Which Laser is Most Affective in Tightening Tummy Skin?

there are so many lasers out there it gets confusing and i know they are big money makers, but what really works and what doesn't? i know laser hair removal seems to work. how about lasers to tighten face, neck and body skin. doc recommended i might benefit from tightening laser on tummy skin. i have had laser several times on my red tt scar and i just don't know how many to have. when is enough? when do you stop and does it really help the scars or does it thin skin or cause harm?

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Which Laser is Most Affective in Tightening Tummy Skin?

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If you have had a Tummy Tuck you should have flat tummy skin already.  There is NO non-invasive procedure out there that can tighten tummy skin as well as a Tummy Tuck.  However, in people who do not want to undergo an operation and are willing to accept less skin tightening they may wish to consider several, painless sessions of SCITON SKINTYTE which heats the skin and gradually tightens it.

Certain lasers are used to make scars less red. They target the red lining of the blood vessels. By giving bursts of energy aimed at that color the inside of the blood vessels going through scar tissue are heated, the walls stick to each other and are blocked resulting in a more mature white scar. The same result will be obtained in 6 months if nothing is done.

Peter A Aldea, MD

Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Laser to tighten up abdominal skin?

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Thank you for the question.

I do not know of any laser that will “tighten up abdominal  skin”.  More than likely you have come upon a gimmick that will  end up wasting your time and money. It would behoove you to be examined by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

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