Skin Tightening - Tupelo, MS Specialist – Dr. Alan Pritchard

Loose, wrinkled skin in the face and neck can make you look aged regardless of how well you care for your skin. To complement your skin maintenance routine, non-surgical skin tightening with laser treatment is a great option, especially for patients whose facial aging is not advanced enough to require surgical treatments like a facelift or neck lift.

Is Skin Tightening Right For You?

Dr. Alan Pritchard recommends non-surgical skin tightening to both men and women who have slight jowls or mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkles on their face, neck or chest. Because skin tightening involves laser treatment, patients who choose this procedure also receive the added benefit of skin rejuvenation in areas treated to primarily tighten sagging skin. It is important to remember that while laser skin tightening can improve the skin tone and firmness in any patient, it will not provide dramatic results for patients with more severe skin laxity and wrinkles. For these patients, surgical intervention is recommended.

Skin Tightening Treatment

At Plastic Surgery of North Mississippi, we offer non-surgical skin tightening with our ProFractional Laser, which was designed to encourage collagen regrowth. Dr. Pritchard may also use the Micro Laser Peel in addition to the ProFractional Laser in cases where optimal skin tightening can be achieved with a combination treatment.

During treatment, your face is cleansed and fitted with eye protection, and Dr. Pritchard adjusts the laser settings so that maximum skin tightening results are achieved. Dr. Pritchard will deliver precise ProFractional laser energy to the areas where you desire tighter skin, and the small channels of vaporized tissue created with the laser will cause your skin to tighten as it heals. The natural healing process triggered with skin tightening treatment causes your body to replenish your skin's collagen supply gradually over the next 6-12 months, and more collagen means firmer, younger-looking skin. 

Skin Tightening Side Effects

Skin tightening is a very safe procedure that, when performed properly by an experienced laser specialist like Dr. Pritchard, will result in only a few temporary side effects such as mild redness and swelling for a few days post-treatment. When laser skin tightening is performed by an unqualified technician, more serious side effects such as long-term changes in skin pigmentation can result. So, trust your face to a board-certified plastic surgeon with significant experience performing non-surgical skin tightening treatments.