With age, a person starts losing the natural freshness of the face. The skin starts showing signs of aging even in the forties and wrinkles and fine lines start appearing. As the years go by, sagging skin starts adding to the ills of the appearance.
While taking good care of the skin can help in delaying this process, it cannot completely get rid of it. There are numerous treatments that are available to treat the condition but laser skin tightening is the most effective and efficient treatment option. Let’s take a closer look as to how it helps in treating the problem.
Mechanism of Work
The mechanism of work is quite simple. Laser is set at specific frequencies to allow it to bypass the top layers of the skin and target the deeper ones. The laser heats up these layers in order to boost the production of collagen and elastin. These are two critical structural proteins that keep the skin supple and firm.
With time, sun damage and environmental pollution badly damage these proteins and the skin appears to be tired. Once their levels in the skin start improving, the sagging skin and fine lines and wrinkles start to disappear. The process can continue for weeks after the treatment sessions so results continue to improve.
Side Effects and Downtime
The side effects are very mild with some redness, swelling and itching in the treated areas. They generally last a couple of days and go away on their own. In rare cases, bruising may also be experienced. Photosensitivity will be develop so avoid sun and if you must go out during day time, wear a high SPF sunscreen.
There is no downtime though resting afterwards is a good idea. Opposed to common thought, the process is not painful. To avoid any discomfort, topical anesthetics are applied to the skin. At the most, a rubber band snap like pain is felt during the procedure.
The treatment is highly effective and can turn the clock back by several years. Several treatment sessions are needed to get the desired results. Once the treatment is completed, the skin will continue to look young for a long period of time. However, it is important to maintain the good results afterwards by taking good care of the skin.