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Comparing Various Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatments

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Achieving firmer, more youthful-looking skin is a goal shared by many individuals seeking cosmetic enhancement. Fortunately, advancements in non-surgical skin tightening treatments have made this goal more attainable than ever before for those who choose not to undergo plastic surgery. From radiofrequency technology to ultrasound energy and minimally invasive procedures, there are several options available to address laxity and restore skin tightness. The practice of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS, in NYC, offers four popular non-surgical skin tightening treatments—Thermage, Ultherapy, FaceTite, and Morpheus8. The following are some of the unique benefits and advantages of each treatment.

1. Thermage

Thermage utilizes radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten skin by heating the deep layers of tissue. Benefits of this treatment include:

  • Stimulates natural collagen production for gradual improvement in skin tightness over time.
  • Suitable for treating a variety of areas, including the face, neck and body.
  • Minimal downtime, with most patients able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment.
  • Results can last for up to 1-2 years with proper maintenance.

2. Ultherapy

Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound energy to target deep layers of tissue, stimulating collagen production and lifting the skin. Benefits include:

  • Provides precise targeting of specific areas, including the brow, chin, neck and décolletage.
  • Non-invasive procedure with minimal discomfort and downtime.
  • Results continue to improve over several months as collagen production is stimulated.
  • Long-lasting results, with many patients experiencing benefits for up to 1-2 years or more.

3. FaceTite

FaceTite utilizes radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to tighten skin and contour facial features through minimally invasive techniques. Benefits include:

  • Targets both superficial and deep layers of tissue for comprehensive skin tightening and contouring.
  • Minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia, reducing risk and downtime.
  • Can address mild to moderate skin laxity in areas such as the jowls, jawline, and neck.
  • Results are visible immediately, with continued improvement over time as collagen remodeling occurs.

4. Morpheus8

Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture and tightness. Benefits include:

  • Provides customizable treatment depth and intensity to address various skin concerns, including laxity, wrinkles and acne scars.
  • Safe for all skin types and tones, with minimal risk of pigmentation changes or scarring.
  • Can be used on both the face and body to tighten skin and improve overall tone and texture.
  • Minimal downtime, with patients typically experiencing mild redness and swelling that resolves within a few days.

Each non-surgical skin tightening treatment offers unique benefits and advantages, making it essential to consult with Dr. Khosh and his team to determine the most suitable option for your individual needs and goals. Whether you are looking to address mild skin laxity or achieve more comprehensive rejuvenation, Thermage, Ultherapy, FaceTite and Morpheus8 each offer effective solutions for tightening and toning the skin without the need for surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosh and our team to explore your options and embark on your journey to firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Call our office in NYC to book your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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