Laser Skin Tightening
Don’t Let Ageing Skin Ruin Your Beautiful Smile
- Stimulate Collagen
- Improves tone and texture
- Tighten Skin
Are you looking for a solution to loose, ageing skin?
Have you noticed that your jawline is losing definition or that you have sagging jowls?
Perhaps you want to tighten and rejuvenate your face without having a facelift?
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen, which, in turn, means that it loses volume, tone and definition. If you are someone who wants to look as young as you feel, then you may be exploring cosmetic treatment options that will tackle your crows’ feet, frown lines, sagging jowls and jawline. You may also be looking for a non-invasive treatment that requires little downtime but delivers excellent results.
One incredibly effective and popular option is laser skin tightening, toning and texture improvement using what we consider to be the ‘Gold Standard’ of laser treatment, the Nd:YAG laser.
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Laser Skin Tightening Frequently Asked Questions
Laser skin tightening, as outlined above, is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment that uses a laser to tighten your skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to tighten. The treatment also encourages your body to produce new collagen and promotes the absorption of collagen from surrounding, untreated areas.
As more collagen is produced and your body’s natural stores are replenished, you will notice your skin appearing smoother, firmer and tighter.
Before we begin your treatment, we will cleanse your skin to make sure that it is free from make-up, oils, sunscreens and other substances. We will then apply a topical cream and give you protective eyewear to wear throughout the treatment.
We use a long-pulsed Nd:YAG 1064nm infrared laser to apply brief pulses of laser energy to your skin. You will feel a continuous burst of cool air from the laser, which should make the procedure extremely tolerable. We will gradually move the hand piece over the treatment area several times to ensure the optimal results. As your body produces more collagen, you will begin to notice your skin lifting and tightening, restoring some of the lost definition.
Laser skin tightening is an FDA approved method for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity in women and men. Although the results may not be as dramatic as a facelift, this procedure is non-invasive and requires no downtime.
Laser skin tightening using the Nd:YAG laser is comfortable and often doesn’t require the use of an anaesthetic or numbing cream.
The mild stinging sensation from the laser is most commonly compared to the sensation of a rubber band being snapped against the skin but the cooled head of the handpiece really does minimise any discomfort.
Some facial tightening should be noticeable immediately after your treatment, but the results will really be evident approximately 3 months post-treatment and you may continue to see improvements for up to 1 year as the collagen remodelling continues.
Generally speaking, laser skin tightening sessions take about 10-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated.
Although you should notice some improvements after just one treatment, we usually recommend 2-3 treatments about a month apart.
One of the benefits of laser skin tightening is that it doesn’t require any downtime. You should be able to come in for your treatment and then return to your normal life.
The side effects from laser skin tightening are minimal and may include a warm sensation to the skin, redness or minor swelling. These side effects will usually resolve themselves naturally within a few hours of your treatment.
Laser skin tightening can be used to lift and tighten skin all over the body. We find that people most often want to see an improvement in the jawline, jowls, underarms and décolleté.
It is best that we see you for a consultation to discuss laser skin tightening and whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. We find that men and women between ages 30 and 60 are ideal candidates, but that laser skin tightening is ideal for anyone in good health, regardless of their skin type or skin tone, if they would benefit from having tighter, firmer skin.