One of the most prominent signs of aging is sagging and loose skin. Stress, pollution and various other factors lead to inevitable aging. However to make yourself look younger, these aging effects can be reduced with the help of skin tightening procedures.
All the old and loose skin of your face can be effectively tightened with the help of laser skin resurfacing. While laser skin rejuvenation has been around since the 1990s, technological improvements have lead to lower risks and shorter recovery times in the laser skin tightening procedure used today.
Moreover, laser skin tightening has advanced by making changes in its radio frequency. Today, it uses the infrared frequency for laser skin tightening as it helps increase penetration. This in turn leads to better skin tightening which is possible in a shorter time.
Laser skin tightening starts with the application of infrared frequency and laser frequency waves to the skin region to be treated. These waves wave through the middle skin layer called dermis.
These waves emit a therapeutic heat that treats the collagen and fibers of the skin. This provokes a contraction in the aged collagen fibers and helps in stimulating fibroblasts to start regrowing new collagen. This process is called collagen remodeling which helps in creating firm and smooth skin.
To maintain the health of the skin during laser skin tightening, a cooling system is used to keep the skin surface layer or epidermis cool. This entire process of skin tightening laser treatment takes about an hour.
Preparation for laser facial skin tightening
Though laser skin tightening is a simple and easy process, it still requires some preparation. You will have to avoid direct sunlight for about 3-4 weeks by using a sunscreen of at least 25 SPF. This sunscreen has to be used even after the treatment.
If you are prone to cold sores or oral herpes, then you have to make use of prophylactic antiviral therapy a day before the treatment day, and continue the treatment for a week after the treatment. If you use any vitamin A cream, this too has to be discontinued for a week before the treatment.
The greatest advantage of using laser skin tightening for facial skin tightening is that it is a very comfortable procedure. Its frequency doesn’t need any anesthesia which is why the recovery time here is very short. In fact, after laser skin rejuvenation, you can immediately return to your daily activities.
— Sean M Kabroski is a freelance writer for Houston Med Spa the Clinic and specializes in Laser Skin Tightening in Houston.