As we go through the natural aging process, our once smooth skin and defined facial features can begin to sag and show signs of wrinkles. With collagen and elastin production slowing down with age, this is a common issue for both women and men. In addition, loss of facial volume and sagging skin can also be a result of weight loss, lifestyle factors or genetics. Fortunately, non-surgical facial and jawline contouring treatments offer the ability to reduce the appearance of these unwanted signs regardless of the cause. Unlike surgical treatment options, these non-invasive treatments offer little downtime and less risk.
Dr. Gerald Ginsberg, Tribeca MedSpa’s Medical Director, recommends taking a holistic approach when considering facial contouring treatments. “We all know soybeans provide healthy protein, some fiber and good fats. But we also know a diet of soy only would be unhealthy. Add fruits and vegetables, fish and poultry and now you’ve got a balanced diet. At Tribeca MedSpa, we also like a comprehensive approach to non-invasive facial contouring. The tightening of Morpheus8 RF is enhanced by hyaluronic fillers that subtly volumize the face. Coolsculpt the double chin AND do a series of Ulthera treatments to make an elegant neck.”
Adding that, “We live in a wonderful time when technology offers us a healthy balance of facial contouring options.”
Non-Surgical Face Contouring Treatment Options
Morpheus8 RF Microneedling
Microneedling with Morpheus8 RF technology combines the benefits of microneedling with that of radiofrequency energy to achieve a more youthful appearance through improved skin tone, texture, and laxity.
This treatment can address concerns on the entire face and neck. It is especially beneficial around small areas like the eyes and lips, due to the small microneedling tip used. The downtime depends on how aggressive the treatment settings are, but typically lasts a couple of days. For best results, we recommend starting with a minimum of three treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Forma Facial Skin Tightening
Forma utilizes radiofrequency energy to heat the subdermal layers of skin, stimulating collagen production (the building block of youthful skin). Similar to Morpheus8 RF treatments, Forma reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin texture, and firms loose skin on the face and neck.
Forma uses a different technique without the microneedles utilized during a Morpheus8 RF treatment—therefore, there is less downtime associated with Forma. For best results, Forma treatments are typically done in a series of 6 to 8 sessions spaced 1 week apart.
Thread Lift for Progressive Rejuvenation
Thread Lifts are a less invasive alternative to surgical facelifts, with much less downtime. During a thread lift procedure, absorbable threads are strategically placed underneath the skin and pulled back to lift, tighten, and contour loose or sagging skin.
The treatment results in an immediate lift following the placement of the threads. Over the next few months, the body will treat the threads as an injury and increase collagen and elastin production to promote healing. This results in an overall lifted appearance, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. For best results, it’s recommended to get this treatment every 12 months in conjunction with Ultherapy and injectable Dermal Fillers.
Ultherapy for Lifting and Tightening
Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound waves to generate a thermal effect beneath the surface of the skin, stimulating collagen production. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while lifting and tightening loose and sagging skin.
This is a popular treatment for more advanced signs of aging like loose, sagging skin on the neck commonly referred to as “turkey neck.” While results can be visible from only one Ultherapy treatment, your provider may recommend additional treatments in the future, depending on your aesthetic goals and how your skin is aging.
Kybella, CoolSculpting and WarmSculpt for Double Chin Treatment
Kybella uses a series of synthetic deoxycholic acid injections to eliminate fat cells along the jawline and the area under the chin. This is an effective treatment used to reduce the appearance of a double chin without liposuction or surgery.
The results of a Kybella treatment plan vary depending on the amount and distribution of submental fat. While many people see improvement after 2 to 4 treatments spaced one month apart, others require as many as 6 treatments to see the desired improvement.
Results can be seen over the first few weeks following a CoolSculpting treatment as the dead fat cells are removed by the body’s natural processes. By three months, you should notice permanent results. Although one treatment is often enough, the need for subsequent treatments depends on the amount of fat you have to begin with.
And finally, WarmSculpting is another treatment option used to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Using hyperthermic lasers, the targeted fat cells are heated and destroyed.
You may start to see results after a few weeks, with more prominent results at three months. One WarmSculpting treatment can eliminate up to 24% of the treated fat cells, however, the need for additional treatments will depend on the amount and distribution of fat under the chin.
Injectables for Facial Contouring
Injectable fillers help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, restore volume to the face, and enhance facial contours. Dermal fillers are FDA-approved to treat a wide variety of facial areas, including the lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, smokers’ lines, under the eyes, cheeks and jawline. An experienced Medical Provider will help you determine which injectable is right for you. Some injectable fillers last up to six months, while others may last up to five years.
How to Choose the Right Provider for Your Face Contouring
With so many facial contouring treatments available, it’s important to work with a qualified and experienced medical professional to find the right treatment or combination of treatments that is right for you. When researching providers, don’t be afraid to ask for photos and examples of past work.
Our medical team uses non-surgical facial and jawline contouring treatments to enhance the shape and contours of the face without incisions or surgery. This allows us to remodel and shape the jawline and neck, reduce stubborn fat deposits, and firm the skin to reduce unwanted sagging. Our goal is to help you feel more confident in your appearance, regardless of skin type, tone or gender.
Since 2006, the renowned Medical Team at Tribeca MedSpa has been providing the highest level of care and delivering lasting results for our clients. We offer complimentary consultations where you’ll meet with our expert providers to develop a treatment plan personalized to your needs.