Laser skin tightening has advanced due to the development of a non-invasive light treatment using the SkinTyte laser. This treatment is both effective and safe. The procedure uses advanced technology to cool the skin combined with infrared energy to deliver heat comfortably beneath the skin to reduce skin laxity and tighten tissues. The dermal collagen below the skin is selectively heated while the epidermis is cooled before, during and after the treatment. This helps ensure the comfort of the individual. It also contracts the collagen and tightens the skin.
The typical result of laser skin tightening is much younger-looking skin. Pulsed infrared light is used to improve the look of aged and sun-damaged skin and decrease patches of flushing and redness on the neck, face and other areas. This treatment was created to predictably and consistently improve the appearance of the skin. There is no set downtime, and the treatment can be used anywhere on the body where sun damage or aging is present. This treatment is used for:
- Wrinkles and fine facial lines
- Acne scarring
- Prior to or after laser skin resurfacing
- Telangiectasia hyperpigmentation
- After an injection or chemical peel
- Flushed skin patches
- In conjunction with other cosmetic treatments
Laser skin tightening is safe for every type of skin and on any area of the body. Some of the most popular areas are the face, abdomen, neck and arms.
During the treatment, the dermal collagen is heated using a broadband of light energy. This process encourages the contraction and partial denaturation of collagen. The heat additionally stimulates the natural healing process of the body to generate a firmer, renewed collagen base. This is what causes the skin to tighten. The treatment consists of a series of safe and gentle pulses of infrared light energy. The procedure is performed with a specially equipped beam of light. The average person needs more than one session to achieve the desired level of skin tightening.
Each laser skin tightening treatment is performed in the comfort of our office. The best results are seen by individuals with skin pigmentation resulting from too much exposure to the sun and irregular or aging skin texture. The procedure can also be effective for age spots and skin texture irregularities.