If you’re dealing with sagging, drooping, and loose skin, there is a way to tighten and repair it. In fact, there are several different options! Laser treatment, RF technology, and microneedling can all be used in different areas of the body to improve the appearance of skin laxity by going deep into the skin and encouraging the natural healing process through collagen production.
Austin & Dallas facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sarah Saxon, is dedicated to providing her patients with the most advanced and effective treatments for skin laxity in Austin and Dallas, TX. Saxon MD is here to help you achieve a look you’ll love with a personalized treatment plan. These minimally invasive treatments significantly tighten, smooth, and rejuvenate the skin throughout your face and body.
Skin laxity is the technical term for loose, sagging skin. Some people also refer to this as crepey skin. Laxity happens when skin anywhere on the body becomes less firm and loses its structure. This can be due to many factors, including aging, weight loss, genetics, and sun exposure, among other reasons.
There are several different types of technology available to treat skin laxity. They come in a variety of forms, including microneedling, radiofrequency, and laser treatments.
One of the top treatments offered by Saxon MD is Embrace RF, often called a non-surgical facelift, which produces the most substantial facial skin tightening results achievable without surgery. The Embrace RF uses laser technology to coagulate fatty tissue under the skin providing skin tightening and fat reshaping in the face and neck.
This non-invasive, simple treatment is an excellent fit for those seeking high-quality results without going under the knife. This technology can treat:
As with most laser treatments, the Embrace RF has possible mild side effects that include redness, swelling, or tingling in the treatment area.
The Exilis Ultra is a revolutionary treatment that combines both RF technology and ultrasound to heat aging collagen in the skin and stimulate new collagen development. This treatment can tighten and smooth skin on the face, neck, and is extremely effective on the hands.
Most patients we treat with Exilis Ultra are in their 30s-50s, but it is safe and effective for any age. This treatment is an excellent option for:
There are no major risks associated with Exilis Ultra. Mild side effects can include temporary redness, warm skin, and tingling that resolves shortly after the appointment.
FaceTite is a great solution for the lower half of the face and can help with skin laxity and creases. This unique option uses RF energy to stimulate a process called Radiofrequency-Assisted Lipolysis, which means that excess fat melts away and the skin builds new collagen to become firm and tight.
If you feel like you’re looking older than you really are but are not ready for or interested in facelift surgery, then you are most likely a great candidate for FaceTite. This technique can address:
As with many laser treatments, minor side effects include possible redness and swelling, but FaceTite has no major risks.
Morpheus8 adds a radio frequency component to traditional microneedling, which stimulates the skin on a deeper level and works to reduce fat deposits. As a result, many patients use fewer at-home treatments and delay more invasive procedures after treatment with Morpheus8.
Even those with sensitive skin can undergo treatment with Morpheus8, which is effective up to skin type level VI. Ideal candidates for this treatment will be looking to correct:
Common side effects of Morpheus8 include mild swelling and redness, which usually resolve on their own.
Since there are several different types of skin laxity treatments, we will spend time in a consultation determining which treatment is ideal for you based on your particular concerns and aesthetic goals. We will also discuss specific details about the chosen treatment and provide prep guidelines.
Call or chat with us online now to schedule your consultation in Austin or Dallas with Dr. Sarah Saxon.
Dr. Saxon carefully curates the Saxon MD menu to include only the latest, safest, and most effective technologies on the market. So whether you’re in the market for subtle rejuvenation or more significant skin tightening, Saxon MD has the science and experience to deliver natural-looking and long-lasting results with little to no downtime.
Overall, skin laxity treatments are not considered painful, and most feel like a warm sensation, sometimes combined with a light rubber band snap feeling.
Any fat reduction that happens during these treatments is permanent since the fat cells are destroyed. The skin tightening effects typically last 1-2 years, depending on the aging process.
Most skin laxity treatments can help eliminate small pockets of unwanted fat; however, they are not weight loss treatments.
Certain skin laxity technologies treat cellulite better than others, so if this is a concern you’d like to address, we will use the best option.
Skin laxity procedures do not require any downtime or recovery period, and you should be able to return to regular daily activities immediately following your appointment.
The cost of skin laxity treatments varies depending on which option is used and how many treatments are needed.
Make your tomorrow beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon about facial plastic surgery in Texas. Dr. Saxon will answer all your questions in a caring manner and help you create a plan to bring your ideal looks to life!