma) for non-surgical skin tightening, so you can restore the skin and tissue on your face or body without the need for lengthy downtime. If you’re feeling down because you are living with lax, aging skin, we offer some truly remarkable non-surgical treatments.
CoolSculpting and Renuvion use technology in different ways to target skin tone and elasticity a single procedure. CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to permanently freeze away fat and tighten skin. Renuvion uses Helium Plasma to tighten the bands underneath the skin and stimulate new collagen formation and skin tightening. Renuvion can also be combined with surgical liposuction for a truly amazing transformation removing fat and tightening skin over multiple areas of the body in a single procedure. Although these different procedures target loose skin in different ways, they both deeply stimulate your body to regenerate and create high quantities of collagen and elastin, the natural building blocks of your skin. This stimulation begins on contact and the results continue to improve for 4-6 weeks in the case of CoolSculpting, and 6-8 months in the case of Renuvion. The result is a durable improvement that lasts for years following treatment. These procedures are safe, effective, and can be completed in a single office visit.
Skin tightening at Larson Plastic Surgery is minimally invasive and non-surgical making your recovery relatively simple compared to surgical treatment. With our skin tightening treatments, you can experience:
Renuvion skin tightening uses J-Plasma technology which combines the cooling power of Cold Atmosphere Plasma (CAP) with radiofrequency (RF) energy to target pockets of fat below the surface of the skin while stimulating the skin to tighten and tone. Renuvion’s specialized applicator works below the skin’s surface.
Tiny incisions are made on the edge of the treatment area, through which a specialized device delivers the CAP and RF energy not only causing the skin to tighten on contact but also stimulating your body to increase its production of collagen and elastin delivering further tightening benefits. The entire area is numbed with local anesthesia prior to the procedure. You may experience mild swelling and bruising following treatment, which should resolve within five to seven days.
CoolSculpting is an innovative way to sculpt the curves you deserve without incisions, surgery, or downtime. No matter how much time you spend working out, you may be left with stubborn pockets of fat linger, no matter what you do. The technology used in CoolSculpting was developed by Harvard scientists who discovered that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than surrounding tissue. Using the CoolSculpting applicators, stubborn pockets of fat are targeted freezing the cells and destroying them. The dead cells will then be swept away with your body’s own natural processes. This same energy stimulates your body to tighten the skin for a more shapely, attractive figure.
Men and women who are interested in tightening loose, hanging skin without the need for painful surgery may be good candidates for skin tightening at Larson Plastic Surgery. It is important to note that neither Renuvion or CoolSculpting is for weight loss and are not intended for removing significant quantities of fat from the treatment area. Renuvion can be paired with liposuction, and in that case, a great deal of fat can be removed. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or who intend to become pregnant are not suitable candidates for skin tightening procedures. These procedures have been used by men and women from their 30s to their 80s and beyond to help restore lovely contours to the face and body.
Dr. Ethan Larson is proud to offer his patients the most innovative treatments for skin tightening. Known for his kind, compassionate care, Dr. Larson received the prestigious Arnold P. Gold award for compassion in medicine. One step into our luxurious Tucson clinic and you will feel comfortable while under the care of our friendly, courteous staff. If you believe you can benefit from the contouring benefits of skin tightening with CoolSculpting or Renuvion, there is no other surgeon to whom you should trust your aesthetic vision.
In accordance with the decision made by the Governor, elective surgery will once again be possible in the state of Arizona as of May 1.
This means that we will be expanding the operating hours of our office on a limited basis to accommodate new patients and to care for post-operative patients.
Physical Distancing measures will still be in effect. If you are coming to the office, please wear a mask and sanitize or wash your hands before entering and frequently while you are with us. We will be wearing masks as well and limiting physical and close contact.
If you are coughing, feeling ill or have a fever, DO NOT come to the office. Call us instead and we can make arrangements to see you if you need us. We will also have limited staff present in the office so things may run a bit more slowly.
Telemedicine consults are still available, and we encourage you to use this option if possible.
We are working to reschedule all the patients who had their surgeries temporarily canceled as a result of the quarantine. We will be in touch with you to do so, there is no need to call us. Please be patient with us, the surgery centers and hospitals will be working through a major backlog.
The mortality rate of this disease climbs sharply after 50. If you are over 50, please stay home if at all possible. Patients over 60 should only come to the office for emergencies or issues that cannot wait such as trauma or cancer.
Please be safe and bear with us as we begin the phased process of re-opening.Virtual Consultation