Tightening Tissue and Zap the Fat

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Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD

Dr. Avram provides his clinical pearls regarding the use of lasers in tissue tightening….

The Good News, The Bad News, and Overall Conclusions….

  1. Each of the available technologies can achieve some degree of tissue tightening.
  2. They are the best alternative to surgery.
  3. They are getting better.
  4. For the most part, they are safe in skilled hands.
  5. The benefits, if any, require months to be seen.
  6. Too often, no improvement is seen clinically.
  7. It is difficult to predict who will benefit and who will not.
  8. Tissue tightening can non-invasively provide improvement of skin laxity in a safe manner.
  9. Remember that the results are unpredictable.
  10. The technologies do not approach results of a face lift.
  11. It is very important to educate patients as to the limits of these devices prior to treatment.