Laser skin tightening treatments are becoming the number one choice for skin rejuvenation therapy for both men and women. From diminishing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, laser treatments offer quick results without the need for invasive surgery.
Understanding Skin Aging
Aging is inevitable. Over time, we begin to develop fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and thinning of the skin. The natural aging process causes a decline in the production of elastin and collagen in our skin, both of which are essential for a smooth and taunt skin surface.
Our bodies require sufficient amounts of these proteins to support and maintain healthy skin cells. This involves maintaining hydration, elasticity, and volume of the skin. As collagen and elastin begin to fade, the skin surface becomes loose, saggy, dry, and weak.
How Laser Skin Tightening Treatments Work
Laser skin tightening treatments use heat energy to increase the temperature of the cells in the deepest layers of the skin. As the skin absorbs the light from the infrared laser beam, the collagen (protein) cells are heated, causing the fibers to contract and shorten. Excessive collagen production is then stimulated. This results in the tightening of the skin surface thereby diminishing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
There are two main types of skin tightening treatments in Brampton: ablative or non-ablative.
- Does not harm the skin surface
- No downtime for recovery
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Boosts collagen production
- Improves the texture/tone of skin
- Increases firmness
- Removes the top layer of skin (epidermis)
- Requires two weeks for post recovery
- Recovery can see open wounds
- Immediate results in appearance of wrinkles
- High risk of scarring
Benefits of Laser Skin Tightening
Laser treatment for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction uses the body’s natural healing response to repairs skin tissue damaged by the heat energy. This technique prevents the need for harsh chemicals and surgery to treat the skin.
There is no pain associated with the use of laser heat energy, allowing the patient to return to regular daily activities after a treatment session. Results can also immediately be seen with laser skin tightening therapy.
Choosing the Right Laser for Skin Tightening Treatment
As every skin type, skin tone, and skin goal is different, the best laser treatment can vary from person to person. The condition of the skin surface and underlying cells is also taken into consideration when performing skin tightening procedures. This is why it is important to have a professional consultation with a skincare specialist when considering laser treatments.
The Laser Skin Tightening Process
First, the targeted area is cleansed before a numbing cream is applied to minimize discomfort from the heat of the laser energy. The handheld device containing the laser is glided across the surface of the skin, penetrating into the layers to “heat” the collagen, forcing the tissue protein to constrict. This results in the tightening of the skin surface.
Recovery and Aftercare
Skin tightening and wrinkle reduction treatments offers little need for post-procedural care. Aftercare may be needed for sensitive skin in terms of moisturizing lotion and/or ice packs to ease any discomfort during the first 24 hours post-treatment. All patients are advised to avoid sun exposure to the treatment area in the following few weeks.
Safety and Risks of Laser Treatment
Advanced science and technology have made laser skin treatments safer than ever before. As a non-invasive therapy, laser treatments require no anesthesia which leads to no downtime for recovery required.
Laser skin tightening treatments are designed for women and men between the ages of 30 and 60 years with most skin tones and skin types. Rare side effects of swelling, redness, and scarring have been reported.
Anyone with skin cancer or prone to herpes breakouts should discuss proactive measures with their doctor before undergoing treatment. It is not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with extreme skin laxity.
There is also an increased chance of pigmentation with use of an ablative laser.
Unlock Youthful Skin with Laser Skin Tightening at Heart Lake Aesthetics
Skin rejuvenating treatments are closer than you think with the incredible skin tightening therapies at Heart Lake Aesthetics. With our state-of-the-art technology and scientifically proven results, your skin can regain its youthful appearance and health. Aside from our laser skin tightening procedure, we also offer radiofrequency skin tightening, Hollywood laser peels, and HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) to tighten the skin. We offer personalized non-surgical cosmetic treatments for both men and women at our Brampton clinic. Contact us today to book a consultation with one of our skincare specialists.