Due to aging and environmental factors, the skin starts to sag as fine lines and wrinkles form on the face and other parts of the body. Laser skin tightening can help firm the skin on the face, arms, belly, and other body areas. This technology uses heat to contract collagen under the skin which causes the skin to become firm. Also, the heat causes collagen to spread to other parts of the skin, evenly distributing it to make the results even better. Laser skin technology is performed by a professional dermatologist, plastic surgeon or medical estheticians within a plastic surgery center.
Who Can Go for the Treatment?:Anyone between the age of 30 and 60 years can opt for laser skin tightening. In general, anyone who feels that they are not happy with some part of their body where the skin is loose can choose the procedure. An initial consultation with the doctor will determine whether you qualify. Those who are prone to developing keloids, those who have skin cancer, herpes and acne may need a further consultation to determine whether to go ahead with the treatment and if so if there will be a need for additional procedures. Pregnant women should not go for the laser treatment.
How Effective is it?:Laser treatment is carried out in your doctor’s office after a scheduled visit. This may take between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area to be covered. Also, the intensity of the treatment will determine the duration. In most cases, the doctor may have to go through a particular skin patch, two to three times for the desired results to take effect. The good thing about the treatment is that you do not have to go through surgical procedures or have needles plucking your skin. Heat is passed on the surface to heat up collagen under the skin.The results are instant. Immediately after the treatment, you will be able to see for yourself how effective the treatment is. For better results, the procedure should be repeated after every three weeks for a total of 6 sessions. The results can be felt for a very long time. The main aim of the procedure is to trigger the body’s natural rejuvenation of collagen. The body can start to produce enough additional collagen in about 180 days. By this time, the results will be dramatic. You will have a wrinkle-free, younger healthy looking face.
Isn’t it painful?:No, it is not. An anesthetic gel is spread on the skin to minimize the discomfort. Also, as the heat is passed over the surface, cold air is also blown on the skin by the laser equipment. This means that you will only experience a minimal heating sensation. After the treatment, you can go back to work or do other things comfortably. The heating sensation may last up to 48 hours followed by redness and in some cases swelling, but these are the only side effects you may experience.
How Much is the Treatment?:When you compare to other forms of treatment such as facelifts, laser skin rejuvenation treatment is quite affordable. The cost will depend on the area to be treated, the size and the equipment to be used.
By all means, this is the option to go for if you want to have a younger looking skin. The procedure will positively affect your life and, it is not painful. Side effects are rare as there are no incisions or insertions made. In about an hour, you can have your skin shed over ten years of age.