Loose and sagging skin, whether it’s on your face, neck, or body, may keep you from looking as youthful and fit as you really are. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could firm and tighten your skin without a single incision? Now you can, with non-surgical skin tightening treatments in Marina del Rey at Stoker Plastic Surgery near Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Ultherapy® Skin Tightening
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
How does non-surgical skin tightening work?
Heat from laser or ultrasound energy initiates a process that increases collagen production. The new collagen achieves a firmer, tighter skin appearance.
What is the best skin tightening treatment?
When choosing a skin tightening treatment, it’s important to consider the severity of your skin’s laxity and your available downtime. We offer the following options:
- Ultherapy® uses ultrasound energy to provide mild to moderate lifting with no downtime.
- Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing provides more dramatic improvements with substantial downtime.
While these non-surgical procedures can provide highly visible improvement, it’s important to note that the results are not as dramatic as those achieved with surgery. For men and women seeking more substantial or longer-lasting results, surgery may be a better option. Significant weight loss patients who are frustrated with hanging skin usually require surgery. The degree of skin laxity for these patients is too advanced for non-surgical techniques alone. Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing or Ultherapy may be combined with plastic surgery for superior results.
Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.
Why Choose Dr. Stoker
Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?
Ultherapy treatments are beneficial for people who want to tighten mild to moderately lax skin on the face, neck, or body without surgery or downtime.
During your consultation, we’ll provide the information you need to make an informed choice about whether to pursue surgical or non-surgical skin tightening. Together, we will develop a treatment plan that addresses your concerns.
What are Ultherapy skin tightening treatments like?
We perform Ultherapy treatments in our office using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and prescription medication to minimize discomfort. Any sensation is only experienced as the ultrasound is delivered. Treatments typically take 1 to 1.5 hours.
What can I expect after an Ultherapy treatment?
You are free to return to your daily routine after your Ultherapy treatment because there is no downtime needed. Treated areas may be mildly red for the first few hours.
When will I see results from Ultherapy?
Results develop gradually as collagen increases in the skin. Patients typically notice tightening in treated areas beginning around 2 to 3 months after treatment. We have patients return at 3 months for a “booster” treatment to ensure optimal results. In most cases, final results are achieved at 6 months.
How many Ultherapy treatments do you need?
Usually just a single Ultherapy treatment is needed to provide desired results. Depending on the laxity of your skin and your body’s response, you may benefit from an additional treatment approximately 6 months after the first one.
How do I get started?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker and his experienced team specialize in non-surgical and surgical rejuvenation of the skin. They will guide you through your options to create an individualized plan for your skin. To learn more about your options, request a consultation using our online form or call us at
(310) 300-1779 to schedule an appointment.
To enhance and provide maximum comfort during all our aesthetic treatments, we offer topical and local anesthetics. We also offer PRO-NOX™ Nitrous Oxide (NO) for an additional cost. PRO-NOX™ is an anesthetic system that delivers 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide to help relieve pain and anxiety during treatments.
Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.
If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.