Time for a Tightening?
One of the most common complaints we hear from patients is about skin laxity, or sagging, especially on the face and neck. These concerns are heard from patients of all ages, all backgrounds, and life stages. They can range from the first signs of skin changes with early aging, to years of neglected skin care, and even genetic causes. Quite often, many of those inquiring about options are looking for non-surgical treatments, as committing to facial surgery can be a daunting, and permanent commitment.
The Morpheus8 is fractional skin treatment designed to stimulate collage production and reduce wrinkles. It helps to slow the effects of aging, and restore the skin’s natural youthfulness, all in the office without anesthesia or major downtime, and in as little as one treatment! By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, your underlying tissue can be remodeled to help reveal a more youthful you. The technology employs a special head compromised of surgical-grade needles, which gently penetrate the skin, allowing customized, controlled-depth access to the deeper tissue layers. Once activated, the needles emit radiofrequency and heat the surrounding tissue, causing the body to stimulate collagen production in the treated area.
Often called one of the most luxurious, non-surgical treatments for addressing aging concerns, EuroThreads are resorbable surgical-grade sutures, placed below the skin to achieve an instant, lasting lift. While the threads are not considered a permanent solution and are not usually recommended in patients who desire a drastic change, they are a great adjunct to consider before someone is ready for surgical intervention, such a facelift, or brow lift. Sometimes, threads can be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities and even surgery, depending on a patient’s specific needs and desires.
In addition to these options, we also employ the use of a minimally invasive option, called ThermiTight, which utilizes targeted thermal energy under the skin to tighten, and stimulate deeper collagen production. This procedure utilizes a small probe which is inserted just under the skin, at various depths, and delivers slow and precise heat energy with the assistance of a specialized thermal imaging camera. The probe helps to address targeted, deeper pockets of fat which may not be reachable with other treatments. The ThermiTight procedure delivers results, which become apparent over a longer amount of time, so it is not recommended for those looking for instant results.
While the gold standard for skin tightening is in fact a face, or at least a neck lift, it may not be an option for some patients. Most patients will typically only require one surgical face tightening in their lives, however some people may opt for two, or even more, depending on their lifestyles, desires, and genetics. These instances are not as common though, and you should keep in mind that each person’s needs are different, and not all outcomes are created equal. We often compare ourselves to the images we see of celebrities, and those with “bad” facelifts, who look overly post-surgical and no longer look like themselves. That type of aesthetic is not what we aim for here, and we will work closely with you to ensure that only the very best, most appropriate treatment is decided on.
Since every face, and every body is different, it is recommended that you create a custom treatment plan with us, which will allow us to address your concerns, and create a unique, tailor-made plan to meet your needs most effectively. Our team of providers are board certified, educated in the safest, most current technologies, and have proven success rates. We encourage you to come in and talk to us about your concerns, no matter how big, or how small. We can work with you to come up with a tailored plan to meet your needs and goals and help you to RENEW YOU!