How Does Laser Treatment for Skin Tightening Work?

Posted on July 28, 2010 by admin

Laser heats up the collagen proteins to specific temperatures, creating a natural biological reaction that causes the collagen to contract and thicken. The result is the beginning of tighter, smoother skin. In addition to the initial thickening of collagen, the body responds in another way to the heating of the collagen fibers. When the skin is wounded, its natural response is to heal the wound by creating new collagen. This creation of new collagen produces results such as the immediate tightening of the skin. It also adds to long-term effects. The procedure can be performed on the face or any other part of the body such as the décolleté, hands, arms, abdomen, and legs. The treatment intervals of 2 to 4 weeks are commonly used for a total of 4 to 6 treatments.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Your risks from the treatment procedure are minimal. Side effects may include redness and mild swelling in the treated area. If these occur, they usually do not last more than a few hours.

PATIENT PRE AND POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

What to Do Before Laser Treatment

  1. Avoid sunbathing for at least few days before treatment.
  2. Remove all makeup before treatment.

What to Do After Laser Treatment

No special post treatment care is usually required although sunscreens with at least with SPF 30 is recommended to be worn daily to protect skin from sun exposure.

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Dr. Fedonenko is a member of the American College of Physicians and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

She completed her Residency at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1998 and since then has specialized in Cosmetic Dermatology.

She obtained additional training in aesthetic medicine procedures soon thereafter, and the results of her extensive training and experience show in each and every patient’s face. She’s a doctor that can truly been trusted with your skin care and anti-aging needs.

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