Here’s What Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Can and Can’t Do

Here’s What Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Can and Can’t Do

Nonsurgical skin tightening is one of the fastest growing nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. It increased by 58.2% in 2015 from the previous year, according to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Honolulu-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Clyde Ishii shares insight on the limitations of nonsurgical skin tightening. “If someone has a lot of aging at the neck, I don’t think there is anything that can replace a necklift or a facelift/necklift procedure in my hands. When you have minimal amount of aging possibly you can use a noninvasive skin tightening device.”

The amount of skin tightening you get is however limited and patients have to be properly informed in order to manage their expectations, cautions Dr. Ishii.

“Many patients see a before and after with a skin tightening device and go wow! I want to do that. They have got to understand that what they are seeing is probably the best result that ever occurred with that device,” notes Dr. Ishii.

“A good board-certified plastic surgeon will tell you and be honest because they know you have to live with the result. The key is to try and make sure the patient is going to be happy after the procedure is done.”
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