Laser skin tightening can be a great method for those who’s skin just starting to show sagginess. It is a no-downtime procedure that is very effective in improving facial skin tone and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It also used on the neck, chest, upper arms, legs and other body areas.
In many cases it can put off the need for a more invasive procedure for many years. Lasers are for patients who are not yet ready for surgery. It also should not be confused with a facelift and it requires no downtime.
The great skin tightening procedure should stimulate new collagen production in the dermis without injuring the epidermis.
Laser systems such as Cutera Titan Laser face lift technology uses a unique light source to create a thermal profile in the dermis with the goal of tightening facial skin and stimulating collagen growth. Candela GentleYAG laser designed to stimulate dermal collagen production and regeneration of damaged skin cells.
How to prepare for the procedure
Because the treatment is relatively easy, there is only some guidance you should follow to prepare your skin for laser tightening.
Avoid direct sunlight for about 21 to 28 days. Use sun block that is at least SPF 25+. If you experience herpes, then the antiviral therapy should be applied 1 day prior to the treatment and continued for another 7 days after.
How many treatments would I you need
Doctors suggest that 4-6 treatments with 2 to 4 weeks gap usually produce a significant increase in dermal collagen, remodeling of dermal matrix components, and a resulting improvement in overall skin tone.
Laser skin tightening before and after
Laser skin tightening treatment does not stretch the skin but rather allows your skin to do the tightening by itself.