How it Works
Laser skin tightening works by using safe and targeted near infrared light (NIR). We use the Alma Lasers NIR at Hilton Skin Clinics, which safely and effectively heats the dermis (inner layers of skin), stimulating the production of collagen. The treatment helps to tighten the skin, protecting it against future ageing. A healthy layer of collagen in the dermis will help to provide skin with the elasticity and resilience that it needs, preventing sagging and keeping skin tight and smooth.
Laser skin tightening differs to laser skin resurfacing in that the laser does not affect the top layer of skin. Instead, the laser penetrates deep within the skin, stimulating new cell growth and collagen production from within, a process which causes a tightening effect in the tissue thus making the overlying surface skin look smoother and tighter.
Laser skin tightening can be used on a wide range of areas and although it is more commonly used on the face, it can also be used to treat areas of the body, too, such as loose skin on the abdomen after pregnancy. The most common issues that we treat include:
- sun damage
- fine lines and wrinkles
- loose jowls and sagging skin around the neck
- lines from the nose to mouth
- drooping brows or forehead
- bags underneath the eyes
During treatment, we’ll apply a cold gel to the area to be treated. Next, one of our practitioners will pass the Alma Lasers NIR over the surface of skin to deliver very precise and targeted pulses of light to the treatment area. Most people tolerate the treatment extremely well and some even find it painless. Should you feel any discomfort during treatment, our practitioners will always do all that they can to make you feel at ease and comfortable through-out.
Laser skin tightening is usually very effective. Results are often visible after just one treatment and will continue to improve over the days and weeks after treatment as skin cells regenerate and collagen production is stimulated. A course of 3 to 6 treatments will usually be recommended, depending on your specific skin complaint and the area being treated. Maintenance treatments may also be required.
For more information about laser skin tightening, please contact Hilton Skin Clinics today.