What Is The Best Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Options For Face And Neck?
With growing requests for non-surgical skin tightening and lifting treatments, it is a question you need the honest answer to. What is the best treatment option for non-surgical skin tightening in 2016?
During the last decade the consumer trends have set precedence of non-surgical, technology driven antiaging skin treatments over the traditional nip and tuck approach to face and neck aging. We have seen advent of several new technologies to fill the desperate need for effective non-surgical face and neck tightening, all promising “great results with painless treatment session and no downtime”.
First of all, let’s be very honest and have realistic expectations. Even the best non-surgical face and neck tightening treatments will improve skin firmness gradually over weeks to months following the treatment, for a subtle but definite improvement in jowls, nasolabial folds, under eye area and upper eyelid. Secondly for a non-surgical skin tightening treatment to be effective the delivery method will incur some level of discomfort and a little downtime (mild redness, mild swelling etc.) Having said this, my quest for search of the best non-surgical face and neck treatment led me to try many different treatment modalities for my Dallas and Southlake “non-surgical cosmetic facelift “ patients. Some of the treatment modalities I have had the opportunity to evaluate are:
- Non-invasive radiofrequency (such as thermage, venus freeze)
- Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency- MFR or injectable radiofrequency with microneedles (such as Infini, Thermitight, Scarlet systems)
- Deep Ultrasound For Skin Tightening- (such as the Ultherapy)
To evaluate the above treatment modalities, we performed some of the above treatments on a small group of patients and also collected information from our patients who requested the nonsurgical skin tightening as to what prior treatments they had done and what were their results. After collecting the information, we determined that the radiofrequency energy is a viable treatment option for inducing skin tightness and the microneedle skin treatment handle seemed to be the most effective way to deliver the radiofrequency into the dermis where the maximum effect of the radiofrequency is needed for skin tightening. We introduced the microneedle fractional radiofrequency -MFR treatment into our Southlake practice in January 2014 and have treated many many patients for nonsurgical face and neck tightening in our Dallas and Southalke offices. Majority of our patients have been very satisfied with the results from their microneedle fractional radiofrequency treatments.
Our patient, before and 2 months after three MFR treatments for non-surgical tightening, individual results vary
Our patient, before and 3 months after three MFR treatments for non-surgical tightening, individual results vary
Our patient, before and 3 months after three MFR + PRP injection treatments for non-surgical tightening, individual results vary
But devices come and go which is a challenge for doctors and their patients; there is always a new manufacturer advertising the advantages of their technology. I have been very satisfied with our microneedle fractional radiofrequency systems which allow us to vary the treatment settings to precisely meet our patients’ skincare needs from treating skin laxity, deep wrinkles, scars and now even hyperhidrosis. Our microneedle fractional radiofrequency treatment systems can be set to deliver bi-polar to uni-polar radiofrequency, the treatment tips come with sterile very fine gold plated and insulated microneedles to protect your skin surface from burns or excessive needle injury and can be computer controlled to penetrate at various depths from 0.5 mm to 3.0 mm deep into the dermis.
The treatment results of our Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency non-surgical skin tightening on our patients are as follows:
- 80% of our patients see moderate to significant improvement
- 20% of the treated patients experience minimal improvement
This difference in the results is generally acceptable from a non-surgical skin treatment the results of which mainly depend upon your body’s ability to heal itself. In January 2015, we introduced Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP as a regenerative treatment option for cosmetic skincare needs and have since been combining our microneedle fractional radiofrequency treatments with your PRP to improve your body’s healing response for better results. Our patients have seen a significant improvement in the results from this non-surgical skin tightening treatment not only for face and neck tightening but also for deep wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and other skin imperfections.
The Microneedle fractional radiofrequency treatment for non-surgical skin tightening for face and neck is recommended to be done in multiple sessions for best results. We start with three MFR + PRP treatments 6-8 weeks apart in most patients for desired results. This is followed by a single maintenance treatment of the tightened skin every 8-12 months for most individuals.
If you are looking for a non-surgical facelift treatment option in Dallas and Southlake, call 888-210-9693 for your appointment in either location. There is a $100 consultation fee which is applied entirely towards your treatment.