The Laser Skin Tightening Procedure
Often referred to as the “lunchtime lift” because of how quickly the treatment is performed, a laser skin tightening procedure is performed on patients who are experiencing a loss in skin elasticity and seek improvement in their appearance where sagging skin is making them look tired and older than they feel. As we age our skin goes through a myriad of changes with age spots and sun spots and wrinkles beginning to show as collagen development slows down. A laser skin tightening treatment uses the latest in laser technology to target sagging skin and create a tauter, suppler appearance once again.
The presence of new collagen beneath the skin’s surface is one of the most important attributes to young, fresh, healthy looking skin so skin that has lost a lot of collagen looks tired and saggy. Sometimes fluctuations in weight creates added stress to the skin as it is stretched to its limit and then left sagging after that weight has been rapidly lost. Whatever the reason, laser skin tightening can be used to improve the overall appearance of the skin’s tone, target both fine lines and deep wrinkles, and be used to improve the neck, under the eyes, or any other area of the body where sagging skin or a lack of firmness is bothering the patient. Besides the face, laser skin tightening is also commonly used to tighten areas of the buttocks, the abdomen, the thighs and the arms and can provide dramatic improvements in these areas.
Those who are frustrated by sagging skin at the jawline, under the arms, around the eyes, or anywhere else on the face and body should begin by scheduling an initial consultation with a laser technician professional center to determine not only which areas of the body they want to treat, but for the doctor to advise on how many treatments total will be required to achieve optimal results. Some patients with mild sagging or lines on one small area of the body may only need a couple of treatments to see full results while others who are looking to tighten larger areas of the body that have undergone dramatic stretching will need more treatments in total. Patients will experience a treatment that is virtually painless and takes an average of 15 to 20 minutes per session to complete. These laser skin tightening procedures can be performed during a lunch break with most patients able to return to work and their regular activities immediately following their session.