The 3 Best Options for Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

Senior woman touching jaw line with fingers, close-upWhen skin becomes saggy or loses elasticity, many patients often think their only option is to have surgery. However, there are some very effective nonsurgical options for tightening loose skin, without the risk of incisions or scars. 

1. Thermage®

Thermage® is a pain-free, non-invasive procedure that stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin. During the procedure, your dermatologist will use a handheld device that delivers radiofrequency to heat the deep layers of your skin. This gentle, heating process helps strengthen existing collagen and promotes the production of new collagen. Since collagen is the supportive foundation of the skin, increasing collagen levels results in a firmer, tighter, younger-looking appearance. Patients love this procedure because they can achieve a more youthful look after just one treatment without pain, downtime or any of the risks related to surgery.

2. Fraxel®

The revolutionary Fraxel® Dual Laser delivers impressive skin tightening results without the significant downtime associated with traditional laser resurfacing methods. This unique laser uses specific wavelengths to address the deeper parts of the skin and stimulate new collagen production. When collagen levels are restored, the skin becomes firmer and tighter, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles is diminished. 

3. Chemical Peels

The top layer of the skin often appears dull, damaged and uneven, particularly with age. Chemical peels can improve the appearance of the skin by removing that damaged top layer, revealing smooth, healthy, more radiant skin underneath. While chemical peels are not able to correct loss of firmness or elasticity in the skin, they are a wonderful option for patients wanting to freshen their appearance and remove imperfections such as sun spots, acne scars or blotchiness.