Laser Skin Tightening Specialist

Nancy Thornton, MD -  - Gynecologist

Nancy Thornton, MD

Gynecologist located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Laser skin tightening is a cosmetic procedure for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and firming skin tone, as well as being effective in reducing cellulite. Nancy L. Thornton, MD, FACOG, offers safe and effective skin tightening treatments using the TempSure™ Envi system at her practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Dr. Thornton is an experienced medical doctor specializing in women’s health and has considerable expertise in using skin tightening treatments to restore a youthful complexion. Call today or book an appointment online.

Laser Skin Tightening Q & A

What is laser skin tightening?

Laser skin tightening is an effective way to improve skin tone and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite without having to undergo surgery. A specially designed laser heats the collagen under your skin to make the skin contract and smooth away wrinkles or dimpling, without any invasive procedures or the need to take time off.

Dr. Thornton performs skin tightening procedures at her Palm Beach Gardens practice with the cutting edge TempSure Envi system, which uses radiofrequency technology to ensure your treatment is comfortable and effective. In addition to the effect of heating the skin to cause contraction, TempSure Envi stimulates your body to produce new collagen, which supports your skin and makes it firmer. Laser skin tightening is effective in treating:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Spider veins
  • Whiteheads
  • Cellulite

Is laser skin tightening safe?

Laser skin tightening is one of the safest cosmetic procedures, with very few risks. There’s no surgical intervention, so no wounds or bleeding and no risk of infection. Possible side effects include:

  • Skin sensitivity
  • Reddened skin
  • Mild swelling

Side effects are temporary and usually disappear within hours of the procedure. Laser skin tightening may not be suitable if:

  • You have frequent breakouts of herpes
  • You have skin cancer
  • You’re prone to developing keloids
  • You use acne medications

Dr. Thornton can discuss your suitability if you have any of these problems and she makes sure you’re able to come to an informed decision about your treatment.

Is laser skin tightening painful?

Laser skin tightening is a non-ablative treatment, which means there’s no mechanical removal of skin cells, so there’s very little discomfort and you don’t need anesthetizing. Dr. Thornton simply applies an anesthetic cream to the skin she’s going to treat, which takes away the sensation of heat on your skin produced by the laser during treatment.

How long do the effects of laser skin tightening last?

You’ll notice an immediate effect following your treatment, so when you leave the clinic, you’ll already have firmer, younger-looking skin. Over the next few weeks, you’ll continue to see an improvement in skin tone as the new collagen fibers grow.

Having regular treatments continually promotes the growth of new collagen so you maintain your youthful appearance, but the frequency with which you’ll need treatments varies according to your skin condition and goals.

Call Dr. Nancy L. Thornton today to make an appointment for a laser skin tightening consultation or book online.