Skin Tightening & Stretchmarks
Sagging skin can be unflattering, unwanted, and can make wearing swimsuits or other revealing clothing embarrassing. Pregnancy or weight fluctuations can stretch the skin, causing unsightly stretchmarks and leave you with lax, unsightly skin areas that won’t tighten or improve, even with diet and exercise.
Advances in laser, radio, and ultrasound technology have led to non-surgical treatments for that stubborn loose, damaged skin on various parts of the body. Dr. Westreich will work with you to create a custom treatment plan to improve the look, texture, and firm, supple quality of the skin on body or face.
Advanced Treatment for Loose Skin and Stretchmarks
With non-invasive options for skin tightening and reducing the appearance of stretchmarks, the treatments are extremely versatile and beneficial to people of almost any age. These treatments provide an alternative to surgery, with no need for anesthetic and no lengthy recovery time.
Skin tightening and stretchmark removal can be performed on many areas of the body, including:
- Your stomach – often negatively affected by pregnancy or weight fluctuations
- Your upper arms, which can sag with age and make short-sleeved or sleeveless garments unflattering
- Love handles, where excess skin and fat leave you with a “muffin top”
- Upper thighs with cellulite lumps and bumps
- “Turkey neck” when chin and neck skin sags and droops or you develop an unsightly double chin
Our non-surgical procedures can drastically improve the appearance of your skin to make you look younger and slimmer, boosting your self-confidence in your body image.
Methods of Skin Tightening & Stretchmark Removal
Most devices used for skin rejuvenating use a form of light or sound wave therapy to treat the surface of the skin without damaging the surrounding tissues. Each type of treatment has its own advantages, which are evaluated based on the areas that need to be addressed.
Laser technology can be used to treat the upper layer of skin and begin the body’s natural healing process. Your body will generate new collagen and elastin to restore and rejuvenate the top layer of skin, for a smoother, more even texture, while fading the appearance of stretchmarks.
Skin tightening can also be performed using ultrasound energy, which delivers heat to a specific targeted skin depth. The heat therapy triggers the body’s natural regenerative process to produce natural collagen and elastin production and revitalize skin quality, tone, and texture.
The radiofrequency treatments focus on the epidermal layers of skin, stimulating collagen production to give your skin a smoother, firmer appearance.
Combination Treatments, including BTL Exilis
For some patients, radiofrequency treatments are combined with other advanced, non-invasive treatments to achieve a more dramatic improvement in overall skin texture, tone, and youthful glow. The combination of the two treatments penetrates varying depths of skin structure for surface-level smoothing and treating the deeper tissues to firm and tighten skin. The BTL Exilis device is a combination treatment that utilizes radiofrequency and ultrasound technology to tighten the skin almost anywhere on the body.
Combined Treatment with Microneedling
Depending on your degree of skin laxity, Dr. Westreich may also recommend microneedling to enhance the look and feel of your skin even more. Microneedling involves a handheld device with a small grouping of needles that delicately prick the skin to create micro-injuries to further stimulate collagen production. The tiny channels created by the device are also perfect for helping you absorb vitamin-rich creams or serums to nourish, plump, and improve skin quality.
Dr. Westreich in NYC will work closely with you to develop a custom treatment plan to rejuvenate and restore skin quality and give you a more youthful, fresh, revitalized appearance.
Advantages of Non-Surgical Skin Treatments
Skin tightening and stretchmark removal do not need to involve pain and surgery – and that’s why our range of advanced, non-surgical options will make your decision to revitalize your skin easier than ever. In fact, our full spectrum of skin tightening procedures for the abdomen are often referred to as a “non-surgical tummy tuck,” and used by well-known celebrities and thousands of other people as an alternative to a traditional tummy tuck. These procedures leave no visible scarring and involve little-to-no downtime, important reasons to choose a non-surgical tummy tuck or one of our other advanced skin tightening and stretchmark reducing procedures.
What to Expect During Non-Surgical Skin Tightening and Stretchmark Removal
Laser light, ultrasound, and radiofrequency procedures are each relatively pain-free treatments, and don’t typically require anesthesia, but a topical anesthetic can be applied for greater patient comfort. The procedures themselves usually range from 30-90 minutes, and will be dependent on the size and scope of the areas needing treatment. Some patients may need more than one session to achieve smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
What Results Will I See in Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
Results from non-surgical skin treatments will become visible over time as your skin experiences the natural regenerative process. Over the next few weeks after your procedure, collagen production will continue to improve the appearance and quality of your skin. You can expect to see:
- Improved appearance to sagging, loose skin
- Smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretchmarks less visible, with skin tighter and firmer
- Tighter, more youthful skin quality, shaving years off your appearance
- Smoother body contour, with clothing appearing more flattering
- Higher self-esteem and the confidence to wear bathing suits, shorts, or tummy-revealing tops
Dr. Westreich will monitor your progress and administer any needed follow-up treatments. In most cases, no time off work is needed after treatment, but some patients choose to take a day to rest after treatment. Any surface redness or discomfort is mild and disappear within one or two days of your procedure. You can quickly return to your normal activities and enjoy your improved skin quality and firmness without surgery.
Skin Tightening & Stretchmark Removal in NYC
Dr. Richard Westreich is a premier plastic surgeon, recognized for the quality of his work he performs at his luxurious, discreet clinic located in New York. He is a double board-certified, award-winning cosmetic surgeon who is personally committed to providing natural-looking, long-lasting results. Our New York facility prioritizes patient health, comfort, and safety while utilizing the industry’s most advanced, latest generation technology for safe and effective treatments. We offer a wide variety of procedures, including many non-surgical options that produce dramatic improvements.
Each patient is treated as a member of the family at our clinic, and our compassionate staff will make you feel comfortable and cared for. If you have drooping or sagging skin, newer, better, and less invasive options are available today. Let us help you with non-surgical skin treatments performed by our team.