When you lose collagen and elastin due to years of sun damage and aging, your skin can begin to sag. Coastline Dermatology Laser & Medical Center in Newport Beach, California, offers a variety of tightening treatments from creams to cosmetic lasers that restore the shape and structure of the skin on your face and body. To learn more about how skin tightening can improve your appearance, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Skin tightening is an enhancement procedure that uses a laser to heat and tighten the skin and doesn’t require surgery or downtime.
If your skin sags around the neck, jaw, abdomen, or other places on your body, skin tightening is a non-invasive, affordable option for improving your appearance -- regardless of your skin type or tone.
Using a medical-grade laser with infrared light, your experienced provider heats the collagen under the surface of your skin to a designated temperature. The collagen responds to the heat by thickening.
New collagen growth occurs where the laser encounters skin. With the thickening and production of new collagen, the skin tightens, softens, and looks more youthful.
You can expect to feel minimal discomfort during this one-hour procedure. If your skin is sensitive, a numbing gel applied before treatment helps ease tenderness.
The laser features a cooling system that periodically reduces the temperature of your skin throughout the service. Additionally, your aesthetician may occasionally apply ice packs to cool your skin and keep you relaxed.
Skin tightening is effective for any part of your body with loose, saggy skin or skin that’s paper thin and wrinkled. Ideal places to consider having a skin tightening treatment are as follows:
The number of treatments you need varies based on your skin type and the degree of skin laxity. If you're like most patients, you might need between four and six treatments over the course of a few months for optimum results.
With skin tightening, you notice improvement after the first appointment. To maintain your desired results, you can return periodically for touch-up tightening sessions.
For maximum effects, many patients combine skin tightening with other skin rejuvenating procedures. Call Coastal Dermatology Laser & Medical Center today or book an appointment online to discover if skin tightening is right for you.