Technology has made it easier and easier for women to age in grace and beauty. The event of laser therapy has made it possible for you to have your cake and eat it too, at least in the area of skin tightening.
Laser skin tightening is a cosmetic procedure that effectively and dramatically tightens loose skin. It is much less invasive than surgical tightening procedures, and the results are almost as impressive.
In addition, skin laser tightening is more effective at treating sagging skin than chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, and the results are long lasting.
Who can Benefit from Skin Tightening?
Anyone who has saggy skin anywhere can benefit. Skin tightening lasers have been shown to be effective in reducing under eye sagging, neck sagging, jowl sagging, sagging brow lines, excess abdominal skin from stretch marks, sagging skin on arms and knees, and sagging jaw lines.
It also is effective in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and deeper wrinkles. This therapy is used by both men and women.
How Does it Work?
Laser skin tightening works by repairing the skin’s underlying framework of collagen. When the laser heats the collagen, the collagen tightens, which in turn causes the overlying skin to tighten.
Patients notice an immediate improvement, but even better is that the tightening and toning effects goes on long after the procedure, as the collagen production continues over the next two to three months. Most people need two to three treatments for optimal results, this varies.
There are several laser tightening therapies available. The Titan® system is popular, and uses laser therapy to heat deeper layers of collagen while at the same time cooling the skin’s outer surface. Also, the Titan system does not injure fat.
This procedure is only performed by qualified cosmetic dermatologists, who will examine your skin and determine the most effective laser tightening therapy for you.
What can I Expect During the Procedure?
Laser therapy sessions are relatively short and pain free. A cosmetic dermatologist will use the laser to treat the areas on your face quickly and painlessly.
What is Recovery Like?
One of the best things about laser tightening therapy is that there is no recovery period. It offers results similar to plastic surgery without the pain and recovery period. There are no incisions, no sun sensitivity, just improved skin tightness and self confidence!
Some people experience temporary redness and a brief change in pigmentation of the area treating. There is a very rare chance of scarring.
How Long do Results Last?
Results typically last anywhere from 24 months or longer. This varies between patients and is dependent also on a good skin care regimen. Patient often need an additional “touch up” every two years or so to maintain the results.
How Much does Laser Tightening Therapy Cost?
Tightening loose skin by using a laser costs much less than cosmetic surgery, and financing is often available. Sessions can run anywhere from $500 to $1500, and most patients requires 2-3 sessions.