Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening is a safe, noninvasive procedure that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging while tightening and lifting the skin for an overall younger and fuller appearance. This treatment can be used to treat all areas of the face and body, and is most commonly performed on the cheeks and neck.
Many patients choose laser skin tightening for its slimming, firming effects that can be achieved using much less invasive means than procedures such as facelifts or neck lifts. Some patients seeking body tightening may choose to undergo laser skin tightening as an alternative to more invasive procedures such as liposuction or tummy tuck, as laser treatment offers noticeable results with significantly less pain and recovery time.
How Skin Tightening Works
The advanced laser used during the laser skin tightening procedure heats the underlying layers of skin in order to stimulate collagen production and cause the skin to contract (tighten). The result is a significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity and other signs of aging, leaving skin that is full and younger-looking.
With its unique built-in cooling technology, the skin tightening system is able to provide effective results without damaging the surface of the skin. Patients are able to achieve noticeable results that derive from the body’s natural abilities.
Skin Tightening Procedure
During the skin tightening procedure, the infrared laser energy is delivered into the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate the overall appearance of the area. Each laser pulse lasts for five to seven seconds and causes the skin structure to contract in response to the heat. The skin is cooled before, during and after each light pulse to minimize discomfort and damage to the area.
Nearly any patient seeking fuller, tighter skin can benefit from laser skin tightening as a safe, noninvasive and effective procedure. The laser skin tightening procedure can be fully customized to help each patient receive the best possible results, depending on the skin condition, size and location of the targeted area and the strength of the laser exposure.
Results and Recovery of Skin Tightening
After laser skin tightening, patients may experience mild redness, warmth and swelling in the treated area for 24-48 hours. You will likely be able to return to work and other regular activities right away, as the healing process from this treatment is very quick and does not involve any serious side effects.
Most patients can achieve their desired results after four to six treatment sessions spaced approximately three weeks apart. Significant improvements will be noticeable before treatment is completed. In fact, most patients notice changes to the tone and overall condition of their skin immediately after treatment. Results continue to improve over time and can be maintained through regular touch-up treatments and a healthy skin care regime.
Safety of Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening is considered safe for patients of all skin types, as it does not involve any burning or breaking of the skin. Patients can resume their regular activities shortly after this noninvasive treatment with only a minimal risk of rare complications.
Dr. Felderman will determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for this procedure based on a thorough evaluation of your condition. You will be provided with specific post-operative instructions to protect your skin after treatment and reduce the risk of complications.
To learn more about Skin Tightening performed at Felderman Dermatology, please call us today to schedule an appointment.