Can I have my skin tightened without surgery?

Facelift surgery can be a frightening prospect for many people. However, that doesn’t mean that patients aren’t interested in achieving a similar outcome. The question still stands: is it possible to have skin tightening or lifting without invasive surgery?

The answer is yes.

skin tighteningThere are a number of non-invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery for people who wish to restore a youthful glow to their skin. A revolutionary procedure called “ultherapy” is one of the newest additions to the range of non-surgical lifting procedures that patients can now utilize in place of surgery. Ultherapy uses the body’s own natural healing processes to increase collagen production in the foundational layers of the skin, and it does so in a single session. It’s a perfect solution for someone looking for an alternative to surgery.

You may also want to do some research into injectable options. BOTOX® and Dysport™ are two options  that are frequently used to smooth lines by relaxing facial muscles and, in some cases, create a lift. The injections are very small and treatments typically are only 15-30 minutes. These injectables are FDA-approved and have been used in millions of procedures. In fact, the benefits of BOTOX® in particular are still being uncovered. It’s recently been approved to treat chronic migraines in some patients.

Another non-surgical option for skin tightening is the Titan Procedure. Similarly to Ultherapy, Titan targets the deeper layers of the skin with safe infrared light that stimulates collagen growth, which results in tighter, younger-looking skin. This procedure requires multiple sessions approximately three weeks apart, unlike some of the other alternatives which only require a single session. Nonetheless, the procedure is simple and requires no downtime after a session.

All of these options are alternatives to cosmetic surgery. There are many reasons patients prefer a non-invasive procedure, and here at the Laser Center of Marin, we aim to accommodate. In addition to our skin tightening procedures, we also offer laser hair removal, Fraxel resurfacing, body contouring, and more. Please contact us at (415) 945-9314 for a free consultation or to get more information about any of our offerings.