Cosmetic surgery is no longer the only way to correct skin laxity. Laser skin tightening is an exciting cosmetic treatment that can improve the appearance of your skin, but how long do the results of laser skin tightening last?
What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that tightens the skin and reduces signs of aging. It typically involves the use of laser energy to the support layer of the skin, leaving it firmer and plumper.
Skin tightening is virtually pain-free and only takes 30 minutes to perform. There is no post-treatment downtime which makes it a great option for patients that don’t have time to devote to recovery. Most patients need multiple laser treatments to achieve optimum results. There is usually 4-6 weeks between sessions.
How Laser Energy Tightens Your Skin
The laser penetrates down to the dermal layer of the skin, where it initiates contractions of the old collagen fibers. The process is known as collagen remodeling, which tightens up loose skin.
The skin will look somewhat flushed immediately after laser skin tightening, but this should only last for a few hours. The skin will also appear plumper due to the contraction of the collagen fibers.
How Long Does Laser Skin Tightening Last?
New collagen takes about 3-4 months to grow in and will last for years in the body, so the results of laser skin tightening are usually long lasting. The treatment will restore strength and elasticity to the skin, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.
The duration of the results varies depending on the type of technology used, as well as the rate at which the patient ages. The rate of aging is influenced by mechanisms such as genetics, skin care regiment and environmental factors.