Many people notice signs of aging when skin begins to sag around the face and neck. Laser skin tightening is an effective, safe, effective, and non-invasive way to tighten skin all over the body, making it look smoother and more youthful. Patients can enjoy a rejuvenated look when this treatment is applied to the face, neck, abdomen, arms, legs, and buttocks. Laser skin tightening is a great alternative to plastic surgery for patients with minor to moderate skin laxity.
How laser skin tightening works
Using advanced laser technology, the collagen beneath the surface of the skin is heated, causing it to constrict, thus tightening loose facial skin and giving the appearance of firm, youthful skin with less fine lines and wrinkles.
What is a laser skin tightening treatment like?
During a treatment session, brief pulses of laser energy will be applied to your skin. A continuous burst of cool air from the laser will keep the area from feeling uncomfortably hot. Most patients experience a warm sensation on the area being treated, as well as a mild sensation from the laser most commonly compared to the sensation of a rubber band being snapped against the skin.
What type of improvement will I see?
Most patients notice changes in the tone and condition of their skin immediately following a skin tightening treatment. Since the procedure is designed to stimulate the natural growth of collagen, optimal results may take up to a few months to be visible. Typically, new collagen growth takes from 90 to 180 days after the initial treatment, at which time patients will notice a more youthful appearance.
How many treatments will I need?
Patients may require several treatments, depending on the patient’s desired results and the condition of the area to be treated. Treatments are generally spaced roughly three weeks apart. After the initial series of skin tightening treatments, some patients opt for yearly “touch up” sessions to target areas most prone to wrinkles and lines.