Skin Tightening Specialist

Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery located in Shreveport, LA

When you decide it’s time to eliminate loose, sagging skin but you’re not ready for surgery, you can still get dramatic results with nonsurgical skin tightening. Kenneth Sanders, MD, offers skin tightening with advanced InMode devices that use radiofrequency energy to safely tighten and strengthen your skin while also reducing excess fat. At Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery in Shreveport, Louisiana, patients who choose nonsurgical skin tightening can restore their youthful appearance with minimal side effects or downtime. To learn if you’re a good candidate, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Skin Tightening Q & A

How does nonsurgical skin tightening work?

Though there are several nonsurgical skin tightening techniques, Dr. Sanders uses radiofrequency energy. Radio waves trigger several changes that tighten your skin and rejuvenate your appearance. 

First, the energy immediately tightens your skin by making structures under the surface contract. Then its gentle heat stimulates cells below the skin’s surface to produce collagen and elastin. 

After your treatment, old skin at the surface is replaced with new skin that’s stronger, tighter, and more resilient, thanks to the boost in collagen and elastin. Finally, heat from radiofrequency energy breaks down fat cells. Over time, your body clears away the cellular debris, slimming down the treated area.

What type of minimally invasive skin tightening might I receive?

Dr. Sanders offers minimally invasive skin tightening using advanced devices produced by InMode. InMode’s EmbraceRF® workstation powers the following devices, giving them the ability to tighten your skin while also reducing fat.

FACEtite®

The FACEtite device is specially designed to precisely tighten and contour your face. This minimally invasive treatment requires a tiny incision that allows Dr. Sanders to guide the slim cannula (tube) under your skin. Then he guides the cannula through the targeted area while it sends out radiofrequency energy.

Morpheus8®

Morpheus8 is also a minimally invasive treatment using a cannula under your skin. However, this device sends radiofrequency energy deeper into your skin and can also take care of large areas faster.

What type of noninvasive skin tightening might I receive?

If you want to explore skin tightening without any type of incision, Dr. Sanders recommends a noninvasive treatment with another InMode device called Evoke®. While Evoke also uses radiofrequency energy, it uses applicators that send the radio waves safely through your skin and into the tissues below the surface.

Evoke has two devices, Evoke Face and Evoke Neck. If you want to tighten the skin on your face, you wear a headband that holds two applicators against the sides of your face. The applicators then send out the radiofrequency waves. 

For tightening your neck, the headband holds a sling-shaped applicator that goes under your chin.

Treatment with Evoke doesn’t require any anesthesia. The device maintains a steady temperature, and you only feel a warm sensation during the procedure. Most people need 3-6 treatments to achieve the best results, but the number of sessions varies depending on your aesthetic needs.

To learn more about nonsurgical skin tightening, call Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery or request an appointment online today.