It might sound like something out of a sci fi movie, but laser skin tightening is totally a real thing. Not only can laser skin tightening be a great fix for fine lines and wrinkles, but the improvement in skin laxity could help you avoid a facelift for years to come.*
Dr. Lynn Klein is known as one of the top dermatologists in the Philadelphia area, particularly when it comes to laser-based treatments like skin tightening.
For more information or to learn whether laser skin tightening could be right for you, please contact us online or call 610-668-2570 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologists.
How Laser Skin Tightening Works
One of the universal side effects of aging, sun exposure and environmental damage is skin laxity. The collagen fibers stretch and loosen like a worn-out rubber band, and the skin becomes less elastic. And everyone knows what happens to stretched-out elastic, right? Saggy, baggy drooping.
Laser skin tightening uses infrared light to heat up the collagen matrix under the skin’s surface. This heat causes the skin to contract for a tighter look while simultaneously kick-starting natural collagen production for softer, smoother and healthier-looking skin. In addition to tightening sagginess and minimizing your wrinkles, laser skin tightening can help your complexion look more even overall, just like other laser rejuvenation treatments.*
What to Expect from Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening can be performed on the face, neck, tummy, arms, legs and bottom. It’s an outpatient, in-office procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia. We might slather you up with some numbing cream before your treatment, though.
To begin treatment, we place a laser handpiece over the area of lax skin. As we move the handpiece across the skin’s surface, it emits pulses of infrared light that penetrate down to the upper dermis. The collagen contracts and fresh collagen begins to grow. Because the laser protects the upper layers of skin, you won’t have to worry about pain or peeling. Instead, you’ll feel a heating sensation that alternates with regular blasts of cool air from the handpiece. Some patients feel a mild stinging sensation during treatment, similar to a rubber band being snapped against the skin.*
Recovering from Laser Skin Tightening
There’s no real recovery period needed after laser skin tightening. After treatment, you can get right back to work and your normal daily routine. (Or go ahead and pretend like you need the whole day off and then play hooky. We won’t tell.)
Possible laser skin tightening side effects include temporary redness, brief lightening or darkening of the treated skin and a slight chance of scarring. If you experience pain or any complications after treatment, please contact our office.
Typical Laser Skin Tightening Results
Although individual results vary, many people notice an improvement in the appearance of any loose skin right after treatment. However, because collagen regeneration is a gradual process, your skin quality may continue improving over the months following your treatment. A series of 2 or 3 treatments may be recommended, depending on your goals. *
Learn More about Laser Skin Tightening
If you’d like to learn more about laser skin tightening and see whether this treatment can help you meet your personal cosmetic goals, please contact Aesthetic Dermatology online or call 610-668-2570 to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologists at our Bala Cynwyd practice.
**This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.
Laser Skin Tightening – Before & After*
**Actual patients shown before and after treatment. Your results may vary. Photos are for education only and are not meant as a guarantee of results.