In our experience, skin tightening has made face lifting surgery obsolete for most patients including many with advancing age, particularly when combined with botulinum toxin, fillers and PRP. One of the latest advances in dermatology is the ability to tighten loose skin of the face and neck, stretch marks, or saggy skin of the abdomen, arms and thighs due to aging, weight loss, post-pregnancy, or post-liposuction. Skin tightening is slowly replacing surgery for the treatment of saggy skin, particularly for patients with early laxity.
Ultraformer® is a very effective HIFU (High intensity Focused Ultrasound) device, and in Dr Touma’s opinion is the best device to tighten the skin in one session. While not every technology works for all patients, in the proper patient, this technology regularly leads to superb firming of the skin of the lower face and upper neck. The treatment is well tolerated with topical and oral analgesia, and most patients see immediate results, without any downtime.
Patient’s firmer skin continues to improve for six months later, when the collagen remodeling is complete. The feedback that we often hear is that the result is similar to a mini-lift. It is recommended to repeat the treatment every year. Other areas where Ultraformer is useful include the forehead to lift the eyebrows, and any area of the body with mild laxity. Importantly, HIFU is highly dependent on the operator; At the skin clinic we have experience in treating hundreds of patients and maximizing their results, whether using HIFU alone or in combination with botox and fillers. Ultraformer is suitable for men and women who are considering a mini facelift or simply need tightening of their face.
Accent® uses radio-frequency energy to heat the dermis, the skin’s inner layer. This gentle treatment smoothens and contours any loose, wrinkled or dimpled skin anywhere on the body and face. The treatment can assist in flattening the stomach, slimming the hips and thighs, and toning the upper arms. Most importantly, Accent is used safely and effectively to tighten the skin of the face and neck and around the eyes. The treatment process is entirely comfortable, quick and virtually pain-free. Patients typically see immediate results, and these results are sustained when repeated every 3-4 months. The Skin Clinic was the first center in Lebanon to provide this unique treatment, and has treated numerous patients with highly satisfying results.