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Laser skin tightening

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Laser skin tightening is considered as the alternative of surgical face lift for loose sagging skin. It is a non-surgical process.

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Why should I be aware of this?

Most of us are concerned about sagging skin and want to do something about it. Sagging skin can occur as a result of

Of the available medical procedures to address sagging skin, laser skin tightening is minimally invasive. It is suitable for both men and women for all skin tones and skin types who desire to have excellent results without invasive method and prolonged recovery period.

A number of people who have undergone laser skin tightening have reported permanent results as the collagen under the surface of the skin is renewed.

How does this affect me?

Benefits

  • Skin tightening is less invasive than other rejuvenating procedures, such as face lift and body lift procedures.
  • It produces dramatically firmer skin
  • It can be used on any area of the body.
  • There is a reduced risk of side effects
  • The recovery time after the procedure is completed is short.
  • Facial skin tightening is noticeable immediately after the treatment

Possible adverse effects

  • Laser skin tightening procedure may include redness and swelling, though it should recede within a couple of days.
  • In rare cases, patients experience bruising and blistering.
  • Some patients experience changes in pigmentation of treated areas.

All about laser skin tightening

Laser skin tightening uses an infrared light source to tighten the skin. It does so by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract (tighten). The effectiveness of laser skin tightening is dependent on

  • Patient's skin type
  • Rejuvenation goals
  • Recovery time priorities
  • Threshold for complications
  • Aesthetic expectations.
  • Physician's experience and familiarity with a particular rejuvenation modality.

An ideal rejuvenation modality induces an improvement in the skin without causing injury to the epidermis.

Who can go for laser skin tightening?

  • Men and women between ages 30 and 60 are ideal candidates for laser skin tightening procedures.
  • People of all skin types and skin tones can go for it.
  • Patients with extreme skin laxity might consider combining another surgery, such as a face lift, with skin tightening to remove excess skin while diminishing surface wrinkles and rejuvenating the firmness of their healthy complexions.

Some additional information related to the treatment

  • During the treatment, patients may feel a gradual warming sensation at the treatment area, and brief discomfort.
  • Most patients notice slight changes in the tone and condition of their skin immediately following a skin tightening treatment.
  • Typically, new collagen growth takes from 90 to 180 days after the initial treatment, at which time patients enjoy a dramatically rejuvenated appearance.
  • While patients see noticeable decreases in skin laxity after their first laser skin tightening session, most skin tightening experts recommend up to six treatments, depending on the patient’s desired results and the area to be treated.
  • Treatments are generally spaced roughly three weeks apart.

Caution

  • Patients prone to herpes breakouts or people who have skin cancers should consult their doctors about additional medical considerations.
  • Pregnant women should not receive laser skin tightening treatments.
  • Patients who scar easily and develop keloids, and people using acne medications should discuss the chance of adverse reactions to skin tightening with their doctor prior to the procedure.

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Laser skin tightening vs. laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin tightening often produces less immediate and dramatic changes than laser skin resurfacing, but it also poses far fewer risks, discomfort, and downtime for patients.

As against laser skin tightening, laser skin resurfacing uses lasers to remove the outer layers of skin to promote the growth of new, healthier skin. Because laser skin resurfacing actually removes the top layers of skin, it can be used to treat a broader range of cosmetic issues than laser skin tightening, such as wrinkles, age or sun spots, acne marks, and other facial scarring. The risk for unfavorable changes in pigmentation and scarring is stronger with laser skin resurfacing than with skin tightening.

See also

References

  • Laser Skin Tightening Candidates
  • Laser Skin Tightening - A Noninvasive Rejuvenation Option For Sagging Skin!
  • Nonablative Facial Skin Tightening