Noninvasive Skin Tightening: The Heat Is On
Options, abilities and limitations of noninvasive skin-tightening devices.By Linda W. Lewis It has been more than 15 years since Thermage, the first radiofrequency -based noninvasive skin-tightening device, entered the United States market. In the years since, demand for noninvasive skin tightening and lifting procedures has skyrocketed, bringing dozens of competitors to the market. New iterations include RF devices that deliver treatment with less pain, ultrasound-based treatments, and minimally invasive systems that deliver energy to the skin's lower layers through microneedles or wands.
Patients with mild-to-moderate skin laxity and those who do not wish to undergo surgery have three main dermal tightening options: noninvasive ultrasound or radiofrequency -based devices; RF-based microneedle devices; and more invasive options that deliver energy directly to adipose tissue and the skin's deeper dermal layers.
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