New technology from Sciton makes skin tightening possible. Of course it does not take the place of a face, neck lift or a tummy tuck but it does work for early loose skin. The treatment is derived from thermolysis which heats up the dermal skin while cooling the surface. This provides comfort and safety to the patient. There is no downtime. A series of 2-3 treatments is typical, usually a month apart. It can be combined with other procedures. Full results often require up to 4 months so that collagen can build up and strengthen the skin. Areas that can be treated are face, neck, abdomen, and even arms. No specific after care is needed. You should always use sunscreen though. This is a nice technique if you are not quite ready for more extensive work.