How Do I Know if I Need Skin Tightening Treatment?

Laser skin tightening is used to treat loose skin on the face, neck, or body.

It is one of the most effective ways of tightening loose, crepey skin. But how do I know if I need skin tightening treatment? 


As we age, collagen and elastin production slow down, causing our skin to lose its firm, plump texture.

Laser skin tightening uses heat to boost the production of these two proteins. This causes the skin’s texture and tone to improve.

Treatment Areas

Laser skin tightening treatment can be used to treat loose skin on the face, neck, and chin, decolletage, stomach thighs and basically anywhere else.

However, the lasers used to treat these different areas are not all equal. A laser that works great for treating the undereye area probably isn’t the best option for treating the thighs. 


This treatment is non-invasive. This means there is no surgery, no incisions, no downtime, and recovery. Other that the mild discomfort from the heat, skin tightening treatment is practically painless.

Some people find that they even enjoy the heat, comparing it to the sensation of a hot stone massage. There are three major methods of skin tightening treatment.


Ultrasound laser treatments are extremely effective, particularly for those who need a heavy-duty lift. This method uses focused ultrasound energy to heat the skin at a deeper depth than other methods.

This gives the patient a deep lifting and tightening. The treatment is delivered with a handheld device and is usually completed in just one or two treatments. 

During ultrasound laser skin tightening, the ultrasound is used to look at the deep layers of the skin and ensure that the energy is targeting the area needed.

Since treatment only takes between 45-90 minutes, you can even have it done on your lunch break. It takes around 3 months to see your best results, but you will see an immediate lift. 

There is no recovery time for this procedure. Average cost of this procedure is $500-$6,000. The cost ranges widely based on the area of the body you are treating.


Radiofrequency uses a handheld device to heat the skin and achieve a tightening effect. This is done on a superficial level to trigger collagen production. There is no downtime required but as with the ultrasound treatments, some people may find the heat mildly uncomfortable.

With this method, you need anywhere from two-to-six treatments, and each can last as long as an hour depending on the size of the treatment area.

Average cost is $600-$1,000 depending on the area of the body that is being treated. 

Radiofrequency Microneedling

It’s not the microneedling you’re thinking of. Radiofrequency microneedling is more like a stamp than the typical microneedling pen. It is a motorized stamper that contains 37 gold plated needles.

It doesn’t destroy the epidermis and create micro tears like traditional microneedling.  It stamps the skin to create microscopic holes, and then it emits radiofrequency to tighten the layers of the skin. 

This procedure is rather quick, but you will require multiple treatments. Usually three to four, spaced four to six weeks apart.

While there is no actual recovery time for this procedure, you are not supposed to wear make-up or exercise for at least 24 hours after your treatment. This treatment can cost anywhere between $600-$1,000. 

Bottom Line

To summarize, there is no downtime needed for skin tightening treatment. However, you will need multiple treatments to see the best results and you will need to be patient.

Optimal results take time to show up. Laser skin tightening in a great option for people of any age. Even patients in their 20s can benefit from skin tightening treatment. 

Prolase Medispa 

If you want to get rid of loose, sagging skin then consider laser skin tightening treatment. This is an effective and safe way to boost your collagen production and say goodbye to loose skin. Contact Prolase Medispa today to learn more.