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 high intensity focused ultrasound machine that uses heat generated from ultrasound waves to tighten the skin. Immediate results can be seen due to controlled tissue coagulation. Further skin tightening and lifting is observed within the next 2-3 months following the procedure as new collagen is built. It is particularly effective in lifting the cheek area, nasolabial folds and neck, and better defining the jaw line. It can also help in the treatment of double chin. This non-surgical procedure has no downtime and patients may go back to their daily activities straight after. We have seen significant results treating the breast and abdominal skin. Ultraformer has replaced Thermage® in our practice.
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.