Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract. Facial skin tightening is usually noticeable immediately after the treatment, and there is no downtime, making this an increasingly popular procedure. Additional skin tightening occurs over the next few months, but optimal results usually require two or three treatments about a month apart. Laser skin tightening is an FDA approved method for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. While laser skin tightening results may not be as dramatic as those of a face lift, it is however an excellent option for patients that do not want to have invasive procedures or downtime.
Laser skin tightening treatment should not be painful. Before treatment, our aesthetician will apply an anesthetic cream over the area to be affected in order to minimize the risk of any discomfort for the patient.
Men and women between ages 30 and 60 are ideal candidates for laser skin tightening procedures. As long as you're in good health, laser skin tightening can repair loose facial skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines all over the body. Patients with extreme skin laxity might consider combining another surgery, such as a face or neck lift, with skin tightening to remove excess skin while diminishing surface wrinkles and rejuvenating the firmness of their healthy complexions. Laser skin tightening is an effective, minimally invasive option for people of all skin types and skin tones. Dr. Gottenger recommends scheduling a FREE consultation with our aesthetician to assess your skin and give you a personalized skin care and maintenance plan, based on your individual needs.