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Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments: Which Give the Best Results?

Skin tightening creams that can be used in the comfort of your own home sound great on paper. However, as promising as such skin rejuvenation products appear to be, their results don’t often measure up to those achieved by professional skin tightening procedures such as the Morpheus8. The best skin firming treatment option depends on your skin quality and goals.

However, let’s look closer at how skin tightening and rejuvenation creams compare to the Morpheus8 procedure.

Comparing Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments—which option can help you get your best skin?

At-home skin tightening and firming creams

At-home creams and serums are very common noninvasive treatments for younger-looking skin.  There are a variety of products available, each marketed with its own specialty. For example, a tretinoin cream for the skin may increase collagen production, while a retinol skin tightening cream aims to boost collagen and elastin production as it resurfaces the uppermost skin layer.

Both can help fight saggy skin and slow down the aging process, but finding the perfect combination of components can be tricky. Common ingredients in skin-firming creams include:

  • Retinol (vitamin A) — A form of fat-soluble vitamin A, with anti-aging properties. It has been found to help boost skin cell turnover, increase collagen production, and exfoliate the skin’s surface.
  • Tretinoin — Synthetic vitamin A, also known as retinoic acid, is a concentrated form of retinoid that is only available through prescription. The cream comes in different strengths, depending on your skin’s needs. Tretinoin’s targeted skin resurfacing properties help combat acne and reduce signs of aging by speeding up skin cell turnover.
  • Hyaluronic acid — Naturally produced by the human body, hyaluronic acid can be found in the joints, skin, and eyes. It helps hydrate cells, giving them a plumper appearance for firmer skin.
  • Vitamin E — A fat-soluble vitamin that helps boost hydration, fight damaging free radicals, and promote healthy cell renewal. Creams with vitamin E may decrease dark spots, prevent fine lines, and increase moisture in the skin barrier.

Pros and cons of skin creams

A major benefit of skin care creams is that they can easily be applied at home without having to visit a doctor’s office for each application. For a prescription, you only need to see your doctor or visit the cosmetic dermatology office once, or you can opt for an over-the-counter product.

However, topical creams only reach the top layer of skin. They also tend to work very slowly, taking weeks to months to produce noticeable results. Even then, the results are limited. While skin-tightening creams can make your skin look firmer and help reduce fine lines, they won’t magically tighten any sagging, loose skin.

A major benefit of facial lotions is how well they work in conjunction with other forms of skin tightening. A good skincare routine can help your non-invasive skin tightening procedure results last longer by keeping your skin well hydrated. Many facial lotions also come with some level of SPF protection to protect your skin from sun damage.

What is the Morpheus8 skin treatment?

Dr. Rad is pleased to offer the Morpheus8 skin rejuvenation treatment for tightening skin on the body and face. This non-surgical treatment gives you firmer, tighter, and more youthful-looking skin in as few as three treatments.

Morpheus8 skin tightening helps fight sagging skin without the need for general anesthesia or incisions. It’s an excellent choice for those looking for an alternative to facial rejuvenating injectables like Botox and dermal fillers or plastic surgery.

Unlike laser treatments, Morpheus8 works for all skin tones and skin types and is safe, effective, and FDA-approved.

With Morpheus8, Dr. Rad and his team treat a variety of skin concerns, such as laxity, wrinkles, fine lines, texture, and acne scars, right in our office, providing you with customized care. Additionally, unlike more invasive cosmetic procedures, there is no downtime needed.

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How does the Morpheus8 address skin concerns?

The Morpheus8 for face combines bipolar radiofrequency energy technology with gentle microneedling to reach the dermis layer of skin. While creams and lotions can improve the appearance of the top layer of skin, triggering collagen and elastin production in the deeper skin layers provides more permanent improvements.

Morpheus8 skin tightening helps fight sagging skin without the need for general anesthesia or incisions.

These proteins are responsible for skin elasticity, improving the appearance of saggy skin and reducing wrinkles by restoring the deeper skin layers.

Unlike skin-tightening creams that only work on the top layers, the Morpheus8 can also improve skin laxity after weight loss or pregnancy as well as improve the appearance of sagging jowls when used along the jawline.

While the results of the Morpheus8 aren’t as extreme as the results of a facelift or surgical facial contouring, they do provide a good non-surgical facial rejuvenation option.

The Morpheus8 skin treatment is more effective, comprehensive, and customizable than skin creams

The Morpheus8 skin treatment is more effective, comprehensive, and customizable than skin creams

Compared to prescription and over-the-counter skin tightening creams, Morpheus8 is the superior treatment. It doesn’t have the downtime and potential side effects of a surgical procedure but can produce similarly effective results. Many skin concerns can see improvements in just one session.

Choose Dr. Rad for your Los Angeles Morpheus8 treatment

Perinatologist Dr. Rad and his world-class Maternal-Fetal Medicine team and Los Angeles Fetal and Maternal Care Center understand your needs after birth and throughout the postpartum period. From postnatal muscle strengthening to skin concerns, Dr. Rad and his supportive team are here to discuss your concerns and whether you’re a good candidate for Morpheus8. We are currently accepting new patients!

Call us at (888) 614-7668 or schedule your consultation online.

Our office is conveniently located for patients throughout Southern California and the Los Angeles area at locations in or near Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Encino Manhattan Beach, and Downtown Los Angeles. We also offer high-risk pregnancy services at home and a “fly-in program” for out-of-town patients.

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