Our office uses state of the art modalities including focused ultrasound, radiofrequency, light treatments to tighten mild to moderately loose skin on the face, neck or body without surgery or scars providing a noticeable “lifting” effect. Usually little to no downtime is required. Results appear gradually over several weeks or months following treatment.
There are several types of treatments for skin tightening. These include:
These non-surgical devices use various types of energy (radiofrequency, lasers, microfocused ultrasound) to deliver heat the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production to improve laxity of face and body.
These treatments are commonly used to treat brows, eyelids, jowls, cheeks, neck, buttocks, extremities, abdomen, and hands. In most cases sustained results are visible as early as 1 month and continue to improve over the course of an additional 6 months. Most of the skin tightening technologies excluding fractional ablative lasers are not associated with any significant downtime.
Ultherapy (LINK) uses micro-focused ultrasound for skin tightening and is FDA-approved to lift sagging skin of the neck, chin and brow.
Radiofrequency (RF) devices like EVOKE (LINK), Trusculpt id (LINK) use mono- and bi-polar RF energy to stimulate collagen remodeling and tighten the skin.
Microneedling RF like Vivace and Genius (LINK) use tiny gold plated needles to penetrate within the deeper layers of the skin and directly deliver RF energy in deep layers to promote skin regeneration and tightening.
Fractionated ablative lasers (DEKA DOT Fractional CO2 Laser (LINK), DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™ UltraPulse® CO2 laser (LINK) ablate/remove tissue in a precisely controlled manner to promote new collagen formation and skin rejuvenation. Recovery time is longer than other skin tightening treatments listed above.
Often the best approach is a personalized combination of treatments to tighten, lift and often also contour the desired areas.