Will a laser work for loose skin on the abdomen?
Good for you for getting back into shape!! It’s hard, isn’t it.
Well……..it depends on which type of laser and how loose the skin is. If it’s more like a stretch mark around your belly button, then multiple Fraxel treatments should help but you may need 5-10 treatments and it won’t be perfect still. Fractionated carbon dioxide (like the DOT) may be a good option if you are a lighter skin type. Stick with the Fraxel if you are hispanic, asian or african american -it will be safer. Don’t waste you time and money on an IPL or YAG for this and although I think Thermage (or other radiofrequency devices) work well on the face for many, I don’t think the body tips work well at all. So, I’d stay away from those. Hope this helps! Dr. I