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What is the Best Laser for Skin Tightening?
6 Doctor Answers | Asked by lfurnari in Boca Raton, Florida
Deep Skin Tightening and non-ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing is best
Dear lfurnari, There are many skin tigthtening machines, the best are Thermage, LuxIR Deep, Titan, and Refirme in my opinion. They all achieve at best 20% tightening of the skin, and in my experience (4 years) I have to show patients before and after pictures for them to see the results-most are disappointed. A face lift will give you a much better and immediately visible result. However if you are adamant about trying non-surgical skin tightening, newer data suggest that results are...
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser Skin Tightening: Over the last several years, one focus of aesthetic medical technology has been on a means for improving fine wrinkles and lines on the face without prolonged 'downtime'. This is often referred to as non-invasive collagen remodeling. This has traditionally been accomplished with laser peels (carbon dioxide, erbium) or deep chemical peels (phenol, high-concentration TCA), which resurface the skin by creating a second-degree burn. The epidermis is essentially burned...
Noninvasive Skin Tightening Works! ..or Does It? Claims, Fact and Fiction
The problem with noninvasive skin tightening is that everyone wants it and everyone wants to believe it works. The result is practitioners of all sorts capitalizing on this demand. The truth about skin tightening interventions is that almost all of them work AND NONE OF THEM WORK. What I mean by this is that there are many ways to convert energy into heat inside or below the skin causing contraction. The problem is that to deliver clinically effective...
Skin tightening procedures
The two devices that you mention are both radiofrequency devices. Lasers use light to target the tissue, and radiofrequency devices use energy to heat the skin below the surface. This results in skin tightening. In my office, I use the radiofrequency device Thermage. The best results are achieved in patients who have mildly loose skin but do not have significant sun damage skin and who do not smoke. The treatment can take up to an hour or longer, depending on whether you are treating...
Facial Skin Tightening
Thank you for your question. I would suggest Ultherapy for facial skin tightening. Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s creation of new collagen. As a result, skin will actually begin to lift and tone over time. Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed, toned and elastic. Plus, the treatment is completely non-invasive and does not require downtime. I have seen excellent results with the...
There are multiple lasers that will treat and resurface skin
There are multiple lasers that will treat and resurface skin, but for lifting and tightening, Ultherapy works under the skin and can achieve more of a lift.