Laser Technology Lifts and Firms
Posted on August 13, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko
While there are so many factors, at work, to accelerate the aging process, fortunately, medical science is working to slow it down.
The sun, smoking, stress, diet, chemicals and other environmental factors may create creases, lines and wrinkles, before their time. Gravity and the natural aging process do the rest. Sagging skin, furrows and folds increase over time.
But with the advent of BOTOX Cosmetic, in 2002, the world of non-invasive cosmetic dermatology changed forever. Eliminating wrinkles and lessening the effects of crow’s feet and frown lines, BOTOX led the way to a ground-breaking array of anti-aging products, procedures and beauty treatments.
Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse are among the most popular injectable facial fillers, available today. These revolutionary products add fullness or “fill out” hollows caused by loss of volume or shifting fat deposits under the skin.
But there is another remarkable procedure, Laser Skin Tightening, that is very effective for rejuvenating, smoothing and lifting your skin, anywhere on the body. And the most widespread Laser Tightening benefits include: minimal discomfort, no downtime, no injections, no bruising and no lingering side effects.
So how does this Laser Skin Tightening work? The Laser technology employs light that penetrates to the inner layer, or dermis, of the skin, to heat the collagen protein that is most responsible for keeping our skin supple, strong and firm.
But as we age and produce less collagen, the skin loses its elasticity.
The carefully-regulated Laser heat causes your own natural collagen fibers to tighten, which results in a significant lifting effect. Activating your collagen can also stimulate new collagen growth and tightening, long-term. So while the results of the procedure may be immediately noticeable, the long-term results will continue to improve after treatment.
As noted above, the Laser Tightening procedure may be performed on any area of your body and is particularly effective on the face and neck. The necessary treatment time will vary, depending upon the area being treated. And the number of treatments you may require will also vary from patient to patient. But, in general, three treatments are suggested, scheduled 4 – 6 weeks apart, allowing time to evaluate your progress and results.
Some redness and mild swelling may occur but unlike most other non-invasive procedures, these side effects usually disappear within a few hours.
With all the unique benefits of Laser Skin Tightening, this might be the very best choice for you in restoring your more radiant and youthful appearance.