Summer is just around the corner, which means that many of us are paying a little more attention to our appearance. If you’re looking for an anti-aging pick-me-up or you’re nervous about putting on your bikini for the first time after months of heavy layers, you might be curious about laser skin tightening.
This post will cover everything you need to know about skin tightening laser treatments at SEV Laser. Thanks to its affordable price and fantastic results, it’s easily one of our most popular treatments. We’ll explain what it is, how it works, and what it’s like to experience it.
What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is an FDA-approved treatment for firming up the skin and improving collagen production. It’s non-invasive treatment and safe for both the face and body, so it’s an incredible all-over solution. The areas we treat often are the stomach, face, and chest.
On the body, the firming effects help the skin look more toned and contoured, while on the face and chest it’s a fantastic anti-aging treatment that helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of tone.
Laser Skin Tightening Benefits at a Glance
To quickly summarize, these are the benefits you can expect from laser skin tightening.
- Improved collagen and elastin production
- Firmer, smoother skin
- A more toned physique in areas with loose skin
- Visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimal pain and no downtime
How Does Laser Skin Tightening Work?
As we age, our skin’s ability to reproduce collagen and elastin slows down. These proteins are the structures that allow the skin to bounce back and stay in place. This is why our skin loses its firmness and often begins to sag as we age.
Proper skincare and sun protection can help prevent this loss of firmness. However, once it starts, reversing it is very difficult because the loss of collagen and elastin affects the dermis, which is the middle layer of skin. Topical skincare can only affect the epidermis, which is the very top layer of the skin.
Laser, on the other hand, can penetrate below the epidermis. Laser skin tightening works by heating those lower layers of the skin where collagen and elastin form. The heat stimulates the fibroblast cells responsible for creating these important proteins, which increases collagen and elastin production.
Laser skin tightening can also help firm up loose skin after weight loss or giving birth. After rapid weight loss, the skin doesn’t always bounce back. It can be very demoralizing to exercise consistently and have loose skin hide your results.
Laser skin tightening is a more gentle alternative to extreme options like surgery. The results are not quite as dramatic as surgical skin tightening treatments or even procedures like Morpheus8, but for those who only need light toning, it’s an affordable, gentle option.
Does Laser Skin Tightening Hurt?
The laser skin tightening technology we use at SEV Laser doesn’t hurt at all! It feels like a gentle, comfortable heat – almost like a hot stone massage.
During the treatment, the nurse will use the laser equipment to quickly zap your skin with pulses of light. It’s a quick procedure, and it’ll be over before you know it!
What to Expect After the Procedure?
The great thing about skin tightening laser treatments is that they’re not particularly invasive. That means there’s no downtime. Once the treatment is done, you can go about your day.
That said, there are a few things you should know.
- Immediately after the treatment, you may experience a little bit of redness.
- We strongly recommend you avoid hot showers, saunas, and intense exercise for 24-72 hours after your treatment.
- If your skin is a little irritated, you can apply soothing lotions and wear loose clothing to help it calm down.
- Your treatment area will be a little more sensitive to the sun, so make sure to apply sunscreen if you go outside.
When Will I See Results?
As for results – since this is a collagen-inducing treatment, don’t expect instant results. Normally, you’ll be able to see some improvement in your skin about a month after the treatment. For best results, we recommend coming in for a series of 4-6 sessions spaced about 4 weeks apart.
Laser Skin Tightening at SEV Laser
The bottom line: Laser skin tightening is an easy and accessible treatment that provides excellent results.
If you’d like to give it a try, we’ve got great news – we offer laser skin tightening at all SEV Laser locations! Our service providers are highly trained aesethetic nurses and laser technicians who have the expertise to provide you with the highest level of treatment.
We have SEV Laser medspas all over the US, so you should be able to find a location that’s convenient for you. Book online now, and get ready for firmer, smoother skin.