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Noninvasive Skin Tightening

Abstract

Nonsurgical techniques for rejuvenation have dramatically expanded in recent years and, with this, so have noninvasive techniques, technologies, and devices specifically directed toward tightening the skin. In general, the two technologies primarily utilized for skin tightening are ultrasound and radiofrequency. This chapter seeks to review the available literature discussing the indications, effectiveness, preoperative and postoperative considerations, treatment techniques, and safety of the presently available technologies and methods for noninvasive skin tightening. The available literature suggests noninvasive tightening modalities are generally safe and effective with little downtime and minimal side effects. However, of paramount importance are appropriate patient selection and managing patient expectations preoperatively.

Keywords

  • Tightening
  • Skin tightening
  • Radiofrequency (RF)
  • Ultrasound (US)
  • Safety
  • Noninvasive
  • Microfocused ultrasound
  • Unipolar radiofrequency
  • Monopolar radiofrequency
  • Bipolar radiofrequency

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Wilkerson, E.C., Goldberg, D.J. (2019). Noninvasive Skin Tightening. In: Alam, M. (eds) Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02023-1_15

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