Skin tightening procedures begin by applying a device utilizing radio-frequency energy that heats the dermis (deeper layer of skin) while leaving its surface relatively calm. This heat causes natural collagen and elastin production, tightening skin while decreasing wrinkles or sagging skin appearances.
The number of sessions necessary to see results depends on an individual’s skin condition and desired results, but generally three to eight treatments spaced about every week will yield optimal outcomes. Though immediate effects might appear after the first treatment session, more visible improvements typically emerge after multiple treatments have taken place.
While results from laser skin resurfacing treatments may be significant, they’re less dramatic than with surgical facelift procedures. Laser skin resurfacing works best for individuals seeking subtle yet noticeable enhancements with improved texture and tightness. As is true with any aesthetic procedure, consultation with an aesthetic provider to discuss goals and expectations before proceeding is advised before going forward with treatments or surgery.