Laser skin tightening is a safe, noninvasive procedure that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging while tightening and lifting the skin for a younger and fuller appearance. This treatment can be used to treat all areas of the face and body, but is most commonly performed on the cheeks and neck.
Manypatients choose laser skin tightening for its slimming, firming effects that can be achieved using much less invasive means than procedures such as facelifts or neck lifts. Some patients seeking body tightening may choose to undergo laser skin tightening as an alternative to more invasive procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, as laser treatment delivers noticeable results with significantly less pain and recovery time.
If you have decided to undergo this innovative and effective procedure, here is what you need to know beforehand and what to expect during and after it is performed:
Before Your Treatment
In order for the laser to do its job effectively, nothing can be in the way. This means that you need to completely remove all cosmetics, sunscreens, oils, or anything else that you have applied to your skin on or around the area to be treated.
One of the advantages of laser skin tightening is the minimal amount of discomfort involved. That said, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied to the treatment area to further reduce any pain.
You will also be given protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the extraordinary light that the laser emits.
The physician performing the treatment (and it should absolutely be a physician) uses a precision handpiece to apply short bursts of laser light to the treatment area. As noted, while laser tightening is significantly less painful than more invasive procedures, you may still experience some brief discomfort or a warming sensation around where the laser is applied. To make things more comfortable, cool air will be continually applied to the skin.
In most cases, the physician will use the laser over the treatment area more than once, usually three times in a session. Depending on the size of the area to be treated as well as the condition of the skin, a session will usually last from 30 minutes to an hour.
Another benefit of laser skin tightening is that there is little to no recovery time. Most patients can go right back to work or engage in other normal activities immediately after the procedure. The minimal side effects that can occasionally linger after the procedure, such as a warm sensation, minor swelling, or some redness, will go away in a matter of hours, if you experience any such effects at all.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Schedule a Laser Skin Tightening Consultation
If you’d like to learn more about non-invasive and proactive ways to improve your appearance, including laser skin tightening, book your consultation with Coconut Grove | Miami Aesthetic Dermatologist Dr. Busso today. Dr. Mariano Busso is a leader in the field of aesthetic dermatology who has the knowledge, experience, and insight to pick the optimal course of treatment to ensure beautiful, long-lasting results.
To schedule an appointment, call our office at 305-857-0144.