As a unique alternative to laser skin rejuvenation, laser skin tightening offers more dramatic results in terms of reducing wrinkles and fine lines over time. Using a laser, this treatment works by heating the collagen underneath the skin’s surface, causing the skin to tighten. It also encourages the skin to produce more collagen, which gives the skin a smoother, softer appearance, especially on the face and neck. As a noninvasive procedure, treatments take an average of twenty minutes, and there’s little or no down time. You’ll notice results immediately after the treatment, and the skin’s elasticity and tight appearance increases for several weeks after.
Laser skin tightening usually requires two or three treatments one month apart, depending on a person’s desired results. This procedure does not get rid of the signs of aging as much as a face lift would, but it’s less expensive and the results will appear more natural than they would with plastic surgery.
Falling under the photorejuvenation category, skin tightening does not address other signs of aging, such as sun spots, freckles, and age spots. For these imperfections, it’s best to go for laser skin rejuvenation treatments, which use lasers to target damaged skin cells deep in the layers of the skin. By using a fractional laser, this can be done without damaging surrounding healthy areas.