Better skin is a few steps away with Skin Tightening
Laser Skin Tightening is a procedure by which you can have firmer and smoother skin on the face and other areas that have scars. Deep penetrating and safe wavelengths of the Candela GentleYAG laser can significantly improve your skin condition.
How does the Laser Skin Tightening treatment work?
The laser creates a beam of high intensity light that goes into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. The heat stimulates collagen production and leads to skin tightening.
How do I prepare for the Laser Skin Tightening treatment?
Your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, with no makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products on it. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for 2 weeks before the treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
There is some discomfort with each laser pulse, best described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. The level of this discomfort varies from individual to individual, but it is usually gone in a few seconds.
How many Skin Tightening Laser treatments will I need?
The number of the Collagen Stimulating treatments can vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated. We usually recommend 6 treatments. You will begin to see results prior to finishing the series of treatments and continue to notice continuous improvement up to one year after your last treatment.
Are there any side effects from the Skin Tightening Procedure?
Normal side effects may include redness and swelling which will last for 24-48 hours after the procedure. Rare side effects include pigmentation changes, blistering and bruising. These are very, very rare and generally only last a few days.
What can I expect after the Skin Tightening Laser treatment?
Hydrocortisone cream will be applied after your treatment. You can expect some redness and swelling which will dissipate in a few hours to 48 hours. Your skin may feel warm or feel like you have a sunburn for a few hours.
What precautions should I take after the Skin Tightening Laser Treatment?
You should prevent sun exposure for a week following treatment. Applying a sun block (SPF 30 or above) is recommended. Do not scrub your skin in the first few days following treatment. Do not use any glycolic or alpha-hydroxy acid products following treatment. Treat your skin gently as if you have a sunburn.
How often do I need to have these sessions?
The treatments are scheduled once a month for 6 continuous months.