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Laser Skin Tightening

Laser Skin Tightening is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that uses infrared light to tighten the skin.

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.

Last Reviewed July 16th 2020

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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.

procedure time

Procedure Time

30 - 60 mins

number of treatments

No. of Treatments

3 - 6 Treatments

downtime

Downtime

24 hours

how long do results last

Results Last

1 year

final results

Final Results

4 weeks

What are the 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
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What to Expect

The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.

  • The Procedure
  • Aftercare

Laser Skin Tightening Treatment

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.

After your Laser Skin Tightening Treatment

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.

Laser Skin Tightening Treatment

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.

After your Laser Skin Tightening Treatment

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.

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FAQs

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How many 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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