Laser Skin Tightening: Benefits and Examples

Laser Skin tightening uses infrared light to heat up and contract or tighten the collagen in the skin. At the same time there is an increase of new skin cells replacing damaged ones. This process results in visible changes immediately, skipping over a recovery period.

Examples of laser skin tightening treatments are the Titan, Polaris, Candela or GentleYAG systems. All of these systems use laser technology to heat up the bottom skin layers where collagen is found while cooling the external skin and masking any signs of external injuries.

Similar to laser hair removal, laser skin tightening applies a laser light – an intense, throbbing beam of light – to the areas of the skin to be treated. The light goes through all the dermal layers to penetrate through to affected areas.

The waves of light heat up the skin’s water content producing a uniformed heating effect in the areas to be treated. This makes the damaged, disorganized collagen fibers tighten as fibroblasts produce new collagen. At the same time, there is a cooling system that prevents the surface of the skin from excessively heating up. This process, called collagen remodeling, brings about a firmer, younger looking and smoother skin.

The desire to look good and feel younger is virtually unanimous, leading to the rising popularity of cosmetic surgery in recent years. This cosmetic enhancement procedure is relatively new in medical skin care, as compared to its older counterpart, plastic surgery. A section of the population seems to be divided in opinion on whether to opt for plastic surgery or to opt for a cosmetic treatment using lasers. However laser enhancements are increasing in popularity, mainly due to their effectiveness and affordability.

There are several benefits of laser skin treatments including the fact that the procedure is relatively painless and it is, in most cases, a very successful application. The greatest part is that clients look younger without having to go under the knife or endure painful recovery times. Non-surgical face lifts are one of the best known methods of skin tightening today. One of the increasingly popular modes of cosmetic skin care is laser skin tightening.

Essentially, this process involves applying lasers of safe infrared spectrum to the skin which in turn stimulates the target cells underneath. The loosened elastin fibers are the chief cause of wrinkles and facial skin-sagging. Laser enhancements are specific as it targets only the affected fibers. The highly effective lasers heat up the sagged elastin fibers, making them shrink, and thereby giving the skin a tightened look.

Those with obviously sagging skin and who are fearful about the surgical procedure of a facelift can opt for minimally invasive laser treatment instead. Lines and sagging are improved in less time, and are a more relaxed way of getting the desired effect you’re after. For those with excessive skin, surgery can be something that is combined with laser treatment to obtain maximum results. Laser treatment is a great choice for people that want that tightening and a cleaner look in the skin but would like to avoid the more invasive treatments in cosmetic surgery.