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Skin Tightening Treatments

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Aging is a part of life, and as we age, our skin loses its elasticity. In addition, collagen production levels decrease over time. National Laser Institute offers a variety of skin tightening treatments to achieve your desired look.

PDO Threads

How does it work?

PDO (polydioxanone) threads use hypodermic needles to place a support system beneath the skin. Synthetic sutures are used to support the skin in place. As a result, the injected PDO threads grasp onto loose skin to reposition and elevate. Moreover, these sutures are absorbable.

They will last for 4-6 weeks under the skin. Due to cellular rejuvenation, you will experience long lasting results even after the sutures absorb. As a result, this is an excellent one of many skin tightening treatments.

What other benefits are there to PDO threads?

  • They are non-surgical.
  • It lifts skin on the face, neck, and jaw.
  • They will give you the perfect “V” shape to your face.
  • It also fills hollow spaces on the face.
  • It can be used on the cheeks, chin, and stomach.
  • PDO threads remove “crow’s feet.”
  • They fix prominent nasolabial folds.


Botox injections are another one of many skin tightening treatments NLI offers. Generally, Botox is not considered a skin tightening treatment, per se, but it does produce skin tightening effects. For example, a Botox treatment on your eyebrows will lift and tighten the area.

In addition, Botox on the jaw muscle can tighten and thin out your appearance. As a result, you are left with a more “V” shaped face. Even more so, Botox can stretch out and remove the appearance of “crow’s feet” by tightening your skin.

Lastly, Botox on the corners of the mouth will lift the sagging skin and tighten it. With this in mind, Botox injections will leave you with a more youthful look.

Parts of the body you can get Botox injections

  • Eyebrows
  • Forehead
  • “Bunny lines”
  • Frown lines
  • Both upper and lower lips
  • Jawline
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Neck

IPL Photofacial as One of Many Skin Tightening Treatments

An IPL Photofacial boasts many benefits, including tightening your skin. This treatment can be used on your face, neck, and chest. In addition, it can also be applied to the arms and back.

How does it work?

Firstly, an IPL Photofacial uses light energy to target deep into the layers of the skin. Then, it creates tiny chasms within the skin. In these chasms, the body’s healing response is activated. Thus, this signals the body to increase collagen and elastin production. As a result, your skin will have a tighter, more youthful appearance.

What else does an IPL Photofacial treat?

  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea
  • Acne Scarring
  • Scars
  • Brown/Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Melasma
  • Enlarged pores

Microneedling with PRP

A Microneedling with PRP treatment can help with the elasticity of your skin. The benefits of using both microneedling and PRP, protein rich plasma, is extensive.

Before the procedure, your nurse will draw a small amount of blood from you. Then, they will spin it down in a centrifuge to extract the plasma. Once this process is done, you are able to get started.

How does Microneedling with PRP work?

Firstly, Microneedling uses tiny needles to create microscopic injuries to the skin. As a result, this boosts collagen and elastin production. The microscopic channels this treatment creates allows the protein rich plasma to absorb into the dermis. This further stimulates collagen and elastin production. As a result, your skin is tighter and firmer.

This procedure can be performed on the face or neck. In addition microneedling with PRP can be used on the chest or on stretch marks.
What are the other benefits?

  • Treats melasma
  • Diminishes signs of photoaging
  • Smooths out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treats acne scarring or pitting
  • Improves texture
  • Reduces appearance of stretch marks

Profractional Laser

A Profractional Laser treatment offers many benefits, such a tightening your skin. In addition, it improves overall tone.

How does a Profractional Laser work?

The Profractional Laser produces noticeable improvements in the skins elasticity. Firstly, it creates tiny channels deep within the layers of the skin. As a result, the body’s healing response is activated. Then, the body responds by increasing the production of collagen and elastin. Hence, more collagen and elastin will create a tightening effect.

What are some of the other benefits of this treatment?

  • Smooths out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Gets rid of scarring
  • Produces an overall brighter, more youthful appearance
  • Reduces the effects of sun damage

1540 Fractional Laser

This is another one of many skin tightening treatments offered at NLI. A 1540 Fractional Laser treatment will tighten up any loose skin. As a result, it improves the overall tone and texture of your skin.

How does a 1540 Fractional Laser treatment work?

The 1540 Fractional Laser combines the effectiveness of an ablative laser with the reduced downtime of a non-ablative laser. In addition, this laser has an advanced cooling system to protect the surface layers of your skin.

Firstly, the laser creates microscopic channels within the skin. Again, these activate the body’s healing response. As a result, it stimulates collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are essential for improving the skin’s overall appearance.

What are some of the other benefits?

  • Improves acne or other scarring
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treats melasma
  • Gets rid of age/dark spots


Kybella injections are another on of the skin tightening treatments offered at National Laser Institute.

How do Kybella injections work?

Injections of Kybella use a naturally occurring substance in the body called deoxycholic acid. This specific substance supports fat absorption. As a result, Kybella injection treatment will help lift and tighten loose skin around the neck.


Another one of the skin tightening treatments offered is VelaShape. This process will tighten up your skin and even out the texture as well.

How does VelaShape work?

VelaShape combines bi-polar radiofrequency technology and massage techniques. In addition, it uses the effects of heat deep into the layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Overall, the whole process boosts your metabolism.

This skin tightening treatment can address areas such as the thighs, stomach, back, and more!

What are some other benefits of VelaShape?

  • Reduces fat
  • Reshapes areas with cellulite

Schedule a complimentary consultation. You will be paired up with one of our expert laser technicians. From there, you will  be able to discuss your skin care goals. With this in mind, your technician will create a perfectly customized plan for you!


Interested in learning more about cosmetic injections or laser services? We offer your choice of virtual consultation from the comfort of your home or in person complimentary consults. Click here to schedule yours.

Louis Silberman- CEO