Non-Surgical Skin Tightening

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Beverly Hills, Encino, Pomona, Apple Valley & Nearby Greater Los Angeles, CA

closeup of older woman - upper and mid faceNon-surgical skin tightening can be beneficial for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity on the face, neck, abdomen, or arms. Dr. Omidi offers a variety of non-surgical skin tightening procedures that can be used on their own or in combination with other surgical or non-surgical procedures.

To learn more about skin tightening treatments, contact Dr. Omidi at 310-281-0155 today. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Encino, Pomona, and Apple Valley.

What Is Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?

Advances in modern non-surgical cosmetic technologies have led to the creation of effective treatments that can tighten loose skin without the need for incisions. While cosmetic surgery such as a tummy tuck is still the best option for excising significant loose skin, these non-invasive treatments can help men and women who only need a small amount of tightening, or a touch-up from a previous surgery.

Dr. Omidi offers the following three skin tightening treatments:

  • Thermage: Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to heat underlying skin tissue in order to remodel the collagen and cause a skin retraction effect.
  • Ultherapy: Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin, including the brows, neck, chin, and chest.
  • SkinTyte: SkinTyte uses pulsed infrared technology to heat dermal tissue and stimulate collagen production.

Each of these treatments is FDA-approved and proven safe and effective. Which one is right for you depends on personal preference and your individual goals. Dr. Omidi will discuss the benefits of each treatment type during your consultation to help you choose a custom treatment plan.

What Is a Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Procedure Like?

Non-surgical skin tightening most often requires a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart for full effect. The treatment itself is usually fairly painless, although if you are being treated on a sensitive area, have a low pain tolerance, or require high energy settings, a topical anesthetic and/or oral or intravenous sedation may be used.

A skin tightening treatment may last from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas treated and the device used. Results usually start to appear within the first month, with improvements continuing for around 3 months.

Side effects from non-invasive skin tightening can include:

  • Mild swelling or bruising
  • Redness
  • Temporary tingling, tenderness, or numbness

Who Is a Candidate for Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?

If you have some skin laxity but are not a candidate for a surgical procedure, you may be a good candidate for non-invasive skin tightening. In addition, if you have had a previous surgical procedure such as tummy tuck or liposuction but need some additional tightening of the skin, a non-surgical option may work well for you.

Ideal candidates for non-surgical skin tightening:

  • Have mild to moderate amounts of loose skin
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Understand that non-surgical results will not be as dramatic as surgical
  • Are aware of the potential risks and complications
  • Are in good overall health

Talk to Dr. Omidi if you think you could benefit from a non-surgical skin tightening treatment.

Schedule Your Skin Tightening Consultation

If you are ready to tighten and lift skin that is beginning to become lax, give Dr. Omidi a call at 310-281-0155 today to schedule your one-on-one consultation. We have offices in Beverly Hills, Encino, Pomona, and Apple Valley to serve the needs of patients throughout Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.