California Skin & Laser Center’s Dr. Gerald Bock brought liposuction to Stockton area residents in the mid-1980s. Dr. Bock and his team have remained true to those earlier roots.
Safer tumescent lipo is still offered out of our practice and may be used on not only the body — that jiggly belly, thighs, arms, and sides — but on the face. Following the process, you can enjoy a tighter, younger appearance that is free of the excess tissue on the chin and those jowls that formerly detracted from a once defined jawline.
Dr. Bock may also surgically lift sagging facial features with what’s called a MACS lift. This Minimal Access Cranial Suspension procedure is notably not as extensive as a “traditional” facelift. Furthermore, because of the less invasive nature of the MACS lift, there are less obvious incisions and, less time in surgery and on recovery than with the facelift procedure as you may know it.
Perhaps most important of all over the longer-term is the fact that the technique itself results in a more natural look. Instead of appearing different (and, by that, with the telltale windswept signs of “having had work done”), you look the same — only younger and fresher.
While California Skin & Laser still offers more invasive techniques, over time more ways to remove fat and reveal smoother, tighter skin or to smooth and tighten skin by affecting the lower layers of tissue, have been introduced. Many of these techniques allow you to return to work quickly, sometimes with no downtime whatsoever. Side effects and risks are also minimized.
Depending on many factors, not limited to the extent of your creases or sagging and the areas to be treated, Dr. Bock may find you are a candidate for some of these other treatments to tighten skin, including:
- Lutronic Infini, which combines microneedling and RF energy to precisely target areas such as the neck and jowl
- CoolSculpting, which cools fat cells to sculpt trouble areas
- Dermal fillers to plump up and fill in tissue, revealing a more taut surface
Still other noninvasive treatments have entered the market, which use the likes of ultrasound and heat from laser beams to jumpstart the process of collagen production. This protein is responsible for keeping our skin firm and over time the production of collagen slows down.
There have never been more options to restore the youthful look and shape of your face or other areas of your body. Not every treatment may be suitable for you, and to get your desired results Dr. Bock may recommend a combination of a few of these types of treatments. The beautiful thing about many of these procedures is they have additional benefits.
As we go to treat your lax tissue, these therapies can also improve texture, tone, and other skin conditions. Identifying the best skin tightening treatments in the Stockton area specific to your needs and concerns starts with a call to California Skin & Laser at 209-751-4292.