Non-Surgical Options in Skin Tightening
Loose skin is a problem that frequently occurs over time, leading to an aged appearance and the formation of facial creases and jowls. In the past, this problem was always addressed using surgical lift procedures. While surgery continues to be the best option for individuals with a significant amount of skin sagging, non-surgical procedures now offer satisfying results for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity. At Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, our SUBTLchanges skin rejuvenation clinic offers non-surgical options in skin tightening that provide excellent results without downtime.
Ulthera is a non-invasive method of skin tightening that utilizes ultrasound technology to stimulate the body’s own collagen production and create firmer smoother skin. Ultrasound also allows the surgeon to visualize the underlying skin layers, ensuring targeted ultrasound energy is delivered to the precise location where it will provide the best possible results. In addition to tightening skin on the brow, cheeks and jawline, this procedure has also been approved to tighten skin and treat signs of aging on the neck and chest.
An Ulthera treatment is relatively comfortable and does not require any type of anesthesia. A handheld device delivers the ultrasound energy below the skin’s surface without actually penetrating the skin. There is no downtime after Ulthera and most patients will see results develop in the weeks following the procedure. The majority of patients achieve desired results after a single treatment session.
Skin tightening and facial contouring can also be effectively achieved with injectable treatments today. Soft tissue fillers and fat transfer can be used to restore youthful volume to areas like the midface and jawline, which in turn creates the appearance of lift and firmness in the skin. With many solutions to choose from, your procedure can be customized to your unique concerns and aesthetic goals.
Soft tissue filler injections take just a few minutes to complete and require no downtime afterward. Results can be seen right away and will last anywhere from 6-24 months depending on the specific formulation used. Fat transfer is performed by removing fat cells from an area of the body via liposuction. The removed fat is purified and prepared for injection in a similar fashion to dermal filler injections. However, fat transfer is long-lasting and even permanent for some patients.
In addition to his expertise in surgical facelift techniques, Dr. Norman Rappaport is experienced in non-surgical skin tightening treatments like injectables and Ulthera. Procedures involve no anesthesia or downtime and offer excellent long-lasting results. To learn more about non-surgical treatment options, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at (713) 790-4500 and visit out website to learn about the procedures here