As we age, sun exposure, gravity, and the loss of collagen in our skin conspire to leave our brows droopy and our jawlines sagging.
Some people suffer these effects sooner and to a greater degree than others, but the truth is no one has to feel powerless against these telltale signs of aging thanks to advances in laser technology. Now we can tighten and lift sagging skin without the dangers or downtime associated with surgery.
Quick Facts About Facial Skin Tightening
- Highly customizable treatments for all types and locations of skin sagging
- Long-lasting results
- Little to no downtime
- No surgery required
At Reflections, we use our FDA-approved, state-of-the-art lasers to remodel the collagen in your skin, improving and tightening your skin’s tone, giving you the more youthful appearance you desire and deserve!
Ultherapy is a revolutionary, non-surgical, micro-focused ultrasound treatment for aging, sagging skin. The beauty of this 30-60 minute face and neck treatment is that it uses the body’s own regenerative response to stimulate the growth of new collagen to lift and tighten the skin. Our patients love the long-lasting results from just one treatment. Ultherapy is used to tighten skin on the lower face, the neck, and around the eyes, and to gently lift the brow.Learn More
ThermiTight takes a novel approach to skin tightening, using a thin fiber that goes under the skin to deliver collagen-stimulating energy right where it’s needed most in a single hour-long treatment. While a bit more invasive than over-the-skin treatments like Ultherapy and Thermage, ThermiTight can deliver more energy than these treatments because it doesn’t have to contend with the skin’s tender outer layers. The trade-off is that ThermiTight requires more downtime than Ulterapy – about two to three days. ThermiTight does a wonderful job of lifting and tightening loose skin on the jowls and neck.Learn More
Exilis is a safe, non-invasive treatment laser treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to heat the deep layers of the skin, increasing metabolic activity to stimulate the skin’s collagen network, tightening skin on the face, jawline, and neck. A series of three to four treatments are needed depending on the treatment area. There is no downtime and this revolutionary approach to skin tightening is very comfortable.Learn More
Thermage is a noninvasive procedure with no downtime that is clinically proven to tighten, contour, lift, and rejuvenate the skin all over the face and neck in a single treatment. Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat fat deposits beneath the skin, causing the fat to contract so skin tightens over time. Thermage can be used to lift sagging eyebrows, to raise and sculpt cheekbones, and to redefine the jawline giving you a revitalized, more youthful appearance.
Thermage improves the appearance of loose neck skin and “double chin.” We can also treat delicate eyelid skin, helping to tighten loose skin of the upper eyelids and to tighten and smooth the skin of the lower eyelids. Dark under-eye circles are diminished, fine lines are softened, and “bags” under the eyes become less apparent.
Thermage takes less than an hour. Your skin will feel tighter, smoother, and more youthful, and the effects will last for years. Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a three to six-month time period following a single treatment session.Learn More
GentleYAG laser is a noninvasive, long pulsed Nd:YAG laser that tightens loose, sagging skin. GentleYAG creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into the skin where it causes a deep heating of tissues and contraction of the skin. The laser beam is preceded by a short burst of cooling cryogen spray, which protects the outer skin and makes the treatment very comfortable. Typically patients require three to four treatments.Learn More
Evolastin is another excellent technology for tightening sagging skin with the added benefit of adding lost volume back to the face. Instead of delivering energy through the skin to the deeper layers where it’s most needed, Evolastin employs a set of radiofrequency microneedles to bypass your skin’s outermost layers and deliver energy to precisely the right area. This means that more energy can be delivered to better stimulate the deep dermis to produce more collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. Most patients only need one session of Evolastin to achieve smoother, fuller, and tighter skin.Learn More
Fraxel Re:Pair can also provide a nice lift to the skin on the face while also addressing uneven texture and pigment in the treatment area. Fraxel Re:Pair vaporizes microscopic amounts of tissue deep in the skin, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged, which aids in recovery. This treatment stimulates your body to produce new collagen, and tightens and smooths the skin, for a younger, healthier appearance. Improvement is noted right away, though ultimate results can be expected within three to six months.
It’s best to treat sagging skin early before surgery is required. In some cases where only a surgical approach will help, we will refer you to our skilled plastic surgeon to discuss which procedure options are the best fit for you.Learn More
As laser specialists we have many devices to choose from and will tailor a treatment plan to your skin type, your ability for downtime, and your budget.
