Laser Skin Tightening

Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
for NYC, Manhattan & Worldwide


If you are unhappy with loose or wrinkled skin, laser skin tightening may be able to help. By stimulating your body's natural healing processes, laser skin tightening can rejuvenate your face, arms, and other areas of loose, excess skin without surgery. There are many different types of laser skin tightening that allow you to get the results you desire in a way that fits into your lifestyle.

At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we offer many different types of laser skin tightening to ensure we can find the right one for you. This page provides some background information on the different types of laser skin tightening, but for personal recommendations about which type is right for you, please call (212) 688-5882 today to schedule a consultation at our central Manhattan location.

How Laser Skin Tightening Works

Young, elastic skin depends on high amounts of structural proteins such as collagen and elastin. These proteins help your skin resist permanent changes such as stretching, folding, or wrinkling. As we age, our bodies produce less of these structural proteins, making our skin more prone to show signs of age, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Laser skin tightening stimulates your body to produce more structural proteins, primarily collagen, to restore your skin's natural elasticity. It does this by creating a slight thermal injury in your skin that stimulates the skin's healing response, resulting in firmer, tighter skin.

This is part of what makes SmartLipo so unique: it not only removes fat, but stimulates skin tightening at the same time to give better-looking results.

Two Types: Ablative vs. Non-Ablative Laser Skin Tightening

The first types of laser skin tightening worked by removing some of your skin, what is called an ablative process. Similar to an exfoliation treatment, the goal is to remove the outer dead and dull layers of skin and stimulate the skin that remains to heal itself. In the process your skin produces more collagen that results in firmer, smoother skin. This is also called laser skin resurfacing, and is commonly used to treat age spots and sun damage in addition to loose skin.

We also now have the option to use non-ablative skin tightening methods that work not by removing the outer layers of skin, but by targeting the inner layers of skin. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we use two radiofrequency devices for nonablative skin tightening. Although not technically "lasers," they are often described this way and achieve similar results. Using precisely controlled radiofrequency fields that can pass through skin, these devices can target the dermis, the deeper layer of skin where healing takes place, without removing the skin on the surface.

These two different types of laser skin tightening allow us to customize your procedure to ensure you get the results you are looking for in a way that suits your lifestyle.

Why Choose JUVA Skin & Laser Center

At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we have several of the most advanced technologies for providing ablative and non-ablative laser skin tightening, but our laser technology is only part of what makes us a pioneering laser dermatology center. Our doctors and staff have extensive training and experience in performing laser skin tightening. Our judgment in recommending procedures that work and properly performing them to give you maximum results with minimum side effects sets us apart.

To learn more about what makes JUVA Skin & Laser Center special, please call (212) 688-5882 today or contact us online to schedule your consultation.