Tissue tightening technologies

Dermatol Clin. 2009 Oct;27(4):491-9, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2009.08.008.


Results with current skin-tightening technologies are mild to moderate and are not intended to replace surgical procedures. Many patients will choose more subtle tightening to avoid the risks and downtime associated with surgery. Newer treatment protocols have improved treatment predictability and the extent of efficacy, and novel technologies with the potential for even greater results are currently in development. Overall patients' satisfaction can be increased by combining skin tightening with complementary, noninvasive skin treatments, such as botulinum toxin and soft-tissue fillers.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Catheter Ablation / methods*
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Cutis Laxa / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Treatment Outcome