Loose, sagging skin can age us faster than we’d like. What’s worse, the bothersome condition can negatively affect the way we look from every angle. Of course, many men and women would like to address skin laxity as it occurs, but not many have the time or money for extensive surgical procedures. These days, however, you can save yourself the hassle with non-surgical intervention.
At Derrow Dermatology, we offer several in-office treatments for effectively tightening loose or sagging facial skin. Our non-invasive skin tightening treatments produce exceptional results with little to no pain, side effects, or downtime. Depending on your individual concerns and goals, one of the following treatments may be better suited for you over the other.
Ultherapy® is a completely non-invasive procedure that uses proven ultrasound energy to produce firmer, tighter skin. During treatment, ultrasounds wavelengths are delivered at precise depths to stimulate the body’s natural collagen-building process. Results are gradual and progressive. With time, patients can achieve surgical-like results with absolutely no downtime.
Ultherapy® is designed as a one-time skin tightening treatment for moderate laxity. Get smoother, more youthful-looking skin with a single in-office visit. Patients with severe concerns may need a secondary treatment to achieve their desired results. Touch-up treatments are safe as needed to maintain an optimal outcome as the natural aging process continues.
Venus Diamond-Polar™ is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that pairs advanced pulses of radiofrequency technology with the latest resurfacing techniques. By creating tiny micro-wounds, the RF technology is able to penetrate the deeper layers of dermis more evenly. Patients can improve the skin’s texture, tone, and tightness.
Treatments can be as light or aggressive as you’d like with the procedure lasting anywhere from just 15 to 30 minutes. Most patients tolerate the procedure quite well. However, a topical numbing agent can be used for more aggressive treatments. Although visible results can be seen in just 1-session, you’ll likely need a series of treatments spaced 1-month apart for an optimal outcome.
What’s Right for You?
Each patient is unique — there is no one right or wrong answer for everyone. Patients who are solely interested in tightening facial skin may be better suited for Ultherapy®, while those who also want to address problems like lines and wrinkles might want to consider Venus Diamond-Polar™.
The best way to determine what’s right for you is through an in-person consultation with one of our skin care specialists. After assessing your individual concerns, they’ll be able to customize a skin tightening treatment to effectively meet your short and long-term goals.