The Art of Laser Skin Tightening

One of the greatest downfalls to aging is losing your once youthful glow and tight skin. Although you may have traded your youthful appearance for years of experience and maybe some added wisdom along the way, don’t let your loose skin get you down. With laser skin tightening treatments, you can get your tighter and more youthful looking appearance back in no time. Read on to learn more.

What is laser skin tightening and how does it work?

skin tighteningLaser skin tightening uses a high intensity laser beam that is designed to target certain areas of your skin in order to heat the cells up. As the cells heat up, the production of collagen is increased which in turn gives you a tighter, more youthful looking complexion. During the procedure itself, patients will be stripped of any makeup, moisturizers, or lotions in order for the doctor to have direct access to the skin. A topical numbing cream may be applied in order to help ease some of the discomfort involved during the procedure. Related to the flicking of rubber bands, laser skin tightening is a bit uncomfortable but completely manageable.

What is recovery from laser skin tightening like?
One of the best parts about laser skin tightening is that recovery is minimal and you can actually go back to your daily routine that very same day. However, because your skin will be a little more sensitive than normal, it is recommended that patients avoid sun exposure or exposure to tanning beds for at least two weeks after the procedure— this will prevent any further skin damage or adverse side effects like blistering or extreme skin sensitivity.

How long are results?
Depending on factors such as your age, the areas of your skin being targeted, and your exposure to the sun, laser skin tightening can last for years.

How many treatments will I need?
Just as with most cosmetic procedures, in order for you to get the best results possible, the experts at Fix Laser & Skin Center recommend that the average patient receive around six treatments total.

To learn more about laser skin tightening or to schedule an appointment with our one of our skin tightening professionals, contact our office today!