Laser Skin Tightening

Contact Us TodayOur skin is an amazing, all-too-often under-appreciated, organ. It protect our body from the harsh environment around us, gives us the ability to move flexibility and easily, and prevents our cells and tissues from losing water and critical nutrients. Much of the skin’s amazing power comes from a protein within the dermis (the second layer of skin) called collagen, which forms the skin’s structural network, builds the framework for blood vessels and other tissues, and enables the growth of new cells. As we age and collagen in the skin naturally decreases, this support structure weakens, the skin loses elasticity and tone, and we begin to see the formation of lines and wrinkles.

While some treatments only temporarily replace the skin’s collagen levels, laser skin tightening actually stimulates the body’s ability to produce collagen on its own, effectively forcing it to heal itself. As your body naturally produces and replenishes collagen it has lost through the aging process, the skin appears lifted, tightened, and rejuvenated. Laser skin tightening is ideal for patients who seek long-term correction of fine lines and wrinkles, but who do not have the time or inclination for extensive surgical procedures.

At Creekside Medical Spa, we offer two of the most advanced laser skin tightening workstations on the market today—the SmartSkin+ä CO2 Fractional Laser System and the Icon™ Aesthetic System—allowing our staff to design both ablative and non-ablative treatment procedures to target the loss of elasticity on the face, neck, and décolletage. In the capable hands of respected physician Dr. Daniel Cooper and his trained aesthetic team, your laser skin tightening treatment will be as safe, comfortable, and effective as possible.


For patients with severe skin damage, the SmarkSkin+ä CO2 laser system is one of the most powerful skin tightening tools available today. The SmarkSkin+ä CO2 micro-ablative laser system works by delivering pulsating beams of light at the skin to carefully and safely remove the damaged outer layer of skin. The laser is then directed into the dermis through microscopic columns of ablation across the target area, creating zones of heat that shrink the existing collagen and tighten the skin immediately. When the thermal energy from the laser passes into lower levels of the dermis, it stimulates the skin’s natural production of new collagen fibers. As new collagen is produced, the skin’s support structure becomes stronger, new cells begin to grow, and the skin tightens, eliminating wrinkles and lines and promoting youthful, radiant skin. Ablative laser skin tightening is a minimally-invasive procedure, but it does require some downtime (usually 1-2 weeks).

Patients with less skin damage or wanting less downtime may prefer a non-ablative laser treatment, available with the Icon™ Aesthetic System. With this treatment, layers of the skin are carefully and safely heated to stimulate collagen growth. The Icon™ Aesthetic System has a unique Skintel Melanin Reader™ to give the technician greater guidance and control, while the system’s Advanced Contact CoolingTM ensures a constant temperature for maximum comfort and skin protection. This treatment is gentler on the skin, carries less risk of unintended side effects, and has minimal downtime. Multiple treatment sessions are usually required to maximize results.

Laser skin tightening treatments must be as unique as our patients themselves. During your initial consultation, our experienced aesthetic team will review your medical history, carefully discuss your concerns and goals, and develop an individualized treatment program aligned with your needs, allowing you to achieve the beautiful, refreshed results you deserve!


At Creekside Medical Spa, located just outside Sacramento in Folsom, CA, our practice philosophy is premised on three key principles:

Consistently upholding the highest quality standards in patient care.
Keeping abreast of new innovations and technological developments in the field of aesthetic medicine in order to deliver cutting-edge, science-based treatments with a proven track record demonstrating their safety and efficacy.
Custom-tailoring each treatment to reflect our patients’ unique needs and aesthetic goals while correcting cosmetic concerns and subtly enhancing their natural beauty.
We understand the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly review all of your laser-based skin tightening options and procedural details so that you are relaxed and confident going into your treatment session. If you would like to learn more about any of our laser-based cosmetic enhancement services, please contact Creekside Medical Spa today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Daniel Cooper, or with one of our aesthetic RNs or licensed medical aestheticians.