Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

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

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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.