It’s Time to Get Firm About Skincare

Today there are many nonsurgical tools in the arsenal of weapons against aging. From wrinkle injections to lasers to skin care, in Houston men and women have a variety of treatment options to choose from when seeking to restore a youthful appearance.

Some of the most popular nonsurgical procedures at my practice are those that help tighten and firm the skin. These treatments are preferred by people who are either looking to delay facelift surgery or are hoping to maintain their surgical results. Here are 3 procedures that I offer:

  • Thermage®: Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate skin contraction for firmer, smoother skin. My patients often use this around the eyes, face and neck to reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone. One procedure is usually enough for noticeable results and takes between 45 and 90 minutes. There’s little if any downtime needed afterward.
  • Exilis®: Like Thermage, Exilis uses radiofrequency energy. Exilis heats the deeper layers of the skin and encourages new collagen to form. It can be used on the face and body, and is can even help reduce unwanted fat such as “love handles.” Exilis can also be used on the body for cellulite reduction. I usually recommend my patients have a series of treatments for best results.
  • Ultherapy®: Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to tighten the skin gradually for subtle, progressive changes. As a dermatologist in Houston, I find this procedure to be the closest thing to a “nonsurgical facelift” because it produces significant results. It’s ideal for the eyes, face and neck, and it is helpful for people looking to reduce sagging jowls. One treatment is sometimes sufficient, but more dramatic changes can be achieved with additional sessions.

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