Our Skin Tightening Treatment
Skin tightening is the contraction of collagen and the subsequent initiation of new collagen formation achieved by using lasers or wavelengths.
All skin ages over time but areas that have been subject to constant exposure to the sun will show this deterioration at a faster rate. Photoaging, or sun damage, will appear as: Wrinkles, Dryness, Sagginess, Growths such as keratoses, or liver spots
wear clothes such as sleeveless tops that leave your skin uncovered you are at more risk of early skin-ageing. Some people are simply unlucky with their genetics and are more prone to effects of the sun. Your occupation or recreational activities can have an impact too depending on the amount of time that you are outside throughout the year
Possible Side Effects
Redness immediately after
Up to 6+ months
Areas Treated: Forehead, Cheeks,Chin & Eye Area
Fotona have recently introduced a revolutionary new technique called Piano-Mode using their 1064nm laser which takes a bulk heating approach. It is based on an extra-long pulse duration. These are longer than the thermal relaxation time of the dermis and other skin structures such as hair follicles and blood vessels. Using The Fotona Nd:YAG laser the deep-lying area to be targeted is bulk heated yet the epidermis remains safe and comfortable. This is because Piano mode does not cause high temperature peaks in the epidermis which makes it the safest mode for reaching deeper tissues.
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At Smiles, we feel it important to offer a no-obligation consultation to anyone who is considering treatment. This will enable us to fully explain the products we use and what is involved in the delivery of the treatment. It will also enable us to ask you a few health-based questions which may highlight possible contraindications to having such treatments. In this case, we will be able to advise you of alternative options. Your health and safety is of paramount importance to us and we always endeavour to ensure the safest and optimal outcome for you.
Frequently asked questions
What is the best treatment for skin tightening?
Lasers are used to remove the top surface layers of facial skin and are very effective in treating wrinkles and fine lines. The Fotona that we use has the ability to get deeper into the skin to treat the deeper-lying structures that diminish tightness over age. By using radio waves, such as the Fotona ND:Yag 1064, it enables the therapist to penetrate and reach the deeper layers of the dermis to achieve improved results.
How long does laser skin tightening last?
At Smiles we recommend a series of at least four sessions. Once the course of treatment is complete it is advisable to book in a maintenance session every three months. Skin tightening will continue to work for up to twelve months.
Does laser skin tightening hurt?
There is no definitive answer for this as it will depend upon the tolerance to pain of each individual. The type of laser will also be a factor as will the depth of the treatment.
Is laser skin tightening safe?
The procedure is very safe but there may be some redness or swelling
How many treatments will I require?
The results of laser skin tightening will vary from person to person and the quality of the skin in the intended treatment area. For a typical neck lift, we recommend three treatments at four weekly intervals, with a follow-up treatment every three months to maintain the results.
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