The procedure of skin tightening is done through the use of lasers to tighten the old and "loose" skin to give the appearance of youthful skin.
What areas can be treated?
The entire face can be treated. It can tighten the skin around the forehead, eyes, eyelids, cheeks, jaw line and neck, creating a mini face-lift. The abdomen, arms and thighs can also be treated to tighten the skin.
What results will I see?
Skin is tighter, wrinkles and looseness are diminished. Skin texture is improved. Since the procedure shrinks oil glands, acne and skin oiliness are improved, pores are refined and scars minimized.
How does the procedure work?
The top layers of skin are protected with a cooling spray while radio frequency energy heats the collagen in the lower layers, causing skin to tighten immediately. Over time, new collagen is formed to further tighten skin and produce a more youthful appearance. This procedure is the only non-invasive method to tighten loose skin.
When will I see results?
Some tightening occurs shortly after treatment, but it usually takes 2 to 8 months to see the full response.
What will happen if I have a tan?
Skin of any colour can be treated, including tanned skin. Treatment can be performed any time of year since it does not cause sun sensitivity. Of course, sun protection should routinely be used.
How will I look after treatment?
Most patients return to their regular activities immediately following the procedure. Some patients experience mild redness, but it usually disappears quickly. Rarely, a small blister may form. If the eyelids are treated, they may appear puffy for a day or two. Since an oral analgesic is given, it is not recommended that you drive yourself home. There is no special care needed after treatment, but sun protection is recommended.