In recent years, laser technology has made non-surgical skin tightening possible, finally offering an alternative to patients with mild to moderate skin laxity who aren't quite ready for plastic surgery. A variety of devices for laser skin tightening exist, however only a few are considered effective and consistent enough to warrant inclusion at Sadick Dermatology, including:
Laser Skin Tightening Indications
Skin tightening procedures are ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity on their face, jawline, neck, upper arms, abdomen and knees. Ideally, non-surgical skin tightening with lasers is used as a preventative measure intended to put off the need for surgical skin tightening as long as possible.
Middle-aged men and women of all skin types may choose to undergo laser skin tightening procedures, as they offer an extremely safe and non-invasive way to tighten sagging skin with no downtime.
Laser Skin Tightening Treatment
As your skin ages, underlying support structures weaken, causing your skin to become loose and sag. Laser skin tightening devices work by stimulating collagen protein production, which repairs support structures beneath the surface to firm and tighten the skin.
Laser skin tightening devices use infrared light, bi-polar radiofrequency or a combination of the two technologies to heat the deep dermis layer of the skin. This triggers the skin's natural healing process, which is the catalyst for the collagen remodeling that produces skin tightening effects.
Recovery From Laser Skin Tightening
Although your skin may feel warm and appear slightly pink after a laser skin tightening treatment due to the heat exposure, there is no downtime or recovery period following the procedure and normal daily activities may be resumed immediately.
Burn risk is minimal when laser skin tightening is performed by an experienced and qualified practitioner, and a cooling device is used on your skin throughout the duration of the skin tightening procedure to ensure you do not experience this rare side effect.
Some skin tightening treatments require only one session, whereas others may require a series of sessions to achieve the best possible outcome. The results of laser skin tightening are cumulative, so you will continue to see your skin improve several months after your final treatment session.
Would you like to learn more about Laser Skin Tightening? Call 212-772-7242 to schedule a consultation at Sadick Dermatology.