Laser skin tightening is a noninvasive procedure designed to reverse signs of aging on the skin. It can be used on all areas of the face and body, but is typically used on the face and neck. It works by heating the underlying layers of skin to stimulate collagen production, which, in turn, causes the skin to look fuller and tighter. Wrinkles, fine lines, lax skin and other signs of aging are minimized, and skin looks healthier and more youthful.
The Elite iQ device offers quick, easy and personalized laser hair treatments using smart technology. The Elite iQ device is equipped with the FDA-cleared Skintel melanin reader. The Skintel device is equipped with technology that reads your precise skin type, so we can safely treat all skin types and areas of the body including under arms, legs, bikini area and back – making the Elite iQ device the perfect hair removal solution for men and women.
Laser Skin Tightening Procedure
Laser skin tightening is an in-office procedure usually performed by a dermatologist. A session begins with an anesthetic cream being applied to the areas of skin being treated; this minimizes discomfort caused by the laser. Protective eyewear is also supplied. During the actual treatment, a handpiece, which emits cool air to also help reduce discomfort, is used to apply short pulses of laser energy to the skin. The heat from the laser stimulates collagen production, which then contracts and tightens the skin.
Depending upon the size of the treatment area, sessions typically take 30 minutes to an hour. For best results, 2 or 3 treatment sessions, spaced about 1 month apart, are usually recommended. Many patients see improvement to the overall condition of their skin immediately after being treated, and skin continues to improve over the next few months as collagen production increases. In some cases, the results of laser skin tightening last for 2 years.
Elite iQ FAQ
The Elite iQ device can be safely used on all skin types and anywhere on the body including face, back, chest, arms, underarms, bikini area and legs. Talk with your provider to discuss if you are a candidate for Elite iQ treatments.
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in hair thickness and the amount of hair in the area treated.* Since hair removal treatments only targets hair in the active phase of growth, multiple treatments are often needed for complete removal. Speak to your provider for a consultation to discuss treatment areas and number of treatments required.
*Individual results vary
Since the Elite iQ device is equipped with the Skintel melanin reader technology, which reads your specific skin type and adjusts treatment setting accordingly, you will benefit from a customized treatment perfectly matched to your skin!
The number of treatments and their durations will vary depending on the size of the area being treated. Each session typically takes less than 30 minutes. Speak to your provider for a consultation to discuss your target areas and the number of sessions required.
Advantages of Laser Skin Tightening
Because it is not invasive, many people choose to undergo laser skin tightening rather than facelifts, neck lifts, liposuction or "tummy tucks," all of which are surgical procedures that require recovery time. After a laser skin tightening session, patients can resume their regular activities immediately.