Tighten Up Just In Time for Summer
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
One of the hardest things about aging is losing elasticity in your skin. If you feel like your skin is starting to show your true age more and more, it may be due to a loss of collagen. So, other than hoping for a miracle in the form of younger skin, how can you get tighter skin in time for summer?
Laser Skin Tightening
One of the best ways that we can tighten your loose skin is with a procedure called laser skin tightening. During this minimally invasive treatment, laser therapy is used to heat up the lower part of the skin which is called the dermis. In fact, during this treatment, the upper part of our skin (or the epidermis) won’t be affected at all. Once the laser has penetrated the skin, it signals the body to produce more collagen. The result? Tighter skin and more elasticity.
What Does It Feel Like?
To start out, we will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the skin which will numb it. Once the skin is numb, our aesthetician will then slowly move the laser across the skin to start treatment. Although your skin will be numb at this point, some patients still say that they feel a warming sensation and a little bit of snapping as the laser moves across their skin.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The best way for us to determine just how many treatments you will need is for you to come into our office for a consultation. During your consultation, we will take a closer look at your skin and discuss the results that you want from treatment. Then from there, we will be able to give you a better idea of how many treatments you may need.
If you want to get tighter skin just in time for the summer, contact our San Francisco office and call us at 415.409.6500.
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