Laser Skin Tightening

Laser Skin Tightening

The Problem

Lose and sagging skin can age you prematurely and often make you look tired or upset despite you feeling otherwise. Surgical options are not always a first choice for many and we feel laser skin tightening is the next best treatment to improve the appearance of sagging skin.


As we age our skin loses elasticity and collagen resulting in sagging or loose skin. We all want to achieve a firmer, fresher and more youthful appearance but without the downtime most commonly associated with surgical procedures such as facelift.

Laser Skin Tightening is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that uses infrared light to tighten the skin. The infrared light heats the collagen underneath the surface of the skin which induces the formation of new collagen causing the skin to then contract and tighten leaving you with almost instant results.

Laser Skin Tightening is FDA approved for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, sagging skin and loose skin. It is a great non-surgical alternative to a facelift with patients achieving great results with no downtime.

Benefits of laser skin tightening;

  • Safe treatment performed by experienced laser therapists and nurses
  • Treatment is painless and often described as being enjoyable and relaxing
  • Suitable for face, neck, chest, arms and hands
  • Effective on delicate skin
  • No downtime
  • Gradual and natural results
  • Results continue 6 months post-treatment
  • Suitable for men and women of all skin types

We also have our Thermage treatment at selected clinics which is ideal for tightening loose or sagging skin.

The Problem

Lose and sagging skin can age you prematurely and often make you look tired or upset despite you feeling otherwise. Surgical options are not always a first choice for many and we feel laser skin tightening is the next best treatment to improve the appearance of sagging skin.


Cynosure / Laser Genesis

The laser skin treatments work to firm the skin and improve the overall texture. They work by directing a beam of laser light into the skin which stimulates the production of collagen. This increase in collagen helps to tighten and firm the skin improving the visual signs of ageing on the skin.

Your treatment will start with your practitioner cleansing your face before providing you with a pair of laser-protection glasses or goggles that you will need to wear whilst the treatment is taking place. Your practitioner will then sweep the laser applicator back and forth over the areas being treated.  Once the treatment is over your eye protection will be removed and your practitioner may apply a SPF lotion to your face before advising you on any aftercare tips.

The average treatment takes 30 minutes and it is generally painless but some patients may experience minimal discomfort and some initial soreness post-treatment that is similar to a feeling of mild sunburn.

The Results

Your initial results after your first treatment may take up to 4 weeks to be seen as the results rely on your body’s own production of collagen. Results after just one treatment are subtle and it is recommended that you have 3 to 6 treatments to achieve the best results. Your results will continue to improve for at least 6 months after your last treatment as your skin produces new collagen and over time this will significantly improve skin texture and tone.


The downtime is minimal as the skin itself is not damaged so you will be able to return to your usual activities once you leave clinic.


How long does a skin tightening treatment take?

The time required for both treatments will depend on the number of areas being treated. On average treatments tend to last between 30-60 minutes.

Do I need to do anything before treatment?

No preparation is required before having a treatment but it may be worth discussing with your practitioner both before and after treatment if you should discontinue certain topical products or medications.

Will the treatment hurt?

Laser skin tightening is not a painful treatment with many patients expressing they felt relaxed during the treatment. You may feel a warming sensation and some slight tingling but nothing unbearable.

How much does Laser Skin Tightening cost?

The cost of Laser Skin Tightening starts from £208 for a single session.

However price will vary depend on:

  • The areas being treated.
  • The number of treatments required.

Book in for a consultation with our specialist laser practitioners to find out more.

Consultations with our expert laser skin practitioners are £25 however this cost is redeemable against the price of any skin treatment that you wish to book following your consultation.

What happens after my treatment?

There is no recovery time required after laser skin tightening. You may experience slight redness or swelling depending on how your skin reacts but you will be able to wear make-up and return to your everyday activities as normal.

How man treatments will I need?

We recommend that patients have a series of at least 3 treatments spaced around a month apart for the best results. Many of our patients notice results immediately after their first treatment but for long term maintenance you will need additional treatments.

What is the difference between Cynosure and Laser Genesis?

The Cynosure and Laser Genesis are essentially the same treatment but different makes of machine. Both treatments work in the same way and deliver the same benefits and results.

Is there a laser skin tightening clinic near me?

Laser Skin Tightening treatment is currently only available in;

  • London – 98 Harley street, W1G7HZ
  • Manchester –  25 St John Street, M3 4DT – North West England

To find out more about booking a consultation contact us here.

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We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced nurses and laser therapists working with us, who have successfully treated hundreds of patients. At your consultation, we will be able to advise you on a course of treatment that is just right for you.

We offer Laser Genesis treatments at our London Harley Street clinic and Manchester clinics.

Comments from patients

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

“I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *


“So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

Catherine, Leeds

“Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *


“I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *


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