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About Skin Tightening

At birth, your body has a full supply of the nutrients collagen and elastin that keeps your skin smooth, soft, healthy, and resilient. However, this supply of nutrients can run low and the skin of the face and body decreases in elasticity, leading to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If you want to improve the firmness and overall appearance of your skin without plastic surgery, consider nonsurgical skin tightening at Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center. With advanced technology, this procedure encourages the production of collagen and elastin in the treated areas so you can have firmer, healthier skin. Plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle is pleased to offer nonsurgical skin tightening to patients wishing to tone the skin on their face and body without the recovery time and expense of a surgical lift procedure. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lyle in Raleigh, NC to find out more about nonsurgical skin tightening.

Ideal Candidates

Surgery for skin tightening, or “lift” procedures like a face or body lift, remain the most effective option for improving sagging, loose skin, although nonsurgical skin tightening can help if you do not wish to undergo cosmetic surgery. Nonsurgical skin tightening procedures can be done on most areas of the face and body, including the neck, stomach, arms, and thighs. The best patients for nonsurgical skin tightening:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Are at or near a healthy, stable weight
  • Have mild to moderate skin looseness on the face or body
  • Have lines or wrinkles on the face or body
  • Want to enhance the health and appearance of their skin

Procedure Technique

To begin the session, the skin being treated will be sanitized to remove any oils, cosmetics, and lotions. Local anesthesia options can be considered if you would prefer, but most patients find that discomfort (if any) during the laser procedure is temporary and manageable. As soon as you are ready, a ThermiRF® handpiece will be passed evenly over the targeted areas two or more times for the most effective treatment. The energy emitted by the handpiece encourages the body’s natural healing properties to being the production of collagen and elastin, which will tighten and firm the skin. The procedure can take about 30 – 90 minutes depending on the size and if multiple areas are being treated. After the session is complete, you will be able to leave and resume your daily activities.

What to Expect

After your nonsurgical skin tightening appointment, the treated areas may be mildly inflamed, numb, or red. This is expected and should clear up on its own within several days. During your consult, Dr. Lyle will talk about the best ways to care for your skin after your session, like keeping it moisturized and protected from sun and environmental damage. Most patients will not have visible results immediately after the session. Since collagen and elastin stimulation and production is a gradual process, you can see the full results of your treatment around 2 – 6 months after the procedure. However, these results should be long lasting and improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. You may require multiple treatments to get your ideal outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Lyle will help you determine your personalized treatment plan based on your concerns and goals.

I typically steer clear of reviews regarding medical professionals mainly because I like to keep my medical care private. However, I am making an exception for a surgeon that has provided me with consistent, quality care. Dr. Glenn Lyle deserves to be recognized for his surgical skills, the quality of his staff, and the amazing care he and his staff provide their patients. Let me begin this review by sharing that I got my initial recommendation for Dr. Lyle the old fashion way -- word-of-mouth! That is how good he is at his work and how much his patients like him. He was described to me by those that recommended him (yes, more than one) as a highly skilled surgeon that listens to his patients, addresses any questions and concerns in a truthful, forthright manner, and treats his patients with compassion. I have now been a patient of Dr. Lyle’s several times over the years, and I can say that I totally agree with that assessment. In addition to being a skilled surgeon, he is also a very compassionate person. Recently, I was attacked by a large dog while out of town/state. I was in the hospital for several days and had two surgeries, including a skin graft, on my arm. I was released from the hospital, received one follow-up visit with the trauma surgeon before being released to go back to Raleigh. To say the attack traumatized me immensely is an understatement. It only added to my anxiety not having a provider in Raleigh who could take over the continuing wound care for my arm and leg. Lost for direction, I booked a consult with Dr. Lyle, who I highly respect and trust, to see if he could recommend someone that could handle my wound care. Much to my surprise, Dr. Lyle offered to take on my care if I wanted him too. (Ends up, he had a lot of experience in burn and wound care from early in his career.) Words still cannot express the immense relief and gratitude I felt at Dr. Lyle’s unexpected offer! Dr. Lyle and his staff quite literally brought me back to life emotionally and physically because of their collective care. Specifically, Dr. Lyle and his P.A. Hayley provide me with fabulous wound care. In my time as a patient with Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center, the entire staff from Pam (Office Manager) to Britney and Erin (excellent R.N.s) to Kathryn (get a facial from Kat - you will love it!) have consistently been positive interactions. Most important, the continuity of Dr. Lyle’s care throughout the years, regardless of the situation or procedure, remains as strong today as it was when I first became one of his many satisfied patients years ago! So, yes, I highly recommend you check out Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center!

G.F. Google

Dr. Lyle helped me immensely with my TMJ pain. So thankful that he introduced me to masseter botox - it’s changed my life! Also, Kat is a passionate and skilled esthetician. Her facials always leave my skin happy and glowing! They care about the patient, not just the bottom line. I genuinely trust the Lyle team and often recommend them to anyone interested in procedures or med spa treatments in the Raleigh/Durham area :)

A.L. Google

I’ve had two of the most wonderful facials from Kathryn! She was so knowledgeable and I felt so relaxed throughout the whole experience. My skin looked and felt amazing afterwards! The office is beautiful & welcoming, all the staff are so kind and professional. Highly recommend any service here!

C.K. Google

I absolutely cannot say enough good things about this place! All the staff is extremely welcoming, professional, and knows what they are doing! Erin is my injector and I couldn't be happier with my results!! She is extremely sweet, gentle, and knowledgeable. She always answers any questions I have and gives me suggestions based on my goals. I always leave with a great experience! I have also received a HydraFacial and Dermaplaning from Kathryn, which had my face feeling as smooth as butter! I went home glowing and peachy free!

H.C. Google

NeoGen fan - my skin definitely feels firmer and tighter - I had my NeoGen Plasma treatment a couple months ago at Lyle Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center. Background, I am 52 and fair with lots of past sun damage which has caused aging. I have had other laser treatments throughout the years. NeoGen caught my eye as there is a short amount of downtime and seemly easy procedure to get through. I did A LOT of research. Also like that it has dermatological indications, ie. treating actinic keratosis. It helps rebuild skin thickness and volume. Seems to go much deeper than other lasers out there. Giving you lifting and tightening. My main concern area was around my eyes and jowls. I met with Haley, Dr. Lyle’s PA for my consult and she was the one who ended up doing my treatment. She was amazing!! She did a BBL on me just prior to the treatment then numbed my face then did the NeoGen treatment. It was comfortable, not nearly as painful as some other laser devices out there! She gave great post instructions and products to apply (Oh there are pre instructions as well, basically hydrate really well several days prior) She called me the next day to check on me and the following week to see how I was doing. I’ve waited to write this because NeoGen does not show results right away. It’s a building effect. At 2 months I can see my upper eye lids have lifted and my skin definitely feels firmer and tighter. It’s wild. They want me to come in at my 3 months for after photos and then again at 6 months. I can’t wait to see the comparison. The staff and practice in and of itself were wonderful. Feels very welcoming and everyone was so nice! Great find and will go there again for other services.

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Keep It Tight

If you're trying to keep your skin firm and tight as long as possible while avoiding going under the knife, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Glenn Lyle to hear more about nonsurgical skin tightening. An effective, noninvasive treatment that calls for no downtime after the appointment, nonsurgical skin tightening can help you improve the health and tone of your skin when you notice the earliest signs of lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Get a unique treatment plan for nonsurgical skin tightening during your consultation at Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center in Raleigh, NC.

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