Do you feel self-conscious about loose skin on your stomach, arms, or even your face? Surgical lifts, including tummy tucks and face lifts, can eliminate that jiggle in your skin, but what if you don’t want (or can’t have) surgery? You’re not out of options!
As a top-ranked plastic surgeon in Fairfield, Connecticut, Alfred Sofer, MD is an expert when it comes to surgical lifts, but he also knows that there’s more than one way to reach your goal.
Here’s a breakdown of our surgery-free skin-tightening options.
J-Plasma skin tightening
Renuvion® — sometimes called J-Plasty or J-Plasma — is a non-surgical procedure designed to tighten loose skin. J-Plasma skin tightening uses helium gas and radiofrequency energy to tighten loose skin. J-Plasma is minimally invasive and won’t require the same lengthy downtime as a traditional lift surgery. Results are immediate and can last for up to ten years!
You might consider this option if the lax skin on your thighs and hips, stomach, breasts, or upper arms bothers you too.
YAG skin rejuvenation
J-Plasma isn’t your only option when it comes to skin tightening. Thanks to the Cynosure Apogee Elite™ 1064, you can get smoother, firmer skin without any incisions. YAG skin rejuvenation is noninvasive. It uses infrared lasers to gently warm your skin to 118 degrees Fahrenheit. This leads to increased collagen production, increased elastin production, and firmer, tighter skin.
You might consider YAG skin rejuvenation if you want a noninvasive treatment and are willing to commit to a few sessions. If tighter skin is your goal, we’ll likely suggest four treatments spaced about two to four weeks apart.
Microneedling is a popular aesthetic treatment thanks to its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial scars, as well as shrink pores. According to Medical News Today, microneedling also provides skin-firming effects thanks to increased collagen production.
You might consider microneedling if you have several issues you want to tackle (e.g., hyperpigmentation, large pores, fine lines, etc.).
IPL Fotofacials are ideal for targeting acne, rosacea, and age spots, but they can also promote skin firmness. Although “facials” might seem like a face-only treatment, IPL can be used to address skin concerns on your arms, shoulders, neck, legs, and face too.
You might consider an IPL Fotofacial if you want firmer skin as well as skin with an even tone and texture.
Which option is right for you?
Not every treatment is right for everyone. Dr. Sofer and our team of experienced professionals are experts when it comes to matching you with the right treatment. Not only do we utilize the Visia skin complexion analysis system, but we also take a look at your aesthetic goals and overall health needs.
Whether you stick with a non-surgical treatment or decide to commit to surgical lifts, we continue to support your skin at home with our line of skincare products.
To schedule your consultation and find out which skin-tightening option is best for you, give our Fairfield, Connecticut or Miami, Florida office a call, or request an appointment online for either of our locations.