Laser Skin Tightening

Laser skin tightening is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses infrared light to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and lax skin. At Sthetix, we use the Cynosure Elite+ Laser to ensure an optimal outcome each and every time. The Elite+ Laser is highly-customizable and offers exceptional results when tightening skin on both the face and body.

Who is Suitable?

Cynosure Elite+ is FDA-approved for treating mild to moderate skin laxity on the face, neck, abdomen, arms, legs, and buttocks. Laser skin tightening is safe and effective for nearly all skin types and tones. Because the procedure is non-surgical, patients can achieve a more youthful-looking appearance without downtime.

Women who are pregnant or nursing are not suitable candidates for laser skin tightening. Patients who are acne-prone should talk to their dermatologist before opting for the procedure.

The Procedure & Risks


Laser skin tightening is done in-clinic and can take as little as 30-60 minutes depending on the treatment size and location. Treatments are generally comfortable thanks to the Elite+ integrated cooling systems that keeps skin temperature regulated throughout. Your skilled aesthetician will use the Elite+ handpiece to deliver short bursts of pulsed infrared wavelengths to the treatment site.

Cynosure Elite+ effectively heats collagen under the skin’s surface causing it to contract and tighten. The procedure also self-starts the body’s natural healing process which helps boost new collagen and elastin production for long-term results.


There are very few risks associated with minimally-invasive laser skin tightening. Side effects are temporary but may include skin sensitivity, redness, or swelling. In rare cases, some patients may experience changes in skin colour, bruising, or blistering.

Results & Recovery


Initial results can be seen almost immediately. Skin will appear firmer and feel smoother. Over the course of several months, you’ll notice a gradual reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Laser skin tightening produces long-lasting results with collagen enhancement lasting up to 1-year.

While mild signs of ageing can be addressed with just one treatment, most patients need 2-3 sessions to get the results they want. Maintenance treatments can safely be done as needed to prolong the outcome of your Elite+ procedure.


Skin tightening with the Cynosure Elite+ Laser is minimally-invasive and doesn’t require any time for recovery. The treatment is ideal for patients with busy lifestyles who need to get back to their routine as quickly as possible. Immediately following treatment, you may feel a warming sensation, redness, or minor swelling. These side effects typically subside within several hours.


When Can I Go Back to Work?

You can head back to work immediately following your Cynosure Elite+ laser treatment with minimal restrictions.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

In most cases, treatment takes anywhere from 30-minutes to 1-hour. We ask that you prepare to be in the clinic at least 90-minutes for the application of a topical numbing cream.

How Long Before I See Results?

Most patients report smoother, firmer skin right away. Optimal results may be seen several months post-treatment.

Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about Laser Skin Tightening at Sthetix? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at 0151 317 9251. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester.