Sleek Laser

Medical Services

The Art of Taut

This dermally deep marvel gets loose skin snapping back in with collagen contraction. The Skin Tightening procedure heats the deep dermis for collagen contraction to improve loose, sagging skin. The face and neck are the most common areas for Skin Tightening laser treatments, especially for helping with lax skin by the jaw and neck.

RESULTS

Skin Tightening is a safe, non-surgical process that stimulates collagen contraction and growth in order to tone, lift and tighten lax skin. Effectively treats various areas of the body including face, neck, abdomen, knees, and upper arms.

TECHNIQUE

Heat is delivered deep into the dermal layer of the skin where the collagen resides, which can cause immediate collagen contraction, lifting and tightening the skin. New collagen growth follows the procedure, further tightening and lifting, creating a more youthful complexion with fewer lines, folds, and loose skin.

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

Multiple treatments are needed to obtain the desired results, in 3 to 4 week intervals. Some clients note some immediate visible skin tightening results while others note a more gradual change (3 to 6 months) as the new collagen is formed and the skin tightens.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A mild redness of the skin may occur post-visit. Mild swelling, while less common, can last a day or so.

Skin Tightening FAQ

We are here to offer our insight and share our experience with you, giving you the knowledge and confidence to take the next step.

Still have questions? Schedule your complimentary consultation so we can give you answers specific to your skin and your concerns.

What causes the effects of aging skin?

As we age, a decreased production of collagen and elastin (which gives skin it’s support structure and elasticity) in addition to a loss of moisture manifests as fine lines, rough texture, veins and sagging skin. Hormonal changes can result in significant elastosis and collagen loss, causing the skin to look dry and fatigued. Photoaging, the effects the sun has on the skin, results in brown spots and increased wrinkles. In addition, habitual muscle contractions over time lead to increased wrinkles.

Which skin types can be safely treated for aging concerns with the Skin Tightening device?

Tightening light therapy treatments can safely treat skin types I – VI, the lightest type to the darkest.

How does the Skin Tightening treatment work?

The wavelength of the Skin Tightening device provides topical heating of the skin tissue and deeply penetrates into the dermis targeting water. The heat delivered first contracts collagen and elastin for immediate lifting and then stimulates new collagen growth to lift and tighten with new, healthy young collagen fibers. This therapy results in cellular renewal through the stimulation of collagen and elastin.

What techniques will be used?

Prior to the treatment, a layer of cold ultrasound gel will be applied to your skin. Then the practitioner will slide the handpiece on the gel and deliver a steady light energy. This energy heats the collagen and elastin under the skin. During the procedure you will experience a warming of your skin’s surface.

How much time will a treatment require?

Each treatment area requires a different amount of time. Most treatment areas lasts approximately 30 minutes.

How many treatments are recommended?

A minimum series of 6-8 treatments is recommended for maximum results. The treatment can be done as often as every two weeks and no more than four weeks apart. Many clients will start to see results after 3 treatments. Collagen remodeling takes a minimum of 90 days. These results continue and increase up to 9 months after the treatment series as the body grows new collagen in the treatment area. Maintenance treatments are recommended to continually stimulate new collagen.

What’s the recovery time?

Skin Tightening was designed to be a comfortable, non-ablative treatment that requires little recovery time. Numbing cream is an option for more comfort. The most common side effect is a feeling of warmth in the skin and a slight redness of the treated area and puffiness which may last from several hours to a few days.

Are there any risks?

Any laser & light skin therapy involves the risk of adverse effects but they are usually mild and temporary. Proper pre and post treatment care should prevent most risks.

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