Stretch Marks And Skin Tightening Specialist

James E. Needell, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Gastonia Wellness & Long Term Care

James E. Needell, MD

Internal Medicine located in Gastonia, NC

Your skin leaves clues about your age and past that you’d rather forget. At his Wellness Workshop, Dr. James Needell uses laser or radiofrequency treatment to diminish these blemishes. If your stretch marks or sagging skin bothers you, contact his practice Gastonia Wellness & Long Term Care in Gastonia, North Carolina, over the phone to book a workshop appointment.

Stretch Marks and Skin Tightening Q & A

What causes stretch marks and loose skin?

The amount of stress placed on our skin and its level of elasticity influence how much loose or stretched skin and stretch marks you develop with time. The factors include:

  • Growth or weight changes
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging/natural loss of elasticity
  • Sun exposure
  • Cortisol overproduction/corticosteroids
  • Smoking/Alcohol Use/Drug Use


Genetics and hormone levels also affect the quality of your skin.

How do you treat loose skin?

Elastin and collagen production form the foundation of tight, youthful skin. Radiofrequency stimulates their production to improve the appearance of the skin encouraging collagen contraction and stimulating new collagen formation. Dr. Needell uses the TempSure™ Envi radiofrequency system to treat loose skin.

TempSure Envi

This treatment uses radiofrequency to heat tissues and thereby stimulate collagen and elastin growth. The procedure produces a warming sensation which signals the body to send growth factors to the skin, improving its elasticity.

What happens during a skin tightening treatment?

Dr. Needell and his staff help you get comfortable on the treatment table. After preparing your skin, Dr. Needell programs the equipment for your treatment.

Then, he places a handpiece over your skin, treating the surface in segments. You may feel a snapping sensation from the laser or a heating sensation from the radiofrequency device during this part.

The treatments are quick and relatively painless. Dr. Needell provides any necessary skin treatments and follow-up instructions before you leave.

What are the benefits of skin tightening treatments?

Radiofrequency treatments provide new opportunities to enhance your skin’s appearance without surgery. They diminish signs of age and body changes in as few as four treatments.

None of the treatments require downtime or cause major side effects. They’re safe and effective, giving you some of the best noninvasive skin tightening options available today.

To learn more about these and other treatments at Dr. Needell’s Wellness Workshop, call or us