There are many devices which help to tighten skin. We use infrared light sent deep into the dermis by the Palomar deep IR handpiece. This light causes heating and soft tissue coagulation leading to natural healing and remodeling of the collagen layer of the skin. Tightness due to this remodeling continues to improve over 6 months after treatment. A series of 4-6 treatments at 4 week intervals is the best approach to achieve the desired results.
Treatments can be done on the face, neck, arms, thighs, and abdomen. This is not as ideal treatment for cellulite, nor is it a treatment for ”melting fat”. This method of skin tightening works best on loose skin.
Skin tightening and fractional resurfacing both initiate a slow, natural healing process, thus avoiding the appearance of a major reconstruction. There is no laser procedure which can duplicate the same degree of skin tightening achieved by plastic surgery.