Laser skin tightening is a noninvasive procedure designed to reverse signs of aging on the skin. It can be used on all areas of the face and body, but is typically used on the face and neck. It works by heating the underlying layers of skin to stimulate collagen production, which, in turn, causes the skin to look fuller and tighter. Wrinkles, fine lines, lax skin and other signs of aging are minimized, and skin looks healthier and more youthful.
Advantages of Laser Skin Tightening
Because it is not invasive, many people choose to undergo laser skin tightening rather than facelifts, neck lifts, liposuction or "tummy tucks," all of which are surgical procedures that require recovery time. After a laser skin tightening session, patients can resume their regular activities immediately.
Side Effects of Laser Skin Tightening
There are no serious side effects associated with laser skin tightening. Mild side effects, which are temporary, include redness; swelling; bruising; skin sensitivity; and changes in skin color. Any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.