Tightening Options

Which Skin Tightening Method Is Best For You?

After the age of 20, collagen is reduced by 10% per decade. This means that a 50 year-old person has 30% less collagen than a 20 year old. Each MLP session, tightens existing collagen immediately and stimulates the production of more collagen. Typically, each MLP session restores 5% of collagen strength. For a 50 year-old, about 6 sessions per zone (1 week apart) will be needed to create the collagen seen on 20 year-old patients. After the initial MLP ramp up therapy, one MLP session is needed every 3-4 months.

Bottom Line: Surgery is the best method of tightening any area of the body. It is especially advantageous for patients who have a moderate to excessive loose skin.

Magnetic Laser Pulse (MLP) is the best non-surgical method of tightening an area. it is most effective in patients who have mild-moderate flabby skin. Patients who have discolored skin, in addition to loose skin, benefit with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) of the skin, Patients who have scarring or wrinkled skin, would benefit from Pixel Laser Resurfacing (PLR).

Patients who have substantial fat, in addition to mild laxity, will benefit from liposuction-with or without laser tightening.