QUESTION: What gives the best results for skin tightening?

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As we age we lose volume, primarily fat.  It is noticeable in our face but also elsewhere in our body. Add gravity to the loose skin and it creates droopiness, wrinkles and bands. Many people opt for liposuction or plastic surgery because the underlying muscles need to be addressed and repositioned.

There are less invasive ways to target the areas of your body which you would like to improve. Some are more effective for some parts of the body than others.

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow and décolletage. It uses ultrasound to transform the deep layers of skin tissue without disturbing the surface of the skin. It is also the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.

Skin Tightening with ThermiTight is a novel, minimally invasive procedure for impressive tightening of the neck, jowl, knees, upper arms and abdomen. This treatment is for people who are at their ideal weight, but may have a small pocket of stubborn sagging skin. ThermiTight uses radio frequency technology just below the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen for tightening and smoothing. The procedure requires only local anesthesia and poses little to no downtime. The treatment itself typically takes less than one hour, and poses minimal post-treatment redness and swelling—many patients resume their normal activities right away!

Your answer to which treatment or combination of treatments giving you the best results would need to come from a qualified professional after an examination of your individual concerns. Let Drs. Michael and Estela LaCap give you their opinion prior to undergoing expensive and invasive plastic surgery.

Dr. Michael LaCap and Dr. Estela LaCap
Northpoint Building, 176 US Highway 9, Suite 301, Englishtown