|Treatment||Cost||Invasiveness||Downtime||How it Works|
|Sofwave||$1250 - $3000 per treatment, multiple sessions may be recommended Reduced package pricing available||Non-invasive (no needles, no surgery, no downtime); numbing cream used||No downtime; typically no redness, swelling, or bruising||Focused ultrasound targets precise spots below skin's surface at 1.5mm deep, triggering collagen and elastin growth and skin remodeling, for firmer, tightened skin. Results develop over 3-6 months.|
|Ultherapy||$1200 - $4700 per Treatment, multiple sessions may be recommended Reduced package pricing available||Non-invasive (no needles, no surgery, no downtime); numbing cream used & Pro-Nox laughing gas available||No downtime; potential for minor bruising and soreness for few days when jawline Is treated||Focused ultrasound targets precise spots below skin's surface at 1mm. 2mm, and 4.5mm, triggering collagen and elastin growth and skincremodeling, for firmer, tightened skin. Results develop over 3-6 months.|
|Exilis Ultra||$350 - $850 per treatment, multiple sessions recommended Reduced package pricing available||Non-invasive (no needles, no surgery, no downtime); no numbing needed||No downtime; rare temporary redness||Combination of gently applied radiofrequency and ultrasound energy delivers comfortable treatment that tightens and firms skin|
|GentleYAG 1064||$300 - $450 per treatment, multiple sessions recommended Reduced package pricing available||Lower-intensity laser; no numbing needed||Minor temporary redness, no downtime||Long-pulsed laser wavelength gently targets deep layers of skin to tighten and firm|
|Thread lifts (mint threads, silhouette lift)||$1,500 - $4,500+ depending upon areas treated, types of threads used, and number of threads needed||Injected threads; numbing injections||Some Swelling and bruising common, some initial temporary bunching up of skin in areas||Threads lift and resuspend the skin for results that generally last for 1-2 years|
|Hyperdilute Radiesse or Sculptra||$850 - $1050 per vial, number of vials dependent upon area(s) treated; multiple sessions recommended||Injection of biostimulating fillers with numbing mixed In||Potential for some swelling and bruising, only partially coverable by makeup||Injections with biostimulatory fillers stimulate the body to produce new collagen and elastin, firming and tightening the skin. often used in combination with laser or ultrasound treatment such as Sofwave to enhance the result|
|Liquid Facelift||$3,000 - $10,000+ depending upon the types & amounts of fillers used||Injections of fillers with numbing mixed In||Possible swelling and bruising, partially coverable with makeup.||Fillers replace lost volume, reestablishing youthful, natural looking contours|
|Thermage||$1500 - $4500 per treatment, multiple sessions may be recommended Reduced package pricing available||Non-invasive (no needles, no surgery, no downtime); numbing cream used||No downtime, some soreness during treatment||Focused radiofrequency heats precise spots below skin's surface, triggering collagen growth and remodeling, for firmer, tightened skin over several months|
|Thermitight||$3,500 per area; liposuction additional||Minimally invasive surgical procedure; local anesthesia consisting of injection numbing, Pro-Nox laughing gas, and/or relaxing medications used||Significant swelling and bruising common for 3-5 days||Injected laser wand precisely targets skin from below with radiofrequency for more dramatic collagen and elastin synthesis; tightens, lifts, and firms over several months.|
|PrecisionTx||$3,500 per area; liposuction cost additional||Minimally invasive surgical procedure; local anesthesia consisting of injection numbing, Pro-Nox laughing gas, and/or relaxing medications used||With liposuction, swelling, and bruising common. compression garment (looks similar to balaclava) worn 24/7 for first few days. ThermiTight alone has less swelling and bruising.||Injected laser wand precisely targets skin from below with radiofrequency for more dramatic collagen and elastin synthesis; tightens, lifts, and firms over several months. Can combine with liposuction of chin and neck.|
Patient Stories About Skin Tightening Treatment
“people didn’t know that I necessarily had any kind of special treatment done.” Instead, they just shared compliments, saying things like “Mary Lou, your skin looks great. Did you go on vacation?”View My Story
“I wanted to go back to how I looked in my 40s. I felt great, but I looked tired - and I was worried about doing something to where I would walk into work on a Monday and everyone said ‘oh my goodness, what happened to you?' Dr. Ellern gave me such a natural result - and I wouldn’t trust my face to anyone else!”View My Story
“I am DELIGHTED with the results. I am 52 years old, and my laugh lines, and small wrinkles around my mouth have virtually disappeared, and overall I have a much more youthful appearance. ”View My Story
At Reflections, we offer all of the most tested, state-of-the-art technologies and treatments for facial skin tightening. Our cosmetic physicians have decades of experience helping patients boost their confidence and look like their best selves. We never push treatments you don’t need and you can feel confident that we’re developing the exact treatment package for your goals. We’ll also be honest with you about what you can expect from your chosen procedures and whether you might need a surgical procedure with our board-certified plastic surgeon.
We also offer a wide complement of anti-aging treatments to help you maintain your results with the comfort level that suits you best. Our cosmetic physicians can develop a personalized treatment package to maintain collagen growth and keep your skin looking young for the long term.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with our team, contact us today.
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Skin Tightening of the Face
- Is skin tightening different for men? How can men get good skin tightening results from a treatment, without surgery?
As with women, it’s important to many men to achieve great results without anyone knowing they had work done. That being said, many non-surgical skin tightening options are not as effective for men because they have thicker skin. ThermiTight can be a good option because it introduces tightening energy from inside the skin using a small incision for this reason. Conservative use of dermal fillers can also be an excellent option for sagging.
Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.