What is the best non surgical way for skin tightening and face sculpting?

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Non surgical Skin tightening

At my office we offer the 3-D Collagen Firming Laser for lifting, tightening and firming the face, neck and/or chest. It helps produce new collagen all while tightening the skin, with no pain and no downtime!For sculpting we have injectables which can be discussed better in a consultation. We can customize treatments differently depending on the patient.


New York Dermatologist
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The Best Nonsurgical Approach To Facial Sculpting and Contouring Is The Approach That Fits The Person's Face

The best nonsurgical approach to facial sculpting and contouring depends upon the specific needs of the particular patient in question. So without photos, it is impossible to discuss the best approach or combination of approaches.

In general terms, however, there are a number of sophisticated injection techniques that can help to improve sagging faces, increase projection, promote reflation, and enhance contouring--all of which can be subsumed under the global heading of Deep Support Volumetry.  These include The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Facelift, Nonsurgical Cheek Augmentation, The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Browlift, Nonsurgical Midface Rejuvenation, Nonsurgical Jawline Enhancement, Nonsurgical Chin Augmentation.

Unfortunately, the results to date of laser treatments, including fraxesl, IPLs, and radiofrequency devices for skin tightening have been variable, subtle or downright disappointing--the whole lot seeming to be far more device manufacturer backed marketing hype than hard science. 

More details about the above injection techniques, as well as other sophisticated nonsurgical injection procedures for rejuvenating the face, such as the Nonsurgical Treatment of Tear Troughs & Hollows and Nonsurgical Lip Rejuvenation, can be found in the archives of Realself.com.

Nelson Lee Novick, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Non-surgical skin tightening and face shaping

Unfortunately with the current technology there is no way to tighten skin non-surgically. Many companies falsely claim that their technology will do this but it has not been proven. Resurfacing lasers will smoothen the skin but not actually tighten it. Ultrasound and RF treatments may also claim they tighten skin but there is a lot of skeptism. Regarding shaping there are many excellent fillers on the market which is clearly th best way to shape the face non-surgically. 

Dino R. Elyassnia, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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