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Tighten Your Skin Without Surgery

Skin tightening is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to address laxity and sagging in the skin, restoring a firmer, more youthful appearance. Using innovative technologies like Renuvion and BodyTite, the treatment stimulates collagen production and tightens underlying tissues. This results in smoother, tighter skin, particularly effective in areas prone to sagging, such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, and face. Unlike traditional surgical methods, skin tightening offers a minimally invasive alternative with reduced downtime, making it ideal for individuals seeking rejuvenation without the risks associated with surgery.

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Skin Tightening Treats:

  • Sagging skin on the face, neck, and jowls
  • Loose skin around the abdomen, including post-pregnancy or weight loss
  • Flabby upper arms, often due to aging or weight loss
  • Thighs with cellulite or loose skin
  • Drooping skin on the buttocks or knees
  • Fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes and mouth
  • Uneven skin texture or laxity caused by aging or sun damage

Your Skin Tightening Options


Renuvion skin tightening uses advanced radiofrequency (RF) energy and helium plasma to stimulate collagen production and tighten skin tissue. During the procedure, a specialized device delivers controlled RF energy to the target area while simultaneously releasing a burst of helium plasma. This dual-action approach allows for precise heating of the underlying tissues without damaging the surrounding skin, resulting in significant tightening effects.

The RF energy heats the collagen fibers in the skin, causing them to contract and remodel over time, leading to improved elasticity and firmness. Meanwhile, the helium plasma enhances the precision and effectiveness of the treatment by providing a conductive medium for the RF energy to penetrate deeper into the skin. These mechanisms promote collagen synthesis and remodeling, leading to smoother, tighter skin with long-lasting results.


BodyTite is an innovative skin-tightening procedure that utilizes radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology to target stubborn fat deposits and tighten the overlying skin. This technique involves the insertion of a specialized cannula beneath the skin, which emits controlled radiofrequency energy. As the cannula moves through the treatment area, it delivers RF energy to the adipose tissue, causing it to liquefy and be suctioned out.

The RF energy heats the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and inducing tissue contraction. This dual-action approach removes excess fat and tightens the skin, resulting in a smoother, more contoured appearance. BodyTite is particularly effective for areas with laxity or sagging skin, such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, and neck. By combining liposuction with skin tightening, BodyTite offers a comprehensive solution for body contouring and rejuvenation.

Benefits of Skin Tightening:

  • Minimally invasive procedures with reduced downtime compared to traditional surgery
  • Stimulates collagen production for long-lasting results
  • Precision targeting of treatment areas for customized results
  • Tightens loose or sagging skin without the need for extensive incisions
  • Can be performed on various body areas, including the face, abdomen, arms, and thighs
  • Minimal scarring compared to traditional surgical methods
  • Less discomfort and faster recovery compared to invasive surgery
  • Results in smoother, firmer skin with improved contours
  • Suitable for individuals seeking rejuvenation without the risks associated with surgery
  • Addresses aging-related skin laxity and contour irregularities

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What is Recovery from Skin Tightening Like?

Recovery from skin tightening procedures like Renuvion and BodyTite is typically swift and comfortable. Immediately following the treatment, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness in the treated areas, but these side effects usually subside within a few days. Many individuals can resume normal activities shortly after the procedure, although strenuous exercise and activities may need to be avoided for a brief period to allow for optimal healing.

While individual recovery experiences vary, most people find that any discomfort is manageable with over-the-counter pain medication. Depending on your body’s response, you can expect initial improvements in skin tightness within a few weeks, with continued enhancement over the following months as collagen production increases. The results of skin tightening are long-lasting, although factors such as aging and lifestyle choices can affect their duration. With proper skincare, you can enjoy smoother, firmer skin for several years.

Inspiring Confidence with Natural Results

Washington Women Plastic Surgery is your trusted destination for achieving natural-looking results through skin tightening procedures. Led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan, our practice prioritizes patient care and satisfaction above all else. Our surgeons ensure each patient receives personalized attention and care throughout their aesthetic journey. They also work together to curate personalized treatment plans, so you benefit from the expertise of two surgeons — not just one. Schedule your consultation with our surgeons to tighten your skin today.

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