With so much advancement in the medical science the laser skin tightening is now possible but the only disadvantage is that it is less efficient than other skin stiffening methods. Deep peeling and resurfacing does help in tightening the skin a little bit because there is stimulation of fresh collagen manufacture in the skin due to deep dermal injury. Tighter the fresh collagen, tighter will be the skin. After the treatment of ablative peel skin, tightening takes months but still it is not as up to the mark as the face lift.
There are various latest and much more effective skin tightening treatments. There are more successful skin stiffening treatments, in comparison with laser treatment, which are done with Radiofrequency or Infrared energy. Machines like Thermage™, LuxIR Deep™, Refirme™ and Titan™ are used to mention a few.
There is a great improvement from the new laser therapy resurfacing techniques. By breaking up or fractionating the laser into a number of small beams, areas are left untreated to speed the healing procedure and thus the complications are less common. Fractional laser resurfacing machines consist of the Fraxel, Starlux 2940 and1540, DeepFX, ActiveFX, Affirm, Profractional machines. Lasers cannot be used for the treatment of laxity and sagging of the neck, arms and abdomen. All these parts require high heat energy which can only be given by radiofrequency and infrared machines.
Earlier Erbium and CO2 laser resurfacing successfully did stiffen loose skin. However, there was long healing time and thus the recovery was very difficult along with extended hypo pigmentation and redness or color loss after the completion of the procedure. Due to this these techniques or methods are no longer used widely.
To carry out the laser operation it is of the topmost important to take suggestion from an expert. One must take note that not all board qualified dermatologists and plastic surgeons are not perfect in lasers. Even though medical aesthetician or the nurse may operate the radiofrequency or infrared but the doctor must understand light technology and lasers, who supervises the treatment.