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Skin tightening options
Thank you for your question bernie001. There are multiple non-surgical options for skin tightening including Ultherapy by Merz and Fractora and Forma by Inmode. There are many other options as well. In our office we use Ultherapy and SkinTyte, a laser based skin tightening treatment using infrared light. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to stimulate new collagen formation in the deeper layers skin, the same layers that are addressed in a surgical facelift (SMAS). Radiofrequency devices such as Fractora and Forma heat a general area in the more surface portions of the skin stimulating new collagen there. There are multiple layers in the skin where collagen exists and stimulating the formation of collagen in multiple layers is very beneficial. So multiple modalities can be used, even on the same day.
With any treatment there are patients who get better results than others. It is important for patients to have a consultation so they know what will happen and what to expect. People who have unrealistic expectations are frequently unhappy with their results and are at times very vocal about it. It is difficult to know who does treatments well as there is an art with just about all treatments. Most people look for experience with a treatment, before and after pictures of actual patients, and reviews or testimonials to find the doctor that is best for them. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
I agree that it’s important to have an experienced practitioner performing your Ultherapy. We have our NP and PA’s perform it in my practice and each of them have > 10 yrs experience in aesthetics and energy devices. In addition, they are performing Ultherapy treatments daily. For the right candidate, Ultherapy can be the best and safest non-surgical option available for skin lifting and tightening. I recommend a consultation with an office that performs them daily and with a very experienced practitioner.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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