Pros And Cons Of Laser Skin Tightening

Aesthetics Hub | 4 May 2020

This procedure has become famous in the beauty world in recent years. It is a laser skin treatment that is non-surgical and revives the face beautifully by generating immediate and striking results. It does not use any surgical procedure, it is merely invasive, and it is becoming famous among women in recent years.

Laser Skin Tightening 

Process – This treatment uses an infrared light resource, or as the name suggests laser, to make tighter loose skin and smooth over hideous wrinkles. It is done by heating the collagen directly under the layers of the skin. Thus collagen enlarges, and skin over it appears to tighten and also it supports new collagen to develop in the treated areas. Therefore skin this laser treatment works well in that regard.

After the treatment – once the procedure is complete, the skin tightening appears, instantly. It is quickly becoming a popular method for tumbling wrinkles and fine lines and lessening the sagging skin. It has grown quite a thrust for hair removal, eye surgeries and acne treatment makes the skin look a lot younger and smooth.


Precautions before going for skin tightening laser treatment

Before going to the doctor’s office, the patient should remove all creams, oils, serums, makeup, and sunscreen. You should go with a clean face. This treatment works well on patients’ faces, neck, thighs, calves, and many parts of the body. As there is no recovery period and it is said to be one of the best ways for gaining overwhelming results without the usage of any knife.


Pros of laser treatment

The best thing is that you can enjoy tightening and smooth skin without any scratch. You can enjoy long-term results without surgery scars, and there is no recovery time. Let’s study below few Pros of Laser Skin Treatment:


Research shows that after the age of 30, our production of collagen and elastin slows down as these two proteins keep our skin firm, plump, and toned; a laser rouses that collagen and elastin production, which will gradually improve the surface and tone. It reduced the oversized pores and gave a skin a beautiful glow.


It uses an infrared light source (a laser) to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface and results in skin contraction and tightening. You see the results immediately after the treatment, and you can enjoy the results after two or three treatments. It is a painless procedure, or some say you will enjoy the feeling of heat, and it seems like a massage.


It is an FDA approved method for the removal of wrinkles, lines and it gives an immediate youthful appearance to the skin. It is a safe and efficient procedure to restore your skin by removing scars and wrinkles. It also treats sun damage, and you can get rid of brown or age spots. It also helps to reduce the wrinkles on the chest.


Surgery is a lengthy, complicated procedure, and it takes a lot of time to recover it. On the other hand, laser treatment is a pretty quick procedure. It usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes. The actual time depends on the amount of the area you are treating.


The result of laser treatment is long-lasting and removes the signs of ageing. Many patients get full results from just a single session. In other cases, people decide to repeat.


Cons of laser treatment 

There are some disadvantages while considering laser skin treatment, which increases when the person performing the surgery is unqualified or inexperienced. If using a powerful laser while treating, there is a chance of permanent lightening or darkening of the skin, scarring or cold sores. Your skin redness after treatment can go to worse before it improves.


Results typically come out slowly, so it is like you are getting younger and younger while day passes. It takes time before the final results appear. Sometimes, it takes up to four months before the final results appear.


It treats mild to moderate skin sagging, but if a person has a large amount of skin sagging, so it is not that effective. In these cases, facial plastic surgery is the best or only option.


It may leave some marks on the face, and you may suffer from few injuries or burns because of the heat of the laser, and you may get a bacterial infection, or you can face skin pigmentation that results in skin lighter/darker in certain areas. It also includes redness, swelling, bruising and blistering. But these side effects are infrequent and it does not take a long time to recover it.



There are a lot of patients reporting positive results with laser skin tightening. We should make sure that we are taking care of our skin on our own, but in case if you are suffering from too much acne, ageing, or other factors that cause scars, wrinkles, lines, you should get benefit from laser skin treatment. I t will help you to look healthier and youthful. You must research an excellent reputed doctor and hospital and take reviews before going. After the consultation with the doctor, will evaluate your skin and help you to decide if this process is likely to give you the results you desire.

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DR Celine Leong, Astique Clinic
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Dr Ivan Tan, Nu.Reflections Medical Aesthetics
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Dr. Elias Tam Tak Chuen, EHA Clinic
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Laser for skin rejuvenation or pigmentation using Q-Switch - starts at $428 for one session
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