Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

In La Jolla

By Nasrin Mani, M.D.

Sagging, jowling skin is an inevitable effect of aging, gravity and sun damage. The loss of collagen and elastin, which keep the skin smooth and tight, results in gravity-induced changes in the shape of your face and neck. This is a clear sign that you have reached middle age. Skin laxity is the most dreaded consequence of aging because sagging jaw lines and jowling make you look and feel older.

Nonsurgical approaches are great to restore a youthful appearance. They are also perfect to refresh a facelift you had in your 50s. Nonsurgical skin tightening may be the way to age gracefully without the nip and tuck.

Can You Get The Skin Tightening You Seek From A Nonsurgical Procedure?

Yes, you can. Today’s advances in nonsurgical skin tightening treatments offer the opportunity to tighten and lift without the pain and expense of surgery. Office procedures using radiofrequency, light therapy and/or ultrasound can address loose, sagging skin in the lower face, jaw and neck.

One nonsurgical alternative is volumizing fillers to lift and camouflage the jowls, and Botox or its equivalent to hide the cords in your neck. Add Kybella to get rid of your double chin. This approach provides a temporary solution.

Thermage was the first FDA approved skin firming procedure with no downtime. It relies on

Radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat and remodel collagen and stimulate elastin to produce new collagen to tighten and firm.

Ultherapy is the only FDA approved nonsurgical procedure to lift the skin of the brow, chin and neck. Ultherapy’s ultrasound energy reaches deep into the SMAS, the same levels treated with surgery, to lift and firm. Ultherapy provides these results without surgery or downtime. Ultherapy is now FDA approved for the décolleté. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser in San Diego, California, is an Ultherapy Ultra Premiere Plus practice, and one of the TOP 5 Ultherapy practices in the United States.

ThermiTight® is an even more effective radiofrequency (RF) tightening system for jaw definition, brow lifting, and antiaging. Using a small round probe, the RF energy shrinks old collagen, and stimulates elastin to create new collagen which rebuilds the supporting structures under the skin. The result is thicker, firmer skin. ThermiTight reliably tightens skin over 6-12 months. There will be an immediate improvement in laxity, which will gradual improve over the course of a few months, as the collagen restructures. Results are long-lasting.

Technically ThermiTight is a minimally invasive procedure because the probe is inserted into your skin. Numbing injections of lidocaine will be used for your comfort. Patient satisfaction is high. If you desire better results than can be achieved with noninvasive skin tightening, ThermiTight is the nonsurgical answer.

When you want to look as good as you feel without surgery, and you have realistic expectations, the nonsurgical antiaging therapies available at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser should be at the top of your list. Dr. Mani has been chosen a San Diego Top Doctor for the fourth year in a row, in 2015. This accolade is conferred by her peers as the physician to whom they would entrust the care of their own families. She has received numerous honors for her innovative artistry in aesthetic applications. Importantly, she continually invests in new state-of-the-art therapies to offer her patients the best care. Call for a complimentary consultation and find out how La Jolla Cosmetic Laser can help you look as good as you feel. 858-454-2700.

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