Minimally-Invasive Skin Tightening

Surgical Skin & Hair Minimally-Invasive Skin Tightening

As the natural aging process takes its toll, signs of sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles can become increasingly prominent. Many patients find the loss of skin elasticity to be a particularly frustrating sign of aging. The Langdon Center offers multiple minimally invasive skin tightening treatments that can restore your skin’s youthful firmness and smoothness.

What is Minimally Invasive Skin Tightening?

Our minimally invasive skin tightening treatments are designed to combat skin laxity and restore smooth, firm skin. As you age, your body naturally produces less collagen and elastin, and sun damage can break down existing collagen fibers. Since these fibers are essential to your skin’s structure and tone, time and sun exposure inevitably lead to loose, sagging skin.

Skin tightening treatments aim to strengthen your skin and increase collagen production. This restores your skin to a more youthful state with better elasticity and structure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We offer multiple minimally invasive skin tightening treatments, but they all have a similar approach. These treatments deliver energy that heats up the dermis to contract collagen fibers and trigger a healing response. Your body responds to the controlled damage and inflammation by increasing collagen production, helping to restore your collagen levels to a more youthful state and gradually leading to healthier, firmer skin.

Minimally-invasive skin tightening treatments at the Langdon Center are performed with local anesthesia and typically take one to two hours. Depending on your treatment, Dr. Langdon may make tiny incisions to place an electrode under your skin that delivers energy directly to the deeper layers. During a detailed consultation, he will help you determine which of the following treatments will be most effective.


This innovative device uses helium gas and radiofrequency (RF) energy to create a precise stream of plasma energy that tightens the skin and stimulates collagen production. You’ll see improvements gradually over the next several weeks from Renuvion®, and these results often last years.


Using pulses of infrared light, SkinTyte™ promotes collagen production while also breaking down pigmentation issues. The result is tighter skin with reduced hyperpigmentation and dark spots for a clearer, brighter complexion. SkinTyte™ requires no incisions and no downtime. 


ThermiTight® uses radiofrequency energy to tone and tighten the skin. It requires only a tiny incision, and the procedure often takes less than an hour. You’ll see some skin tightening immediately after ThermiTight®, with optimal improvements after three to four months. ThermiTight® requires little to no downtime.

Though recovery depends on your specific procedure, our minimally invasive skin tightening treatments typically require no downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately after, though some patients take a day or two off work. Some mild discomfort is normal after treatment, and you should expect mild redness and swelling in the treatment area.

Dr. Langdon often combines skin tightening treatments like Renuvion® and ThermiTight™ with liposuction for optimal slimming benefits. If your procedure includes liposuction, recovery will take slightly longer. Dr. Langdon will discuss aftercare and what to expect for your personalized procedure.

Our skin tightening treatments offer fast results. Since the energy causes collagen fibers to contract, your skin will immediately be tighter. However, optimal results appear gradually over the following weeks as your body produces more collagen. You can expect final results from your skin tightening treatment within a few months, which should be long-lasting.

Depending on the treatment, the benefits often last years. Occasional non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments and high-quality skincare products can help maintain your results. Avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen is one of the best ways to keep your skin healthy, firm, and youthful.

Almost anyone bothered by loose, sagging skin is a good candidate for one of our minimally invasive skin tightening procedures. These treatments are safe for all skin types and tones. Ideal candidates should be overall healthy and have realistic expectations. Dr. Langdon may recommend a facelift or other surgical option for severe skin laxity or patients who desire more dramatic results.

Take the next step.

To learn more about minimally-invasive skin tightening or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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