Preparing for Skin Tightening

Two Weeks Before Skin Tightening

  • For best results, avoid tanning the area to be treated for 2 weeks. In the summer, a broad spectrum sunscreen (UVA and UVB) with an SPF of 30 or more is recommended.
  • Avoid Chemical Peels,laser hair removal and retinoid medication for two weeks or until cleared. Superficial peels will heal in a few days, deep peels may require 2-4 weeks of recovery.

Two Hours Before Skin Tightening

  • Stay well hydrated by drinking 3-4 glasses of water. It will make the skin tightening session more potent.

May Consult With Dr. Katsaros or Our Staff Before Your First Laser Tightening Appointement

Unlike Botox and wrinkle fillers, laser tightening is relatively new and many Patients don’t know what kind of results to expect. Consequently consulting with our staff will give you realistic expectations for the zone you want to tighten.

Laser tightening is the most effective non-surgical method of tightening an area-but there may be other options that you may want to consider, such as:

  1. Liposuction with or without laser tightening.
  2. Liposuction with or without excision of extra skin (as in arm lift, thigh lift).
  3. Mini face lift, which has a one day recovery period.
  4. Liposuction followed by tummy tuck.
  5. Liposculpture and/or fat transfer.
  6. Botox, wrinkle fillers, etc.