As we age, we start to see how our body is losing the battle against the elements and gravity. One of the primary signs of aging is a loss of facial volume. As our face loses volume, our skin goes from being tight and plump to being limp and saggy. Loose skin leads to wrinkles. Loose skin causes a person to look older. For this reason, many people are excited about procedures that allow them to tighten their skin and improve their appearance.
Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical procedure. It is non-invasive in that it uses laser light to tighten the skin. The tightening process happens because the laser heats the collagen under the skin’s surface. As a result, the skin will tighten.
Unlike some non-surgical cosmetic procedures that require multiple visits and weeks of waiting before the results are seen, laser skin tightening often produces immediate results. The procedure usually does not leave the patient with much downtime.
The initial skin tightening happens in the moments after the procedure. However, a patient is going to notice that their skin will continually get tight over the next few months. Some patients may opt to have a series of treatments with the goal of achieving optimum results. It all depends on the unique situation.
Laser skin tightening is very safe. In fact, the FDA has reviewed and approved the use of lasers as a method of addressing wrinkles, removing fine lines and improving the laxity of the skin.
It’s good to understand that although the results from a laser skin tightening procedure can be dramatic, they are not the same as what a person gets from a surgical lift. That being said, using lasers to tighten your skin can leave you with noticeable results, minimal to no downtime, zero surgery and no medical complications.
While the vast majority of people use lasers to tighten the skin on their face, this therapy can be used on most any part of the body, including the neck, abdomen, legs and back. One of the nice things about laser skin tightening is that it makes your body want to grow new collagen. The more collagen your body creates and the more collagen your skin absorbs, the healthier and more natural your skin is going to look.
Once the process has started, your body will continue to produce increased amounts of collagen for months. As long as your body is doing this, your skin is going to look healthier, and it is going to look more attractive.
The entire procedure is going to take place in our office. During the treatment, the technician is going to use a special device that will administer brief pulses of laser light to your skin. You can expect your session to last from between 10 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area you want treated.
During a consultation at Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables, you can learn about a variety of our cosmetic services, including CoolSculpting®, laser skin resurfacing and laser skin tightening, in order to determine which treatment is best for addressing your concerns. Our office is located in Coral Gables. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.