Also known as laser skin tightening or ultrasound skin tightening
Skin tightening procedures have become very popular in recent years because they provide a nonsurgical alternative to more invasive procedures for correcting skin laxity and improving skin quality. Today your plastic surgeon can choose among a number of different devices and technologies that provide noninvasive skin tightening solutions.
When to Consider Nonsurgical Skin Tightening
If you have mild to moderate loose skin on your face, neck, arms or abdomen
If you have residual skin laxity after an operative procedure
If you would like an improvement in the quality of your skin
If you are unable (or unwilling) to undergo a more invasive, surgical procedure to correct skin laxity
A noninvasive, nonsurgical technique that tightens facial or body skin
Performed with no incisions, minimal discomfort and little to no downtime
May be used for all skin types
Results are less extensive and dramatic than those obtained with a facelift or body contouring procedures
Multiple treatments are usually needed for optimal results
Skin redness, temporary swelling or numbness or volume loss around the treated area may occur
Am I a good candidate for a nonsurgical skin tightening?
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider nonsurgical skin tightening:
You have mild to moderate loose skin on your face, neck, arms and abdomen
You have residual skin laxity after an operative procedure
You would like an improvement in the quality of your skin
You are unable (or unwilling) to undergo a more invasive surgical procedure to correct skin laxity
Multiple treatments are usually required for maximum benefit.