In terms of areas of the body to be helped by laser skin tightening, you almost need to ask what areas can’t be helped as opposed to which ones can – it’d be a shorter list.
Starting form the top, laser skin tightening can flatten wrinkles on the forehead, around the nose, mouth and eyes, and also the neck and body.
If you have large bags under your eyes, crow’s feet or frown lines, laser skin tightening can help to soften all of them.
As the laser stimulates the body to produce more collagen, and the old collagen cools and tightens, the blemishes on the skin (wrinkles, pox marks, scars and dimples) are gradually filled in. the skin gets softer and more supple, and the tone grows firmer.
A woman who recently had a child might have stretch marks on her stomach and/or buttocks. These are caused by collagen tearing and reforming beneath the upper dermal layer. Well, a laser skin treatment can help to erase those stretch marks. In the area of the breasts, a general sagging often occurs as people (both men and women) get older. Through application of a few laser skin tightening treatments, the skin tightens, and the breasts are lifted. The same can also occur in the buttocks area, and a laser treatment can help to lift and firm the glute muscles and give better definition to the cheeks.
Anyone who has experienced weight loss or loss of muscle tone to their arms may have flabby arms. The same tightening that the lasers can do in other areas, it can do to help the arms be a bit firmer. Now, laser skin tightening can’t compensate for excessive sagging; diet and exercise are needed to do that, but it can help.
One area of the body that often really needs laser skin tightening help is the thigh (usually both thighs!). Not only do both tend to get flabby with age, but they are also where cellulite collects and people (mostly women) get what they call “cottage cheese thighs”. In the past, liposuction has been the best means of treating cellulite, but laser skin tightening is very successful in taking care of it. The process does require more than one treatment; usually about six, and spaced around two weeks apart to allow the skin an opportunity to tighten up and heal, but it is just about the best way to smooth out the skin of the thighs.
Finally, if a person has various types of skin blemishes: moles, scars, pox marks etc – various types of laser skin tightening treatments can help to erase them. To truly know what the process can do for them, a perspective patient should meet with the laser surgeon and review all of their options. In some cases, some areas may not be able to be treated with laser skin tightening due to a person’s age, skin tone, and general health.