One method used to tighten neck skin and the chin area is laser skin tightening. Though laser neck tightening is not as dramatic as a surgical neck lift, it can be beneficial. Often it is used in combination with fillers such as Botox.
With a laser skin tightening procedure, a doctor or technician uses a highly focused laser to heat up very small sections beneath the outer layer of your skin. This intense and precision-focused heat causes the lower layers of your skin to react by producing collagen. As the collagen rushes to heal the damage done by the laser, it becomes a permanent part of your skin’s structure, firming and tightening the affected skin immediately.
How Fast Does It Work?
You will be able to see noticeable results the minute you finish the procedure, though the results will slowly become more and more pronounced over a period of three to four weeks. The effect are permanent, which is not to say that you will stop aging, but that the collagen produced through this procedure will remain a part of your skin. For best results a series of treatments will be needed.
Will Anyone Know I’ve Had A Cosmetic Procedure?
The results of a laser neck lift will vary from person to person. More dramatic in some and less so in others. It really depends on how the skin looked to start with and it is best to discuss realistic expectations with a trained specialist There are no outward signs indicating that a procedure has been performed such as scarring, sores, sutures, or bandages. Because all of the action takes place beneath the outer layers of your skin, you can go about your daily business soon after with no downtime.
What Areas Does Laser Skin Tightening Work On?
Laser skin tightening has been used with success to tighten neck skin, the chin area, saggy knees, elbows, underarms, and other body parts. Often loose skin is more pronounced in non-facial areas on the body, so keep in mind that the procedure has it’s limits. You’ll see improvements, but you can’t get back the neck you had at nineteen through laser skin tightening.
How Much Does It Cost?
Laser skin tightening isn’t too awfully expensive when compared to other cosmetic procedures and surgeries. Prices will vary depending depending on the location and equipment used. Expect to pay several hundred dollars a session. Often discount packages are available for multiple sessions. This compares favorably to injected wrinkle fillers like collagen. The bonus here is that a collagen injection will eventually wear off, but the natural collagen produced through laser skin tightening are yours to keep.
Many physicians and laser hair removal centers offer free consultations. This is a good way to evaluate if laser skin tightening is right for your needs and discuss all the options.