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I Want Tighter-Looking Skin! What Are My Options?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi



A vast majority of the cosmetic world is devoted to fighting the signs of aging. Wrinkle reducing, skin tightening surgical lifts and now even nonsurgical options are flooding the aesthetic space to help individuals in Las Vegas, NV to look as young as they feel! Skin tightening techniques can take years off a person’s appearance, and now patients are looking for not only facial skin tightening options but all over body solutions. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is a well-known surgeon in the Las Vegas area and Chief Surgeon at VIP Plastic Surgery. He offers several skin tightening techniques from traditional surgical lifts as well as new-age, noninvasive options to give his patients a variety of ways to get tighter, younger, healthier-looking skin.

Take a look at what is new and learn about the latest skin tightening techniques and how you can take action to get that youthful look back!

The facts about our skin

As we age, collagen production begins to diminish and our skin begins to breakdown, especially when we enter into our 40s or 50s. The result is skin that is less plump, smooth, or firm. It happens to everyone! One of the concerns with individuals today, especially in Las Vegas where there is additional focus on aesthetics, is finding cosmetic ways to remove those visible signs of aging. Skin tightening procedures such as a facelift or a tummy tuck offer great outcomes, but not everyone is ready for, or wants to undergo a surgical treatment. More and more patients are looking for nonsurgical options due to their low risk factor and limited downtime. In addition, today’s nonsurgical skin tightening treatments are better and more effective than ever before.

A look at the noninvasive transformation

With the latest advancements in cosmetic options, nonsurgical skin tightening technologies are allowing patients to get the look they want allowing them to ward off surgery for years. Noninvasive skin tightening techniques work by targeting deep layers of the skin with either laser energy heat or radiofrequency energy in order to stimulate elastin or collagen production. Gradually, these power treatments can smooth out the texture and tone of a patient’s skin, even promoting the new production of collagen or elastin, which can postpone the signs of aging from creeping in.

Benefits of the nonsurgical approach

If you are concerned about moderate wrinkles or skin laxity then turning to noninvasive options can temporarily halt these signs of aging and restore your skin to a more youthful, firmer appearance. Outside of the benefit of no surgery needed, here are some other positive perks of a noninvasive form of skin tightening:

  • Office visits typically take one hour or less

  • Low risk factor with little to no adverse side effects

  • Skin lifting or tightening effects that can last up to one year

  • Little to no downtime needed for recovery

  • No surgical scars

  • Younger, firmer-looking skin

  • Less expensive than surgery

So many nonsurgical options to choose from, which is best?

Today, board-certified plastic surgeons, like Dr. Khorsandi, are offering more and more noninvasive options to patients. Everyone wants younger-looking skin and desires to achieve it without the need for surgery. Due to this, nonsurgical skin tightening treatments are taking on a whole new level of popularity. With the use of laser treatments, radiofrequency (RF), or ultrasound energy, Las Vegas plastic surgeons are able to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate lines, wrinkles or loose skin. A few of the popular forms of technology and techniques for nonsurgical skin tightening include:

  • FaceTite™ or BodyTite™: Both of these revolutionary technologies, utilize radiofrequency energy to assist in breaking down fat cells in smaller concentrated areas, to allow for facial or body contouring for more tightened, toned skin. The RF energy adds a separate punch, promoting the production of collagen under the skin for long-lasting skin tightening.

  • Ultherapy: This form of treatment utilizes ultrasound laser stimulation to target deep layers of the skin by gently lifting delicate areas on the body in order to promote collagen production, which over a few months time, makes the skin firmer and more supple.

  • Morpheus8 – Also known as RF Microneedling, this advanced treatment blends the powers of microneedling and radiofrequency laser heat, offering a dual approach to deeply penetrate the skin to disrupt cells and promote collagen production for a rejuvenated complexion.

  • Fractora: This utilizes thermal heat applied to the subdermal level to promote collagen production and skin tightening for skin rejuvenation on either the face or body.

  • BodyFX: A very popular procedure with Las Vegas patients, BodyFX utilizes radiofrequency energy and a massaging vacuum to suction the top layer of skin. This promotes fat cell breakdown, cellulite reduction, and skin tightening. Common areas for treatment are the stomach, hips, thighs, or buttocks, but it can be done on other problem areas as well.

Let’s talk about surgical intervention

When Las Vegas, NV men and women have considered all of their nonsurgical options, surgery is still a viable solution for many individuals. Those who have moderate to severe signs of aging, or skin conditions due to weight loss, often need body contouring surgery to attain the results they are really after. Surgery is the most invasive option, but it offers the most dramatic results and when performed by a skilled, reputable Las Vegas plastic surgeon, the outcomes can be transforming. Traditional surgical solutions like a facelift, necklift, butt lift, liposuction, or tummy tuck can reshape, contour, enhance, and significantly improve the appearance of one’s face or body. Experienced, proactive plastic surgeons are even turning to options like VASER® which incorporates a high definition ultrasound laser with liposuction to carefully sculpt and create a tighter, more toned look for patients but with smaller incisions allowing for an easier recovery.

Skin tightening options are becoming more and more popular. Individuals dealing with mild to moderate wrinkles and skin laxity can turn to temporary noninvasive skin treatments to dramatically tighten and lift away the signs of aging without surgery. Other individuals that may need more help can turn to surgical options to have a longer-lasting youthful look. There is a skin tightening option for everyone!

Board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is a leading expert in skin tightening procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, which allows local patients a wide variety of options. His extensive medical background and keeping his practice up-to-date on the latest cosmetic trends and technologies makes him a surgeon you can count on to help you get the tighter looking skin you want. If you are interested in any of the various skin tightening options available, please contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Khorsandi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.