Skin Tightening

Laser skin tightening is a cosmetic procedure that intends to reduce some signs of skin aging. It involves using lasers to heat up collagen in the skin.Laser skin tightening is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. It may help reduce signs of aging on the skin.

Condition Treated

  • Any areas of the skin that are noticeably sagging, drooping, or thinning are candidates for skin tightening with lasers/energy-based devices.
  • Droopy jowls, crepey skin on the back of the hands, and loose saggy skin on the elbows, arms, thighs, and knees are generally thought of in this category.


    Microfocused Ultrasound Treatment

    A micro-focused ultrasound treatment breaks up fat by causing non-selective thermal injury underneath the skin, bypassing the surface.

    Radiofrequency Treatment

    A radiofrequency treatment emits heat energy to stimulate collagen production and kill fat cells. These skin-bypassing technologies can be effective with a wide range of patients, including those with darker color skin that may experience discoloration with a laser.

    Device Treatments

    For complete patient satisfaction, many of the device treatments are part of a total rejuvenation program, which typically includes hyaluronic acid and other fillers to lift the face and neuromodulators to help with dynamic wrinkles, those created by muscle movement. With the device treatments, the process of demolishing old collagen and reconstructing new collagen can take several months. Using these injectables in combination with the device treatment will provide a more satisfying and immediate result during the energy-based remodeling process.

    Volume Restoration with Fillers

    An injectable gel formula—focus on treating fine lines and wrinkles by restoring hyaluronic acid to the face. Results can last up to two years, depending on the area of the body.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Skin Tightening?

    • The candidate should not be pregnant.
    • The candidate should be overall healthy and should not have any serious health conditions.
    • The candidate should have realistic expectations and requirements from this procedure.

    NOTE: A skin tightening procedure is not for those who need a dramatic change in their appearance.

    When should lasers/energy-based devices be used for skin tightening?

    • The visible outer layer on the skin surface called the epidermis acts as a protective barrier.
    • Underneath that is the elastin and collagen-rich tissue called the dermis.
    • The subcutaneous layer below that is the fat layer, with a web of collagen fibers running through it.
    • Aging, weight fluctuations, and sun exposure contribute to the breakdown of the elastic tissue and collagen in these skin layers. This causes the skin to sag, and wrinkles, jowls, and “bags” form. 
    • Naturally, treatments that work on just the surface can’t do anything to restore the collagen or elastic tissue in the under-layer, or the deep dermis of your skin.
    • Fortunately, there are non-invasive treatments that can help many patients postpone invasive surgical tightening of the skin.

    What outcome should patients expect?

    • Minimal pain
    • Quick session (15 to 45 minutes)
    • No downtime