If you're not ready for a radical procedure to reverse the aging process, there are a number of non-surgical alternatives. There is one that does its work underneath the skin, giving patients tighter skin, without surgery.
During the procedure, the treatment tip sends energy into the mid-levels of skin, heating the collagen, the building block that supports the structure of the skin. The heat causes tightening at the same time, the top layers of the skin are protected with a cooling spray.
Patients are usually only left with a little redness immediately after treatment. "Thermalift" is FDA approved for the forehead, cheek and neck areas. It generally doesn't smooth out wrinkles, again it's a lifting process. Cost per treatment runs $1,500 to $2,500.