Laser Skin Tightening in Northern Virginia
Collagen is a key structural protein that is responsible for the skin's strength, durability, and supple, youthful appearance. As collagen levels sink below optimal levels, the skin loses elasticity and begins to sag, which highlights the visibility of unwanted wrinkles and lines, thereby compounding the aging effect.
A number of factors contribute to the depletion of collagen levels in the skin, including:
– Natural aging process
– Sun damage
– Certain illnesses and medications
For exceptional results in as few as 3-4 treatments, laser skin tightening delivers! Non-invasive and with literally no downtime, tightening up has never been so easy.
How Does Laser Skin Tightening Work?
Laser skin tightening targets the dermal layer of your skin to trigger a process called collagen remodeling, whereby the heat energy of the laser heats up the collagen proteins to specific temperatures, creating a natural biological reaction causing them to contract and thicken. The result: tighter, smoother, younger-looking skin. Repeated exposure of the area to monthly laser skin tightening treatments over the course of 3 to 6 months produces a cumulative result as the skin's natural response is to heal the wound by creating new collagen. All skin types can be treated.
Gradual, yet remarkable improvement in skin texture and elasticity gives you natural-looking results with no down time! The procedure can be performed on the face or any other part of the body such as the arms, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, where it provides one of the longest-lasting methods of cellulite reduction.
The treatments are typically once per month and are typically performed in a series of 4 to 6 treatments.
Follow-up treatments are performed anywhere from 12 to 24 months apart, as maintenance or continued improvement.
What can I expect after treatment?
A slight sunburn sensation and redness are the most common symptoms felt and seen immediately after laser skin tightening is performed. Any redness disappears within a couple of hours and the sunburn feeling diminishes entirely within 45 minutes of the treatment end. Some clients may experience delayed swelling in more delicate areas such as around the eyes which usually subsides within 2 to 3 days.
The full effects of the Laser Skin Tightening treatment appear gradually. It can take 2 to 6 months for full results, although some clients notice improvement sooner. Recent studies have shown that some thermal collagen modifications have lasted up to several years, depending on the rate of the patient's aging process and precautions taken to avoid accelerated collagen breakdown, such as over-exposure to the sun. Tightening is the best non-invasive treatment for reducing the signs of aging and enhancing a more youthful appearance.
YAG laser skin tightening can be used on the face and neck for wrinkle and laxity reduction; on the abdomen to effectively tighten loose skin while minimizing the appearance of stretch marks; and on the thighs and buttocks for long-lasting cellulite reduction and improvement in skin texture.
Skin Tightening Laser Treatment Before & After Pictures
Photos courtesy of Syneron Candela.