Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging of the skin are some of the most common signs of aging, and they are virtually unavoidable. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, and it loses some of its natural elasticity. While face lifts and other surgical procedures are highly effective in tightening the skin, they are not for everyone. For those who are looking for a safe and highly effective alternative, non-invasive laser skin tightening is a good choice.
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening is a cosmetic procedure in which hand held laser devices are used to heat targeted areas of the face and neck. The laser heats the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin. This results in the reduction of fine lines and. At Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery, we have several laser systems to choose from, including Genesis, Accent and the Syneron Elos system. Our staff will help you choose the option that best suits your needs.
How is Laser Skin Tightening Performed?
Laser skin tightening is performed in your doctor’s office on an outpatient basis. There generally is no need for anesthesia. Your face is cleansed thoroughly to remove any makeup or debris. One of our technicians will apply a cooling gel to the area being treated. Your doctor will use a hand held device to deliver bursts of laser energy or pulsed light to problem areas. The cooling gel will keep the surrounding tissue cool during your treatment and prevent discomfort. The entire session usually takes less than an hour. To see full results, you may need four to five treatments performed three to four weeks apart.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Skin Tightening?
Because laser skin tightening treatments are minimally invasive, they are tolerated well by most people. The procedure is appropriate for individuals of all skin types and tones. As long as you are in generally good health and your skin is in mostly good condition, you are probably a good candidate for laser skin tightening. Because there are numerous systems available, it is almost always possible to find one that will suit your specific needs.
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Recovery from Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening procedures require no downtime. A technician will apply a post-treatment cream to your skin following your treatment, and you will be able to immediately resume most of your normal activities. You will need to protect your skin from the sun for a few weeks following the procedure, and you may experience mild redness in the treated area.