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Skin tightening and skin lifting treatments without a facelift

What we tell our patients: We specialize in combining the best anti-aging treatment options so you can look better but not different.

In-office, low-or-no-downtime skin tightening treatments in Petoskey, Traverse City, and Naples.

Lift with threads, “shrink wrap” with Ultherapy, eliminate a double chin with Laser Lift, tighten with FaceTite, smooth and firm with Morpheus8, and replace lost volume with Liquid Lift (dermal fillers).

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Treatments 

Skin laxity (sagging) is one of the top three complaints we hear at CSLC. Around the age of 40, even with a very healthy lifestyle, most patients begin to notice that their skin isn’t as firm as it used to be around their eyes and jawline. 

As we age, collagen breaks down, causing skin thinning and sagging – loss of structural fat and bone also contributes to skin laxity. What’s worse? Smoking, pregnancy, sun exposure, genetics, and other lifestyle choices may cause noticeable skin sagging even earlier. 

For years, loose skin could only be removed with one or more surgical procedures like facelifts (e.g. Lifestyle Lift), neck lifts, brow lifts, and tummy tucks. Although these treatments are effective, many patients are fearful of unnatural results, visible scarring, and the risks associated with these surgeries. Many patients are looking for a more natural result or a less invasive treatment option. 

At CSLC, we offer a variety of in-office, low-or-no-downtime skin tightening treatments to lift, smooth, and restore the skin.


Ultherapy (targeted ultrasound) is considered the Gold Standard for nonsurgical lifting and skin tightening. In fact, Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, noninvasive treatment to lift the neck, chin, and brow. We also use it to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage (upper chest). 

As the name suggests, Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to target areas beneath a patient’s skin and stimulate collagen and elastic tissue. Results typically appear gradually over two to three months. Improvements may continue for up to six months post-treatment. 

Patients who undergo Ultherapy don’t need a driver, as CSLC uses Pronox (“laughing gas”) to alleviate any pain or discomfort felt during the procedure. 

Thread Lifts
Laser Lift
Liquid Lift

Pros and Cons of Nonsurgical or Minimally Invasive Skin Tightening


  • few complications/few risks
  • natural results 
  • little to no downtime, depending on the treatment 
  • minimal discomfort (if at all) 
  • improved elasticity and lift
  • multiple effective treatment options

✗ Cons

  • not recommended for people with severe skin laxity 
  • may need additional sessions or treatments

Facelift Alternative Before & After Photos at
Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center

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Skin Tightening Frequently Asked Questions

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