Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
in Orlando, FL
With the latest skin tightening technology, patients don’t have to undergo surgery to reduce wrinkles and lift sagging skin. At Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we are proud to introduce Morpheus8 and FaceTite, which use minimally-invasive techniques combined with radiofrequency energy for dramatic skin rejuvenation benefits. We offer these treatment options to patients living in Orlando, Orange County, and the surrounding areas of Central Florida.
What is Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
Non-surgical skin tightening refers to cosmetic procedures that can improve skin laxity and create a more youthful appearance without surgery. There are many cases where both patients and practitioners prefer non-surgical treatment options, especially regarding patients who only need subtle improvements in skin laxity. Non-surgical treatments require no incisions, reduce recovery times, cost less, and have lower risks of complications.
Overall, they’re an effective treatment option for patients who want to improve the appearance of the skin without major surgeries. At Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer the following non-surgical skin tightening treatments:
Morpheus8 is a radiofrequency microneedling device, which combines the rejuvenative power of radiofrequency energy with the proven, collagen-stimulating microneedling technique. It uses tiny needles to deliver radiofrequency energy deep into the skin, which stimulates collagen production to tighten and smooth the skin's appearance. Morpheus8 can be used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin on the face, neck, arms, abdomen, and other areas.
FaceTite uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin beneath the surface, where it stimulates new collagen growth. FaceTite utilizes a small probe inserted under the skin to deliver targeted energy and tighten the underlying facial tissues. It can improve mild to moderate sagging of the face and neck without surgery, making it a great alternative to a facelift for patients who wish to avoid surgery. FaceTite is less invasive than a facelift and requires no incisions.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
As a less-invasive alternative to surgery, non-surgical skin tightening treatments offer many treatment applications that may not be practical with traditional surgical procedures. Both Morpheus8 and FaceTite excel at treating small, localized areas of the body where skin tightening is desired. Morpheus8 is ideal for the neck and other small areas of the body, while we typically recommend FaceTite as a facelift alternative for patients who want comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
What are the Benefits of Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
Non-surgical skin tightening treatments offer many benefits compared to surgical procedures, including:
- Minimally invasive techniques
- Lower risks
- Minimal downtime
- Lower treatment costs
- No incisions or scarring
- Suitable for a wider range of skin types
What is the Morpheus8 Treatment Like?
The Morpheus8 treatment is minimally invasive and requires no anesthetic, but we’ll apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area before treatment begins. During the treatment, small microneedles penetrate the skin to trigger collagen stimulation. While the needles are beneath the skin’s surface, they emit radiofrequency energy to gently heat the deeper layers of the skin, increasing the benefits of treatment. This is usually done in sections across the treatment area. Patients may feel some discomfort during the procedure but it is tolerable.
What is the FaceTite Treatment Like?
FaceTite is typically performed with local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia, although general anesthesia may be used in rare cases. To administer treatment, Dr. Peters will use the FaceTite handpiece to insert a thin probe under the skin, which delivers thermal energy to the surrounding skin tissue to stimulate collagen production. This also causes the tissues to contract.
Should I Choose Morpheus8 or FaceTite?
The decision between Morpheus8 and FaceTite for non-surgical skin tightening will depend on your desired results and treatment goals. Morpheus8 is good for overall skin rejuvenation, as it improves skin texture, improves skin tone, and reduces acne scarring in addition to tightening the skin. FaceTite, on the other hand, is specifically designed for skin lifting and tightening. It may be ideal for patients who are specifically concerned with sagging skin and wrinkles, but are not seeking treatment for other cosmetic skin concerns. However, the best way to choose between these treatments is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Peters so he can recommend a treatment based on your unique treatment goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Recovery Like Following Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
Recovery after non-surgical skin tightening treatments like Morpheus8 and FaceTite is relatively quick. Patients may experience some redness, swelling, bruising or tenderness after the procedures but this usually resolves within a few days. Cool compresses can help minimize swelling. Patients can typically return to normal activities within a day or two. Overall, the recovery process is dramatically faster and more comfortable when compared to surgical treatments.
How Many Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments Will I Need for Optimal Results?
The number of treatment sessions that we recommend for your non-surgical skin tightening treatment will depend on your treatment goals and the treatment techniques used. For FaceTite, most patients can achieve their treatment goals after a single treatment session. In some cases, up to three treatment sessions may be recommended for best results. In contrast, Morpheus8 typically requires a series of at least three treatment sessions, although we may recommend more.
How Long Do Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Results Last?
Results from non-surgical skin tightening can vary depending on the treatments received and various individual factors. Morpheus8 can produce results that last up to 3 years, while FaceTite results may last up to 5 years. Each of these treatments can help turn back the clock of aging, but the skin will continue to age after treatment. You may want to schedule touch-up treatments in the months or years that follow your treatment to prolong your results. Healthy lifestyle choices like sun protection, not smoking, proper skincare and healthy diet can also extend the duration of your results.
How Much Does Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Cost in Orlando, FL?
At Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Morpheus8 treatments typically cost $1,000 to $1,500, while FaceTite treatments typically cost $3,000 to $5,000. These prices can vary depending on the number of treatment sessions needed to produce your desired results. During your consultation with Dr. Peters, we’ll develop your personalized treatment plan and explain the exact costs associated with your treatment. To help make our non-surgical skin tightening treatments affordable to all patients, we offer affordable financing via CareCredit®. Payments are accepted in the form of cash, personal checks, and credit cards.
Is Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Right for You?
If you are looking for a solution to lines, wrinkles and sagging skin, but want to avoid surgery, you may be a good candidate for non-surgical skin tightening. However, the best way to determine your candidacy for these treatments is to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Kendall Peters, MD, FACS. He is an expert in cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, and can help you identify the treatment options that will best satisfy your treatment goals.
To learn more about non-surgical skin tightening or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Peters, contact us today at Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Located in Orlando, our practice offers Morpheus8, FaceTite, and other non-surgical cosmetic treatments to the residents of Orlando, Orange County, and the surrounding areas of Central Florida.