If your is skin looking dull and beginning to show signs of aging, non-surgical skin tightening may be your ticket to great looking skin. Laser skin tightening is a wonderful way to rejuvenate your skin without surgery, and with minimal downtime. Despite the benefits, there are some risks involved, therefore people contemplating the procedure often question – Is laser skin tightening safe?
Laser Skin Tightening
The skin typically loses firmness due to the effects of age, environmental factors, and weight fluctuations. Traditionally, surgery has been used to restore the skin’s youthful appearance, and refresh the appearance of the skin. However, there are now a range of cosmetic lasers that use infrared light to tighten loose skin, and improve skin tone and texture on the face and body.
Laser Skin Tightening at Sona Med Spa
At Sona Med Spa laser skin tightening is performed using the Accent XL laser. Accent XL is a FDA approved skin tightening treatment. The laser uses advanced dual radio frequency (RF) energy, to smooth and tighten the skin.
The Accent XL is equipped with both unipolar and bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy, which heats the skin at 2 distinct tissue depths. The unipolar RF penetrates into the deep tissues, while the bipolar RF works on the superficial layers. Accent XL remodels the collagen fibers, and also triggers the production of new collagen.
Accent XL Skin Tightening
An aesthetic cream is usually applied to the skin prior to treatment. The targeted area is first marked and then lubricated with oil, before the laser is applied. The RF energy precisely heats the tissue within the dermis.
Treatment time varies from 30 – 45 minutes, depending on the area being treated. It typically takes 3 to 5 treatments to achieve optimal results.
Is Laser Skin Tightening Safe?
Yes it is, as long it is done using FDA approved treatments like Accent XL, and is performed by a qualified aesthetic professional. Millions of patients all around the world have been successfully treated using approved skin tightening lasers.
Most lasers have advanced cooling systems that cool the upper layer of the skin, while heating the collagen fibers below. This significantly improves the safety of the procedure, as well as the comfort level. Patients will feel a mild heating or stinging sensation during treatment, but this is usually offset by the regular blasts of cool air from the laser.
The Accent XL is a safe and effective option, as it incorporates advanced safety features. The Accent system is equipped with a laser guided thermometer, which is used to assess the heating effect of the Accent laser. The practitioner can also check to ensure that the RF energy is being delivered in a uniform manner, and the treatment area is being heated efficiently.
Lasers do have the potential to burn if not used correctly. Therefore in order to safeguard safety, laser skin tightening must always be performed by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, or a qualified aesthetic professional.
What Can You Expect After Treatment?
There are few risks associated with laser skin tightening. You may notice some slight redness or localized swelling after treatment, but this is usually temporary, lasting only for a few hours, and should not prevent you from resuming regular activities.
There will be some improvement in the skin immediately after treatment, but as new collagen grows in the following months, the skin will continue to become smoother and firmer.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Typical candidates for laser skin tightening are men and women between the ages of 35 to 50. If you are in good health and would like to tighten loose facial skin, smooth wrinkles, and fine lines, you may be a good candidate. Treatment is not recommended for individuals with significant skin laxity.
Laser skin tightening is a very effective treatment that tightens the skin by stimulating the body’s natural collagen. While there are a few risks involved in the procedure, it is generally safe when performed by a qualified practitioner.
If you are interested in finding out more about laser skin resurfacing, contact Sona Med Spa, Memphis, Tennessee. Call 901-683-8220 today, and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced aestheticians.
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