Doc said I am not ready for eye lift, that laser is best option. Which laser works best to improve slightly sagging skin?
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Skin tightening options
This is an extremely difficult question to answer without the benefit of detailed photographs. The best solution for an individual will depend on age, skin type and thickness, history of sun exposure, amount of skin laxity and the distribution of subcutaneous fat - among other considerations. I can, however, offer a few general opinions. In has been my personal experience that CO2 is somewhat more tightening than Erbium. Also, from what I have seen, the amount of skin tightening provided by Ulthera does not justify either the discomfort nor the expense of the procedure.
I would suggest that you add radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening to your list of considerations. RF devices such as Fractora heat the skin at the surface and well below the surface to affect greater skin tightening. ThermiTIght RF and the Precision Laser (1440nm) are novel, minimally invasive technologies that are small enough to be gently inserted below the surface of the skin to "tighten from within". Both of these devices offer skin tightening that appears superior to what can be accomplished with either the CO2 or Erbium lasers. And this is only a partial list. I suggest that you consult a physician that can offer both surgical options and a wide range of the latest laser, RF and light based technologies. I hope this helps. Best wishes.
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