Skin Tightening Specialist

Highstyle Laser Center

Alma "Meli" Hill

Laser Aesthetic Specialist located in Boston, MA

Skin looseness or laxity affects everyone as you age. However, if your skin becomes loose at a younger age than your peers, you may feel like you look old, tired, or sad. To combat these issues, cosmetologist Alma “Meli” Hill offers laser and radiofrequency skin tightening treatments at Highstyle Laser Center. Call the Boston clinic or book an appointment online to start lifting and firming your skin today.

Skin Tightening

Why does my skin get less tight over time?

Skin laxity is a normal consequence of aging. But in some cases, your genetics dictate that your skin becomes loose at a young age. People who have lost a significant amount of weight also experience more skin laxity than others. This can be embarrassing and hard on your social life.

Part of the reason why you see more prominent wrinkles and eye bags with age is because your skin also becomes looser over time. As your skin produces less collagen and elastin, it loses its ability to snap back to its shape after stretching or moving. This results in sagging skin.

What are skin tightening treatments?

At Highstyle Laser Center, Meli uses noninvasive laser and radiofrequency treatments to make your skin tighter and firmer. The laser or radiofrequency energy gently heats multiple layers of your skin. The heat causes your skin to generate more collagen and elastin fibers to give your skin structure and strength. 

Using these treatments, Meli can tighten the skin on your:

  • Neck
  • Jaw
  • Chin
  • Upper arms
  • Thighs

During your consultation, you’ll discuss your skin laxity concerns with Meli. Then, she creates a treatment plan to target all of your problem areas. 

How many treatments will I need?

Meli usually recommends a series of two to six treatments depending on the severity of your skin’s laxity. You may see some difference immediately after each treatment, but the full effect is apparent between two and six months later. Keep in mind that your individual results may vary. 

Who is a candidate for skin tightening treatments?

Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments are safer and simpler than skin tightening surgeries. Therefore, many patients are candidates and can safely opt for the procedure. 

You might be a candidate if you:

  • Have mild or moderately loose skin
  • Are bothered by your skin’s laxity
  • Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Aren’t taking any medications that might interfere with your healing
  • Are generally healthy

Your consultation will touch on these and other criteria for the procedure. If you’re approved for the treatment, Meli gives you instructions for how to prepare.

Loose skin affects your appearance, but you don’t need to undergo surgery to look younger and more rested. To learn more about skin tightening treatments, call Highstyle Laser Center or book your appointment online today.