Your Guide to Skin Tightening Treatments

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One of the most exciting developments in the field of facial rejuvenation over the past 20 years is the advancement of nonsurgical skin tightening treatments. Innovative devices using various technologies offer patients who aren’t ready for plastic surgery multiple options to firm and tone their skin.

We offer a range of skin tightening treatments at Buckhead Facial Plastic Surgery because one size definitely doesn’t fit all for patients who have different skin types and concerns. In this blog post, I’ll describe your options and how they work to tighten skin.

Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Tightening Treatments

Radiofrequency devices heat the underlying layers of skin, stimulating the production of collagen, elastin, and new skin cells. Collagen and elastin are proteins that boost the skin’s strength and flexibility, helping it regain its firm shape and feel. Our practice offers different RF skin tightening treatments, including:

EMFACE®: Combining radiofrequency with electromagnetic stimulation to lift and tighten the face and brow, EMFACE is a non-invasive treatment that also minimizes wrinkles. Even though many patients notice some improvement after one treatment, we recommend scheduling 4 sessions a week apart to get the best results.

Sylfirm X dual-wave microneedling: A traditional microneedling device such as Rejuvapen® creates micro-injuries that spur the skin’s natural healing response, generating the production of collagen and elastin. In fact, microneedling is sometimes called collagen induction. Sylfirm delivers RF energy when the tiny needles penetrate the skin, enhancing the results. You can read more about RF microneedling in an earlier blog post.

FotoFacial® RF: Even though it’s often called a laser treatment, FotoFacial is an intense pulsed light (IPL) procedure that also targets the skin with beams of RF energy. It improves the skin’s complexion in addition to stimulating collagen production.

Ultrasound Skin Tightening Treatments

Ultrasound devices effectively tighten loose skin by heating the deeper layer, called the dermis, where it triggers new collagen and elastin. The ultrasound skin tightening treatments we offer include:

Sofwave™: This FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment uses innovative ultrasound technology called Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam (SUPERB) to lift and tighten lax tissue. It’s especially effective for elevating droopy brows and reducing jowls and loose neck skin. It’s ideal for mild to moderate skin laxity in the face and neck and requires no downtime.

Ultherapy®: Ultherapy’s ultrasound energy penetrates deeper into the skin than Sofwave, firming and tightening the tissue to create dramatic results. It involves more discomfort than Sofwave. A topical or injectable anesthetic minimizes pain during the treatment.

Before & After Ultherapy® Case 52 View #1 View in Atlanta, Georgia
Before & After Ultherapy
Before & After Ultherapy® Case 52 View #2 View in Atlanta, Georgia
Before & After Ultherapy
Before & After Ultherapy® Case 53 View #1 View in Atlanta, Georgia
Before & After Ultherapy
Before & After Ultherapy® Case 53 View #2 View in Atlanta, Georgia
Before & After Ultherapy

What Is the Best Skin Tightening Treatment?

For patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, both radiofrequency and ultrasound skin tightening devices can produce effective results. The best skin tightening treatment for you depends on the area of the face you want to target and the degree of skin laxity.

The best way to learn what skin tightening treatment is right for you is to request a consultation at our Buckhead, GA, practice. You can use the online form or call us at (404) 233-3937 to schedule an appointment.

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