Everything You Need To Know About Laser Skin Tightening
Plain and simple, laser skin tightening is the tightening of the skin on the face, neck, or body using good old fashioned heat. It's one of the most effective methods for tightening loose, crepe-y skin.
After the age of 30, we slow down our production of collagen and elastin—the two proteins that help our skin stay firm, plump, and toned. What non-surgical skin tightening with lasers does is target energy in the layers of the skin to stimulate that collagen and elastin production, which will gradually improve the texture and tone.
Lasers can tighten skin almost anywhere on the body.
Lasers can treat loose skin on the face, neck (and chin), décolletage, stomach, thighs, and basically anywhere else on the body you want to improve. Not all lasers are made equal though—what might work magic on the butt isn't going to be the best option for tightening your under eye area.
Laser tightening is non-invasive, non-surgical, and not very painful.
Phew! Other than slight discomfort from the heat produced by lasers during the procedure, tightening your skin is practically painless. You might even enjoy the feeling of the heat, which compares to that of "a hot stone massage.
There's little-to-no downtime required.
The benefit of non-surgical tightening is that there’s no downtime…but it’s also gradual. You have to wait for the collagen and elastin to be produced. So usually it’s a few treatments spaced apart, but little or no downtime. So you just have to be patient. With the ultrasound and radiofrequency methods, patients can experience minor redness and tenderness in the area treated. Radiofrequency microneedling is the only treatment with any real post-care (if you can even call it that)—just no makeup or exercise for 24 hours after each treatment.