Laser skin tightening is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of a patient’s skin by stimulating the growth of new collagen. Skin tightening is gaining popularity because it is less painful and requires less downtime for recovery, yet produces impressive results.
At Bindal Clinic, we use Deep FX laser technology for ablative & fractional Q-Switched NdYag 1064 laser for non ablative skin tightening.
During laser skin tightening, a fractional laser is used to either heat or heat & ablate the collagen under the surface of skin in tiny micro thermal zones leaving normal areas in between. Non ablative fractional laser causes heating only leading to stimulation of collagen to generate and the skin to appear tighter over next 2-6 months. Ablative fractional laser heats as well as ablates. Ablation leads to an immediate volume reduction & collapse of the collagen with immediate tightening. Further, heat & ablation strongly stimulate fresh collagen lay down over next few months giving excellent results.
On the other hand, laser skin resurfacing involves removing the outer superficial layers of skin to promote the growth of new, healthier skin. Because laser skin resurfacing actually removes the top layers of skin, it is used to treat a range of cosmetic problems such as fine lines, age or sun spots, brown spots, uneven pigmentation, acne marks etc.
Laser skin tightening is becoming a popular dermatology procedure for reducing the effects of skin laxity, because it is less invasive than other procedures, such as face lift. It produces dramatically firmer skin, and it can be used on any area of the body. Other benefits are reduced risk of side effects and less downtime following treatment.
It is determined by a qualified dermatologist. The choice is based upon the area of the body to be treated and the patient’s desired results & downtime.
Laser skin tightening is effective for tightening the skin on face, neck, abdomen, arms, legs, and buttocks.
Most patients notice changes in the tone and condition of their skin immediately following a skin tightening treatment. However, new collagen growth takes from 60 to 180 days after the treatment, when patients enjoy a dramatically improved appearance.
There are few side effects like redness or temporary swelling.