Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical procedure that uses a laser to heat the collagen underneath the skin. The heat causes the collagen to contract and thus tightens the skin; it also stimulates the production of new collagen. This treatment has been approved by the FDA to treat wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin.
Laser skin tightening can be performed just about anywhere on the body. Although it is most commonly done on the face, it can also be done on the buttocks, abdomen, neck, arms and legs.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
The specialist will first give the patient protective eyewear. Most patients will not need an anesthetic. Many say the laser feels like a snapping rubber band.
Laser skin tightening is an outpatient procedure that is performed in our office. The medical professional will use a special device that emits the laser in short pulses.
Most patients need to undergo two or three treatments, each a month apart, to get the best results. It takes three to six months after the first treatment for the new collagen to finish growing and for the patient to see the complete results.
The average session lasts 30 to 60 minutes. Most patients can resume their usual schedule immediately after treatment.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Tightening?
The best candidates are men and women in good overall health. Laser skin tightening can work for all skin colors and types. People with a lot of sagging skin may get better results if they combine the treatment with another procedure. Good candidates also have realistic expectations regarding what the treatment can do for them.
What is the Difference Between Laser Skin Tightening and Laser Skin Resurfacing?
While both of these procedures are used to rejuvenate the skin, laser skin resurfacing is more likely to cause side effects like scarring or discoloration. As such, laser skin tightening is considered to be a safer, less invasive procedure.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you have been looking for a non-surgical way to rejuvenate your skin, set up a consultation at About Face Anti-Aging Institute to learn more about laser skin tightening. This treatment has helped many of our patients achieve incredible, long-lasting results. Our office is located in Harker Heights, and we proudly serve the Killeen, Central Texas and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to get all the facts about laser skin tightening.