Laser skin tightening or collagen rejuvenation is a minimally invasive, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source (a laser) to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract. Facial skin tightening is noticeable immediately after the treatment, and there is no downtime, making this an increasingly popular procedure. Less invasive than surgery, laser skin tightening is a virtually pain-free procedure that produces lasting results. Additional skin tightening occurs over the next few months, but optimal results usually require one-month intervals of three to five treatments.
Maintenance is recommended every six months to one year following treatment.
BENEFITS OF LASER SKIN TIGHTENING:
One of the greatest benefits of laser skin tightening is the minimal amount of risk associated with the procedure.
Laser skin tightening offers many of the same results as plastic surgery without the lengthy recovery time. Patients experience tightening of loose skin, with fewer wrinkles in the treated area and a firmer, healthier-looking complexion.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY TREATMENT?
Laser heats up the collagen proteins to specific temperatures, creating a natural biological reaction that causes the collagen to contract and thicken. The result is the beginning of tighter, smoother skin. In addition to the initial thickening of collagen, the body responds in another way to the heating of the collagen fibers. When the skin is wounded, its natural response is to heal the wound by creating new collagen. This creation of new collagen produces results such as the immediate tightening of the skin. It also adds to long-term effects.