Skin Tightening

Advanced Surgical Arts

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics located in Plano, TX

Time takes a toll gradually, yet it seems like you wake up one day, and suddenly all you can see is unattractive loose, wrinkly skin. Now you have an effective, nonsurgical solution to that problem: laser skin tightening. Doohi Lee, MD, FAARM, at Advanced Surgical Arts, improves the appearance of your skin and eliminates problem fat at the same time with the cutting-edge TightSculpting™ laser. To learn more about how you can regain more youthful, well-toned skin, call the office in Plano, Texas, or book an appointment online.

Skin Tightening Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring refers to improving your body shape by tightening your skin and eliminating problem areas of fat that stick around no matter how much you diet and exercise.

When you want to gain the sleek shape that’s achieved with body contouring, you have two choices: you can undergo plastic surgery or get nonsurgical laser treatments.

At Advanced Surgical Arts, Dr. Lee achieves exceptional body contouring results using one of today’s most advanced laser devices, TightSculpting.

What is TightSculpting?

TightSculpting is the name of a medical device that combines two laser wavelengths in one treatment to tighten your skin and permanently eliminate fat.

The dual-wavelength procedure combines PIANO® and SMOOTH® technologies — one has a wavelength that penetrates deep below your skin to reduce fat, while the other is specially designed for skin tightening.

Dr. Lee uses TightSculpting to treat many areas of your body, including your neck, above the knee, and below the buttocks. This noninvasive, relatively pain-free procedure is safe for all skin types.

How does TightSculpting produce skin tightening and body contouring?

In SMOOTH mode, TightSculpting uses a wavelength that targets your skin. Controlled heat produced by the laser stimulates new collagen production, as well as collagen remodeling, which makes the existing collagen tighter and stronger.

The combined effect of remodeling and new growth helps to diminish wrinkles and produce skin that’s smoother, better toned, and beautifully tightened.

In PIANO mode, the TightSculpting laser operates on a wavelength that travels safely through your skin to reach fat. As fat cells absorb the laser’s energy, they’re heated to the temperature needed to destroy the cells. The cellular waste is then naturally cleared from your body, so your problem fat is gone for good.

Will I need downtime after skin tightening?

Treatment with TightSculpting takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the area being treated. After your treatment, your skin may be a little red (like a sunburn), but that goes away over the next few days. In the meantime, you don’t need to take downtime. You can get right back to your usual activities.

When you’re ready to beautifully reshape your body and tighten your skin, call Advanced Surgical Arts or book an appointment online.