I've had thermage which only slightly tightened my skin.
Cons: Very painful, very expensive, lousy results.
I've had 5 microdermabrasions (the 'scratchy' kind).
Pros: It got rid of acne that was deeper under my skin.
Cons: It literally scratched my face and left new lines.
I've had 4 IPL's.
Pros: Worked wonders. Even smoothed out some areas on my skin.
Cons: Painful and requires at least 4 treatments which can get expensive.
I've had 2 affirm treatments.
Pros: only slightly tightened my skin.
Cons: Painful, expensive and left me with more lines on my face than my 50+yr old sister. Very upset!
One light chemical peel.
Pros: Skin felt softer. Not painful.
Cons: Didn't do anything the doctor claimed it would do.