Wondering how to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate the skin without going under the knife? Consider these top non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help.

We want to look and feel our best for many reasons, from special events like weddings, parties, and family reunions to social media and having an online presence – the reasons are endless. At the same time, we don’t need a specific reason to want to put our best foot forward – often, we just like to feel good about knowing we’re doing what we can to look our best. 

Fortunately, with advancements in cosmetic technology, there are treatments to lift, smooth, and rejuvenate the skin without surgery. Minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments range anywhere from Botox and dermal fillers to laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. For this post, we focus on Medical Spa devices that can help rejuvenate the skin and turn back the hands of time. 

So, what are some of those devices, and how do they work?

We turn to Aesthetician Ashley Darbonne for her thoughts on the best non-surgical cosmetic procedures offered for 2024.  

Top non-surgical procedures for 2024 

According to Darbonne, laser resurfacing, RF microneedling, and ultrasound collagen stimulation are among the top types of treatments to treat a number of skin concerns and conditions. 

Note: When we refer to skin types below, there are six skin types, with level one being the fairest and level six being highly pigmented. 

Laser resurfacing

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly one million individuals received laser resurfacing in 2020, making it the third most popular minimally invasive procedure on the market. 

The Halo and CoolPeel are two laser resurfacing treatments recommended by Darbonne. 

Halo laser treatment

“The Halo is a dual wavelength laser, meaning it’s both ablative and non-ablative, that  resurfaces and tightens to target texture, pores, hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring,” shares Darbonne, “With this treatment, there is some downtime for the skin to heal, and it can be used on skin types I to V.”

The Halo is not indicated to treat those with melasma. 

CoolPeel laser treatment

“CoolPeel is a resurfacing laser to help minimize the appearance of large pores, scarring, hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, and fine lines, as well as improve texture, ” Darbonne states, “Similar to the Halo, it does have some downtime. We can treat skin types I to V.” 

With a CoolPeel treatment, considerations can be made for those with melasma. As with any medical spa treatment, your provider will determine the best treatments for your skin type and concerns. 

RF microneedling

RF microneedling, or radiofrequency microneedling, works by causing a tightening and constriction of the skin thanks to heat administered to the underlying skin layers. This process stimulates elastin and collagen production. 

According to Darbonne, Vivace RF microneedling improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tightens the face and neck, minimizes the appearance of pores, and improves overall skin tone and texture. Though there is some downtime for recovery, all skin types can be safely treated. 

Vivace RF microneedling cannot treat those with a history of keloid scarring. 

Ultrasound collagen stimulation – Sofwave

There are a few options when it comes to ultrasound collagen production, with one of the newest being Sofwave. 

Sofwave works to stimulate collagen production by using a unique ultrasound parallel beam array technology. It generates heat in the mid-dermis to support wrinkle treatment while the outer skin layer remains protected. 

“Sofwave reduces fine lines and wrinkles and tightens and lifts the eyebrows, neck, and submental,” shares Darmonne, “A great thing about Sofwave is that it’s completely non-invasive, so there’s no downtime. We can also safely treat all skin types.”

Sofwave works well to treat mild to moderate laxity.

Combo non-surgical treatments

Darbonne also recommends the following combo treatments to optimize results. 

Vivace and CoolPeel

The Vivace RF Microneedling treatment combined with a CoolPeel treatment offers improvement similar to the Halo laser treatment with less downtime. There are also treatment considerations for those with melasma. 

Sofwave and CoolPeel 

The Sofwave and CoolPeel combination provides laser resurfacing combined with ultrasound technology to lift and tighten. It’s also a safe treatment option for someone who has a history of keloid scarring.

Additional non-surgical treatment options

The above are some of the top recommended non-surgical treatments for 2024. There are additional non-surgical treatments you might encounter, including:

Consider a skin treatment consultation

With so many options, what’s the best non-surgical treatment for you?

If you’re wondering what non-surgical treatment would be best for your skin type and skin concerns, consider scheduling a skin care and treatment consultation at your local MedSpa or dermatological clinic. That way, you can ask any questions you have and receive an individualized treatment plan specific to you, your needs, and your budget. 

AT DermaTouch RN, you can schedule a complimentary skin consultation 24/7! 

Ashley Darbonne, MA


Ashley received her licensure as an aesthetician in 2018 and immediately started expanding her knowledge and experience by obtaining additional certifications including IPL, SkinPen, and holds a license as a Senior Laser Technician with the State of Texas. Seeing improvement in the health and appearance of her clients’ skin as well as the boost of confidence they gain is what pushes her to perfect her skillset. She loves working in a field that is results oriented and thankful to have a career she is so passionate about. Prior to 2018, she worked in the medical field.

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