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.
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 treat loose skin on the face, neck (and chin), décolletage, stomach, thighs, and mainly 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.
Other than slight discomfort from the heat produced by lasers during the procedure, tightening your skin is practically painless.
There are three major methods
Even though there are literally hundreds of “brand name” laser treatments, they all fall under the umbrella of three major categories: ultrasound, radiofrequency, and radiofrequency micro needling.
Ultrasound therapy — long used for imaging and other treatments — is now helping to give people’s faces a lift.
Ultherapy uses noninvasive ultrasound energy to lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin. Recently, the FDA approved the technique for smoothing décolletage (chest area) lines and wrinkles as well.
Ultrasound therapy – commercially known as Ultherapy – improves the appearance of moderately loose or sagging skin by depositing focused ultrasound energy below the surface to stimulate the body’s creation of new collagen, the natural protein that gives skin its youthful firmness and elasticity. Skin begins to lift and tone over time.
Radio-frequency to tighten skin remains a general and popular approach. Many devices exist that treat the skin with radio-frequency. This article will answer the question of whether or not radio-frequency skin tightening is really worth it.
Microneedling is the process of using sterilized, very small needles on the skin for collagen induction. Traditional micro needling utilizes a stamp or roller and is not associated with a light or energy device. The INFINI handpiece contains 49 microscopic needles that are deployed through the skin’s surface.