Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
As we naturally age, we begin to lose skin laxity, and we often gain weight as our metabolism slows. This can often be difficult to remedy with a healthy diet and exercise regime alone. Stubborn pockets of fat will still exist, and often no diet will help to tighten the skin.
Fortunately, there is Fotona TightSculpting™. This is a dual-wavelength laser treatment which will help to contour the body. Best of all, it is a non-surgical procedure, so there is no recovery time – you can resume your normal daily routine straight away.
There are many benefits to undergoing TightSculpting™, including:
TightSculpting™ can be performed virtually anywhere on the body where you wish to have fat pockets removed and skin laxity improved.
You will be an appropriate candidate for TightSculpting™ if you are wishing to remove fat pockets and improve your skin laxity.
You will need to be at least 18 years old to undergo this procedure.
Before undergoing TightSculpting™ you will be required to attend a consultation with one of our surgeons. They will be able to assess whether or not you are suitable for this procedure. You may be more suitable for other procedures such as liposuction, microlipo or Aqualyx.
The TightSculpting™ is a non-surgical laser treatment which is completed in two stages.
The first stage involves the use of the Nd:YAG laser pulse. This laser safely and rapidly heats the deep tissue and fat layer, which stimulates fat cell metabolism and collagen fibre constriction. This stage works to reduce fat and tighten the skin.
The second stage aims to improve skin surface laxity with the use of the Er:YAG laser pulse. This laser pulse will not only tighten the collagen fibres but also stimulates the production of new collagen. This enhances the skin elasticity and results in you having a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. During this stage, you may experience some slight discomfort, however, this stage is relatively quick, and may only take five minutes to complete.
The treatment should take around 30 minutes to complete.
You may need to have between three and eight TightSculpting™ treatments to achieve optimal results. These repeat treatments will need to be spaced at least 10 days apart.
As TightSculpting™ is a non-surgical procedure, there is virtually no downtime.
After the treatment, you may experience some redness, and it may feel like you have been sunburnt. This should subside the following day.
TightSculpting™ is a non-surgical treatment using Fatona’s dual-wavelength lasers. These are used to target fat pockets and improve skin laxity. This laser uses both Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths.
TightSculpting™ involves the use of two different lasers.
The first will work to tighten deep skin and reduce fat by stimulating the metabolism of the fat cells. The second stage aims to tighten the skin, which is done by stimulating the collagen production.
TightSculpting™ will take around 30 minutes to complete. This will vary depending on where on the body the treatment is taking place.
You may need to have up to eight treatments to achieve the best results.
These repeat treatments can be undertaken 10 days apart.
Some people may feel a slight discomfort during the second stage of the procedure. However, this stage only takes five minutes to complete.
CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells, which are then naturally disposed of by the body.
Meanwhile, TightSculpting™ uses lasers to reduce fat cells and tighten the skin, rather than just targeting the fat cells.
Yes. You will be able to undertake the second stage of the treatment, which aims to improve saggy skin.
Following treatment, you may experience redness of the skin and it may feel as if you were sunburnt. This should subside the following day.