Tone the Skin with Laser Skin Tightening Treatment
One of the unfortunate signs of aging is a loss of the skin’s natural elasticity. As a person ages, the skin tends to take on a looser appearance and visible sagging will often occur. These effects may be further exaggerated if a patient has experienced fluctuations in weight. When exercise fails to tone the skin the way an individual would like, many assume that the only other option is cosmetic surgery. Fortunately, there is another, non-invasive treatment option that is likely to prove effective. Offered at Moradi MD, laser skin tightening and firming treatment can help San Diego patients tighten the skin to achieve a more desirable toned appearance, while enhancing body contours.
Individuals who wish to tighten loose, flabby skin should contact Moradi MD to find out if laser skin tightening treatment is right for them.
Laser Skin Tightening Treatments
Laser skin firming treatments rely on the power of high intensity light, which penetrates into the skin tissue to heat up the collagen below the skin’s surface. When this collagen is heated it reacts by retracting and tightening, which will result in toner, firmer skin. There are two laser skin tightening techniques that may be employed by Dr. Moradi in order to help patients achieve a firmer, more toned appearance: SkinTyte BBL by Sciton and GentleYAG Pro from Candela Laser.
- SkinTyte BBL: SkinTyte BBL is a laser treatment that utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat soft tissue. While this tissue is being heated, the treatment area is simultaneously protected by the system’s sapphire contact cooling feature. As a result of this targeted heating, the soft tissues in the treatment area coagulate, and collagen contracts. Both of these actions stimulate the body’s natural healing process and, over time, will result in firmer, more youthful looking skin.
- GentleYAG Pro: Like SkinTyte BBL, GentleYAG Pro uses laser technology to heat the underlying layers of the skin. The GentleYAG Pro uses a patented epidermal cooling system, the Dynamic Cooling Device, to protect the skin surface and ensure patient comfort throughout treatment. This laser treatment encourages the growth of new collagen and, over time, the skin will take on a firmer appearance that helps to define facial and/or body contours.
Both of these laser skin tightening treatments can be extremely effective in firming the skin and are frequently used at Moradi MD. In fact, the two modalities are often combined in order to give optimal results to those patients who are seeking more aggressive treatment.
Recovery and Results
Because laser skin tightening treatment is non-invasive, it does not result in downtime or a lengthy recovery period. Most people are able to return to their routine schedule immediately after treatment. However, patients should expect to experience some minor side effects. The most common side effects of laser skin tightening treatment are swelling and a redness of the skin at the treatment site, which typically lasts for about 24-48 hours. The skin in the area is also likely to feel warm, much like the feeling that is experienced when the skin has a minor sunburn. In rare instances patients may also experience bruising, blistering, or changes in the skin’s pigmentation. Although these side effects should only last a few days, it is important to report them to Dr. Moradi should they develop.
The results of laser skin tightening treatment will vary for each patient. Some patients notice results immediately following their first treatment while others will experience gradual results in the weeks and months following treatment. Depending on the severity of the condition being treated patients may require a series of four to six treatments to achieve optimal results. The new collagen that is stimulated is the patient’s to keep, but as the aging process continues collagen will continue to break down. For this reason, it is recommended that patients schedule periodical maintenance treatments every three to six months to maintain desired results.
Patients are Encouraged to Discover Laser Skin Tightening
Those who are looking to tighten the skin in order to achieve a more toned appearance may find the results they are looking for through laser skin tightening treatment. To find out more about these laser treatments, individuals are encouraged to contact Moradi MD.