Laser Skin Tightening
Lasers are used to solve a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including skin that has lost its firm, elastic quality. If you are bothered by loose, sagging skin on your face or body, laser skin tightening can help you reclaim smoother, firmer skin and a more youthful appearance. The minimally invasive treatment produces rapid results without the side effects or recovery associated with a surgical procedure.
During treatment, laser energy is directed at selected areas of loose, wrinkled skin. Working slowly, the treatment handpiece moves over the area, delivering pulses of light to the deep layers of the skin without damaging the outer layer of skin. The heat from the laser induces the body’s natural wound healing response and triggers the growth of new collagen, a protein essential to healthy, elastic skin. In the weeks and months following laser treatment, the body’s collagen supply increases and the targeted skin gradually takes on a smoother and firmer appearance.
Who Can Benefit from Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening may be of benefit to you if you are concerned about skin that has lost elasticity due to the natural effects of aging, weight loss or a previous operation.
Laser treatment is most effective for cases of mild to moderate skin laxity. If you have very loose skin, you may require surgical correction to achieve the best-looking outcome.
Advantages of Laser Skin Tightening
- Non-invasive procedure – does not require anesthesia or incisions
- Can be performed in an office setting
- Little to no discomfort during treatment
- Little to no recovery downtime or interruption of your normal routine
- Rapid, long-lasting results
- No scarring
- Low risk of adverse reactions when performed by an experienced provider
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Skin Tightening
How does laser skin tightening work?
Laser skin tightening activates your body’s wound healing response and stimulates the production of fresh collagen for smoother, firmer skin.
Does laser skin tightening hurt?
Laser skin tightening does not cause significant discomfort. You may feel the mild heat of the laser alternated with cooling blasts of air from the treatment handpiece.
Are there any side effects after treatment?
Your skin may be slightly red or swollen for a few days after treatment. When performed by a qualified provider, serious side effects are rare.
How many treatments will I need?
You might see visible benefits from one treatment. However, multiple sessions are normally recommended to achieve the desired results.
When will I see results from laser skin tightening?
You will see continual improvement in the treated area in the weeks and months following treatment.
How can I determine whether I am a candidate for laser skin tightening?
You may be a suitable candidate for laser skin tightening if you are in good health, not pregnant or nursing and have reasonable expectations of treatment.
The best way to find out whether laser skin tightening is right for you is to consult with a qualified provider like Dr. Jill Hazen and the team at Hazen Plastic Surgery. To request an appointment with our team, please call 609.921.7747 or send our team an email today.