5 Reasons to Consider Minimally-Invasive Skin Tightening

Oct 04, 2023
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Did you know you can tighten your loose skin without surgery? In the past, excess skin could only be removed surgically, but these days you can get skin tightening during your lunch break. Read on to find out how.

Although there are many creams and serums for wrinkles, none of them promise to lift loose skin. 

Up until recently, the only way loose skin could be treated was with the help of a facelift. Although a facelift is still an excellent option for some people, non-invasive methods can now treat mild to moderate laxity. 

Dr. Andrea Volk, our expert at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center, uses 

Sofwave™ Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology SUPERB™, an FDA-cleared 

treatment to lift relaxed submental tissue and skin on the face and neck.

To help you make an informed decision, we asked Dr. Volk about the benefits of non-invasive skin tightening. 

1. Effective at treating mild to moderate laxity 

Dr. Volk uses ultrasound energy to lift your skin and penetrate deep into the tissue, heating it. This heat causes some mild distress to the tissues. Consequently, your body starts producing more collagen and elastin to speed up the healing process, and your skin tightens up as a result. 

It takes about one week to attain noticeable results. However, collagen levels remain elevated for up to three months after the treatment, so it may take a couple of months to see the final results. 

Ultrasound treatments work best on mild to moderate skin laxity, as there are limitations to how much the skin can regenerate itself. 

2. Zero scarring 

Facelifts cause scars that are hidden in the hairline and around the ears. Fortunately, with non-invasive treatments, there are no scars left on the skin.

3. No risk of infections

One of the biggest risks associated with surgery is infection. Fortunately, as there are no incisions with this treatment, there’s no risk of developing infections that can be either harmful to the final results or life-threatening. 

4. No downtime 

The ultrasound treatment Dr. Volk offers can be done during your lunch break, as treating the face and neck takes about 40 minutes. 

In addition, while you may feel some slight discomfort due to the heat, the built-in cooling system prevents any harm to your skin. This lets you return to your daily routine right after the treatment. 

5. Natural results 

Even in the hands of skilled surgeons, surgical procedures can sometimes lead to changes in facial structure. 

Fortunately, with ultrasound treatment, your body does all the healing and restructuring of the collagen in the fat and skin tissue. Consequently, you look like a younger version of yourself with absolutely no alterations to your facial structure.

Find out if you’re a good candidate for non-invasive skin tightening

Non-invasive skin tightening treatments are suitable for individuals of all skin types suffering from mild to moderate laxity. If you’re unsure whether you’re a good candidate, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Alpharetta, Georgia, to find out.