Laser skin tightening is a highly effective procedure designed for individuals with small areas of shapeless or loose skin. This minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure produces practically no downtime. Treatments are quick, anesthesia is not required, and results improve over time. Learn more about laser skin tightening in Chicago, and contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute to schedule a consultation today.
Laser Skin Tightening Candidates
Most laser skin tightening candidates have sagging and laxity in the skin of the face or body. Skin laxity can be caused by aging, significant weight loss or pregnancy. Laser skin tightening is appropriate for addressing localized areas of sagging skin. This is why post-bariatric surgery patients who have an excessive amount of saggy skin should consider body lift procedures instead. If you are unsure which treatment to pursue, you can determine whether you are a Chicago laser skin tightening candidate during a consultation with our cosmetic surgeons.
Laser Skin Tightening Procedure
During laser skin tightening treatment, the laser is set to a 1319 wavelength. It is directed at the deep layers of the skin on the treatment area, gradually heating the tissue to trigger the body’s healing process. It is able to heat the deep tissues without harming the outer layer of skin. The heat from the laser beam causes the tissue to contract and the body to produce more collagen. The remodeling of collagen over time leads to a general improvement in the appearance of lax or saggy skin.
Treatment takes 30 minutes, and multiple sessions are recommended for the best results. Sessions are booked at three-week intervals, and three to four sessions are usually effective.
Recovering from Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening recovery requires minimal time; patients may return to their normal activities almost immediately. This is a great option for someone with a busy lifestyle who cannot afford to spend days at home recovering from a more invasive procedure.
Benefits and Risks of Laser Skin Tightening
There are many benefits to laser skin tightening: it is non-invasive, not painful, and requires no downtime. It may be used on all skin types. Patients can resume their normal activities right after the procedure, and an improvement in the quality of the skin is usually noticeable immediately. The results will continue to improve over time as more collagen is produced. The results can last for a long time if the patient takes care of his or her skin with proper nutrition and exercise. Risks are rare, but include temporary redness, swelling, numbness and scarring.
Schedule Your Laser Tight Skin Tightening Consultation Today
If you have areas of lax skin that you would like to improve, consider laser skin tightening at Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute. Contact us today for a consultation. Our surgeons are leading providers of minimally invasive rejuvenation treatments including an Ultherapy treatment.