Laser Skin Tightening
What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is a safe, non-surgical, skin rejuvenation procedure that tightens the skin and reverses the signs of aging. Patients can receive treatment on their face and body, but most commonly choose the face and neck. By stimulating natural collagen production, laser skin tightening minimizes wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.
Advantages of Skin Rejuvenation
Depending on the area that needs to be treated, laser skin rejuvenation has a number of advantages over other resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Additionally, many patients choose laser skin tightening because it is not invasive. In contrast to surgical procedures, such as a neck lift or facelift, laser treatments do not require a recovery time. During your consultation, our team will determine which type of laser and rejuvenation option will work best for your ideal results.
Laser Skin Tightening Treatment
Dr. Colvin, Medical Director and founder of Skin Medical Spa, performs laser skin tightening in our office. First, he applies an anesthetic cream to the treatment area. This will minimize discomfort for the patient. During the skin tightening treatment, the handheld laser will distribute heat below the skin causing collagen contraction. Through continuous cooling, the laser also preserves the outer layer of skin.
This process stimulates long-term collagen rebuilding, leaving you with younger-looking skin. The procedure tones, lifts, and tightens skin on the face, fine lip lines, and crows feet. Additionally, it can treat lax, loose or sagging skin throughout the body, including the neck, abdomen, thighs, and arms. Patients can expect each laser skin tightening session to take about 30 minutes to an hour.
How many Laser Treatments will I need?
At Skin Medical Spa, our patients often need more than one laser treatment to achieve their ideal results. In most cases, patients have up to 6 treatments that are scheduled one month apart. The best results are seen after the 6 treatments are completed, however, some patients may see results sooner.
Side Effects of Laser Skin Tightening
Patients typically only experience mild side effects after skin tightening treatment. The pain can be managed by over the counter medication and is temporary. These side effects can include:
- Changes in skin color
- Skin sensitivity
Laser Skin Tightening Results
The results for laser skin tightening treatments are not immediate and can take a few months to appear. The result of the skin tightening treatment is a more youthful, fresh complexion with long-lasting, tighter skin without surgery or recovery time. In some cases, laser skin tightening results can last up to 2 years.