About Skin Tightening
When you're born, you have a full stock of the nutrients elastin and collagen that make your skin soft, smooth, resilient, and healthy. Eventually, this natural stock of nutrients becomes depleted and the skin of your body and face decreases in resiliency, causing wrinkles, lines, and skin that sags. If you want to improve the tightness and general health of your skin without surgery, look into nonsurgical skin tightening with Forma at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL. Using state-of-the-art InMode technology, nonsurgical skin tightening stimulates the natural production of elastin and collagen in the areas treated so you can develop healthier, firmer skin. During the initial consultation, aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris will be happy to perform nonsurgical skin tightening on his Hinsdale, IL patients looking to firm the skin on their face or body without the time and expense of a surgical lift. Make an appointment with Dr. Kouris in Hinsdale, IL to learn more information on nonsurgical skin tightening.
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Kouris and his team! From the moment I spoke with Suzy the receptionist to book my appointment, to consulting with Nurse Sheila and Dr. George about procedure options, I felt comfortable and confident about my decision to move forward with Dr. Kouris. Dr. Kouris took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Kouris is a highly skilled, dedicated and caring physician who strives to do exceptional work in a safe manner. I very much appreciate Dr. Kouris!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 13, 2020
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
Surgical skin tightening or "lifts," like facelifts, are still the best way to minimize loose, sagging skin. Nonsurgical skin tightening may be a good option if you don't want to have a surgical procedure. Nonsurgical skin tightening may be used on many areas of the body and face, such as the stomach, neck, thighs, and arms. The ideal patients for this treatment:
- Are in good general health
- Are near or at a stable, healthy weight
- Have light or medium loose skin on the body or face
- Have wrinkles or lines on the body or face
- Want to improve the appearance and health of their skin
To begin the procedure, the areas to be treated will be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any dirt, oil, makeup, and lotions. Anesthesia options may be provided upon your request; however, many patients feel that any pain from the treatment is brief and easily tolerated. Once you are ready, the Forma applicator will be evenly passed over the skin several times for an efficient session. The laser energy stimulates the body to start producing elastin and collagen, which firms and tightens the skin. A session may take around 30 – 90 minutes based on the size and number of areas treated. Once the treatment is complete, you'll be allowed to leave and get back to your normal routine.
What to Expect
Following your skin tightening procedure, the affected skin can be slightly red, swollen, or numb. This is normal, and you will resolve naturally in a few days. In your consultation, Dr. Kouris will discuss methods to care for the treated skin at home after your treatment, including keeping the skin protected and moisturized from the sun. Many patients won't be able to see noticeable improvements right after their procedure. Since the elastin and collagen stimulation and growth is a slow process, you should expect to see the full results of the procedure within several months after your session. However, your results should last a long time and enhance the general appearance and health of your skin. You will probably need several sessions to achieve the most ideal outcome. At your initial consultation, Dr. Kouris can help you develop your custom plan for treatment to meet your needs and cosmetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does nonsurgical skin tightening cost?
Depending on the size and amount of areas being treated, the cost of a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment will vary. Prior to your treatment, we will discuss your out-of-pocket costs and customize a specific treatment plan for your needs. We can also discuss payment options and where to find low-interest medical financing.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein-based tissue naturally produced by the body. Along with other functions, it works to help keep skin hydrated, elastic, and firm. However, through the natural aging process, the natural supply and production of collagen tend to slow down. This then leads to looser, thinner, and less elastic skin. With nonsurgical skin tightening, the production of collagen is stimulated to allow the skin to be healthier and firmer over time.
Is the procedure painful?
During a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment, you may experience a slight heating sensation but no major discomfort. If necessary, a local anesthetic may be applied to the area prior to your treatment, but this typically is not needed. If you are nervous about your treatment, talk to your technician about what to expect.
What can I expect after my treatment?
After a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment, you may experience some redness, temporary swelling, and/or numbness of the treated area. This will usually subside within a few days. The results of your treatment will continue to develop in the months following your procedure as collagen continues to be produced. Some patients may need several treatments before achieving their desired outcome.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects from a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment are rare and can depend on the type of technology used during the procedure. The most common side effects are redness, slight swelling, numbness, and loss of volume in the area. Talk to your technician before your treatment to learn more about any side effects to be aware of after your procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 3 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Keep It Tight
When your goal is to keep your skin tight and firm longer without going under the knife, make a consultation with Dr. George Kouris to learn more information about nonsurgical skin tightening procedures. A noninvasive and effective procedure that requires no recovery time after the process, laser skin tightening may help you rejuvenate the tone and health of your skin at the first signs of lines, wrinkles, and looseness. Get a customized plan for noninvasive skin tightening at your consultation at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL.