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Can skin tightening really make me look younger?

No matter what face creams and serums you use at home, there is only so much you can do. Age catches up to us all and eventually you may decide you need a bit more help dealing with sagging skin – but maybe you aren’t quite ready for a surgical procedure such as a facelift. Read on for the many benefits of skin tightening treatments and why one of them might be right for you!

What are the different skin tightening treatments?

Ultherapy is one skin tightening treatment. It is noninvasive and nonsurgical, and involves ultrasound technology to help tone and tighten loose skin. The ultrasound gets down deep into the layers of the skin, and in response the skin starts to create new collagen. It is safe and FDA approved, it typically takes less than an hour for a treatment, and most patients only need one treatment. Depending on what you are trying to achieve, you may be able to combine Ultherapy with other procedures, such as microneedling.

A PDO thread lift is another option for skin tightening. In this procedure, tiny threads are injected into the skin to provide lift and structure to sagging skin. It not only gives immediate results, but the injection of the threads also stimulates collagen to grow, to make skin look younger, less saggy, and more toned. Thread lifts can be done around the eyes and mouth, in the cheeks, in the eye area, in the neck, and in the jawline and jowls.

Within about 9 months, the threads will begin to dissolve and will be harmlessly absorbed by the body. However, because the threads prompted new collagen to grow, you’ll still notice an improvement in your skin.

Your doctor will be able to tell you which procedure would be best for you and can go over the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you decide. If you are looking for a way to tighten your skin without the expense, hassle, and downtime of surgery, Ultherapy or a PDO thread lift may be the answer! Contact Miami Plastic Surgery® for a consultation. Call (305) 595-2969 today!

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