Skin Tightening

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Skin tightening does not always mean going under the knife to make the skin look younger again. There is a new innovation that effectively tightens the skin using laser technology. Here at Procerus Skin Care, we only deliver the best skin tightening service for our patients in Southeast Michigan.

What is skin tightening?

Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical procedure that makes use of radiofrequency combined with an infrared light source to effectively tighten the skin. During the process, collagen underneath the skin’s surface is heated, thereby causing the skin to contract or tighten. The procedure provides little to no downtime** and the results can be noticed immediately after treatment. It is safe to be performed as a treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity as approved by the FDA.

Who are the best candidates for skin tightening?

Both men and women can undergo this treatment. People between the ages 30 to 60 can benefit the most from this procedure. Those who have good overall health can also reap positive results from laser skin tightening in our Ann Arbor and Troy Michigan locations since the skin would be able to adjust well to the treatment.

However, patients who have extreme skin laxity may have to undergo other related surgeries, such as a face lift, with this treatment in order to remove excess skin and effectively eliminate wrinkles and more severe lines in the face. Laser skin tightening is applicable for all skin types and tones and is a minimally-invasive way to restore the firmness of the skin.

What can I expect during my skin tightening treatment?

During the day of your treatment, a small hand piece will be used to deliver the pulses to your skin. As the hand piece goes over the treated areas, you can expect a warm sensation at the sites. Patients also report a feeling similar to their phone vibrating on the skin as the lasers do their job. Most of our patients in Ann Arbor, and Troy, MI report that while there is occasional discomfort, it is easily tolerable and dissipates a few moments after the procedure.

When can the results of skin tightening be seen?

Patients can usually notice changes in their skin condition immediately after the skin tightening treatment. However, it may take up to a couple of months before the final results can be seen since the laser works on stimulating natural collagen growth, which usually takes up to 90 to 180 days following initial treatment.

Would I need multiple skin tightening sessions?

Although results can immediately be noticed after the initial treatment, it is still recommended by most experts to undergo up to six follow-up treatments in order to achieve optimum results. Sessions should be four to six weeks apart. Some patients avail of touch-up sessions especially targeting the areas of the face where wrinkles and fine lines are evident.

**There’s no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary for different people.