The short answer is yes but patient selection and certain conditions are extremely important.
Any non invasive Skin Tightening technology, Near Infrared Light, Laser Technology, Accent, Thermage, Titan and Refirm are all trying to do the same thing: Heat up the Dermis to remodel and stimulate collagen production. There are primarily three technologies: electrical, light, and ultrasound that do this. The important piece of info is that none of these technologies replace surgery with regards to lifting or tightening. They are meant for patients generally younger that have a small amount of skin laxity. They are not meant for patients with a sagging face or neck that would need a surgical lift or possibly liposuction of the neck. This is the type of technology that one would seek if they need a mild to moderate correction that doesn’t want to undergo surgery and potential surgical complications.
Anyone who expects dramatic skin tightening is going to be disappointed. However, there are laser technologies that will tighten and “lift” the skin over the face…. for example .. a Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing, but you wouldn’t do this procedure as a stand alone treatment for skin tightening. You do Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing to correct: Brown spots, mottling of the skin, sun damage, fines lines and acne scarring. Skin Tightening is as a byproduct of this procedure by remodeling of collagen. This could also be done for the areas around the eye (periorbital area). See my blog on Eye Rejuvenation …no knife techniques for more info.
We’ve tried multiple technologies in our office and have been “under whelmed” by different company reps that tout “their machine is the best” mentality but what it comes down to is: choose the proper patient scenario and the patient wanting mild to moderate correction without undergoing surgery.