Laser skin tightening treatment may be able to turn back the clock on your appearance — but is this cosmetic skin care procedure safe? Here, Dr. Bruce Sanderson at Lasercare Skin Clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas, offers expert guidance about the safety, benefits, and effectiveness of laser skin tightening therapy, and how this procedure could work for you as part of your anti-aging skin care goals.
Can laser skin tightening help you?
Your skin naturally loses firmness and elasticity as you get older, especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun or have been a heavy smoker. Critical skin elasticity and volumizing proteins like collagen break down and decline over time.
If you look at your skin and see unwanted looseness, laxness, sagging, or wrinkles, you could be a good candidate for laser skin tightening treatment.
How does laser skin tightening work?
Laser skin tightening therapies use targeted energy to create controlled wounds in your skin. This triggers regeneration and new production of proteins like collagen and elastin. In the weeks following your treatment session, your newly refilled collagen and elastin reserves fill out your face or other treatment area, restoring lost volume for skin-smoothing effects.
At Lasercare Skin Clinic, Dr. Sanderson and our team offer multiple types of noninvasive laser skin tightening treatments, including treatments based on ultrasonic, light, radiofrequency, and thermal energy.
Is laser skin tightening safe and effective?
Laser skin tightening therapies offer a highly effective way to transform your skin surface and texture. Laser skin tightening can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, reverse sags and bags, and even erase areas of hyperpigmentation or visible blood vessels.
Since laser skin tightening treatments don’t involve surgical cutting, your risk factors with these cosmetic therapies are much lower than with procedures like a face lift. The various types of energy used in these laser-based treatments goes directly through the outer layers of your skin (the epidermis) to stimulate the deeper layers (the dermis).
You won’t need any anesthesia for these treatments, and there’s no need to plan on any downtime after your laser skin tightening procedure. If you experience side effects — and most patients don’t — you won’t see anything worse than some slight swelling or redness similar to a mild sunburn for a day or so. Rarely, infection or scarring can occur after laser skin tightening.
To learn more about whether laser skin tightening could be right for you, talk to Dr. Sanderson and our team at Lasercare Skin Clinic today. Schedule your consultation online or over the phone now.