Laser Skin Tightening Treatments

Latest update: February 26, 2024
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Laser Skin Tightening Treatments

Lasers are popular anti-aging and skin rejuvenation treatments that improve skin laxity and elasticity. Various lasers are available, but they all heat the dermal layer of skin to increase collagen production and tighten the skin. Some are more invasive than others and may require a longer recovery time. 

Affirm laser is a non-ablative fractionated laser that heats the skin's dermis without damaging the skin's surface. The laser uses non-ablative beams that target the dermis in thousands of tiny pieces. These tiny wounds boost collagen production to improve the tone and texture of the skin. The results are fewer wrinkles and tightened skin. Fractionated lasers quicken the healing and recovery time. Affirm is suitable for any skin tone and type. Practitioners will apply a topical numbing cream before the 15-40 minute procedure. Effects become more noticeable over time. Patients need 3-6 sessions initially, then periodic maintenance treatments for long-lasting results.

Titan Laser helps firm up the skin on the face, neck, stomach, and upper arms by using infrared light to heat the dermis, which triggers collagen production and contraction of the collagen. This results in fewer wrinkles and tighter skin. The only downside is that this treatment gives modest results. Since collagen takes 90-180 days to form, results will only be noticeable after a few months and can last for 1-2 years. 

Neo Laser is another skin tightening laser treatment. It can also target skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, and ingrown hairs. The device keeps the skin's surface cool to prevent discomfort and the risk of thermal burns. It is suitable for all skin types and tones due to its gentle technique. It may not yield as dramatic results as other more powerful laser treatments, and multiple sessions are needed for noticeable results. Doctors recommend six-monthly sessions.

MiXto Laser and Smart Xide are fractional CO2 lasers that vaporize the tiny pieces of the skin's epidermal layer for effective results. They are suitable for all skin tones and can improve issues like wrinkles, lax skin, scars, and brown spots without any complications. Either topical numbing cream or local anesthetic is used. A full-face treatment can take 1-2 hours. Common side effects of this treatment include redness and swelling. Patients will notice optimal results within the next few months.

PrecisionTx is a laser tightening treatment that focuses on the lower face area, jawline, neck, and arms. This minimally invasive procedure can melt fat while heating the dermis to tighten connective tissue and firm the skin. A local anesthetic will be administered for the 60-90 minute procedure. For facial treatment, doctors make incisions behind the ears and under the chin. They insert a cannula into the incision to move the laser in the dermis layer to target the tissue. Stitches are not needed. Patients may experience swelling and tenderness for the first week.
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Laser Skin Rejuvenation with Cynosure’s Multiplex Affirm System at The Laser and Skin Clinic

This video shows a demonstration of the Affirm Cynosure Multiplex Laser Rejuvenation treatment. It explains how the device is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, superficial acne scarring, loose skin, stretch marks, pores, and uneven skin texture. The technology is described and explained. The video describes the measures taken to reduce discomfort.

CO2 Laser resurfacing - wrinkle removal and skin tightening

Dr. Gavin Chan, a Cosmetic Doctor at the Victorian Cosmetic Institute, asks "If you had one chance to have one procedure that would make a huge, dramatic change to your skin, what would it be?". His opinion is that the procedure is the CO2 Laser. He explains what the laser does to treat the skin. He talks about the results. The video shows a CO2 treatment being done on a patient. Susan, the patient, talks about her reasons for getting this treatment. The procedure is shown from start to finish. Will Susan get the results she hopes for?

Cosmedic SmartXide Dot

This video from the designers of the SmartXide Dot CO2 Laser Resurfacing technology has Dr. Martyn King, an aesthetic doctor at Cosmedic Skin Clinic, explain the device. He talks about how the device works. He describes the procedure and talks about the recovery time. He discusses the device's capability. He compares it to other lasers. Dr. King talks about the areas and skin types that it can be used on. He lists the conditions that can be treated.

Tria SmoothBeauty Laser - How It Works - UK/CA l Tria Beauty®

This video from the manufacturer demonstrates the technology by which this non-ablative laser works. It shows the beneficial effects of the treatment on the skin. It explains how the device works and, using animations, shows the process. It explains when the best results can be seen. The video compares this device to those used in professional in-office treatments.