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What is the Best Way to Tighten Loose Skin?

Loose skin may be a fact of life – but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it.

In fact, at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA, we’ve developed an innovative approach to treating and tightening loose facial skin – all without requiring invasive or expensive surgery.

Take a look at how we tighten loose facial skin, as well as a few additional benefits clients can enjoy when they follow our treatment regimen at Total Derm.

Total Derm’s 3-Step Approach to Tightening Loose Skin

1. Treat excess facial fat.

While facial fat isn’t the direct cause of loose skin, it can exacerbate its appearance, which is why we focus on minimizing facial fat before we begin any skin-tightening treatments.

To do this, we use CoolSculpting Mini technology. This FDA-approved treatment uses freezing energy to target and damage submental (under chin) fat cells that may be hard to target through diet and exercise alone. With about three to five treatments, patients will see a noticeable reduction in fat underneath the chin and around the jawline.

2. Administer radiofrequency (RF) treatments.

Radiofrequency is an incredibly powerful energy, especially when it’s used to improve the quality and firmness of your skin. This energy can penetrate skin right down to the subdermal layer, where its heat helps stimulate sluggish collagen production while causing the tissue to contract and tighten. Since radiofrequency energy focuses on addressing loose skin at the subdermal level, the skin layers on top tighten as well, resulting in long-term effects that can take years off of your appearance.

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At Total Dermatology, we use two different radiofrequency treatments to help tighten and tone your loose skin: Intensif RF Microneedling and Thermage. Both technologies are excellent at addressing skin laxity issues in patients with mild to moderate sagging skin.

3. Use thread lifts for structural change.

If sagging skin is more severe, we may introduce NovaThreads or the Silhouette InstaLift treatment to create noticeable structural change. These treatments use special surgical thread to gently but effectively lift skin where sagging is most obvious, like the mid-face area, jowls, and neck.

As a bonus benefit, the surgical thread helps stimulate your skin’s collagen and elastin production, leading to a healthier, firmer, and younger-looking appearance.

"I am glad that I finally found Dr Pilest for my facial skin issues. He knows the right solution to the problem, I am very happy with the results!!"

TB Happy Patient


Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about how we’ll approach your skin-tightening treatments? Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800.

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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