As we age, our skin begins to lose two essential proteins: collagen and elastin tissue. This causes the skin to hang and become looser. Laser skin tightening is a safe, minimally-invasive technique that can lift and tone the skin without the need for surgical procedures that requires no downtime. Skin tightening is simple, a medical professional will emit a concentrated beam of light (which will feel similar to a hot stone massage) which will firm the skin by stimulating new collagen production through temperature. Believe it or not, wrinkle therapy and skin tightening is one of the leading cosmetic treatments in the country. At Stella Medical Spa, our team specializes in laser skin tightening in New Jersey.
What Is Skin Tightening?
As mentioned, laser skin tightening heats the patient’s skin which results in constriction of new collagen and ultimately, firmer, more toned skin. Laser skin tightening is a safe and effective way to stimulate new elastin production and tighten the skin without the need for anesthesia. Depending on the target area, a laser skin tightening session can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes on average and should only be performed by a trained medical professional. The treatment has grown rapidly in popularity due to its non-invasive nature and in some cases, its ability to show immediate results. Laser skin tightening can be applied anywhere a patient wishes to tighten their skin.
How Does Skin Tightening Work?
Prior to treatment, all makeup and sunscreen products will be removed with a gentle cleanser. Using light energy, a specialist will direct the laser into the skin tissue. The session is painless and does not require a topical numbing agent. Before your laser skin tightening session, your specialist will advise you to avoid intense sun exposure directly leading up to and following treatment.
Your specialist may apply a grid to the target area so that deep radiofrequency heat can be delivered in short pulses into the skin. As the heat increases, the laser will heat and prompt your dermal layer to produce both more collagen and elastin—resulting in healthier, firmer skin. For the best results, practice good skincare routines at home—the healthier a patient’s skin is, the more receptive it is to skin tightening laser treatments. In addition, it’s important to keep your skin clean and moisturized before your appointment date.
What Is the Recovery
for Skin Tightening?
One of the main reasons that laser skin tightening has become so popular is that there is literally zero downtime. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately following their session. Best of all, these laser modalities can target skin concerns just about anywhere on the body and face: whether it’s the forehead or feet. Again, though, it is advised to avoid intense, prolonged sun exposure directly following your treatment. In some cases, results may take a few sessions to fully show—this likely depends on the severity of your skin’s condition. Discuss this with your medical professional to get an idea of what to expect.
Who Is a Good
Candidate for Skin Tightening?
The best part about laser skin tightening—other than minimal downtime—is that essentially anyone can be a candidate. The laser works on all different types of skin and skin tones using deep radiofrequency. Our specialists are able to target just about anywhere on the face and body from double chins to love handles. Contact the experts at Dr. Stella Cosmetics and begin your journey to younger, firmer skin today.
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