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What Is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive procedure done on various parts of the body such as the neck, face, shoulders, etc. It uses a laser that heats up the tissue under the skin. This stimulates the production of collagen and gives the person in question a more youthful appearance.
This laser procedure is safe and effective. It has already been used on hundreds of patients with great success. It works best on loose neck skin as it redefines the line of the neck and tightens up loose skin.
How Does Laser Skin Tightening Work?
As the name implies, this procedure is done with the help of a handheld device that uses a powerful laser. A laser is nothing else but a concentrated beam of light.
The laser is strong enough to penetrate the deep layers of the skin and promote collagen production. However, don’t think of it as a lightsaber that could hurt you. Most patients feel a pleasant heating sensation on the skin area that’s being treated.
But why does this procedure work? How does simple heat make you look younger? Well, the explanation is simple. Anything that works against the body is called a stimulus. Any stimuli produce a response.
There Are 3 Main Types of Laser Skin Tightening Treatments
There are many ways you can stimulate the area under the skin using handheld devices. Medical specialists have experimented with different types of treatments including radiofrequency, ultrasound, and radiofrequency micro needling. Let’s talk about each of them separately.
This treatment uses intense radiofrequency waves to create heat under your skin. It’s one of the most popular laser skin treatments and it requires little to no aftercare. A handheld device is placed above the skin, giving you a hot sensation.
Your skin will not burn, this is just your sensation. The radio waves stimulate the skin to produce more collagen. Most people require a few sessions of this treatment spaced about a week from each other. A typical session can take less than an hour to complete.
Radiofrequency Micro needling Treatment
This procedure is similar to micro needling, just that it causes less discomfort. It involves using a device that resembles a stamp. This stamp has multiple gold-plated needles that create heat under your skin using radio waves.
Radiofrequency micro needling is slightly more powerful than regular radiofrequency treatment. It can create a lasting effect on your skin and that’s why most patients need only a few sessions. Each session takes about an hour and you can do one every 4-6 weeks.
However, keep in mind that this type of treatment requires some aftercare. You are not allowed to wear makeup for 24 hours after the procedure. If you’re treating other areas than your face skin, make sure that you are not exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight for 24 hours.
This is another popular treatment method. It involves using ultrasound technology to treat the skin of your body. This procedure is very advanced and it delivers some of the best results. However, you need to be patient as these results might take a few months to show up.
This doesn’t mean that you won’t see marked improvements right away. Most patients get an immediate skin lift, but the production of collagen will generate the best results in up to 3 months. It’s recommended to do two sessions of skin tightening using an ultrasound device.
At the same time, keep in mind that one session can take up to 90 minutes. The recovery time is minimal and you might be able to get back to work immediately afterward. This procedure penetrates deep layers of the skin, that’s why the best results take a while to show up.