No matter how well we care for our skin in the early years of life, there is no way to completely prevent the skin laxity that is bound to occur over time. The culprit in loose skin is primarily collagen loss, which naturally depletes as we age. The good news is there are many effective ways to reverse skin laxity today, to create a firmer, more youthful facial profile. At Ocean Plastic Surgery we offer three good skin tightening techniques based on the amount of laxity you have and the results you want to achieve.

GentleMax Pro

This laser procedure offers superior skin tightening results over other laser skin rejuvenation options. The GentleMax Pro delivers laser energy deep beneath the surface of the skin, causing underlying tissue to contract and tighten. At the same time, the GentleMax Pro stimulates the body’s own collagen production, restoring collagen levels to produce skin that is firmer and suppler.

Patients will see positive results immediately following the procedure, which will continue to improve in subsequent weeks and even months. Most patients will require more than one treatment session, spaced one month apart, to achieve full results.

Injectable Treatments

Mild to moderate amounts of skin laxity can be effectively addressed with injectable fillers. These treatments take just minutes to complete and restore youthful facial volume to areas like the cheeks and jawline. As volume is increased, skin also becomes visibly firmer in those areas. Injectable treatments offer immediate results that will last for many months, depending on the specific filler that is used.

In some cases, a combination of injectable treatments may be used to address skin laxity and other signs of aging. Known as a liquid facelift, this procedure offers a multitude of results in a single treatment session. Dr. Small will work with you to determine the specific injectable solutions that will offer you the greatest benefits, as well as the most strategic placement of the injections to achieve natural, beautiful results.

Lift Procedures

Severe skin laxity may require surgical procedures to sufficiently reverse. At Ocean Plastic Surgery, Dr. Small offers a number of surgical lifts to remove excess skin and tissue and firm up loose skin in the brow, midface, jawline and neck. These procedures are commonly performed on an outpatient basis, using local or general anesthesia. Recovery time is usually 1-2 weeks, but the results of lift procedures will last many years.

Tighter, firmer skin is easier today than ever before, thanks to a bevy of treatment options designed just for this purpose. If you are ready to say goodbye to loose skin and other signs of aging, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Small today by phoning Ocean Plastic Surgery at (732) 255-7155.