Laser skin tightening is a good option when looking to firm and rejuvenate the skin. It can shave years from your appearance by decreasing the number of wrinkles and smoothing the skin’s surface.
The method is popular for good reason. You don’t have to go under the knife to see results. It is 2017 so “laser” is not a new term in the beauty industry anymore.
How Laser Skin Tightening Works
Using light-based energy, the cosmetic laser equipment targets the deeper or dermal layer of skin. It heats the skin cells which react by contracting, making the skin tighter. It also melts collagen already in the skin, making the skin appear smoother. The skin then goes into repair mode, producing fresh collagen and elastins. Thin skin plumps and thickens from the infusion of these essential ingredients.
By leaving the epidermal layer or surface of skin intact, it does not leave the body open to infections and imposes far less risk. After the procedure, clients can return to their regular activities or work.
Where To Find A Clinic
With so many medical devices for sale at affordable prices, more clinics and spas have been able to keep up with consumer demand for laser treatments. There should be a clinic within the local area near you. Look for one with a great reputation by researching reviews. Reviews don’t lie. I like when people include before and after pics as well. Speak with your primary care physician or dermatologist to see who they recommend.
What Results Can Be Expected
The tightening of the skin is immediately noticeable since it contracts during treatment. Clients will also see smoother skin right after treatment. However, the full extent of the results takes a while since collagen production will continue for several months afterwards. Some clients choose to undergo several sessions to continue improvements in their skin, though they should wait a few months before proceeding with the next one. The results should last for a couple years. I’ll take that over a Joan Rivers special any day.
Do Laser Skin Tightening Treatments Hurt?
This is a common question when considering laser treatments. A couple decades ago, when these treatments were still new, the sensation of a laser procedure being applied was compared to the snapping of rubber bands on the skin. With improvements in the technique and devices, it no longer should feel painful. For those with a low pain tolerance, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin before starting the procedure. Most of the new laser models include a cooling device so the surface layer of skin remains cool during treatment. After the procedure is performed, an ice pack may be applied to the skin if it feels overly warm. My sister works at a laser center and she tightened the skin on my stomach after having Dante. It was not painful at all, just warm.
What Parts Of The Body Can Be Treated
All areas of the body may be treated using the laser skin tightening procedure. The face and neck are common treatment areas. After childbirth, many women seek tightening in their abdomen, buttocks, arms, and legs. Many people choose to try laser skin tightening for moderate sagging and wrinkles in the hopes of avoiding harsh procedures like plastic surgery. Keep in mind that some wrinkles and sagging require surgery due to their severity.
Have you ever gotten laser treatment? What was your experience like?