Naturally, as we age, so does our skin. With routine exposure to the damaging UVA and UVB rays, consistent exposure to the elements, and even stress, the skin begins to lose elasticity. Skin with lost elasticity or lower levels of collagen production may appear to sag or droop in certain places. One solution to aging skin is laser treatments.
What Is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is a non-invasive procedure that uses small lasers to constrict collagen, which, in turn, makes skin appear firmer and tighter. Regular laser treatments will stimulate the body’s collagen production and provide clients lasting anti-ageing effects.
What Can Laser Skin Tightening Help?
Laser skin tightening treatments can be used on more than one occasion to improve the cosmetic appearance of more than one dermal aspect, including:
- Loose skin
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
Different Kinds of Laser Skin Treatments
Ultrasound laser treatments can be completed in a single 45-90 minute treatment, depending where on the body the treatment is. With low procedural times, that means it is the shortest procedural time. It is, however, the treatment that takes the longest to see results. Full results take up to three months to develop. A client may experience intense heat, but there is no real pain associated with ultrasonic skin tightening.
Radiofrequency laser treatments are probably the ones that come to mind most when you think of laser treatments. The skin is zapped on the surface (rather than blow like the ultrasound) and provides an immediate tightened look. The treatment requires no real downtime after, though multiple sessions are required for best results.
Radiofrequency microneedling combines the process of radiofrequency skin tightening and microneedling procedures. Effectively, the treatment involves rows of tiny needles pricked into the skin to deliver the laser frequency deeper into the skin for beautiful and long-lasting results. The process is quick and still relatively pain-free. Your clinician will advise you on the best aftercare for this treatment. Once again, the best results take a few treatments a couple of weeks apart to maintain the best results for longer.
Things To Keep In Mind With Laser Skin Tightening
Patients at nearly any age can get skin tightening laser treatments, even those in their 20s. Many patients use laser treatment as preventative measures for later in life.
Keep in mind that not everyone who uses skin tightening treatments will experience the same level of results. No two people have the same skin, so results can be expected to vary just as much.
A laser can be used on any part of the body. Anywhere that there is loose skin, laser treatment can help. Oftentimes after pregnancy, women get laser treatment on their stomach to minimize the appearance of loose skin.