Updated: Sep 16
Have you ever wished you could reverse the signs of aging without surgery? Laser skin tightening may be just what you’re looking for. This non-invasive procedure uses laser technology to reduce wrinkles and tighten sagging skin. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about laser skin tightening so that you can make an informed decision about whether it’s right for you.
How Does It Work?
Laser skin tightening works by using a special type of laser light called a “fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er: YAG) laser” to heat the collagen and elastin beneath the surface of your skin. The heat causes these proteins to shrink, which in turn tightens your skin and reduces wrinkles. The results are visible immediately, but they will continue to improve over time as new collagen is formed in the treated areas.
The primary benefit of laser skin tightening is that it can help reduce wrinkles and sagging skin without surgery, which means less downtime and fewer risks than more invasive procedures like facelifts or Botox injections. In addition, this treatment has been proven to be safe and effective for all skin types—from fair to dark—and can even help treat other issues like acne scars or rosacea.
Preparing for Treatment
Before starting any treatment plan, you must consult with a board-certified dermatologist at Avere Beauty. We can provide personalized advice based on your individual needs. During this consultation, be sure to ask questions about pre-treatment instructions such as avoiding sun exposure before the procedure or taking certain medications before treatment. These steps are important in order to ensure that your treatment is safe and successful.
Treatment & Potential Side Effects
During the procedure, a handpiece is used to direct the laser light onto the desired area of the face or body. Depending on the size of the area being treated, this process typically takes between 15-30 minutes per session with no downtime afterward—you'll simply walk out looking refreshed! As with any medical procedure, there are potential side effects such as redness or swelling at the treatment site, but these usually subside within 24 hours after treatment.
When receiving any kind of cosmetic procedure, it's important that you follow all post-treatment instructions provided by your doctor in order to optimize results and minimize side effects. For example, if your doctor recommends wearing sunscreen following treatment then make sure that you do so! This will help protect against sun damage while also preserving results from previous treatments.
If you want youthful-looking skin without having invasive surgery, then laser skin tightening could be a great option for you--just be sure to consult with one of our dermatologists before starting treatment. At Avere Beauty, we can provide personalized treatment based on your needs and lifestyle. With careful preparation and proper aftercare, laser skin tightening can give you long-lasting results that will leave your friends wondering how you look so good! Book your appointment today!