Laser skin tightening is an FDA-approved method for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. This process promotes the development of further collagen and is among the few natural ways to tighten up the facial skin. While laser skin tightening results may not be as dramatic as those of a facelift, patients enjoy moderate results with no downtime. To learn more, contact us at Derm.ca Dermatology & Esthetics in Calgary.
What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin. It works by heating collagen, a protein responsible for the skin’s strength, under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract. Skin tightening treatment also encourages the growth of new collagen in the treated areas and promotes the absorption of more collagen from surrounding, untreated areas. The effects continue to improve over the next few months following the treatment as the skin’s natural stores of collagen are gradually replenished.
What to Expect
Before a session, the patient will remove all makeup, oils, and substances from the skin. Then our practitioner will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the area to be treated and supply the patient with protective eyewear. Because of the nature of laser skin tightening treatment, no anesthetic should be needed.
During a laser skin tightening treatment session, our practitioner uses a handpiece to apply brief pulses of laser energy to the skin. A continuous burst of cool air from the laser will ensure your comfort. Most laser skin tightening systems require the practitioner to go over the target area three times for best results. Sessions normally last from 30 minutes to one hour depending on the size and location of the area to be treated.
With the regeneration of natural collagen, patients notice results immediately after the treatment, but most skin tightening occurs over the next few months. Optimal results usually require two or three treatments about a month apart. An added benefit is that it is safe and effective for restoring a more firm, youthful appearance to the skin.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Laser skin tightening is appropriate for men and women of all skin types and skin tones, who wish to achieve dramatic results without painful surgery and lengthy recovery times. The most successful candidates experience permanent results as the collagen under their skin is regenerated, producing a more youthful complexion. Using advanced laser technology, the collagen beneath the surface of the skin is heated, causing it to constrict, thus tightening loose facial skin and giving the appearance of firm, youthful skin with less fine lines and wrinkles.
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